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Hey Pal, Be A Sweetie From the Editor
By Tracy Bernard
A strange thing happened the other day.
Midday, the next day,
I was having trouble sleeping thinking
I hopped on Face-
about my to-do lists and whatever else
book to find the
popped into my head. I recalled an old
man from my college days, Louie. Louie
was a well-known local. He was missing
most of his teeth and wore bib overalls ev-
“Sad news to
ery day, along with a train conductor hat.
pass on... if any-
Almost every night, Louie would go from
bar to bar in our college town, talking to
all of the college kids. When he’d see any
in Vermillion or went to USD, you know
of us girls, he’d say, “Hey tweety (sweetie).”
Louie ... he passed away yesterday: Cheers
To the guys, he’d say “Hey pal.” One of the
to Louie!” I got chills. Why on Earth, after
bars even had T-shirts made with Louie’s
all of these years did Louie come to mind
face and “hey pal” on it.
and on the day of his death, no less? I
don’t have an answer. But it did remind Despite his local celebrity and the fact
me that all around us are people who are
that Louie was friendly to everyone,
barely getting by. Maybe they have fam-
sometimes people were mean to him –
ily trouble, maybe they are lonely, sick or
treating him like a pest. This always upset
struggling financially. Yet, these people
me. As far as I could see, Louie had no one
go on each day, smiling and giving you a
– no friends his age and no family around.
“hey pal” anyway. So, in honor of Louie’s
On a couple of occasions, I gave him a ride
memory, I ask you to choose to show kind-
home and by the appearance of his home,
ness to all people with the knowledge
it looked like he was barely getting by.
that they most assuredly need it.
How could people be so cruel? “Carry out a random act of kindness, with As I lay awake, I wondered what had be-
no expectation of reward, safe in the
come of Louie. Certainly, there was no way
knowledge that one day someone might
he could still be around. I recalled how
do the same for you.” Princess Diana
often I saw people mistreat Louie and hoped that things had improved for him. Then at some point, I fell asleep.
From the Editor
The Shape Iâ€™m In Health & Fitness
By Dorothy Rosby
I held my breath. I sucked in my gut like a middle-aged man on a nude beach. And I pulled on the amazing Tummy Tuck Shaper. I leaned against the wall to rest and catch my breath, and then I peeked in the mirror. WOW! I turned to the right, and I turned to the left. My abs were FLAT! So were my kidneys.
WOW! I turned to the right, and I turned to the left. My abs were FLAT! Maybe I needed a larger size. Maybe I should have tried on the size I AM, rather than the size Iâ€™d hoped the shaper would make me. Oh well; I looked GOOD! I decided to buy the Tummy Tuck Shaper no matter how much it cost. But first I had to get it off. And nothing could have prepared me for the trauma of getting that sucker off. I tried pulling from the bottom. I tried peeling from the top. I tugged; I heaved; I fell and hit the mirror. Oh NO! Was I swelling? Now it would never come
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call for help?
other was in her own home! She was
It would be easy to blame the situation
I wanted to see how I’d look with a flat
on a few too many scoops of guacamole,
Who? The sales clerk? The fire department? A SURGEON?
Both were too embarrassed to speak out about the dangers, so I decided I would.
but it’s bigger than that–no pun intended. The journey to that moment started
And that’s how I wound up in a panic,
way back in my childhood when my
trying to extricate myself from a Tummy
friend’s grandmother, whose foundation
Tuck Shaper that I now knew for sure
garment had become something of an
should be a size larger. Obviously I did
exoskeleton, told us that ALL women, no
escape. Otherwise I wouldn’t be wearing
matter their shape, should wear girdles.
my Sponge Bob jammies with the elastic
We didn’t take her too seriously since we
waistband right now. But I didn’t buy the
didn’t even have hips yet. But her mes-
Tummy Tuck Shaper. After the pain and
sage was clear: If it ain’t flat, it’s fat!
humiliation of my dressing room drama, I decided it would be easier to go ahead
Then recently, not one, but TWO friends
and have an actual tummy tuck. BHW
told me about getting trapped in shapewear. It’s an EPIDEMIC! American women don’t bind our feet; we bind our spleens! One friend was in a department store dressing room when it happened; the
Dorothy Rosby writes from Rapid City, where she lives with her husband, son and abs.
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Like it or not, hair removal is a neces-
spray. A treatment could take as little as
sity in every woman’s life. From peach-
a few minutes to as long as an hour, de-
fuzz fringes to the single wayward hair
pending on the area being treated,” says
that crops up at the most inopportune
Julie Krein of Black Hills Dermatology and
time,to the long, dark and coarse growth
that resembles an overgrown forest, women have been battling hair removal
The Pros – Laser hair removal can be used
on any part of the body and can remove 40 percent to 80 percent of hair from the
Fortunately, there is no shortage of
treated area. Little or no hair growth is
means to cope with the overgrowth. To
necessary prior to treatments, and treat-
help you decide which method of hair re-
ments are not extremely time consuming.
