Being a former resident of Stockton, I had many opportunities to enjoy dinner at the Ye Olde Hoosier Inn on Wilson Way.
Kale is the poster child for healthy vegetables, showing up on just about every list of so-called “super foods.” Once relegated solely to garnish status, these days it’s in snack foods, juicing recipes and salads.
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Peaches and nectarines are kissing cousins. In fact, maybe closer. Plant a bunch of peach pits and a few of them will actually sprout nectarine trees, and vice versa. It used to be said that the difference was that peaches had fuzz while nectarines didn’t. But in supermarkets today, that’s hard to determine since many of the peaches have been mechanically de-fuzzed.
Recipes for using heirloom apples
We used to drive to Leatherby's Family Creamery (45 miles one way) just to have their broasted chicken and, of course, their ice cream. Their broasting machine broke down a while back and I understand they won't be getting it repaired.
Cucumber and yogurt soup with barley, prep time: 45 minutes, plus cooling and chilling times
Adapted from "The Yogurt Cookbook" by Arto Der Haroutunian (Interlink Books, $35). This dish has a firm texture, not unlike cheesecake. The egg yolks help stabilize the yogurt. We used 2 percent Greek yogurt in testing.
Adapted from "The Yogurt Cookbook: Recipes From Around the World" by Arto Der Haroutunian (Interlink Books, $35, 306 pages). The author suggests serving it with a tomato- and-onion salad, rice pilaf or the Indian bread chapati. We used 2 percent Greek yogurt.
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While visiting with family and friends in Indiana this summer, I noticed our after-dinner conversations often centered on food and favorite recipes. So today's Mailbox features recipes and requests from the fine folks of central Indiana.
Deanna C. Holman of Stockton and her family enjoyed a delicious and fun dinner at the Ale House in Old Town Auburn.