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Paxton OKs community garden

PAXTON — The city council has given permission to a church-based group to build a community garden on city property on Hunt Street, south of the Family Dollar store.

The outreach committee of the Paxton United Methodist Church had been working with the local park district board to create such a garden on park district property, but a suitable site with water service could not be

Inspection placards coming soon to C-U food establishments

CHAMPAIGN — By around Christmas, some 800 food service establishments in Champaign-Urbana will begin receiving color-coded placards that indicate the results of their latest inspection by the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District.

WILL to air piece on Prairie Fruits

URBANA — WILL-TV will broadcast at 7 p.m. Monday the WILL-made documentary, "Course Work: Dinner Season at Prairie Fruits Farm," which focuses on the activities on the farm that lead to the night of one of its farm-to-table dinners.

From June to October, WILL-TV followed the arc of a farm-to-table meal that began and ended at the farm in rural Champaign.

Reposted: Fruitcake recipe you can be proud to make

The first Christmas I was dating Rob, he invited me to try some of his mom's fruitcake. I wrinkled up my nose and wondered what I was getting myself into.

But a taste of Mary Dickinson's fruitcake revealed a fruity, nutty treat I'd never experienced before.

Meg Makes: Easy, savory recipe for Chicken Fatteh

This fall, Rob and I have been experimenting with recipes from The Lebanese Kitchen, and have had great results with every recipe we've tried.

To your health: Add a little Hanukkah to your table any time of year

By Leia Kedem/University of Illinois Extension

Many people associate Hanukkah with December, but last week Hanukkah coincided with Thanksgiving for the first time since 1888.

(The next time will be in 2070, so for many, this was a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence.)

Meg Makes: Thanksgiving leftovers recipe for Turkey Noodle Casserole

This is another recipe from Champaign resident Jennifer Wilson. I'm a sucker for casseroles, so I'm especially excited about this one.

It's a great idea for using up the last of your turkey this week, or for when you pull the leftovers out of your freezer.

In Gifford, Thanksgiving is a feast of plenty

GIFFORD — Less than two weeks after a tornado lifted the home of Vicki and Jack Russell off its foundation with them inside, the Gifford couple sat down to an abundant Thanksgiving feast in Vicki's onetime home church.

Being at this dinner, provided by Gifford United Methodist Church and a host of volunteers, "means the world to me," she said.

Meg Makes: Recipe for fried rice, turkey cakes to be made with Thanksgiving leftovers

Here are a couple more recipes for you to make with your Thanksgiving leftovers.

My Amish Home: Storm shows there's much to be thankful for

"Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin; but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God." Romans 6:12-13