Mar/Apr
2013

Let's Do Brunch

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Written by Margo Stich

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No-fuss ideas for spring gatherings

Brunch makes weekend mornings marvelous. Featuring classic breakfast and lunch items, this versatile meal can dress up and go formal for special occasions or don casual elegance for more relaxed affairs.

So, whether you’re hosting your favorite niece’s bridal shower or just having the book club over on a Saturday, here are ideas for semi-formal and informal brunches, complete with everything from inspiring table settings to tested menus and delicious recipes, pie included.

 

Mar/Apr
2013

How to: Maple Syrup

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Written by Margo Stich

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In cold climates, starch accumulates in the trunks and roots of different types of maple trees before winter. In the spring, it converts to sugar that rises in the sap. This sap is collected through holes bored into the trunks and heated until much of the water evaporates, leaving the naturally sweet syrup we love.

 

 

 

Mar/Apr
2013

Recipe: Pecan Whole Wheat Waffles

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Written by Margo Stich

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Maple syrup and fresh berries add that special touch to nut-studded waffles pictured here. What a way to start the day!

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
4 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3 eggs, separated
2 cups buttermilk (or sour milk)
1/3 cup plus 1 Tbsp. butter, melted
1/3 cup chopped pecans, optional

 

Mar/Apr
2013

Seasons of the Vine: March/April 2013

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Written by Margo Stich

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Lingo Vino
Tips for speaking the language of wine

Do wine terms seem foreign to you? Rochester now offers several tasty ways to brush up on your wine lingo.

Visit a tasting room. Known as “experience tasting,” local winery tasting rooms are a great place to figure out tannins, finish and body as you sip on samples.

 

Mar/Apr
2013

Healing Waters Project

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Written by Rochester Women Magazine

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The Healing Power of Friends and Flowing Water - Let us help you honor a woman you admire who is living with breast cancer

The 8th Annual Healing Waters Project, Call for Nominations
The Healing Waters Project honors a woman living with breast cancer with the gift of a water garden for her yard. RochesterWomen magazine, Whitewater Gardens, Reinders and Christine's Landscape Design are privileged to sponsor this tradition, but we need your nominations.*

 

Mar/Apr
2013

Getting CrossFit

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Written by Bob Freund

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Don’t expect treadmills, mirrors or tiny TVs when you step into a CrossFit gym. Instead, you’ll find what CrossFitters call “the box” — large, open buildings that are more like warehouses than gymnasiums.

With rubber tiles covering the floors, gymnastics rings hanging from the ceiling and kettlebells lining the walls, the three Rochester CrossFit gyms—CrossFit Credence, CrossFit Progression and CrossFit Unshackled—are all Spartan spaces by design.

 

Mar/Apr
2013

Back to Health

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Written by Michelle Kubitz

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From headaches to colicky babies, chiropractic care offers alternative relief

With a focus on wellness through alternative means and about 40 licensed chiropractic doctors in the Rochester area, chiropractic care is taking root in our community. But what is it really and who can benefit from this type of care?

 

Mar/Apr
2013

Breaking the Chains of Modern-Day Slavery

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Written by K.L. Snyder

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The slave trade, an ages-old enterprise, has updated its modus operandi, added the internet to its dealings and undergone a name change: human trafficking. Modern-day slavery—sophisticated but still nefarious—perpetuates its ancestor’s evil.

Human trafficking is “organized criminal activity in which human beings are treated as possessions to be controlled and exploited (as by being forced into prostitution or involuntary labor),” according to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary.

 

Mar/Apr
2013

Going the extra mile

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Written by Courtney

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SIX ROCHESTER AREA WOMEN WHO KEEP ON GOING Over the last 11 years, RochesterWomen has honored extraordinary women. Those who have given so much of themselves, in some way, to benefit our community. This year is no exception, from a young woman who, at age 5, gave her birthday gifts to the Ronald McDonald House, to a woman who makes sure a young male dancer has appropriate roles to showcase his love of dance. Each of our six winners truly goes the extra mile.

 

Mar/Apr
2013

Before Bentley

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Written by Amy Brase

before-bentleyDear Grown-Up Children,

Today I bought chicken liver treats with the intention of carrying them in my pocket. This belongs on the list of “Things I’d Never, Ever Do,” as well as “Epic Examples of My Love for You.”

I suppose it’s only natural for kids to long for a puppy. But I, myself, just wasn’t a dog person. Unfortunately for you, I also had no desire for a cat, bird, lizard or rodent. Our short stint with two aquatic frogs (who never left the water and cleaned their own tank) was about as far as I could stretch.

Lest you think of your mama as heartless, I've been a human person from the time you were poppy seeds with beating hearts. I’ve just preferred our yard free of poop, my clothes free of slobber and our budget free of vet services.

 

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