My Amish Home: Which is worse: Getting soaked, or waiting for train?

"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.

A continuing crescendo

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.

My Amish Home: 'The Quilt' will be an after-wedding gift

"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

Meg Makes: Turn garden's bounty into hearty salsa

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.

Krannert's opening-night event: 'Good fun, good food, good music'

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.

My Amish Home: No time for cheese when 'The Quilt' unfinished

"Now all of these things happened unto them for examples, and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

Meg Makes: Turn up heat with Southwestern flair

My husband and I have been enjoying dinners with a decidedly Southwestern tilt this summer. It's probably because ingredients like peppers and tomatoes are in ample supply.

To Your Health: Cooked right, potatoes can be part of healthy diet

By Beth Peralta

Many of our favorite foods feature the same vegetable: mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, French fries, hash browns, potato pancakes. I'm sure you notice that we're talking potatoes!

Potatoes are often misunderstood as being an unhealthful addition to a meal. However, the potato can be a healthy meal base or side dish; the secret lies in how you cook it!

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Meg Makes: Welcoming apple season with pork chops

Apple season is just around the corner, so my husband and I decided to enjoy one of our favorite fall meals a little early: pork chops with Granny Smith apples.