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Friday, 18 April 2014 00:00

Use foods and berries to color Easter eggs

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Yes, I know it takes time and I know everyone is busy with a myriad activities, but sometimes it’s just as much fun to slow down and do something together for no reason at all. That’s sort of the case with coloring Easter eggs. But don’t bother buying a coloring kit -- instead use what you have, or better yet, what you find in the kitchen or out in the yard.

“March comes in like a lion, goes out like a lamb” -- I’ve been hearing this a lot lately. It may be wishful thinking, but doggone it, it’s about time we get some mild weather.

This popular idiom had me thinking about all the expressions we use that involve cooking. I’m sure you’ll recognize these:

There are three things you need to make a quick dinner on a weeknight: First, a well-stocked freezer, second, a well-stocked pantry, and third, enough self-control to get past all those fast-food places on the way home from work.

Though the dietary rules have been relaxed for observers of Lent, many still observe no-meat meals. The 40-day season began Ash Wednesday and runs up to Easter, April 20. Lent, as we know it, dates back to the fourth century, and it has been customary to forego meat ever since.

 Authentic chili, to be honest, has no beans in it -- but there are so many variations of this popular dish that we accept almost all comers to the party. Red chili with black beans -- that’s good. Venison chili with northern beans -- excellent. Ground beef, tomatoes and kidney beans -- a classic. The only “chili”?I would argue about is white chili, which has no tomatoes in it and uses chicken as the meat.

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