ATLANTA — Home births have risen to their highest level in about four decades but are still only a fraction of all births, according to a new government report released Tuesday.
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The yin and yang of spring make it such an interesting season. After the cooler isle airs of winter, even a gloomy spring day can lift our spirits with warmer breezes and an emerging palette of delicate hues — those first tinges of new greens, a fuzzy gray bud, a brushstroke of crocus blue. Then, as the season really plants its feet, fresh bright color starts popping up all over.
When I was in kindergarten, Stevie Duffy was my nemesis. I’m astonished, actually, that I still remember his name. And his face. And his voice. But it’s all quite keen in my mind.
W e have a house in upper Hawaiian Paradise Park and plan on retiring there next year. We have several citrus and plum trees, a fig tree, and a longon tree that have been planted, some for about five years and some for just one year.
I’ve always been a big fan of eggplant Parmesan. There are a bunch of ways to make this classic Italian dish, but I’m partial to what you might call the full-fat version: thick slices of breaded eggplant that are sauteed, then baked until creamy, and finally topped with tomato sauce and melted cheese.
Today is Fat Tuesday, and if you read last week’s “Let’s Talk Food,” you would have made some malasadas this morning. I will never forget what Jimmy Souza used to say on Fat Tuesdays. His wife Janet is Japanese so he would always say that her malasada has an “ume.” Ume is a Japanese pickled plum that is sometimes found in the middle of a musubi.
This past summer I fell in love with a kitchen gadget that has been relatively slow to catch on in the U.S. — the mandoline.
DALLAS — Gabriel Barbier-Mueller bought his first samurai armor about 20 years ago from an antiques dealer in Paris, sparking a fascination that helped him create one of the most significant private collections in the world related to the Japanese warriors.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Christian ministry’s long-stalled plans to build Noah’s Ark in the hills of Kentucky have been revived.
I can’t get sloppy or casual with this guy. His brain is smart, thorough and relentless. He’s a bit intense, but so am I, so maybe we’re a good fit. He wants nothing more (and nothing less) than to be a good human being. And, someday, he’d like to be a good mate and life partner in a terrific relationship.
Driving around town, I often see newly planted yards. Even though certain trees such as podocarpus, can grow more than 40 feet tall with a spread of 30-40 feet or more, yet sometimes they are planted 3 or 4 feet apart. Knowing the ultimate height and spread of the tree will help to determine how close to plant the young trees. This is also true for other ornamental plantings and even vegetables.
Earthy hues that blend into the landscape tend to dominate the outdoor furniture market. Understated woods, metals and cushions are easy-to-incorporate neutral elements.
ATLANTA — Toddler obesity shrank sharply in the past decade, a new study suggests. While promising, it’s not proof that the nation has turned a corner in the battle against childhood obesity, some experts say.
With Mardi Gras looming, I thought it might be fun to cook up some New Orleans-styled goodies featuring duck, andouille sausage and Creole seasoning. These rich ingredients are typical of the fare from this town that knows how to party — an instinct that goes into overdrive during Mardi Gras.
The sad fact of the matter is, most of us won’t make it to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras. But that’s no reason to forsake some of the city’s classic cuisine.