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  • Food & Drink | September 17, 2013

    Grilled peaches, plums, pair well with sweet sauces

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    As nectarines, peaches and plums are still around—and relatively sweet—until the end of September, it’s time to get while the gettin’ is good, as they say. There are several ways to prepare these stone fruits and melons. I love using peaches for

  • Food & Drink | September 03, 2013

    Fruits, herbs make great hot-weather cocktail partners

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    The bounty of a friend’s garden and the lingering summer heat inspired me last week to experiment with a variety of cocktails featuring herbs and fruit. On a recent trip to London, I was introduced to Pimm’s Cup, a staple at Wimbledon. If

  • Food & Drink | August 27, 2013

    New coffee joint a hit with caffeine lovers

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    I’m always on the hunt for the perfect cup of coffee, so when I heard that Manhattan had a new coffee shop, Arrow Coffee Company, 1800 Claflin Road, I was beyond ecstatic. One more place to fill my caffeine addiction? Yes, please. The coffee shop

  • Food & Drink | August 13, 2013

    Basil pesto a great way to deliver flavor

    My Sundays are usually reserved for long stretches of time on the couch, but every once in a while I do something productive. This past Sunday, I ventured home to spend time with my mom and make a couple of batches of pesto. I have

  • Food & Drink | August 06, 2013

    Summer veggie is great addition to pasta salad, salsa

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    Summer is the season for one of my favorite culinary items: tomatoes. Now I know that you can buy tomatoes at any point of the year, but nothing beats the flavor of a homegrown, in-season tomato, fresh off the vine. I’ve been spoiled in

  • Food & Drink | July 30, 2013

    Impressive cakes, treats take top honors at 2013 fair

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    For those who bake, there is nothing more interesting than seeing what other bakers create. Last year, I had the opportunity to report on the cake decorating open class competition at the Riley County Fair. I was so impressed with what I saw that I

  • Food & Drink | July 30, 2013

    All-American apple pie is star of fair contest

    There is no such thing as a bad apple pie. Those were the sentiments expressed Sunday by the three judges for the apple pie contest at the Riley County Fair. This was the first year for the pie contest. Riley County Extension Agent Ginny Bernard

  • Food & Drink | July 02, 2013

    Traditional burgers, fries get a makeover for holiday

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    The Fourth of July was always filled with fireworks and food in my home. It just wasn’t Independence Day without the standard burgers, hot dogs and my cousin throwing fireworks at me. It was not the most sophisticated event. But now that I’ve

  • Food & Drink | July 02, 2013

    Kebab special inspired by Asian street vendors

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    The sound of sizzling coupled with the alluring smell of cooking meats can be heard outside of Manhattan staple Coco Bolo’s, 1227 Bluemont Ave., on Tuesday evenings with their street-side kebabs. The restaurant is serving Asian-style skewers from its patio on Tuesdays this summer from 5

  • Food & Drink | June 18, 2013

    If you have a sweet tooth, Hazel Hill has you covered

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    There’s a new place to get your chocolate fix in Manhattan. Hazel Hill Chocolate, whose original branch is in Topeka, opened a new location at 106 S. Fourth St., the cozy space that was previously a Radina’s, and before that, Fourth Street Cafe. Like


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