I haven't had a chance to write here as much as I would have liked about Thanksgiving-related food, but that's about to change.
URBANA — The Urbana High School Student Senate is sponsoring its annual Thanksgiving dinner for the community this year, but it needs more community donations in order to buy food for the feast.
Chef offers variety of meats, gourmet items at new store aided by crowd-funding effort
URBANA — Come to The Urbana Butcher Shop, and you'll find it's a far cry from your supermarket's meat department.
Don't expect to find rump roasts here, chicken breasts there, and packages of 80 percent to 90 percent lean ground beef at counter's end.
For folks wanting a wedding reception or banquet in a rural setting close to Champaign, Pear Tree Estate has opened for business.
The banquet center "is set among three corn or bean fields, and to the south of the building is a beautiful pond with a waterfall," said Annie Murray, who is opening the facility with her sister, Lauren Murray Miller.
So you're one of those folks who wants to get a flock of chickens for your backyard, eh? After you figure out all the logistics, the next big thing is deciding what to do when your chickens become egg-laying machines.
Rob and I both work strange schedules, which can sometimes lead to difficulty in meal planning.
So it is a special occasion - although not an infrequent one - that Rob has dinner ready when I get home from work so we can eat together.
CHAMPAIGN — James Kyung, who brought his own brand of gourmet doughnuts to Urbana's Market on the Square this year, now wants to put the idea on wheels.
Doughnuts generally aren't considered gourmet fare, but Kyung set out to break that stereotype by selling bacon apple fritters with maple glaze; chocolate overdose doughnuts; and peanut butter-banana doughnuts.
Rob's mom recently gave us an enormous bag of apples grown by one of her friends.
The apples are amazingly delicious - sweet, tart and firm. I decided to attempt a simple, homemade applesauce, and it turned out better than I could have dreamed. Plus, it's just about the easiest possible thing you can do with apples, save for washing and eating them raw.
By Leia Kedem/University of Illinois Extension
Although the symptoms of diabetes have been documented for thousands of years, medical professionals didn't start to look for a cause and treatment for the disease until 1910. Almost 30 years later, the classifications we know now as Types 1 and 2 were made.
CHAMPAIGN — Local food pantries will soon begin seeing increased demand from families struggling with cuts in food stamp benefits, Eastern Illinois Foodbank Executive Director Jim Hires says.