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BC-US--AP Lifestyles Digest, US

July 9, 2018

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Here is the AP Lifestyles digest for the week of July 9.

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FOOD:

FOOD-COLUMN-KITCHENWISE-FRIED ZUCCHINI BLOSSOMS: This recipe for Stuffed Fried Zucchini Blossoms is aimed at home gardeners, who know two things for sure: First, like caterpillars to a butterfly, zucchini blossoms are the earlier life form of the zucchini squash. Second, they’re delicious. By Sara Moulton. SENT: 744 words Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-VANILLA FROZEN YOGURT: We set the bar high with this recipe: We wanted a naturally sweetened, pleasantly tart vanilla frozen yogurt with the creamy, smooth texture of premium ice cream. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA: This chicken tikka masala is an approachable method for producing moist, tender chunks of chicken in a rich, lightly spiced tomato sauce. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 390 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-NEW ENGLAND LOBSTER ROLL: We wanted to bring home a true New England-style lobster roll, complete with tender meat coated in a light dressing and tucked into a buttery toasted bun, but first we had to deal with the lobster. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 540 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-GRILL-ROASTED PRIME RIB: Using a grill to roast a prime rib gave us the advantage of being able to create both flavor and texture contrast between the exterior and interior. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 930 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKES: For fluffy, not dense, strawberry shortcake, we used eggs and called on our food processor for streamlined, foolproof mixing. By America’s Test Kitchen. UPCOMING: 580 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

FOOD-COLUMN-DEADLINE-SOUTHWESTERN SALAD: Here are the reasons I love this salad: It’s fast, it’s really easy, it’s inexpensive, it’s crowd-pleasing, it’s vegetarian. By Katie Workman. UPCOMING: 350 words by 2 p.m. Monday, photos.

HOMES AND GARDENING:

GARDENING-COLUMN-LADYBUGS: Ladybug, ladybug, where have you gone? Beetles purchased to feed on aphid-infested plants have a habit of vanishing. By Dean Fosdick. UPCOMING 550 words by 2 p.m. Tuesday, photos.

HOMES-RIGHT-STEAMY STUFF: What hot in home appliances these days? That’s a steamy story, say industry watchers. Across several categories — cookery, cleaning and personal care - steam features are big. By Kim Cook. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m. Tuesday, photos.

HOMES-PACKING FOR COLLEGE: Over-buying and over-packing are common mistakes made by parents who are sending their kids off to college for the first time. Tips on how to pack right. By Lisa A. Flam. UPCOMING: 650 words by 2 p.m., Tuesday, photos.

TRAVEL:

PSYCHOLOGY-MUSEUM: The new National Museum of Psychology in Akron, Ohio, explores what makes us all human. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 640 words Saturday, photos.

SPAIN-EXTREMADURA: Monument-filled, tourist-empty Extremadura is a Spanish gem, with Roman ruins and Spanish palaces that signify its place in the history of two empires. By Giovanna Dell’Orto. SENT: 800 words Monday, photos.

PROVENCE-MAYLE: A posthumously published collection of essays by Peter Mayle takes readers back to the idyllic world of Provence. By Beth J. Harpaz. UPCOMING: 400 words by noon Tuesday, photo.

PITTSBURGH-MISTER ROGERS: Pittsburgh is promoting a Fred Rogers Trail in honor of the late host of the old children’s show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” which is back in the public eye thanks to the documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” The show was filmed in Pittsburgh, where Rogers lived. By Beth J. Harpaz. UPCOMING: 400 words by noon Tuesday, photo.

GEOFFREY BAER: The PBS host Geoffrey Baer is back this summer with new episodes of his series “10 That Changed America” focusing on streets, monuments and marvels, including one show that gives the surprising inside story behind icons like the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore. By Beth J. Harpaz. UPCOMING: 800 words by noon Wednesday, photo, podcast.

MANDELA’S FOOTSTEPS: A trip to South Africa traces the life of Nelson Mandela. The centennial of his birth is July 18. By Charmaine Noronha. SENT: 900 words Monday, photos. This story originally was transmitted June 25. Retransmitting with upcoming centennial a week away.

SPECIAL EDITION-BACK TO SCHOOL:

BACK TO SCHOOL-OUTSOURCING LUNCH: Food-delivery services and apps are creating more options for school lunch. By Melissa Kossler Dutton. UPCOMING: 740 words by 3 p.m. Tuesday, photos.

BACK TO SCHOOL-NERDWALLET-LIST TIPS: Back-to-school season can be hard on your wallet. To save money, prioritize the things your children really need for school over the things they just want. And you can skip some products altogether. By Courtney Jespersen. UPCOMING: 740 words by 3 p.m. Tuesday, photos.

BACK TO SCHOOL-PETS AT COLLEGE: Dog in the dorm? Some colleges find benefits to letting students bring pets. By Linda Lombardi. UPCOMING: 820 words by 3 p.m. Tuesday, photos.

BACK TO SCHOOL-INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE: Even for American students with no plans to go to college abroad, International Baccalaureate programs may have appeal. By Katherine Roth. UPCOMING: 630 words by 3 p.m. Tuesday, photos.

BACK TO SCHOOL-TEACHER GIFTS: A great teacher is a gift that can last a lifetime. So how to show our thanks? Some creative suggestions. By Katie Workman. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 p.m. Tuesday, photos.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

GENERAL LIFESTYLES: PREMATURE HIPPO-TEACHING, ARCHIE ILLUSTRATOR-STATE TRIBUTE, WCUP-SOUTHGATE’S VEST.

FOOD FIXTURES: FOOD-COLUMN-DEADLINE-FRUIT SMOOTHIE, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-CLASSIC GAZPACHO, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-BARBEDCUED PULLED CHICKEN, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-BOSTON BAKED BEANS, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-ROASTED BEEF SHORT RIBS, FOOD-COLUMN-ATK-S’MORES BLOSSOM COOKIES, FOOD-COLUMN-AMERICAN TABLE.

HOMES AND GARDENING: HOMES-DESIGNER-FRONT PORCHES, GARDENING-COLUMN-FERTILIZING-101, HOMES-NERDWALLET-AFFORDABILITY-Q1.

TRAVEL: TRAVEL-HILDENE LINCOLN HOME, TRAVEL-SURPRISING MONTANA, TRAVEL-NORTH DAKOTA-ROOSEVELT PARK, TRAVEL-IDAHO TRIO, WCUP-RUSSIAN-AN ARAB IN GROZNY, MANHATTAN GLAMPING.

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Aug. 7: Fall Homes

Sept. 4: Cars

Oct. 2: Pursuits

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