05. 07. 2012

A salute to the kernels and the cobs

Tweet Janoski’s Farm typically picks the first of its sweet corn the first week of July, just in time for Independence Day cookouts. So imagine customers’ delight when they discovered heaps of silk-topped...

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27. 06. 2012

Braddock looks to new Kevin Sousa restaurant as urban renewal project

Tweet First in an occasional series on Magarac, Kevin Sousa’s new restaurant in Braddock, Pa.   Even more people are going to think chef Kevin Sousa is nuts: He’s not only opening his...

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19. 06. 2012

“Eat & Run”: Scott Jurek is one ultra-amazing vegan athlete

Tweet   Endurance athlete Scott Jurek has run, and won, some of the world’s longest and most physically demanding races, including the Badwater 135-mile ultramarathon through Death Valley, where the temperature can slide...

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25. 05. 2012

Memorable recipes for Memorial Day

Tweet   Burgers and potato salad are traditional fare at Memorial Day picnics, but it’s also fun to shake things up every now and again with an unexpected new flavor. And if the...

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24. 05. 2012

Chia seeds go from sand to goo, but they’re oh-so-good for you

Tweet     My kids usually are pretty good sports about trying unfamiliar food. Yet no amount of cajoling, begging or double-dog-daring could get my daughters to taste chia, a protein-packed member of...

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10. 05. 2012

Three ways to refuel after a marathon

Tweet   So you’re among the thousands of Runners of Steel who participated in the Pittsburgh (or another city’s) Marathon. Or maybe you’re one of the many spectators who got up at the...

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25. 04. 2012

Quinoa: A high-octane fuel for hungry runners

Tweet       This time of year when so many are obsessing about eating less in an effort to fit into warm-weather shorts and bathing suits, it’s all I can do┬ánot to...

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25. 04. 2012

This is Pittsburgh food: Almost ended by a fire, an Easter bread tradition is resurrected

Tweet This a third in a series of stories and videos on local traditions by Gretchen McKay and videographer and photographer Steve Mellon. As in so many Italian homes, something wonderful was always...

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29. 03. 2012

Hop to it and make your own Easter basket treats

Tweet Most everyone hopes to find a few sweet treats tucked into their Easter basket along with the colored eggs and milk chocolate Easter bunny. In my house, for example, there’d be a...

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23. 03. 2012

Roll into spring with . . . spring rolls

Tweet It”s officially spring, but other than asparagus and early-bird spinach, it’s still too early for the tender vegetables we’re so hungry for this time of year. So instead, we’re going to celebrate...

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