- Your Voice
(Family Features) From amateurs just sharpening their culinary skills to gourmet gurus with a refined taste for beverage and cuisine, you likely know a few people who enjoy spending time in the kitchen. Use this guide of kitchen must-haves to bring cheer to everyone on your holiday shopping list.
(Family Features) From pies to drinks, coconut milk – one of the hottest staples in cooking today – adds a delicate flavor and rich texture to every dish it meets. Made from the first-pressing of fresh, ripe coconut meat, Thai Kitchen Coconut Milk is the perfect go-to ingredient for this year's big feast. And it's naturally dairy- and gluten-free, which means everyone can enjoy it.
The Loft Cinema continues its monthly celebration of writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson’s exceptional film resume, giving local Tucson residents an opportunity to catch up with the elusive director’s work just in time for the release of his new crime drama “Inherent Vice” out December 12th. Influenced by the works of all-time greats like Martin Scorsese and Robert Altman, the multiple award winning Anderson has become one the most renowned filmmakers of the last twenty years with a body of work that flawlessly exhibits his knack for bold visuals and grandiose storytelling. Films being shown this week include Anderson’s eccentric romantic comedy “Punch-Drunk Love” followed by what many consider to be his masterpiece, the fiercely powerful “There Will Be Blood.”
(BPT) - You don’t want to be a Scrooge - you really don’t - but every year at the holidays you wonder why your “seasonal” allergies are still bothering you. Why are you sneezing, wheezing and coughing while everyone else is caroling, sleighing and making snowmen?
(NAPSI)—Here is some news that can help to make the winter season more comforting and holidays less stressful.
(Family Features) Rich, decadent, calorie-laden foods go hand-in-hand with the holidays. By choosing better-for-you snacks and swapping ingredients in some of your favorite recipes, you can keep the pounds from creeping up as you celebrate this season.
(BPT) - When Halloween rolls around, ghosts and goblins roam the streets. With surprise creatures popping out of coffins and silly, spooky pranks around the neighborhood, it is truly the most mischievous time of year.
(BPT) - Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, aside from skin cancers. About one in eight women in the U.S. develop invasive breast cancer during her lifetime. Fortunately, 90 percent of patients diagnosed with breast cancer will survive the disease.
(Family Features) If your family's Halloween consists of pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating and transforming your home into a haunted house, you'll be happy to know that the "double, double, toil and trouble" doesn't have to stop there. You can add a little extra hocus pocus to your season by brewing up these chillingly creative treats with the whole family.
(BPT) - Few flavors say “fall” more clearly and tastily than pumpkin. The squash that’s synonymous with autumn is also packed with vitamins, fiber and protein, making it a perfect ingredient for a variety of dishes – not just for everyone’s favorite holiday pie. Canned or fresh, pumpkin works in savory and sweet dishes alike.
(Family Features) Roasting marshmallows around the campfire with friends and family is a popular pastime. Luckily, the classic combination of chocolate, marshmallow and graham cracker can be enjoyed in so many ways - whether you're fireside or stuck inside!
(Family Features) When it comes to packing lunches and after school snacks for your little ones, it's easy to get into a rut. But by making a few delicious and convenient choices in the grocery store, you can break away from the same old sandwich routine and serve up nibbles and noshes your kids will love.
When lyricists write about the south, you can most assuredly expect at least one food and beverage reference.
The tortillas that Edisa Salcido begins cranking out while much of Tucson is still waking up have been with her a lifetime, but she didn’t know of any made fresh on the northwest side. So she decided to change that.
(BPT) - Dinner is over and your family is craving something sweet to end the meal. There are plenty of delicious options to satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth while keeping your family’s balanced diet in check. Best of all, these desserts can be made right in your own kitchen. By preparing your own creations, you can please even the pickiest of eaters and give your kids some extra nutrients with hidden servings of fruits or vegetables. The whole family will applaud your efforts.
