by Jack Spaulding They are at it again … more baby owls! The Indiana barn owl pair — “reality TV” YouTube stars viewed on a live nest cam — are putting on a second act of parenthood. They are raising a second brood of chicks unusually late into the nesting season. The existence of a… Continue reading.
Read your recipe carefully before you begin. Baking demands accuracy. Unlike with other types of cooking, be careful when substituting ingredients. Not all ingredients bake the same way! Use fresh ingredients. Check expiration dates of ingredients and test, if necessary, before using. For example, baking soda should bubble when added to vinegar, and baking powder… Continue reading.
District 1 Candidate Chris Birky and his wife, Melissa, reside in Pleasant Township with their children. The couple have been Kankakee Valley REMC members for 22 years. The Birkys own Birky Family Farms Country Gourmet in Kouts, where they operate a country market and bakery. They also run two seasonal restaurants called Piggies &… Continue reading.
Operation Round Up provided over $13,000 in support to local non-profit organizations. With your help, these organizations are able to offer programs to support the needs in the community. LaCrosse Volunteer Fire Department will be purchasing a new automated external defibrillator with a recent $3,000 grant. With LaCrosse VFD being a first responder in the… Continue reading.
Story contributed by Dennis Weiss. It’s that time of year, again. Kankakee Valley REMC is gearing up for the 2016 annual meeting which will be held April 12 at the Porter County Expo Center in Valparaiso. Doors open at 5 p.m. The annual meeting is a special time for co-op members to gather, share experiences,… Continue reading.
Purdue University entomologist Tom Turpin tells a sweet tale of the allure of fireflies and the memories they can instill for a lifetime. He said he received a phone call at his campus office in West Lafayette one day, maybe 10-15 years ago. It was from an elderly couple of expatriated Hoosiers living in California. They… Continue reading.
By Ron Aiken Humans aren’t the only ones who can enjoy the latest in technology. Check out these gadgets designed to make your pet cuter, your house cleaner and your life easier. HEALTHY CHOICES ENCOURAGING HYDRATION Dogs and cats need plenty of water, especially during these coming summer days. The PetSafe Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain… Continue reading.
By Jack Spaulding A show of companionship and survival is available to view live from an Indiana Department of Natural Resources webcam. The camera offers a glimpse into the lives of a barn owl pair raising chicks. Barn owls are a rarity and a state-endangered species. The pair on the webcam has been living in a… Continue reading.
While most kids can prepare only peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, 12-year-old Haley Mattes of Evansville won the Food Network’s “Chopped Junior” TV show, and the $10,000 prize, by cooking chickpea-crusted camel hamburger, seared filet mignon with watercress salad, and cookie dough vanilla bean ice cream with chocolate cake. Haley had to come up with… Continue reading.
How far would you go chasing a firefly? Across town? Across the state? To the ends of the Earth? In the cool of the evening this time of year, these little bioluminescent beetles emerge and begin beckoning both their mates and us with their tiny flashing greenish gold beacons. It’s easy to fall under their… Continue reading.
Despite advancements in technology, the basic tools and techniques for preparing Mexican food, especially the staple corn tortillas, have stayed relatively constant. Have you used these traditional Mexican cooking tools? Cazuela: an earthenware pot used for boiling corn, moles and beans Metate: a small, sloped, stone table used to grind corn Prensa: a wooden or… Continue reading.
By planning meals ahead of time, you can eat healthier food and save time and money at the grocery store. The challenge can seem daunting, though. Planning menus days in advance, grocery shopping in bulk and preparing multiple dinners in one day are no easy tasks at first. But by developing an organized system and… Continue reading.