New rules bring fresh look at school lunch

When the bell for Monticello High School's first lunch period rings, freshman Blakley Nesselrodt heads to "the snack bar" in the cafeteria.

Never mind that it's two or three times as long as the hot lunch line.

Meg Makes: There's more than one way to glaze an Easter ham

We celebrate Easter, so I always find myself thinking about ham this time of year.

To Your Health: Nutrition Facts label to change, but will it change the way we eat?

By Leia Kedem

As you may have heard, the Nutrition Facts panel is about to undergo renovations. Seems like the same old story. Just when you've gotten used to something, it up and changes.

But change isn't always bad, and we need it in order to move forward. To get a better idea of whether this one is good or bad, let's first recount the history of the Nutrition Facts label.

Chickens coming to Champaign yards

CHAMPAIGN — The Wolske farm in southwest Champaign has been growing since they put in their first garden in 1996.

It's Your Business: Ko-Fusion opens on campus

Ko-Fusion on Campus has opened, offering a "quick casual" version of the popular downtown Champaign restaurant.

The new location, at 701 S. Gregory St., U — just to the south and east of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts — is open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The restaurant, owned by Janet and Barry Bubin, features "Dollar Sushi."

Entertainment listings, April 3-10, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

Special events

This weekend

Meg Makes: 1-pot meal will surely please cabbage lovers

Like so many others I've created, this recipe came out of my desire to cook but not necessarily grocery shop first. It's not glamorous, but it tasted good on a weeknight.

Meg Makes: In Battle Baklava, both recipes are winners

My baking buddies and I recently decided to make both Greek and Lebanese baklava and see which version we liked better.

None of us had cultural ties to either of the recipes, but we're all big fans of melted butter, walnuts and simple syrup, so we decided we were qualified to judge Battle Baklava.

Homer sets May start for farmers' market

HOMER — Baskets of berries, corn, green beans and much more will be on display again this summer in downtown Homer.

The Homer Farmers' Market will be back for a second year — starting on May 7 and ending on Sept. 17 — said market co-organizer Susan Forsyth.

The market will be open every Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Artists' applications available for Urbana market

URBANA — Urbana's Art at the Market is accepting applications from artists who want to participate as an art workshop leader or performer during the 2014 farmers' market season.

The Market at the Square in the Lincoln Square Village parking lot takes place every Saturday from May 3 through Nov. 1. It's open from 7 a.m. to noon, rain or shine.

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