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Germany’s Black Forest: Dark woods and mushrooms

Apr 26 2015 - 12:05am || Comments

ENZKLOSTERLE, Germany — The Black Forest gets its name from a canopy of trees so dense that the woods seem dark, pierced only by shafts of sunlight. Mushrooms sprout across the damp forest floor. Red squirrels scamper up the towering trees; streams tumble over rocks.

  • | Posted: Mar 11 2015 - 1:00am

    Q: About six months ago, our four-year-old daughter began complaining of being afraid to be alone at bedtime. Upon questioning, she told us she was afraid of monsters in her closet and under her bed. We were unable to convince her otherwise. In fact, the more we talked to her, the more her fears grew to the point where she was becoming nearly hysterical at bedtime.

  • | Posted: Mar 11 2015 - 1:00am

    LOS ANGELES — We feed them, groom them, clothe them and otherwise shell out the big bucks to protect and pamper our pets.

  • | Posted: Mar 10 2015 - 1:00am

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sugar is a bad word in some circles but that isn’t stopping Sonic from pouring candy into its drinks.

  • | Posted: Mar 10 2015 - 1:00am

    Chicken and dumplings is a wonderfully simple, deliciously comforting dish — a thick, meaty stew bubbling away beneath a patchwork of moist, pillowy dumplings.

  • | Posted: Mar 10 2015 - 1:00am

    This Easter, we’ve decided you can have cake for breakfast. After all, it is a holiday that’s already loaded with treats, so why not embrace the sweeter side of every meal.

  • | Posted: Mar 10 2015 - 1:00am

    I.W. Harper would like very much to be the next Pappy Van Winkle, that cultishly popular bourbon that sets the liquor world alight and commands thousands of dollars per bottle.

  • | Posted: Mar 10 2015 - 1:00am

    Chef Sam Choy, thanks to Haylely Matson-Matheus of the Hawaii Culinary Education Foundation, recently spoke to the Hawaii Community College Culinary Arts Program at Hilo.

  • | Posted: Mar 9 2015 - 1:00am

    Once a year the Federal Reserve puts the nation’s banks on a financial treadmill. The annual physical is designed to test how strong the country’s banks are. If a bank is healthy enough, it will be allowed to increase its payout to shareholders if it wants. A bad bill of health and the bank will be told to bulk up its balance sheet.

  • | Posted: Mar 9 2015 - 1:00am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment in the U.S. has dropped to a seven-year low of 5.5 percent — a level normally considered the mark of a healthy job market. Yet that number isn’t as encouraging as it might sound.

  • | Posted: Mar 9 2015 - 1:00am

    PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Energy Solutions and Aker Philadelphia Shipyard are practically neighbors in South Philadelphia, but they are worlds apart when it comes to a 1920 merchant-marine law known as the Jones Act.

  • | Posted: Mar 9 2015 - 1:00am

    Nissan is expanding an earlier recall of its popular Altima sedans to fix a flaw that can cause the hood to fly open while the car is being driven.

  • | Posted: Mar 8 2015 - 1:00am

    BAYFIELD, Wis. (AP) — The ice caves in northwestern Wisconsin are proving very popular again this year.

  • | Posted: Mar 8 2015 - 1:00am

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Floral and garden designers are paying homage to Disney and Pixar films at the Philadelphia Flower Show, which opens Saturday with the theme “Celebrate the Movies.”

  • | Posted: Mar 8 2015 - 1:00am

    WESTPORT, Ireland (AP) — Shrouded in mist, the sacred mountain rises above the countryside, majestic, mysterious and a little foreboding.

  • | Posted: Mar 8 2015 - 1:00am

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Sometimes you just need a quick trip to the beach. But as an American without a passport — mine had been stolen — I had limited options for an easy but interesting getaway.