Weekend ‘star turns’ to watch at home

What’s on your family’s movie menu this week?  Choosing what films to offer is a lot like planning what meals to serve. And all the choices on television make it easy to savor something at the same time you nourish the mind and heart.  This week, cable offers a range of nutritious movies. Here ...

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A meditation on the perfection of peas

Fresh peas — a spring treat.

Natural foods are so perfect, peas in particular. Many cooks, including myself, anticipate the first crop of garden fresh peas with great longing. Sugar Snap peas are a true marvel, no shelling needed, the edible pods providing a most satisfying sweet crunch. A big bowl of raw Sugar Snaps is a ...

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Warming up with Mom’s tomato soup

Mom's Tomato Soup

We remember the steaming hot bowls of tomato soup Mom would serve for lunch when we were children. It was “mmm mmm good!” Do you remember this? Who didn’t love this great can of soup! Mom would serve it with slices of American cheese, that we just ripped into pieces and threw into the bowl,... ...

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‘Lettuce’ entertain you: Try creating a wrap

One of the joys of spring: locally grown lettuce.

One of the joys of spring: locally grown lettuce.If you are a gardener or a serious salad enthusiast, you are eagerly anticipating the first tender leaves of spring lettuces. Peppery arugula, brightly colored Swiss chard, spicy mesclun mix and sweet spinach are ever so delicious when freshly ...

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Romance wraps up Clockwork’s 35th season

Clockwork Repertory Theatre, Oakville: There are many ways to meet that special someone these days, but no one has ever done it like Aunt Martha in “Getting Sara Married” by Sam Bobrick. Leave it to Clockwork Rep to wind up its anniversary season with a light and happy romantic comedy.  The fun ...

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Tribeca Film Festival celebrates independent vision

Each year, film buffs in our area can enjoy a wealth of quality movies at the Tribeca Film Festival. This week, the Reel Dad takes a look at four special movies to be shown during the 12th annual gathering. The independent voice thrives at the Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan through April ...

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Saturday, April 20, is Opening Day for anglers

A Seeforellen strain brown trout.

A Seeforellen strain brown trout.Opening Day of the Trout Fishing Season is Saturday, April 20, and the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has the state’s rivers, streams, lakes and ponds stocked and ready. Approximately 381,000 trout have already been released this spring ...

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