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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruptions in almost every aspect of our lives, including how we receive our food supply. Because of the large-scale closing of restaurants, farmers and ranchers have an over-abundance of meats, dairy and vegetables, but few customers left to buy their goods…

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The unrelenting barrage of bad news and stress can have a negative impact on both your body and your mind. Need a boost? According to recent research, some foods have the same effect on your body as taking a prescription mood-enhancing drug.

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Memorial Day is a federal holiday created to remember those who died while serving our country. Because of the battle we are currently waging against COVID-19, I think it also would be fitting to recognize all of the front-line medical personnel, health workers and essential workers who are …

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The tradition of businesses handing out calendars to customers goes back more than 100 years. While the actual calendars were at times only slightly larger than a business card, it was the images, roughly 15” x 21”, that drew people to pick one up.

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It used to be that going to the grocery store was a routine and mundane task. Now with the COVID-19 pandemic, we all must think differently about going out to buy food and adjust the way that we prepare favorite family recipes based upon what is available. Basically, a DIY dinner recipe is a…

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During these uncertain times when so many are ill, have lost their jobs and are frightened about what the future may hold, it’s easy to feel hopeless or become depressed.

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Although researchers haven’t come up with a foolproof way to avoid the more “musical” and indelicate side effect of beans, they have found yet another reason why you should eat more of them. In addition to their high protein and fiber content, a new study finds that beans, particularly black…

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Whether you've been hit with lockdowns and quarantines, work and school closures, bad weather or power outages, or you just need to stock your pantry for the times you're unable to shop, here are some ways to create an emergency pantry using canned goods as staples.

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Like many families, we’ve been trying to process all of the information about the coronavirus outbreak and stay in good health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html) contains guidelines and information to help your family thro…

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Lamb is a popular dish around the world, especially at Easter. The tradition is rooted in the Jewish holiday of Passover, which celebrates the liberation of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery. With all the history associated with serving lamb at Easter, you may wonder why ham is so popular…

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Standing, a self-professed 5’1” and dressed in Civil War-era garb before an audience at Sun Prairie Public Library, Shannon Ferguson-Munns says Civil War-era women of the day were not much taller than she is.

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During a visit to Germany, I was introduced to all things asparagus. Nothing says spring is here in Germany like a beautiful bunch of crisp, white asparagus, or as they call it, Spargel!

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Nine years of Kindness Retreats in Sun Prairie's schools is a lot to celebrate.

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If you’re planning to celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day holiday at home, you are part of growing number of Americans who like to commemorate the day with a family dinner. A national St. Patrick’s Day survey found that regardless of family roots or Irish heritage, the holiday is more about food…

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Wild onions were among the first foods that mankind gathered and ate, and are one of the first signs of spring. Onions are in the allium family, along with garlic and shallots. There's nothing like the intense flavor (or the smell) of an onion! Spring onions are my favorites, both as an ingr…

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Behind every community effort, there are the people who work to get it done. They are the ground pounders, the fundraisers, the idea makers, the people who make it happen.

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The McKenzie Family Boys & Girls Club will celebrate its launch in Sun Prairie with a March 12 open house.

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The Sun Prairie Historical Library & Museum, 115 E. Main St. will host a unique event for young people celebrating both Women’s History month and super heroes!

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When it comes to making healthy eating choices, there is a constant barrage of information. Fueled by a multi-billion-dollar industry, marketers try to convince us that their products are just what we need to feel good and be healthy. When it comes to probiotics, for example, what do consume…

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What has four strings, traveled across many oceans on a 7,000-plus mile journey, and has the power each Wednesday to brighten up the day for dozens of people?

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Animal protein staples in America have traditionally been beef, pork and poultry. Until now, that is! American consumers are warming up to goat meat. It's a healthy protein choice that 75% of the world has been enjoying for a very long time.

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February is a celebration of matters of the heart. Love is in the air this month, so remember to love yourself and take good care of your health. Avoid overeating or going hungry between meals by eating nutritious meals and snacks.

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February is National Heart Month, so it’s a great time to make a change for better heart health.

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The Colonial Club, located at 301 Blankenheim Lane, also provides services for people 55 or older that include home delivered meals, supportive home care, an adult day center and case management services. This week’s activities include:

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“Olympic Pride, American Prejudice: The Untold Story of 18 African Americans Who Defied Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler to Compete in the 1936 Berlin Olympics,” Atria Books, by Deborah Riley Draper, Blair Underwood and Travis Thrasher.

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Last week I looked at the nominees in the Acting categories for the upcoming 92nd Academy Awards. This week I’ll look at four more categories, even though I know we’re all here for Best Picture.

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I love preparing a romantic dinner for Valentine’s Day. Cooking is one of the ways I show my love for my sweet husband, Michael. We’ve been married for 45 years, so I’ve had plenty of opportunities to create romantic meals, from breakfast in bed to late-night fireside suppers.

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According to the National Chicken Council, Americans will consume more than 1.4 billion chicken wings this Super Bowl Sunday. Add to that countless slices of pizza and other munchies, and you’ll have a recipe for a winning Super Bowl party.

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One of the more colorful, late-life anecdotes about Elvis Presley in Wisconsin has the music icon leaving his limo, while stopped at a red light in Madison, so he could break up a fight.

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Maybe you’re one of those people who can’t stomach the thought of a meal the first thing in the morning, or maybe you’ve become accustomed to running on vats of coffee instead of a healthy breakfast. Sometimes traditional breakfast foods sound kind of blah. Who made the rules on breakfast fo…

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A new year brings about a desire for change, so let’s start with your health! When it comes to our daily meal routine, change can sometimes be challenging. Studies have shown that it takes from two to eight months to form a new habit. You can create a positive eating “habit” by making small …

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The start of a new year means that many students are headed back to college. One of the downsides of college life is the dreaded “freshman 15” — the extra pounds that many students gain from poor eating habits. Establishing good eating habits as a college student may help form the basis for …