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As I am preparing our Thanksgiving meal, I hear the medical helicopter flying over my house. BYH, EastCare. Sending you some good thoughts and am thankful you are out there.

Many trees have long memories in short cuts. Every year they thicken, loosening their belts. They add a ring, stretch the waistband. Those rings are apparent when a tree is cut through its short side. And they remember a lot.

Here’s a charming little creepy-crawler. It shows up just about anywhere in the eastern United States, quietly creeping along on a variety of substrates: sand, rock, damp or dry ground, tree stumps, rotten logs, often in shady woodlands where it boasts bright green leaves, often streaked or …

Simply Delicious Greek Mediterranean Cuisine has opened at 327 E. Arlington Blvd. offering all the heart-healthy and authentic flavors of the region in dishes that live up to the restaurant’s name.

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Bring on the layers when it’s cold outside. And before you reach for your fleece or parka, let’s be perfectly clear: We’re talking about salads. That’s right, salads have a place in the fall and winter, and when the brisk seasons invite layering hefty, nourishing ingredients into our meals, …

A typical Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks speech would open with a self-deprecating jab at long-winded rabbis, then flow into a blend of Hebrew texts, science, law, literature, current events and the scriptures of other faiths.

The holidays can be stressful, so take the pressure down a notch and feed and entertain with a decorative cheese platter. Cheese is a perfect accompaniment to cocktails, an inviting appetizer or, heck, a casual help-yourself dinner. And with a little thought, a cheese board can take center s…

Don’t give in to COVID fatigue. Eat healthy. Take your family outside for some physical activity, wear your mask and stay 6 feet apart. Sharing food or a holiday food gift? Mask and gloves are not required if you are sure you wash your hands often, don’t touch your face or lick your fingers …

For a long time, I steered clear of tomatillos — not because of an aversion, but I simply didn’t know what do with them. Well, I am here to tell you these little tomato-esque “vegetables” are easy to use and a delight. Their flavor is tart and vegetal with a hint of fruit, and they add pucke…