Category: Food

Donna Crane

Economics, nutrition, good taste, future consumer choices

Last of three parts Rina Raphael of FastCompany visited Beyond Meat’s analytical lab in Los Angeles recently and took a tour. Beyond Meet seeks to match the taste of meat with vegetables. Americans increasingly want wellness through food and the majority are willing to pay increased prices. “Beyond Meat is...

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Peach Pound Cake

Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups white sugar 4 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups fresh peaches, pitted and chopped Directions 1. Preheat oven to 325 F and butter a 10 inch bundt pan and coat with...

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Kifowit senior lunch Wednesday

State representative Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, will be host to ComEd at her quarterly Senior Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Oswego Library-Montgomery Branch, 1111 Reading Drive. Kifowit’s free Senior Luncheon will feature ComEd’s Amy Ostiguin who will discuss various cost-saving programs such as ComEd Energy Efficiency Program. She will...

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Guillermo Lopez obtains a library card at Santori Public Library of Aurora.

Various methods available to obtain Aurora Library cards

By Anthony Stanford –  As a service to Aurora Public Library (APL) customers, and to provide information related to how to obtain a library card, APL from time to time reminds both Aurora and Aurora Township residents about the process to obtain a Library card. Aurora residents 18 and older,...

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Oswego Senior Center Caregiver education, cooking for seniors

The Oswego Senior Center, 156 E. Washington Street, Oswego, will be host to many events for seniors. All events will take place at the Oswego Senior Center unless otherwise noted. • Caregiver Education Series: How to effectively communicate your wishes to your children or caregivers, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 11 a.m.,...

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Third annual Batavia Dinner Table River Street Batavia MainStreet event

Batavia Dinner Table

The long Batavia Dinner Table on River Street, in its third annual Batavia MainStreet event, held Sunday afternoon, raised more than $10,000. Batavia MainStreet is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization for Downtown Batavia. Christopher Faber, it was revealed this week, has been named its executive director. Click here for a news...

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Donna Crane

Beyond Meat seeks products with proper texture, chew

Second of three parts –  Rina Raphael of FastCompany visited Beyond Meat’s analytical lab which seeks to match non-meat with beef’s taste. Her report on the tour in the Los Angeles plant continues: “Later during my facility tour, Daniel Ryan, Beyond Meat’s director of chemistry, works with the ‘E-nose’ aroma...

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Recipe

Breakfast Cups

Ingredients 3/4 pound breakfast sausage 1/8 cup minced onion 1/8 cup minced green bell pepper 1 (12 ounce) can biscuit dough 3 eggs, beaten 3 tablespoons milk 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese Directions 1. Preheat oven to 400F. 2. In a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat, combine sausage,...

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Cantigny Park will celebrate French culture theme

Cantigny will celebrate French culture, and the park’s special connection with France, at upcoming back-to-back events: • French Picnic Under the Stars, Saturday, Aug. 11, 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.. Guests will have Cantigny Park in Wheaton all to themselves for an evening of food, wine, live music and stargazing....

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Aurora Navy League Council 247 to hold annual picnic Aug. 21

The Aurora Navy League Council 247 will hold its annual picnic Tuesday, Aug. 21. The meeting will be held at the home of Sharon and Kent Catich, 2900 Tanner Road, North Aurora, to start at 5 p.m. and will finish at around 8 p.m.. The public is invited and you...

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Sugar Grove Citizen of the Year Mary Ochsenschlager

Sugar Grove Citizen of the Year, Mary Ochsenschlager

Mary Ochsenschlager, right, offers a few words at the recent Sugar Grove Corn Boil after the annual surprise Sugar Grove Citizen of the Year presentation. Sponsor Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce president Jackie Link holds the plaque in the presentation. Julie Walker photo...

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Donna Crane

Beyond Meat tests continual, matches beef’s taste

First of three parts Our society will be faced with many decisions regarding our future food consumption. Having been raised on a farm where we produced our own meats and vegetables, it was a seemingly healthy lifestyle. We fed our animals grains and hay which we harvested and then after...

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Eat Aurora inaugural at 14 sites through Saturday

Eat Aurora is Aurora Downtown’s inaugural downtown restaurant week, Wednesday, Aug. 1 through Sunday, Aug. 5. The inaugural downtown restaurant week will welcome visitors to enjoy discounts and menu specials at 14 restaurants in downtown Aurora. Patrons need only to mention “Eat Aurora” or “downtown restaurant week” at participating restaurants...

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Fox Valley Newcomers Open House Aug. 15

To those who know someone who has gone through a life change because of: Retirement, loss of loved one, relocation, and is looking to connect to a great group of new friends? Bring them to the Fox Valley Newcomers and Neighbors Informational Open House! This special event will be Wednesday,...

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Recipe

Tex-Mex Casserole

Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 1 onion, chopped 1 stalk celery, chopped 8 ounces egg noodles 1 (15 ounce) can chili 1 (14.5 ounce) can peeled and diced tomatoes 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained 1/4 cup salsa 1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix 1/2 cup shredded...

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Zucchini-Chocolate Chip Muffins

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1/2 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce 1/8 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup milk 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup shredded zucchini...

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Aurora Downtown Events Discussed at Kiwanis Club

Aurora Downtown Events Discussed at Kiwanis Club of Aurora

Marissa Amoni, events coordinator for Aurora Downtown, receives a coffee mug from John Ross, president of Kiwanis Club of Aurora, at the Kiwanis meeting Tuesday at the Prisco Center in Aurora. She discussed future events, including the 16th annual Downtown Taste, Tuesday, July 31, and Alley Arts Festival, August 25....

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Meals on the Move event at Blackhawk Park in Aurora proves successful July 13. The collaborative effort was among three community organizations. Submitted photo

Collaboration in Aurora an assist in Meals on the Move

By Anthony Stanford –  A collaboration among the Aurora Public Library (APL), Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB), the Fox Valley Park District (FVPD), and the city government of Aurora helps to sponsor the popular Meals on the Move program. The Summer lunch program provides free nutritious boxed lunches to children...

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Jason DeLancey and his son, Henry, draw on the walls with washable markers on the third floor of the David L. Pierce Art and History Center, 20 E. Downer Place, in downtown Aurora. The space has an interactive element that encourages community participation. Marissa Amoni photo

Fondly, DLP building in Aurora stimulates creativity

If I tell you to meet me on the third floor of The DLP, and you don’t ask for clarification, you probably are an Aurora downtown regular. For those less frequent downtown visitors, let me explain. We have some amazing hidden gems in downtown Aurora, and I quickly could rattle...

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