HOOPESTON — For the last few years, JMR Farms in Vincennes, Ind., has supplied the main attraction of the National Sweetcorn Festival in Hoopeston.
But rain-flooded fields this spring led to what festival organizers feared — a shortage of corn.
"Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded, in all things showing thyself a pattern of good works: In doctrine, showing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, sound speech that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you." Titus 2:6-8
It's still blueberry season, so I recently solicited friends and colleagues for their best blueberry recipes. The result: these two delicious muffin recipes.
Anne Lukeman sent me the recipe for Brown Sugar Blueberry Muffins, which is originally from Tammen Treeberry Farms in Wilmington.
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The non-profit Community Center for the Arts in downtown Urbana is expanding, taking over the space formerly occupied by Corson's Guitar Store at Main and Race.
You've got classic rock bands, an entire folk festival, corn dripping with butter, a classic car show and plenty of free activities to keep the kids busy, so there's no reason not to attend the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival.
Downtown Urbana will be hopping Friday from 5 to 11 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
My baking friends and I love to get together with a mission in mind.
So when Cassandra Schowengerdt came home from a Michigan vacation with 10 pounds of blueberries, we were ready to try something new.
We wanted to combine the blueberries with something lemon-flavored and from there, decided to take up the challenge of making our own lemon curd.
Students arriving back on campus will have a few new choices when it comes to their morning coffee and breakfast.
On Friday, a new Starbucks opened in the Illini Union, and it will joined next week by a new Espresso Royale in Grainger Engineering Library. The Starbucks replaces an Espresso Royale in the Courtyard Cafe.
Those who donated to Caribbean Grill's Kickstarter can see their efforts to help fund a food truck come to fruition this weekend at the Taste of Champaign-Urbana in Champaign's West Side Park.
The truck, funded in part by a successful Kickstarter campaign a year ago, will debut today, executive chef and owner Mike Harden said, after the graphics were applied to it earlier this week.
An official with the Eastern Illinois Foodbank says the organization is doing just fine with an expanded service area.
The Urbana-based foodbank, which has served 14 counties over the past 30 years recently added DeWitt, McLean, and Livingston counties to its workload.