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BC-AP Lifestyles Digest

September 17, 2018

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GENERAL LIFESTYLES:

PRESCHOOL-WAITLIST FEES — The dilemma for the modern-day working parents affluent enough to wrestle with the dire child care workforce crisis is they either find somewhere to go, or make do by patching up nanny hours, live-in au pairs and relying on family members. By Sally Ho. UPCOMING Wednesday: 900 words by 2 p.m., photo.

FRANCE-PALACE SECRETS — The French presidential wine cellar holds 14,000 bottles regarded as so precious, few people are allowed to enter the room. Flower bouquets are displayed at the presidential palace only for a couple of hours so they always look fresh. And the president’s chefs use 150-year-old copper pans. SENT Saturday: 760 words, photos.

FOOD:

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-SOUR CREAM COFFEE CAKE — This ultra-rich coffee cake is pure decadence, from its nutty topping and dramatic swirls of cinnamon sugar to its supremely moist, dense crumb. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 640 words by 2 p.m. Tuesday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE BARS — We love how in a pumpkin cheesecake the tangy cream cheese offsets the warm-spiced pumpkin. So we set out to create a streamlined version in the form of a pumpkin cheesecake bar. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 575 words by 2 p.m. Tuesday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-NEW ORLEANS BOURBON BREAD PUDDING WITH BOURBON SAUCE — For a real taste of New Orleans, we drizzled our deeply golden brown bread pudding with our warm bourbon sauce. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2 p.m. Tuesday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-MIXED BERRY SCONES — These scones are a flaky, honey-glazed brunch delight, brimming with juicy, sweet berries in a buttery, rich crumb. We achieved a perfectly crumbly texture by incorporating butter in two ways. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2 p.m. Tuesday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-APPLE PIE — The average apple pie has unevenly cooked fruit, and its juice turns the crust pale and soggy, making it impossible to slice the pie neatly. Luckily, a cast-iron skillet can solve all of these problems. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 620 words by 2 p.m. Tuesday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-KITCHENWISE-SAUTEED CHICKEN CUTLETS — This delicious entree that can be prepared in just 30 minutes is indeed a quick, easy and affordable skill with endless variations. By Sara Moulton. UPCOMING: 750 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-DEADLINE-PARSNIP BEET SOUP — With the arrival of fall, my produce thoughts start moving from things that grow above the ground to things that grow under it. Yes, my fellow seasonal cooks, root vegetable season is heading our way. By Kagtie Workman. UPCOMING: 680 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

HOMES AND GARDENING:

HOMES-RIGHT-CONNECTED FURNITURE — Furniture makers are responding to our multi-tasking lifestyle with seating and surfaces featuring integrated sockets and USB ports. Just keep your chair or table within range of a wall plug and you can tap into the furniture’s power source. By Kim Cook. UPCOMING: 580 words by 2 p.m. Tuesday, photos.

GARDENING-MESSIER FALL CLEANUP — Time to rake up the leaves, deadhead the perennials and till the vegetable garden? Hold on a sec. Although a messier yard might not win good-neighbor awards, our vital and dwindling insect pollinator populations would be much the better for it. Attitudes are changing. By Dean Fosdick. UPCOMING: 550 words by 2 p.m. Tuesday, photos.

HOMES-REGIONAL MODERN — Far from being homogeneous glass cubes, Modernist homes vary widely, reflecting an array of regional landscapes, climates and lifestyles. By Katherine Roth. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m. Tuesday, photos.

FASHION:

LONDON FASHION WEEK — Victoria Beckham has brought her fashion brand home to London Fashion Week for the first time, marking 10 years since the former Spice Girl ventured into the fashion world. By Sylvia Hui. SENT: Sunday: 660 words, photos.

TRAVEL:

KENNEDY SNAPSHOTS — The JFK Presidential Library and Museum has made more than 1,700 rarely seen Kennedy family photos viewable online, giving a nation still obsessed with “Camelot” a candid new glimpse into their everyday lives. By William J. Kole. SENT Monday: 560 words, photos.

NUCLEAR WEAPONS PLANT-WILDLIFE REFUGE — A unique wildlife refuge on the site of a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado is opening its gates, after a confusing day when officials first said they would not open the refuge and then said they would. By Dan Elliott. SENT Saturday: 720 words, photos.

EGYPT ANTIQUITIES — Egypt says archaeologists have discovered a statue with a lion’s body and a human head in the southern city of Aswan. SENT: 112 words, photos

LAKE HURON-SHIPWRECK — An international team of divers has discovered the wreckage of a ship that disappeared more than 100 years ago during a storm on Lake Huron. SENT Saturday: 340 words.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

GENERAL LIFESTYLES: GIRL, WASH YOUR FACE, THE NEW CONVENIENCE STORE, LYME DISEASE-NEW ENGLAND

FOOD: SKOREA-DUMPLING AUTOMATION, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-TORTILLA SOUP, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-PARMESAN FARROTTO, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-PAN-ROASTED CHICKEN BREASTS WITH SHALLOT-THYME SAUCE, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-CRANBERRY-SOUR CREAM POUND CAKE, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-COD IN SAFFRON BROTH WITH CHORIZO AND POTATOES, FOOD-COLUMN-DEADLINE-LAMB STEW, FOOD-COLUMN-AMERICAN TABLE-BEER-CAN CHICKEN

HOMES AND GARDENING: GARDENING-PLANTING TREES, HOMES-OUTDOOR THEATER, HOMES-THE BIG SUPERMAKET SHOP

TRAVEL: GRAND CANYON-NORTH RIM, ASIA-STORM, JAPAN-FISH MARKET, EGYPT-BRITAIN-TOURIST DEATHS

FASHION: BRITAIN-LONDON FASHION WEEK, NY FASHION WEEK-RIHANNA SAVAGE X FENTY, NY FASHION WEEK-MARC JACOBS, NY FASHION WEEK-BADGLEY MISCHKA, NY FASHION WEEK-LONGCHAMP

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SPECIAL EDITIONS CALENDAR:

Sept. 4: Cars

Oct. 2: Pursuits

Nov. 13 — Holidays

Dec. 4 — Weddings

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