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January 7, 2019

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GENERAL LIFESTYLES:

FOOD AND FARM-MAINE BLUEBERRIES — Growers in the No. 1 wild-blueberry state suffered another bad year, but agriculture officials say there are reasons to believe Maine’s historic and troubled industry is about to turn a long-awaited corner. By Patrick Whittle. SENT Sunday: 440 words, photos.

AFRICA-FOOD BLOGGING — After finding no reliable recipes online for Ghanaian dishes, Tuleka Prah started My African Food Map. She uses the blog to celebrate the cuisines of a continent often marred by negative stereotypes. By Amelia Nierenberg. SENT Sunday: 890 words, photos.

FOOD COLUMNS:

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-GREEK-STYLE SHRIMP WITH TOMATOES — In the traditional Greek dish called shrimp saganaki, sweet, briny shrimp are covered with a garlic- and herb-accented tomato sauce and topped with crumbles of creamy, salty feta cheese. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 580 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-CHINESE CHICKEN SALAD — With its juicy oranges, tender chicken and a crunchy topping, Chinese chicken salad offers an enticing variety of tastes and textures. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 520 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-EGGPLANT WITH GARLIC AND BASIL — Eggplant shines in this dish, where its melt-in-your mouth consistency and ability to soak up a flavor-packed sauce are on full display. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 460 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-BANANA BREAD — One of the best ways to serve banana bread is with toasted nuts. Once the nuts cool, chop and stir them into the batter for any cake, cookie, muffin or quick bread. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 470 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-ASIAN CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS — Lettuce wraps are the perfect low-carb vehicle for delicious fillings. We wanted a light but flavor-packed filling and knew an Asian-inspired flavor profile was the way to go. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 390 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

HOMES AND GARDENING:

HOMES-DESIGNER-MASTER BATHS — What are the details that can take a master bath from merely functional to fabulous? Three interior designers weigh in. By Melissa Rayworth. UPCOMING Tuesday: 600 words, photos.

GARDENING-ESPALIER DESIGN — Espalier pruning puts fruit within reach, helps fit trees into tight spaces. By Dean Fosdick. UPCOMING Tuesday: 560 words, photos.

HOMES-HOMEMADE CLEANING PRODUCTS — As more people opt to make their own cleaning products, some do’s and don’ts from the pros. By Katherine Roth. UPCOMING Tuesday: 650 words. Photos.

TRAVEL:

TRAVEL-BORDER PATROL MUSEUM — A museum dedicated to the U.S. Border Patrol seeks to piece together the history of a once obscure and sometimes vilified agency that has evolved as the nation’s views on immigration have changed. By Russell Contreras. UPCOMING Wednesday: 800 words, photos.

DISNEYLAND-TICKET INCREASES — Disneyland Resort is raising prices ahead of the scheduled opening of a Star Wars-themed expansion, with the cheapest daily ticket costing more than $100. SENT Sunday: 150 words.

EGYPT — Egypt’s president on Sunday inaugurated a new cathedral for the Coptic Orthodox Church and one of the region’s largest mosques in a highly symbolic gesture at a time when Islamic militants are increasingly targeting the country’s minority Christians. By Hamza Hendawi. SENT Sunday: 670 words, photo.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

GENERAL LIFESTYLES: NERDWALLET-SOCIAL SECURITY-TAXES

FOOD: FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-YOGURT AND BERRY PARFAITS, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-CHICKEN POT PIE, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-POACHED CHICKEN BREASTS, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-PINTO BEAN-BEET BURGERS, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-SIMPLE COUSCOUS

HOMES AND GARDENING: CRAFTS-AMERICAN YARN, MEXICO-GARDENING-EL CHARCO, HOMES-KITCHEN SMARTS-SUPERMARKET SHORTCUTS

TRAVEL: SUPER BOWL-CIVIL RIGHTS MURALS, GERMANY-SYRIAN CHEF, ITALY-TINTORETTO’S BIRTHDAY, EGYPT-GRAND MUSEUM

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SPECIAL EDITIONS CALENDAR:

Sept. 4: Cars

Oct. 2: Pursuits

Nov. 13 — Holidays

Dec. 4 — Weddings

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