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Recipes

Apples for savory or sweet

It’s fall at last, and apples are everywhere all of a sudden. Farmers markets (and Apple Hill) are the best place to find the earlier varieties of unusual apples, such as Rhode Island Greening, as well as heirloom varieties of grocery store staples, such as Gala and Golden Delicious, which might lack the size and colors of their commercial counterparts, but are wonderfully sweet with a real depth of flavor.

TV

Moderator Lester Holt worked to keep control of debate

After initially taking a hands-off approach to the two strong-willed presidential candidates before him, NBC's Lester Holt more aggressively challenged Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as the general election's first debate wore on and he warmed to the often-thankless role of moderator.

Recipes

This pad thai has a zucchini twist

This summer I invested in one of those vegetable spiralizers. These gadgets take vegetables like zucchini, sweet potatoes and carrots and transform them into long thin “noodles.” Instead of the countertop model, I opted for the smaller hand-held one. It works just fine for me, and because it’s smaller, it also tucks away neatly. But if you plan on doing a lot of noodling around with a spiralizer, the larger countertop unit is a good option.

Videos

How to slash your power bill by using solar panels

Retired engineer Bruce Duckett shares his experience with the simplicity of having solar panels installed and generating about one-third of his power needs, cutting his electrical bill by that much. He financed them with no money down, federal tax credits and a manufacturer's rebate.
Karen Nelson The Sun Herald
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How to slash your power bill by using solar panels

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