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Pick a pepper — almost any pepper — and you can stuff it. Stuff if with cheese, meat or other veggies. Make it an appetizer, a salad or a main course. And this is the perfect time of year to do it.

What most of us know as honey can be found in a plastic bear-shaped jar on a high shelf in the grocery store. In truth, honey has nuances in flavor and color that can make a difference in the foods you pair with it. Honey can also take on other distinctive textures when mixed with butter, wh…

As I have stated many times, Italy is a boot full of wine. Each of its 20 regions has multiple wine appellations within them where an incalculable number of distinct grape vines are harvested each year and produce mind-boggling amounts of vino.

The days are getting warmer, and while we all are still staying close to home, we don’t want to be inside as much. If you are anything like us, you’ve been enjoying plenty of comfort food and that often includes pasta.

Soups, stews, beans and breads have been playing a big role in stay-at-home menus the past two months. Like us, you are probably craving some bright, light and crunchy foods to add to your dinner plate.

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Funerals for Thursday, July 2, 2020

Adkins, Anne - 6 p.m., Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Morton, Freda - 11 a.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Nunn, Terry - 7 p.m., Good Shepherd Mortuary, South Charleston.

Olive, Rex - 2 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Reynolds, George - 2 p.m., Dodd & Reed Funeral Home, Webster Springs.

Rhodes, Ella - 4 p.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.

Rose, Carol - 10 a.m., Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Waldron, Helen - 1 p.m., Forks of Coal Cemetery, Alum Creek.

Wibberg, David - 11 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Charleston.