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From the Kitchen: Quick, easy pizza surprisingly tasty

Looking to give you something quick and easy, today’s pizza is a snap to make, using a ready-crust and some slight toiling over opening a box of frozen scampi.

Before trying it, I would never have thought that a frozen scampi would have...

From the Kitchen: Quick, easy pizza surprisingly tasty

Looking to give you something quick and easy, today’s pizza is a snap to make, using a ready-crust and some slight toiling over opening a box of frozen scampi.

Before trying it, I would never have thought that a frozen scampi would have ...

Innerviews: Multifaceted investigator tracks clues in the woods
Innerviews: Multifaceted investigator tracks clues in the woods

No one followed the hunt for the escaped New York prison convicts more intensely than John Casey. Did searchers notice this? Did they look for that? Did all that tromping through the woods destroy crucial clues?

Among a slew of other things,...

I’m a-telling you, there’s a column here that SO needs read

While my saying “my truck needs washed” sounds reasonable to people in my neighborhood -- especially those who have seen it lately following the recent monsoons -- it apparently strikes a dissonant chord with folks who live outside the...

Garden Guru: Working with different pollination
Garden Guru: Working with different pollination

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Last week I made my way to South Dakota for the annual meeting of the National Association of County Agricultural Agents. It is a fun conference made even more special this year by the fact ...

Counter Intelligence: Bowled over on a culinary ‘world tour’
Counter Intelligence: Bowled over on a culinary ‘world tour’

By April Hamilton

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors.” — Terry Pratchett

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — People who venture away from...

Smell the Coffee: The second time around

Physically, my daughter doesn’t resemble me. Starting from the time Celeste was born I’ve heard how she looks like her dad or his sister or Mom — none of whom look anything like each other.

Yet at different times in her...

Live Life Fully: Pets teach us lots of life lessons

By Linda Arnold

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — “May I always be the kind of person my dog thinks I am,” says a refrigerator magnet in my kitchen. Because no matter what’s taking place in the world at large, our pets tend to have ...

Innerviews: At 92, Q.D. reigns as dowager queen of St. Albans
Innerviews: At 92, Q.D. reigns as dowager queen of St. Albans

It’s one of the strangest names ever. Not even a name. Just initials. Q.D. Say it and you will know why her father christened her that.

She also might answer to Rosie. She was one -- a Rosie the Riveter, one of the 6 million women who...

Judy Grigoraci: From the Kitchen — Homemade, just the way you want it

It probably looks like I’m on a quest to build a better mousetrap or reinvent the wheel by giving homemade versions of foods and beverages for which there are adequate boxed mixes and the already-prepared and bottled on the grocery shelves....

Rick Steelhammer: Hitchhiking meets the robotic age

While I once traveled the nation by thumb power, I’ve become a hypocrite during my advancing (or are they declining?) years, and never offer rides to hitchhikers. With the exception of roadside pedestrians making kayak shuttles or carrying gas...

Garden Guru: Storms are a serious risk for produce, trees
Garden Guru: Storms are a serious risk for produce, trees

By John Porter

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Our region has certainly suffered under an overabundance of rainfall in the last few months.

As I traveled this past week to the National Association of County Agricultural Agents conference in...

Live Life Fully: Ten questions when facing life choices

By Linda Arnold

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — You make lots of choices every day.

Some are minor — affecting only the next few minutes.

Others are life-changing decisions that completely alter your course.

If you want to...

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