Jul/Aug
2013

Driving While Intoxicated

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Written by Michelle Kubitz and Alison Rentschler

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Meet Jane Doe. Jane is a 35-year-old, 5’6” female who weighs 150 pounds. An hour and a half ago, she went to a spontaneous happy hour to wish an officemate farewell. She’s now had two premium margaritas with little to no food in her stomach. Is she safe to drive home?

 

Jul/Aug
2013

Homeless in Rochester

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Written by Amanda Wingren

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Seeking Shelter, Rebuilding Lives

Crystal Bartz and her three children, Temperance (age 6), DaCorey, (age 4) and Darius (7 months), have been situated in transitional housing through the Salvation Army for two months—a place they are relieved to be even if it is only temporary.

When Crystal was four months pregnant with Darius, she encountered health problems that required her to be on strict bed rest, which meant she couldn’t work. A domestic dispute and subsequent breakup left Crystal and her children without a home.

 

Jul/Aug
2013

Sweet and Sinful (Recipes Included!)

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Written by Margo Stich

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A Duo of Frozen Delights for the Unrepentant

The American palate for desserts is globally
recognized. To ravenously indulge in chocolate
and cream is to remember what eating was like
before vitamins, a food pyramid or recommended
daily servings of vegetables. Besides, for those who alphabetize their grocery list, let’s face it: butter, chocolate and cream are right there at the top.

 

Jul/Aug
2013

How to: Baklava

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Written by Margo Stich

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Baklava (pronounced BA’•kla•va) is a Middle Eastern dessert made of phyllo pastry filled with chopped almonds, pistachios or walnuts and soaked in a sweet syrup—often made with honey. This traditional Greek version uses only walnuts and a sugar syrup (rather than honey) which enhances the lovely spice tones.

 

Jul/Aug
2013

Seasons of the Vine: July/August 2013

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Written by Margo Stich

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Taboo Teamings:
Food and Wine Pairings to Avoid

While food and wine pairing can be a highly subjective process, there are some principles which will help prevent an unpleasant combination. The acids, tannins and sugars in wine interact with the chemical properties in food, resulting in different taste sensations. So when choosing a wine consider the most expressive flavors of the dish—sweet, salty, sour (or acidic) or bitter—and follow the tips below.

 

Jul/Aug
2013

Life Giving You Lemons? Make Limoncello!

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Written by C.G. Worrell

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ROME! What's not to like?

It’s got excellent cuisine, gorgeous Italian men and luscious limoncello (pronounced lemon-chello)—a lemon liqueur that smells heavenly and looks like liquid sunshine in a bottle. Made from lemon zest and grain alcohol, it explodes on the tongue in a vibrant burst of citrus that will cleanse your palate and leave you giggling.

 

Jul/Aug
2013

See How Local Gardens Grow

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Written by Trish Amundson

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Whether you’re an aspiring gardener, experienced green thumb or just a lover of outdoor parties, garden tours hosted this summer by two local, non-profit organizations are your opportunity to see wonderful and uniquely creative area gardens…rain or shine!

 

Jul/Aug
2013

Remodelers Corner: July/August 2013

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Written by Lori Kieffer

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How does one transform a drab, rarely used deck into a distinctive bi-level living space packed with entertainment potential? Lots of planning.

In converting their deck to an all-season sunroom with adjoining patio, Janine Yanisch and Chris Jankowski didn’t want support posts or an overhang spoiling their view or darkening their basement the way the old structure had.

 

Jul/Aug
2013

Art and Ambience

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Written by K.L. Snyder

art-and-ambienceTouring a Trio of Area Art Fairs


SERENDIPITY IN VILLAGE PARK:

THE 40TH ANNUAL STOCKHOLM ART FAIR

On Saturday, July 20, the charming community of Stockholm, Wis., (located less than an hour from Rochester) will celebrate its 40th Annual Art Fair amongst the tranquil breezes of Lake Pepin.

 

Jul/Aug
2013

Complimentary Calisthenics

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Written by Bob Freund

complimentaty-calisthenicsRemember gym class? A calisthenics warm-up followed by drills filled with jumping jacks, push-ups, sit-ups, knee bends…and maybe a few short jogs.

This year, Rochester Phys Ed brings back—or acquaints you with—the benefits of weekly calisthenics in the open air of Soldiers Memorial Field Park every Saturday morning. It’s an informal, sociable, go-atyour-own-pace hour of invigorating exercise to get your heart pumping. And it really is free. The only “must” to join is a signature on a legal waiver.

 

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