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tasty foods invented in times of hardship


Some of the most delicious recipes were invented out of necessity. Faced with a lack of certain ingredients, creative bakers scraped together whatever was in their larder so they could still put bread – or cake – on the table. Resourceful wartime cooks used their rations and their imaginations to come up with tasty meals and make each scrap of food stretch as far as possible. Here are some of the best dishes that were born from hardship and are now firm favorites.



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A combination of elbow macaroni, tinned tomatoes, sweetcorn, beans and chopped hot dogs, Hoover stew emerged during the Great Depression in the 1930s. It was often served in soup kitchens in ‘Hoovervilles’ – shantytowns built by displaced people and named after

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Food Notes: Tasty recipes for meatless meals during Lenten season

The annual wassailing of the apple trees at Terhune Orchards is one more event that could have been a casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic. But you don’t have to miss out on the festivities thanks to the inventive ideas of the owners who have made it possible to celebrate virtually or in person at the farm in Lawrence.

The orchard traditionally stages the wassail event amid its oldest apple trees each winter, with dancing, music and cider-soaked bits of bread to thank the trees for the last harvest and bless them for the next one. Based on an ancient British custom that is designed to help keep them safe from evil spirits, it’s a bright spot during the cold winter months.

For a virtual celebration visit the website youtube.com/watch?v=lTjyw_vEnlo&feature=youtu.be, to watch a celebratory video with Terhune staffer Elaine Madigan. Alternatively, visitors can come to the farm in person during

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For the Love of Food: Tasty Italian Wine Pairing Dinner

Sistrunk Marketplace & Brewery and Shady Distillery are offering the perfect setting for Valentine’s Day romance with many exciting offers including pairing dinners, art workshops, food tastings, and distillery tours with live music.

• Throughout the month of February, Sistrunk Marketplace & Brewery and Shady Distillery will spread the love with the launch of their new interactive guest experiences “For the Love of”.

For the Love of Food: Tasty Italian Wine Pairing Dinner

45-minute long BUTA wine tasting that includes four premium wines followed by a four-course dinner. Dinner includes an eggplant stack starter, middle course of ravioli and dinner of a Chicken Cutlet with Ricotta, Melted Provolone, and Fresh Tomato Sauce. To conclude, guests will also enjoy a dessert of Mascarpone, Wild Berry Jam & Bacon Pizza.

• When: February 10 & 24, and March 10 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

• Cost: Wine Tasting ONLY: $29.50 per

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30 Tasty Ginger Recipes to Spice up Your Life (Or at Least Your Cooking)

You know ginger as the all-important ingredient for holiday season cookies, but this spice can do so much more. It adds warmth to curries and zing to dressings. It perks up salad bowls and gives drinks an extra oomph. Whether you’re using the ground stuff or fresh ginger root (more on that below), this delicious spice is a welcome addition to any plate (or glass). Which is why we’ve rounded up 30 tasty ginger recipes that will let this golden root shine, from breakfast to dessert.

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Here’s what you need to know about this spicy root. It’s actually a flowering plant, and is close cousins to turmeric, cardamom and galangal. People have been turning to this plant’s rhizome (i.e., the ginger root we know and love) for thousands of years—and not just for cooking. According to our

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