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BC-AP Lifestyles Digest

May 20, 2019

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HIGHLIGHTS:

FOOD-WHAT’S GABY COOKING _ Gaby Dalkin, the chef behind the popular Website and Instagram accounts, What’s Gaby Cooking, is forging her own path. Every Monday she posts a live demo as she cooks dinner which has become appointment viewing for some fans. Her husband films it and reads questions from viewers as she’s cooking. By Alicia Rancilio. UPCOMING Thursday: 600 words, photos.

D-DAY-SEARCHING FOR PAPA _ Seventy-five years after 160,000 Allied troops stormed Nazi-occupied France, the history of D-Day and its aftermath is still being written. Only now are some wartime families getting answers to life-changing questions. Soldiers on all sides fathered tens of thousands of children amid the chaos of war. DNA testing is now giving some of those children answers to one of the key questions of their existence: Who was my dad? By John Leicester. SENT Monday: 1,190 words, photos and video.

HOMES AND GARDENING:

HOMES-BULLISH ON RECYCLING _ Recycling systems are facing challenges in many places, but some experts say it’s still growing. And they say dual-stream recycling _ in which you separate recyclables before they’re collected _ is hitting its stride. By Katherine Roth. UPCOMING Tuesday: 750 words, photos.

GARDENING-PLASTIC SHEETING _ About that black plastic sheeting that’s sold as mulch: Don’t use it.. It appears at first to be a cure-all for weed problems when you lay it on the ground. But other problems arise. By Lee Reich. UPCOMING Tuesday: 500 words, photo.

GARDENING-GRAVES _ The cemeteries of yore existed as much the living as for the dead. And a handful of 19th century graveyards around the country are restoring the bygone tradition of cemetery gardening. By Tracee M. Herbaugh. UPCOMING Tuesday: 800 words, photos.

TRAVEL:

ICELAND-JUSTIN BIEBER-CANYON _ A large sign warns motorists that Iceland’s Fjadrárgljúfur canyon is closed to visitors but drivers keep on coming down the narrow gravel road. A ranger at a roadblock has to explain why no one can pass: The vulnerable landscape cannot sustain more visitors.Blame Justin Bieber, the Canadian pop star with a worldwide reach. By Egill Bjarnason. SENT Monday: 780 words, photo.

FOOD COLUMNS:

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-SALMON WITH LEEKS AND WHITE WINE _ The process of cooking a protein in a covered pot with little to no liquid works beef, lamb and pork. Can it also work for salmon? By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 550 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-GRILLED CAESAR SALAD _ The smoky char of the grill brings a whole new dimension to plain old Caesar salad. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 560 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-CRISPY SALT AND PEPPER SHRIMP _ There’s probably no recipe that better showcases salt and pepper working in multiple ways and together than Chinese salt and pepper shrimp. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 630 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-GRILLED HARISSA LAMB BURGERS _ Harissa is a traditional North African condiment that has an irresistibly complex chile flavor. It pairs perfectly with lamb’s earthy taste in this rich, spiced burger. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-CALIFORNIA-STYLE FISH TACOS _ A surfside treat, California fish tacos feature battered and fried crispy white fish and sprightly pickled vegetables. When done right, they are light and fresh. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 540 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

GENERAL: NERDWALLET-LIZ WESTON-DELAYING SOCIAL SECURITY

FOOD COLUMNS: FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-FARFALLE WITH ZUCCHINI, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-JERK CHICKEN, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-CLASSIC BEEF BURGERS, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-ICEBOX CHEESECAKE, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-GRILLED VEGETABLE KEBABS

HOMES AND GARDENING: HOMES-DESIGN EXHIBIT-NATURE, GARDENING-EASY-GROW ROSES, HOMES-KITCHEN SMARTS-PERFECT PICNIC

TRAVEL: CYPRUS-ANCIENT PERFUMES, TV-HARVEST SEASON

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SPECIAL EDITIONS CALENDAR:

July 9 — Back to School

Aug. 6 — Fall Homes

Oct. 1 — Pets

Nov. 12 — Holidays

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