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(BPT) - The autumn leaves bursting into vibrant reds, lively oranges, and brilliant yellows signal a new season for home entertaining. If you need a little inspiration, look no further than your favorite outdoor spot to update your table setting with the hottest colors for fall 2014.
(Family Features) The weather is warming and your patio is calling. It's time to make the grill your go-to for everyday dinners and entertaining alike. Add variety to your grilling fare by including American lamb. From burgers to chops, fresh lamb is a fast, delicious and simple weeknight option.
(Family Features) Whenever friends and family gather to celebrate warm weather days, potato salad is probably the most popular side dish served. However, the traditional salad made with mayonnaise and eggs that we all know and love is being passed by for lighter versions that include more vegetables, different protein sources and healthier dressings.
(Family Features) Experimentation seems to be the key to a great garden. Where one plant thrives, its neighbor can simply wither away. So, how's a gardener to know what plants to buy from year-to-year? The All-American Selections designation is designed to take some of the guesswork out of gardening.
In 2002 a pastor at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church had a vision about the church helping a school in need. He mentioned his idea to the congregation during a church service, asking attendants if they could help identify a school in the Amphitheatre School District that could use their help.
Driving through Tucson, one notices an abundance of colorful restaurant signs inhabiting the city’s crowded streets. Familiar corporate logos can be found on every corner alongside local chains and family owned establishments. Not only are there endless places to dine at, a common theme seems to connect many eateries on these cluttered roads; most menus are not centralized around a healthy diet. Between your typical fast-food staples, and the inexhaustible (although delightful) Mexican venues, it can be nearly impossible to enjoy a delicious yet healthy meal while dining out.
Last year I offered my six tried-and-true tips for producing tomatoes in the Old Pueblo. Then I was bombarded with very detailed and specific questions. Yikes! Folks, they only give me space for 500 words while entire books have been written on this topic!
Tucson's Flores family, widely known for its El Charro Cafés, is now in the dessert business.
Dave Perry/The Explorer, Bianca Difonzo draws a yogurt sample at Orange Leaf Self Serve Frozen Yogurt, now open in Oracle Crossings next to El Charro Café.
Cannas are (circle all that apply) colorful, tropical, large-flowered, bold, brash, bright, sometimes gaudy, glorious, short or tall, a glorious garden plant. I hope you circled them all, because cannas are all the above. Plus very delightful and very variable.
August 8 is the day, or rather night, to celebrate a long-standing, but often overlooked national holiday: "National Sneak Some Zucchini On Your Neighbor's Porch Night."
Back on July 7, 2004, I wrote that “Palms have Panache.” After four years, it’s time to revisit palms and how to care for them.