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Chicken potpie … Talk about comfort food!

By Jennifer Chandler Nothing says comfort food like chicken potpie. Chicken and vegetables in a rich and creamy sauce topped off with a flaky crust makes for a satisfying one-dish meal. If you thought frozen potpies were good, you need to try making a homemade one. It’s surprisingly easy to make a potpie from scratch, […]

From the ground up: Chickpeas – the workhorse of the food world

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are one of the workhorses of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and Latin American cooking. They aren’t true beans at all, but still are a member of the legume family. The chickpea origins are thought to go back 7,500 years to the Middle East, spreading to India, perhaps carried by nomads […]

What’s happening for youths

Wednesday Join the 4-H club for a meeting and potluck dinner on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Holmes Junior High School multipurpose room, 1222 Drexel Drive. Anyone interested in learning more about 4-H is welcome. Tuesday, Feb. 12 The Davis City Council will honor this year’s Golden Heart Award winners and nominees […]

Local artist and author launches new children’s book

Meet the author Who: Heidi Joulios, presenting “Color My Coral” When: 2 p.m. Saturday Where: The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., downtown Davis Heidi Joulios always wanted to write children’s books. Through her many years as a gallery artist, art teacher and store owner in Davis, the desire to write and illustrate a children’s book […]

TALK program still going strong after 20 years

On a cold winter’s morning last week, when most Davis children were just rolling out of bed or sitting down to breakfast, more than a dozen kids arrived at the Davis Art Center for a little before-school foreign language immersion. Through the use of songs, games, artwork and stories, the children — all in grades […]

Future subscriber: Karoo Fernald Yang

Louie H. and Tabatha Yang are pleased to announce the birth of their child, Karoo Fernald Yang, born on Nov. 14, 2012, at Sutter Davis Hospital Birthing Center. Karoo’s mother is an educational and outreach coordinator at the Bohart Museum of Entomology and the Museum of Wildlife and Fish Biology at UC Davis. His father is […]

Name Droppers: UCD grad named state’s chief engineer

Karla Sutliff has been appointed as California’s chief engineer. She is the first woman to be appointed to the position. As chief engineer and deputy, Sutliff is responsible for all engineering aspects of the department’s construction projects statewide from their design through the completion of construction. She will oversee a program of more than 9,000 […]

Serve Super Bowl food with a regional flair

By Amanda Gold With the 49ers heading to New Orleans next Sunday, my guests — not to mention viewers around the Bay Area — will be watching with a little more intensity. It’s a big job for the host. Planted firmly in front of the tube for the better part of four hours, guests will […]

What’s happening for youths

Wednesday The city of Davis hosts the seventh annual job skills workshop for teens beginning at 4 p.m. in the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. The event includes presentations on how to make contacts, prepare for an interview and how to increase chances of employment. Participants also will have the opportunity to experience […]

College corner: Roadmap to a successful college visit

With all the craziness of holiday plans and travel behind us, probably the last thing on everyone’s mind is planning another trip. But, in the world of college admissions, this is actually just the right time to be making more travel plans. The college tour bonanza is spring break of a student’s junior year. Visiting […]

‘Price of Privilege’ author returns to Davis

Psychologist Madeline Levine wasn’t entirely sure what the reaction would be when her book, “The Price of Privilege,” was published more than four years ago. Drawing on her years of experience treating troubled adolescents in Marin County, Levine argued in the book that materialism, the pressure to achieve, perfectionism and disconnection have contributed to epidemic […]

Davisite appointed to California Energy Commission

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed Karen Douglas, 39, of Davis, to the California Energy Commission, where she has served in multiple positions since 2008, including lead commissioner for siting issues and the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan. Douglas was director of the California Climate Initiative for the Environmental Defense Fund from 2005 until 2008. She worked at […]

Graze on these possible food-related trends for 2013

By Kim Ode Minneapolis Star Tribune Trend spotter Marian Salzman reveals five food trends in her new book, “What’s Next? What to Expect in 2013,” with more than 150 predictions in 30 categories. She has her eye on: * Orthorexia nervosa, an eating disorder defined by “severely limiting one’s diet in an attempt at ‘perfect’ […]

Million-dollar Pillsbury Bake-Off quickens pace

By Janet K. Keeler Tampa Bay Times Do you have an original recipe you think is worth a million bucks? If so, it’s time to do some home testing and enter it in the 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off. Previous contestants will find that other than the $1 million grand prize, there isn’t much the same about […]

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