moval might best fit your needs, we have consulted several Black Hills experts in
The Cons – While not common, scarring,
the field. Every option has its pros, cons
burns and blisters can occur, and treat-
and price points and may not be the best
ments can be uncomfortable. Because
choice, depending on where you want to
hair grows in three stages: growing, rest-
ing and shedding, multiple treatments are
How it works – A licensed laser practitioner uses a handheld device that emits pulsed light that damages hair follicles at the root, resulting in the hair falling out 10 – 14 days after treatment. “Each laser pulse may be preceded and followed by a short pulse of cooling
while it is long lasting, laser
hair removal is not permanent. People
The Cons – While home waxing kits are
with dark hair and light skin are best suit-
available, most people find the proce-
ed for this type of treatment. “The laser
dure simply too messy, slow, difficult
targets the darker hairs and is not effec-
and painful for a DIY project. Incorrectly
tive on the white hairs,” said Krein. Laser
done, waxing can also lead to skin infec-
hair removal is also not the most cost ef-
tions. If you are taking Accutane or reti-
nols or other medications that make your
skin more sensitive and fragile, waxing is Costs – Black Hills Dermatology and Laser Centre charges $75
hairy before you can get
to $250 per treatment,
smooth; at least a quar-
not recommended. You also have to be
depending on the
ter of an inch of
area. Other dis-
hair is needed
counts are given
for the wax to
for patients who have
treatments Costs – A Perfect
on multiple areas.
10 Nail and Beauty Bar offers facial
How it works –
charges $10 per
A warm, resin-
area. Other pro-
based wax prod-
uct is applied to
services may cost
the hair and then when
pulled off, removing the entire hair follicle from the
Threading is a method commonly practiced in Eastern countries.
up to $100 for a Brazilian
wax for the upper and lower legs. A 15 percent to 20 percent gratuity is
customary and suggested. At-home waxThe Pros – Waxing can remove hair any-
ing kits cost $6 to $100.
where on the body, and the results can last up to six weeks. It is also a relatively quick procedure. “Waxing offers cleaner lines and more detailed eyebrows,” says
How it works – Threading is a method
Canada Lytle at A Perfect 10 Nail and
commonly practiced in Eastern countries,
Beauty Bar. Over time, frequent waxing
like Egypt, India and Vietnam, that has
can cause the hair follicle to become
become increasingly popular in the Unit-
damaged and stop growing hair.
ed States. A cotton thread is used to pull
Beauty 13 out unwanted hair in a twisting motion
Costs – Mai Lee’s Threading and Beauty
removing the entire hair from the follicle.
Salon charges $10 for lips, $15 for eye-
It is best used on unruly eyebrows, and
brows and $45 for the entire face. A 15
the results usually last six weeks. The dis-
percent to 20 percent gratuity is custom-
comfort is similar to tweezing but much
ary and suggested.
quicker. The Pros – Threading is fast, it is extremely sanitary, there are no chemicals applied to the skin and over time temporary results
How it works – A depilatory is a strong, alkaline–based product that weakens the hair at the fol-
come permanent. The
true art form that
Depilatories are an inexpensive, quick, and pain free hair removal method.
has been passed
below skin level. The process takes approximately five to 10 minutes and is primarily used
down from generation to generation
on arms, legs, bikini line and underarms.
,which can make it hard to find someone
It should not be used on the face unless
experienced in the craft. Mai Lee McKin-
specifically labeled for that purpose. The
ish has been threading for 32 years. She
effects of depilatories are two to five days
learned the art in Vietnam. Inexperi-
before re-growth is seen.
enced professionals can break hairs and their technique can cause pain. Thread-
The Pros – Depilatories are an inexpen-
ing is only done on the face, and some
sive, quick and pain-free hair removal
hair growth is necessary prior to a treat-
method that requires no experience to
use and can easily be done in the privacy of your own home. Various strength
products are available
over the counter at the local
last long, anywhere from a few hours to
a few days. When coarse hair is cut off to
and can be purchased
a sharp tip, it can create ingrown hairs, The Cons – The chemical creams smell
razor bumps and burn, which along with
bad and can be messy to use. The strong
nicking yourself with the razor, can be
chemicals may also cause skin irritation,
especially if the product is left on to long resulting in burns, blisters and rashes.
Costs – Disposable razors cost between
Since the follicle is not removed from the
$.50 and $8, and while they can be
root the effects of depilatories are short
used a couple of times before throwing
them away, it is recommended to use a new blade each shave to prevent razor
Costs – Depilatories range in price from
bumps, burn and ingrown hairs. Regu-
$5 to $65.
lar razors, that you keep the handle and throw away the blade, cost between $7
and $20. Shaving lubrication can cost anywhere from $3 for a basic shaving
How it works – Shaving is the most com-
cream to $25 or more for designer or or-
mon and oldest method of hair removal.
ganic shaving gel or lotion. BHW
Hair is simply cut off at skin level with a razor. Shaving is most effective when skin is wet and when used with a lubricating agent. Shaving is effective at removing hair on any part of the body. The Pros – Shaving is quick, affordable, can easily be done at home and if done properly is painless. The Cons – The results of shaving do not
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THE NEW BASICS
Ultra Denim Trends
By Angelica Wojtanowicz
It’s time to freshen up your winter ward-
fresh again. For the transition into spring,
robe, and this upcoming season, it is all
colored skinnies can be worn with a boot
about denim. Since denim is showing up
or ballet flat. For a night out, get a dress-
in every color, print and fit, you can lit-
ier look and keep it simple with a neutral
erally match your denim to your mood.
