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A Girl and Her Fork makes lemon rock candy:
Over the past three and half years, Mr. S. and I have found a balance with his kidlets. I'm not saying dating someone with kids doesn't pose a slew of challenges, but it can also be incredibly rewarding. ... One of the simpler things I love about his kidlets is that they're usually curious and open to trying whatever I'm concocting in the kitchen. Sometimes Kidlet #2 will help me by peeling and chopping veggies or rolling dough. Whereas, Kidlet #1 is always happy to be my taste tester. Recently, Kidlet #1 needed to make rock candy for a school project. I was tickled pink that he asked me to help him. We made two batches, one in yellow and the other in blue. We also added a subtle lemon flavor.
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SacMag reviews LowBrau:
Don't be misled by the witty name: There is nothing uncultivated about LowBrau Bierhall, the chic yet casual midtown watering hole that has the city's beer and sausage lovers swooning. The formula is simple enough: deliciously uncomplicated fare served alongside high-quality brews in a stylish setting. What sets LowBrau apart from other worthy establishments that serve good drink and food, however, is the genuinely convivial atmosphere in which it all comes together. LowBrau's emblem a crowned pig is your cue that this is sausage territory. We sampled the bratwurst with herbed onions and hot peppers as well as the hot Italian sausage (I didn't detect much heat from it) topped with caramelized onions and sweet peppers, both served on just-chewy-enough pretzel bread sourced from Freeport Bakery. They were rich and flavorful without being too greasy or heavy, as sausages go.
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