February 13, 2013
The indoor Boyle County Farmers Market will continue to operate until the outdoor market opens in the Spring. We are located in the Professional Building on Main Street, Danville (next to Hilliard and Lyons). Hours are: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Stop in for fresh vegetables, baked goods, jams, jellies, sorghum, honey, frozen meats and more. French Boulet (round, crusty rolls) will be available from Briar Knob Farm each Saturday. Pick up some of these delicious treats and other goodies.
December 15, 2004
The Danville-Boyle County Healthy Communities Coalition has published a book of holiday recipes. Donna Clore, Boyle County extension office agent for family and consumer sciences, Julie Steber, a dietitian with the Boyle County Health Department and Nancy Ricker, a dietitian with McDowell Wellness Center, put the book together. Here are some of the appetizer recipes. The booklet is available at the extension office. Call (859) 236-4484. Festive Corn Casserole 1 cup frozen corn 2 cups grated zucchini 1 cup diced red bell pepper 1/2 cup fat-free evaporated milk 2 cups egg substitute 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional 1/4 teaspoon celery seed 2 teaspoon sugar substitute Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
February 27, 2009
20 years ago... McKinney teachers sweetened learning with chocolate on Valentine's Day. On Feb. 14, "Surprise Day," teachers were given chocolate during the morning and told to teach using chocolate. Mary Jo Smith and Bruce Smith had students in their classes do research on chocolate. Many teachers had students look up calorie content, find where chocolate originated from and what ingredients were in chocolate. Some teachers used creative writing with chocolate as the subject and others read stories about chocolate in their classes.
February 25, 2008
It occurred to me after my Oscar predictions were published it might have sounded like I was saying Julie Christie ("Away From Her") had Alzheimer's. Not so. The media-shy Christie's role in "Away From Her," Fiona, has Alzheimer's. It'll be interesting to see who walks away with Oscars tonight. Almost nothing is a gimme, although the chances of Daniel Day-Lewis losing are virtually nil. But there's always that element of surprise. Dancing kings and queens So, Team Bruno won the Dance War against Team Carrie Ann. Somehow, I didn't see that coming.
December 10, 2003
For a carefree, happy holiday, we need to be aware of special hazards that our festivities can create for our pets. Knowing them, we can avoid them. First, there are four major holiday plants that are commonly used this time of year. The poinsettias have always been on this list, even though the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has recently stated that the toxic potential of this plant is overstated. Still, the white sap from this plant can cause gastrointestinal irritations; some symptoms may be increased salivation, vomiting and diarrhea.
October 20, 2006
"Desserts Around the World" was the topic of the October program of the First Settlers Homemakers Club at the Community House on the Old Booneboro Road.Ada Sewell described desserts from Mexico, Thailand, Switzerland, Sri Lanka, Australia and Kenya. In keeping with the theme, Seawall made and served Australia ambrosia using 1 cup low fat strawberry flavored yogurt, 1 cup fresh raspberries or frozen mixed berries, 1/4 cup miniature marshmallows and 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips.
May 8, 2008
Mother's Day is almost here, and it is time for all you husbands and fathers to start thinking about gifts for those special women in your lives - the moms. For some of you, it is a stretch to start planning this early. I know many of you hit Wal-Mart at midnight the night before, but I can assure you this advice will save you a lot of stress in the end. First of all, please keep in mind that most of us do not want a box of chocolates. A lot of women have chocolate on a daily basis, so there is nothing new and exciting about receiving this as a gift on Mother's Day. For those women who do not have chocolate on a daily basis, it can only mean one of two things - they don't like chocolate or they are on a diet.
February 23, 2011
The unseasonably warm weather last week was a welcome reprieve from our usual cold, snowy days. Saturday was an absolutely beautiful day that I enjoyed to the fullest. Saturday morning, I was invited to the Nature’s Thyme Herb Group Annual Herbal Tea in Garrard County. These ladies went all out to make this event an outstanding success. Each table was decorated by theme. The table where I was seated was decorated with chocolate as the theme. There were chocolate-scented geraniums and chocolate-mint tea. Chocolate candies were scattered among fresh plants and flowers as the centerpiece.
July 27, 2006
Funnel cake is to the carnival what tattoos are to a carnie - can't have one without the other. There are no fewer than three funnel cake stands at the Mercer County fair, and it appears the confections are going like hotcakes. Marsha Talip has had two funnel cakes this week. She is visiting her grandson, Caden Talip, 2, who lives in Salvisa. They went to the Boyle County Fair last week where her husband introduced her to the funnel cake for the first time. On Wednesday she bought Caden his first funnel cake.
August 24, 2005
JUNCTION CITY - Diamond King has not surpassed the 31-flavor mark, but she has stirred up quite a few batches since her family bought an ice cream maker in June. "My dad, he loves ice cream. My mom got an ice cream maker just to try it out," says Diamond, a 14-year-old freshman at Boyle County High School. "We've made blueberry waffle cone, peach, banana and chocolate. " Mostly Diamond and her parents, Ricky and Sonya King, sample scoops of the latest flavor, but Diamond is going to up the ante and make several gallons for a mini-festival her church is having to offset the town's loss of Railroad Days.