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BC-AP Lifestyles Digest

March 11, 2019

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HOMES AND GARDENING:

RIGHT AT HOME: Solutions and help for small-space living. By Kim Cook. UPCOMING Tuesday: 700 words, photos.

HOMES-FOUNTAIN PENS _ In our computerized age, the old-fashioned fountain pen _ all jazzed up _ is making a surprise comeback. By Katherine Roth. UPCOMING Tuesday: 550 words, photos.

GARDENING-PLANTS AWAKENING _ Early warm spells can awaken plants too early; what gardeners can do to prevent that. By Lee Reich. UPCOMING Tuesday: 590 words, photos.

GENERAL LIFESTYLES:

NERDWALLET-MISSING TAX RETURNS _ If you’ve lost or never received your W-2, old tax returns, 1099s or 1098s to complete your tax return, here are a few things you can do to get back on track and give yourself more time. By Tina Orem of NerdWallet. SENT Saturday: 910 words, photo.

FOOD COLUMNS:

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-CREAMY RIGATONI WITH MUSHROOMS _ We wanted to create a pasta dish that brought out the delicate, earthy flavor hiding in supermarket mushrooms. We selected cremini mushrooms. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-WARM FARRO WITH MUSHROOMS _ We wanted to pair earthy, hearty mushrooms with equally hearty farro. We sauteed cremini mushrooms with shallot and thyme. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 420 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-KALE SALAD WITH SWEET POTATOES _ We found a technique that can help make raw kale tender: massaging. Squeezing and massaging the kale broke down the cell walls in much the same way that heat would. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 470 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-BRUSSELS SPROUT GRATIN _ In developing a Brussels sprout gratin, we wanted to make a dish that highlighted the earthy flavor of Brussels sprouts. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 460 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-CHICKEN WITH 40 CLOVES OF GARLIC _ Perhaps an arbitrary number of cloves, the 40 in this French dish are iconic; while the chicken braises, the generous cloves become appealingly soft and spreadable. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 715 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

TRAVEL:

TRAVEL-NATIVE AMERICAN ART EXHIBIT _ Finally, a major Native American exhibit in the Metropolitan Museum’s American Wing. By Katherine Roth. UPCOMING Wednesday: 700 words, photos.

WILD HORSE PASTURES _ If you ever wished to gaze at a stomping, snorting, neighing panorama of Western heritage from your living-room window, now could be your chance. By Mead Gruver. SENT Friday: 850 words, photos.

SPAIN-CARNIVAL-PHOTO GALLERY _ Dozens of devil-like figures dance and convulse at the sound of cowbells, chasing onlookers with pitchforks in Alsasua as part of this northern Spanish town’s Carnival. By Alvaro Barrientos. SENT 400 words, photos.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

GENERAL LIFESTYLES: EMOJI-COUPLES OF COLOR, NERDWALLET-LIZ WESTON-AVOID MONEY MISTAKES

FOOD: FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-SKILLET PIZZA, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-IRISH BROWN SODA BREAD, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-HAM AND CHEESE SLIDERS, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-HOME-CORNED BEEF AND CABBAGE, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-HERMITS

HOMES AND GARDENING: GARDENING-TRAVEL-MONARCHS, GARDENING-INDISPENSABLE LAVENDER, HOMES-DESIGNER-KIDS ROOMS

TRAVEL: GERMANY CARNIVAL, SHARK BITE STUDY

FASHION: PEOPLE-CHRISTIAN SIRIANO, PARIS FASHION WEEK, BRITAIN-TED BAKER

SPRING HOMES: SPRING HOMES-DESIGN WEEK HIGHLIGHTS, SPRING HOMES-DECOR TRENDS, SPRING HOMES-WHAT HOME MEANS, SPRING HOMES-FRONT PORCHES, SPRING HOMES-SPRING WREATHS

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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