Frozen bay scallops a sweet quarantine dinner
Keeping frozen bay scallops in my freezer has been a big help during these challenging times. They are always available for a quick dinner. They’re sweet-tasting and take only minutes to defrost in a bowl of cold water.The side dish for this quick dinner also uses ingredients from my freezer, frozen peas and butter beans. “Butter beans” is a name given to small white or pale green lima beans. They’re sold dried, canned and frozen. Using frozen vegetables, this meal can be ready in less than 15 minutes.Helpful Hints:— Any type of breadcrumbs can be used.— Canned butter beans, rinsed and drained...
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High school dropout at 15. Community college at 22. Now, he's Princeton-bound. How?
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Asked what he intended to do after dropping out of E.E. Waddell High School in Charlotte at age 15, Christopher St. Hilaire doesn’t even flinch before providing an explanation.“My plan was to play video games, eat fast food, and do that till like 3, 4 in the morning. Every single day. All the time,” he recalls.Maybe it was in his blood. Not the part about being a couch potato, but rather the idea that getting even a halfway-decent education simply wasn’t important.After all, his father had skipped out of secondary school while growing up on the tiny island of Domenica in the ...
The Charlotte Observer
'Murder hornets' aren't attacking Florida honeybees, but state is on the lookout for them
ORLANDO, Fla. — A large, “murder hornet” destroying a bee colony is the stuff of nightmares for beekeeper Keith Seifert Jr.But even though the Asian giant hornet has gained national headlines with its notorious moniker and a reputation for hunting honeybees, it has not been found in Florida yet or terrorized the state’s already besieged beekeepers.“I would like people to understand we have far greater problems with the honeybees right now,” said Seifert, who owns Sweet Bee Honey Farm in Sorrento.Still, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is looking out for the murder ho...
Commentary: The love-hate relationship between restaurants and delivery services
The COVID-19 health crisis has had a devastating effect on the nation’s restaurant industry. According to a National Restaurant Association survey taken April 20, 8 million of the nation’s 11 million restaurant workers are currently unemployed. Hundreds of thousands of restaurants have closed, and one in five will not reopen. For the remaining restaurants, delivery sales have increased from 5-10% to 70-80% of total sales as a result of the in-house dining prohibition.This dramatic growth in app-based delivery sales is reflected in the bottom lines of the four companies that own 99% of the deli...
The Seattle Times
Low-cal craft beer becomes vital during quarantine. We taste 18 and pick the winners and losers.
First, let’s get the thing that needs to be said out of the way: These beers come with an asterisk. They are what they are. And what they are is low in calories and low in carbohydrates.If you want big, flavorful beer, this generally isn’t the place to look. If you want beer that doesn’t pile up quite as quickly at your waistline while tasting better than most options ending in “light,” this is indeed the place to look.Spurred by the continuing success of Michelob Ultra Light and the hard seltzer category — both of which grow at phenomenal rates — craft beer low in calories and carbs was alrea...
Eat more plants: Veggie dishes for the grill
It’s never a bad time to start eating more plants. And that includes now.Whether you’re nervous about the meat shortage or just want to get back on track after a bout of pandemic-spawned stress eating, fruit and veggies are your friend, always. They’ll give you energy and make you feel better.And they’re perfect for the grill. We’ve got a few plant-based recipes that make it easy to incorporate more vegetables into your diet. They are designed to be entrees rather than side dishes, letting veggies become the star of your next cookout.We chatted with executive chef Andrew Henshaw of Laser Wolf,...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Diabetes Quick Fix: Five spice-pork and rice stir-fry
Five-spice powder is the base for this sauce that glazes the meat and vegetables with an aromatic and exotic flavor. It is a blend of many spices, usually, star anise, cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed and Szechwan peppercorns. It can be found in the spice section of the supermarket. You only need a little for this recipe, but I like to keep it on hand to sprinkle on cooked vegetables, over rice or in salad dressings to create unusual flavors.Chinese recipes need a few extra minutes to assemble the ingredients, but take only a few minutes to cook. This stir-fry dinner is ready in less than 10 minu...
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2,000 join rally against Gov. Newsom's stay-at-home coronavirus orders at California's Capitol
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It was the largest protest rally in Sacramento so far over COVID-19 shutdowns — with haircuts on the side.At least 2,000 demonstrators came to the Capitol on Saturday to march around the grounds, feast on barbecue and demand that Gov. Gavin Newsom lift his restrictions on business, religious gatherings and other trappings of everyday life.The demonstration, dubbed Liberty Fest, was a cross between a tailgate party, music festival and political statement. Organizers said it would be country’s largest Memorial Day weekend protest against coronavirus stay-at-home orders.A mas...
The Sacramento Bee
As counties reopen, California rushes to build an army of coronavirus 'disease detectives'
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As California hurries to reopen stores, offices, restaurants and more, another rush is on behind-the-scenes.State health officials have launched an unprecedented effort to train thousands of front-line, county-level workers to act as a firewall to stop the coronavirus from roaring back this fall.Commonly known in the public health world as communicable-disease “contact tracers,” this ad hoc group will serve as community strike teams in each county, working on tight deadlines to stop individual infections from turning into major outbreaks.When someone tests positive for COV...
The Sacramento Bee
In Atlanta, Pence calls Georgia's reopening an 'example to the nation'
ATLANTA — Vice President Mike Pence on Friday praised Gov. Brian Kemp and Georgia restaurant owners who have reopened their establishments in recent weeks, lending a high-level of support to state leaders who have been criticized for ending pandemic restrictions too soon.Pence said Georgia is setting “an example to the nation” by being among the first and most aggressive to restart its economy while staying mindful of public health guidelines.“In a very real sense, I think history will record that Georgia helped lead the way back to a prosperous American economy,” Pence told reporters after a ...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution