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Food Fun

by Kathleen Costa


Curiosity has said to have “killed the cat,” so, why not take a dog with you! Miriam and her Dalmatian Domino (case-in-point for Burke’s cleverness) goes exploring on the dunes, which aren’t really dunes, to see if she can locate the hidden grave of Allen Rogow, ex-husband of current client of the G.O.L.D team Judith Rogow.

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by Kathleen Costa


Whispering Falls has its mystical shops, magical residents, and even a university at which Judy teaches a class on magical cures. Residents serve the many tourists who visit, even though the tourists are unaware of the true magic that lies beneath the surface.

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by Cynthia Chow
& Eve Calder


It was a trifecta of calamities that led to Kate McGuire completely upending her life and starting over in Coral Cay, Florida. In one day her New York City apartment went condo, the owner of the restaurant where she worked as a pastry chef closed due to embezzlement, and she cancelled her wedding due to her cheating fiancé.

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Cold Soup For Your A Nice Summer Meal

IN THE August 17 ISSUE

FROM THE 2019 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andMargaret Mendel
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by Margaret Mendel


Mid summer, when heat feels the most unforgiving and cooking is the last thing on my mind, I fall back on cold soups.
Soups have always been special to me, whether hot or cold. They seem a bit like alchemy. The mere boiling of bones in water produces a rich flavorful broth.

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by Cynthia Chow


This week we have a pair of mysteries with some unique professions that I don’t recall seeing in mysteries before (though I could be wrong)-we have a “Professional Busybody” in Jane Darrowfield, Professional Busybody by Barbara Ross, and the owner of a cookbook publishing company in Risky Biscuits: A Sugar & Spice Mystery by Mary Lee Ashford.

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A Trio of Food Mysteries

IN THE July 27 ISSUE

FROM THE 2019 Articles,
andCynthia Chow,
andFood Fun,
andMysteryrat's Maze
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by Cynthia Chow


This week we have a trio of food mysteries for your summer fun-Sweet Tea and Secrets: A Tea and A Read Mystery by Joy Avon, Southern Sass and Killer Cravings: A Marygene Brown series by Kate Young, and Strangled Eggs and Ham: A Country Store Mystery by Maddie Day.

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by Terrance McArthur


After stuffing myself with ice cream in June, I turned the Great Food Search toward a more healthy highway of food—salads. Some people look down on salads as that green stuff they have to chomp through before they can really eat something, but the dishes I am about to introduce to you are more than a mouthful—this is FOOD!

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by Cynthia Chow


After leaving Chicago to move back home to Cherry Orchard, Whitney Bloom is completely committed to seeing the success of her cherrycentric bakery and gift shop. In addition to her online store, Whitney has a Bloom ‘n’ Cherries! shop being run inside her family’s Cherry Orchard Inn.

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You-Pick Farms

IN THE July 20 ISSUE

FROM THE 2019 Articles,
andCommunity,
andFood Fun,
andMallory Moad
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by Mallory Moad



When I was a kid, something I could always count on during the summer was an excursion “out to the country” to pick produce. Peaches, strawberries, corn, and black-eyed peas were readily available at you-pick farms scattered throughout the rural areas just outside Fresno.

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by staff



When you remember all of the grilled meat that you have eaten since your childhood, you can attest to the fact that nothing tastes better than grilled poultry, or more so chicken. Once you start eating them, stopping is impossible. You just need to have the right tricks to turn these wings into a sumptuous meal. What would be the ideal grill to use?

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by Evelyne Vivies


Monet’s Cafe, the small but magical bistro-style restaurant of Exeter, offers refinement, culture, and art inspired by the greatest European cities. Its proprietor, sweet-natured Jen Davis, has the eye of an artist, the managerial grace of a symphony conductor, and the humility to realize how blessed she is. It’s no wonder we love to go there again and again.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


The Wakehouse in Reedley is the place to be these days with a lot of great concerts and food. A special event, Country on the Kings River, is coming to the Wakehouse on Friday, July 12.

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by Terrance McArthur


In summer, thoughts turn to ice cream, and the Great Food Search has industriously worked its way through ice cream shop after ice cream shop, just to let you know what’s out there. Here are some of the usual suspects…and a few of the unusual ones.

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Desserts for a party at home

IN THE June 26 ISSUE

FROM THE 2019 Articles,
andFood Fun
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by staff



Planning the desserts you’ll serve at a dinner party at your home is almost more important than what you are going to serve for dinner. Planning delicious meals for a dinner party seems to be simple when compared to trying to decide on sweet desserts.

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