Maria Rhodes of Daly City helps her 81-year-old mother with picking groceries at Tri-City Volunteers food bank in Fremont on Oct. 24, 2018. (Dai Sugano/Bay Area News Group) Clients wait in line at Tri-City Volunteers food bank on Oct. 24, 2018, in Fremont. (Dai Sugano/Bay Area News Group) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Warehouse manager at Tri-City Volunteers food bank John Aresco carries groceries on Oct. 24, 2018, in Fremont. (Dai Sugano/Bay Area News Group) A client picks vegetables at Tri-City Volunteers food bank in Fremont on Oct. 24, 2018. (Dai Sugano/Bay Area News Group) Volunteer Marlo Cloutier works at Tri-City Volunteers food bank in Fremont, on Oct. 24, 2018. (Dai Sugano/Bay Area News Group) Kate Dixon of Fremont picks groceries at Tri-City Volunteers food bank in Fremont on Oct. 24, 2018. (Dai Sugano/Bay Area News Group) Volunteer Maria Ortiz greets a client on Oct. 24, 2018, at Tri-City Volunteers food bank in Fremont. (Dai … [Read more...] about Wish Book 2018: Fremont food bank seeks donations to provide healthy meals to seniors and working poor
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Katherine Roth, Associated Press Published 8:23 am CST, Tuesday, November 13, 2018 1. Pick a candle, any candle."Candles are a classic way to add a joyous mood to your home," says interior designer Anna Hackathorn. "I especially love a large group of 15 or so white pillar candles in various heights, massed together on a large plate or tray in the center of the dining table." And while any candles displayed on your table while food is being served should be unscented, placing scented candles around your home is great way to create ambiance and make any room feel cozier. "Select a fragrance that reminds you and your guests of the season," says interior designer James Wheeler. "Candles in scents of pumpkin, spice and apple are easy to find, and I particularly love the warmness of tobacco and sandalwood."15 Effortlessly Beautiful DIY Fall Centerpieces9 Fun Fall Party Treats6 Fresh Fall Items for Your Home20 Inspiring DIY Projects17 Crazy-Delicious Recipes Served in … [Read more...] about Tips for hosts and houseguests to keep holidays happy
JeanMarie Brownson Chicago Tribune Published 4:16 PM EST Nov 7, 2018 In our family, coffee and sweet treats go together like chocolate and peanut butter. Of course, we all enjoy coffee without sweets, but rarely the other way around. We criticize fancy restaurants that bring dessert but don’t offer coffee until afterward. Hot coffee proves the perfect beverage to counter sweet flavors and lubricate cakey textures and flaky-crusted pies. It soothes the chill of frosty ice cream concoctions and cuts the sweetness of candy bars. My mom baked a homemade sweet nearly every day when the five children lived at home. She served the dessert right after dinner with percolator-hot coffee with a splash of cold milk. Family vacations always entailed mid-afternoon Konditorei (pastry shop) breaks — complete with indulgent pastries and specialty coffees. Today, the “Konditorei” almost always sits next to the electric coffee maker in my parents’ kitchen. In my … [Read more...] about Espresso powder: Perk up cookies, muffins and savory dishes with coffee flavor
By Brandon Mercer and SFGATE Staff Updated 3:45 pm PDT, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 What are the (modern) rules for Trick or Treating? We answer the probing questions about how to "Halloween" in 2018. Swipe or click through the gallery to see. ==> What are the (modern) rules for Trick or Treating? We answer the probing questions about how to "Halloween" in 2018. Swipe or click through the gallery to see. ==> Photo: Susan.k./Getty Images, Getty How early is too early?We get it. You have toddlers, with the most adorable pumpkin, or candy corn onesies, and you want to take them around while it's light out, and before their 7 p.m. bedtime. Sweet. I'm not ready for you at 4 p.m. Frankly, at that time it's just high school latchkey kids at home anyway, and they have no idea where their parents hid the candy. Did you know many cities "set" their hours for when trick or treating should happen? … [Read more...] about Trick or treating etiquette this Halloween is more complex than ever. Here are the new rules.
Daniel Neman St. Louis Post-Dispatch Published 6:09 PM EDT Oct 31, 2018 I still remember the first time I ever had Ethiopian food. It was at Mama Desta’s Red Sea restaurant in Chicago, where I took an ex-flame that I was desperately trying to rekindle. I don’t remember what we ate, but I was blown away by the expert melding of flavors and textures in the stewed meats, the rugged earthiness of the cooked vegetables and what at the time was the novelty of the spongy flat bread that tied it all together. The impressions of that meal lasted longer than the young woman in question. Ethiopia has been in the news recently, having successfully achieved a peace agreement with neighboring Eritrea, with which it had been in a conflict for two decades. The countries have opened embassies in each other’s capitals, and air travel has been restored. What better time, then, to take a look at Ethiopian cuisine? The food that first thrilled me more than 30 years ago is as … [Read more...] about Iconic Ethiopian food leaves an impression