Nearly a third of American parents feel they are not spending enough time with their family, according to a 2013 Pew Research Center study, and with cooler weather bringing hectic schedules for most families, quality time is in short supply. The kitchen is often considered the hub of most homes, so involving the entire clan in a culinary adventure is an easy way to create special memories together.
(StatePoint) The New Year is the perfect time to evaluate what you feed your family, and make positive steps toward more wholesome meals. Snack time in particular is when a lot of great parents serve up some not-so-great offerings.
(StatePoint) Nearly a third of American parents feel they are not spending enough time with their family, according to a 2013 Pew Research Center study, and with cooler weather bringing hectic schedules for most families, quality time is in short supply. The kitchen is often considered the hub of most homes, so involving the entire clan in a culinary adventure is an easy way to create special memories together.
Celebrate summer’s last holiday weekend in tropical style without leaving Arizona. Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa is offering travelers the chance to take a virtual trip to not just one island, but four. Starting at $99 per night, from Thursday, Aug. 29 to Sunday, Sept. 1, go virtual island-hopping between Aruba (Aug. 29), Hawaii (Aug. 30), Jamaica (Aug. 31), and Barbados (Sept. 1).
It is hard to keep reading about the gun ownership issue without getting a little exercised about the thought process of the other party. The responses to calls for calm seem to come from only one part of the brain and separate from the area of wisdom. is it to support the gun industry? to keep safe from -? others like themselves? To keep safe from their government? To be ready to help others in distress? Whatever it is it sounds somewhat hysterical and brings up my curiosity. What if we looked at the results from this hysterical pudding. recent tallies from the more consistent red and blue states show that in year(s) following changes in gun legislation, states allowing more guns have increased deaths by guns and states actively reducing the presence of guns have shown significantly fewer deaths by guns. Why not look it up for yourself if you are in disbelief. While your mind might be opened ever so slightly, why not also think of our history. When the second amendment was written we were still the “wild west”, people lived widely scattered and animals and indians roamed the land freely. land was governed by the gun. How does that relate to our living conditions now?
My family has this non-negotiable Christmas tradition. Many of them, actually, but this one in particular sets the story. Every year, we clear our respective schedules and gather ‘round the Christmas tree on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We blast our Christmas playlist as—one by one—we hang ornaments from the boughs of our tree. The kids and I absolutely love the tradition because it gives us a chance to reminisce over Christmases past as we unwrap layer after layer of bubble wrap to uncover a pajama-clad Santa or a sparkly twirling ballerina or even a fragile depiction of the White House that we picked up the year we visited Washington D.C. My husband is not quite as fond of decorating the tree, seeing as he is responsible for overseeing the little kids as they attempt to hang our very breakable glass ornaments from boughs high and low. I know he stresses out about it, but it gets easier as the years go on. In fact, this year I was the only one to break an ornament. There’s more to it than the Tannenbaum, though; our traditional tree decorating night wouldn’t be complete without steaming mugs of hot chocolate. This single tradition is the one that officially kicks off our holiday season, but it’s far from the only one we adhere to.
The U.S. Green Building Council has announced LEED platinum certification for the two newest residence halls at the University of Arizona. This is the first residential project to earn LEED platinum in the state of Arizona and the second LEED platinum designation for the UA.
Acacia real food & cocktails gets their name because they believe that “local, sustainable and naturally-produced foods are inherently better for consumption than the alternative.”
The tea industry has declared June to be “National Iced Tea Month,” so last year in June, I wrote of some lovely caffeine-free herbal teas you can grow in your own yard and enjoy anytime. It’s June again, and time to continue the topic with more low-care, low-water landscape plants that even your HOA will approve of.
For years, Oro Valley residents have traveled to midtown Tucson to enjoy meals at their favorite Indian restaurant, Gandhi. Now, the same family who owns and operates Gandhi has brought a wide selection of authentic North Indian cuisine to Oro Valley with Flavor of India.