"Then came Peter to him, and said Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, until seven times, but until seventy times seven." Matthew 18:21-22
The Lord has blessed us once again with a beautiful summer day. It was a tad chilly, had I gone to work, I would have probably worn a sweatshirt.
This weekend, I found myself with fresh apples, a jar of local honey and a taste for something tangy.
I wondered what would happen if I mixed all those things with a touch of balsamic vinegar to make a sweet but savory dessert.
These baked apples were the result. I added oats for some volume in the filing and would have added chopped pecans, too, but we didn't have any on hand.
URBANA — Decades before Mohammad Al-Heeti was helping collect disaster relief for victims of the Gifford tornado, he was a newly arrived University of Illinois graduate student looking for ways to make himself useful in a community he thought would be his home for just awhile.
Soup season is hurtling toward us, and I'm ready.
This soup, devised in my kitchen, carries all of the comforts of vegetable soup with a bit of an Asian kick. Bok choy, szechuan peppercorns and soy sauce are all easy ways to give it personality.
"While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel. But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a mask and quiet spirit, which is the sight of God of great price." 1 Peter 3:2-4.
The Pygmalion Festival started as a music showcase but has grown every year since 2005. This year, there's a Food Fest for the first time, says organizer Seth Fein, and more bands than ever, along with literature, arts and crafts, and high tech.
"Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying. A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment; for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again. Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end. There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless, the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand." Proverbs 19:18-21
My mom makes — and cans — a killer homemade salsa with produce from her garden. She's running into the end of the growing season, though, so her usual recipe (which calls for 20 cups of diced tomatoes) didn't cut it this weekend.
URBANA — Megan Dietrich likes Krannert Center's Opening Night Party so much, she's volunteered to work it the past three years.
This year, she's at it again, this time as a props artist who is decorating the lobby today for the party, which gets underway early Friday evening.