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HOMES AND GARDENING:
HOMES-GREEN SHOPPING _ Experts say there are two basic rules to reducing household food waste: Eat what you have, and buy only what you need. Also, be willing to buy ``ugly’’ fruits and vegetables -- ones that don’t look perfect but are otherwise fine. Shopping in an eco-friendly way helps both the earth and your budget. By Tracee M. Herbaugh. UPCOMING Tuesday: 700 words, photos.
GARDENING-HONEYBEE HERBALS _ Flowering herbs are magnets for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. So if you want to help out struggling populations of pollinators, consider planting flowering herbs. By Dean Fosdick. UPCOMING Tuesday: 530 words, photos.
HOMES-GARBAGE DISPOSALS _ Are kitchen garbage disposals eco-friendly? It depends. By Katherine Roth. UPCOMING Wednesday: 800 words, photos.
NERDWALLET-LIZ WESTON-MONEY ADVICE _ Money advice can be hard to deliver and hard to receive. If you’re tempted to give advice, first make sure it’s wanted. Then, be mindful of what you say and how you say it. By Liz Weston. SENT Monday: 740 words, photo.
FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-LAMB MEATBALLS WITH ORZO _ Pasta and meatballs are a perfect match, but for a unique spin on this classic duo we turned to lamb instead of beef or pork, and to orzo instead of spaghetti. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 550 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.
FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-ROASTED ZUCCHINI NOODLES _ A spiralizer turns carrots, beets, and squash into noodles _ or “zoodles” when using zucchini. For best results, use smaller zucchini, which have thinner skins and fewer seeds. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 400 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.
FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-ROASTED ARTICHOKES WITH VINAIGRETTE _ Though we often stir artichokes into dips laden with sour cream and cheese, they deserve a healthier treatment that pays respect to their unique flavor and strong nutrient makeup. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.
FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-ANISE AND POPPY SEED MUFFINS _ We wanted to make poppy seed muffins with rich, full flavor; fluffy, tender interiors; and golden crusts. And a sugar content of only 11 grams. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 560 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.
FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-ASPARAGUS-GOAT CHEESE TART _ This beautiful tart takes just minutes to assemble and makes for an impressive brunch dish, appetizer, or even a simple light lunch or dinner. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 560 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.
TRAVEL-CHARLEVOIX FLAVOR TRAIL _ The Charlevoix Flavor Trail in Quebec hits the taste buds just right with its unique foodie offerings. By John Marshall. UPCOMING Wednesday: 750 words, photos.
LAST BLOCKBUSTER _ A Blockbuster Video in Bend, Oregon, is the last one on the planet after the only other Blockbuster in Australia announced that it is closing on March 31. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 950 words, photo, video, photo gallery.
GREECE-CARNIVAL MASKS-PHOTO GALLERY _ Masks at heart of Greek Carnival tradition. By Petros Giannakouros. SENT Saturday: 330 words, photos.
GENDER-BENDING FASHION _ A colorful new exhibit at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts explores how blurring gender lines are redefining the fashion industry. By Tracee M. Herbaugh. UPCOMING Tuesday: 500 words, photos.
FASHION-THRIFTING FOR CHARITY _ Celebrity stylist Ali Mandelkorn has teamed with Goodwill of Southern California on a collection of thrift pulls to benefit employment programs for the disabled and disadvantaged. By Leanne Italie. SENT Friday: 400 words, photo.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:
GENERAL LIFESTYLES: ROYAL BABY-AMERICAN INTEREST, GENE-EDITED FOOD, NERDWALLET-MISSING TAX RETURNS, NERDWALLET-MILLENNIAL MONEY-EXPAT DEBT
FOOD: FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-CREAMY RIGATONI WITH MUSHROOMS, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-WARM FARRO WITH MUSHROOMS, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-KALE SALAD WITH SWEET POTATOES, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-BRUSSELS SPROUT GRATIN, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-CHICKEN WITH 40 CLOVES OF GARLIC
HOMES AND GARDENING: RIGHT AT HOME, HOMES-FOUNTAIN PENS, GARDENING-PLANTS AWAKENING
TRAVEL: TRAVEL-NATIVE AMERICAN ART EXHIBIT, WILD HORSE PASTURES, SPAIN-CARNIVAL-PHOTO GALLERY
SPECIAL EDITIONS CALENDAR:
April 2 — Weddings
May 7 — Pursuits/Outdoors
July 9 — Back to School
Aug. 6 — Fall Homes
Oct. 1 — Pets
Nov. 12 — Holidays