Neon pink and yellow, emerald green, ultraviolet and apricot will pair perfect-
Another denim trend that is proving to
ly with your neutral–tone blouses and
be strong this season is the slim boot. It is
sweaters. For the fashion–brave, there’s
a flattering style for all body types, with
denim in every print and fit that a girl
a smooth fit through the knee and a re-
could dream. These bold colors bring the
fined flare elongating the legs. The slim
perfect pop to transition into spring —
boot is amazing on its own in a simple
so it seems the only option is to snag a
blue denim wash but can be chic and
pair of your very own!
stylish in a clean white. It is the perfect jean for the office or the weekend.
The skinny jean seems to have become a staple in every women’s closet, and col-
Denim PRINTS! Floral, ikat, stripes — they
or is just one of the ways to make them
are everywhere and maybe not for every-
one. A great way to bring a print denim
Get the relaxed look this spring with a cute
into your wardrobe without it being too
pair of denim shorts. It may not be shorts
overwhelming is to buy it in a cropped
season yet, but black tights will help keep
length. Keep it simple and wear a
you warm and stylish. Cutoffs in plum and
plain tee and chic flats.
coral, dressy suede, and prints are great with a black tight, bootie and oversized
Get the relaxed look this spring with a cute pair of denim shorts.. black tights will help keep you warm and stylish.
selection of denim is an essential for your
round. DenThe '70s flare is still going
im in every color and fit is a huge trend
strong into spring 2012
this upcoming season. Embrace a new
with a modern, sleek
look this year, and buy at least one pair of
look. Rich dark washes
the must-have styles that are popping up
and clean pockets are
all over this spring. Keep it fresh and have
fun with it! BHW
trend a must-have for your closet. It is a sophisticated look when paired with a blazer. However, it can be a fun weekend look with a print blouse or simple tee.
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She does consultations to give people
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lesque, can can, hip hop as well as yoga,
studio in Rapid City. The studio primar-
tai chi, pilates and meditation.
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By Kathleen Fox
Career planning. Wedding planning.
Yes, if you don’t have a spouse or chil-
Family planning. If you’re in your 20s or
dren, your parents would inherit every-
30s, all of these might well be part of
thing, including the boxes of R. L. Stine
books and junior-high diaries that are still stored in their basement. They would
But estate planning? Surely that’s for
also need to dispose of your stuff, close
older people. Right now, you’re too busy
out your meager bank accounts and deal
getting your life started to even consider
with your student loans. (Government
anything related to its possible end. You
loans are discharged if the borrower dies;
can think of at least five good reasons
private student loans may not be.)
why you don’t need a will.
Designating a parent or sibling as execuYou’re too young and healthy. You
tor of your estate would make life easier
don’t hang glide or ride bulls, and there’s
for them, especially if your parents are
no history of serious illnesses in your
divorced or live at a distance. With a will,
family. Your chances of dying any time
you could also leave your beagle to your
soon are ridiculously small.
boyfriend or your movie collection to your best friend.
True. Still, there’s always that slight possibility of being run over by a beer truck while you’re out jogging.
You can’t afford to make a will. It
would be ridiculous to pay a lawyer more than your entire estate would be worth.
You’re single and broke. You’ve
just started paying off your student
True. So don’t pay a lawyer. You can get
loans. The bank owns more of your car
generic will forms online or at office sup-
than you do. Your only “investment” is a
ply stores that are perfectly adequate
couple of hundred dollars in a savings ac-
for a simple will. Get one. Fill it out. It’s
count. Your net worth is a negative num-
cheap, it’s easy, and it’s done.
ber. What’s to leave to anybody? Besides,
wouldn’t your parents just get it all?
You’re too busy. With a 3-year-old,
a baby on the way, and two full-time jobs,
end up making it for you.
you and your husband don’t have time to
think about remote future possibilities like estate planning. You’d leave everything to each other anyway, so what’s the
You’re in transition. Any will you
make now would be out of date in a few years.
point? The point is to provide for the guardian-
view it annually, and revise it as your
ship of your kids. This is why wills are
essential for young parents, even if the most valuable thing you own is a cubic
When you’re young, you might think
zirconia wedding ring. Suppose you and
of making a will as practice. Consider it
were killed in a car accident. Who would raise your children? Your parents? Your sister? Your
learning one more
Suppose you and your husband were killed.. Who would raise your children?
start with a simple will
find it easier to make a more complex one later when
brother? Have you asked any of these
adult life skill. If you
you need it “for real.”
people if they are willing to take on that responsibility?
Estate planning. Who needs it?
Chances are you haven’t. Choosing
a guardian for your kids is one of the toughest decisions parents can make. No wonder most of us put it off. But if you don’t make that choice, a judge who doesn’t know you or your family could
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By Nicole Vulcan
Several years ago, Mary Schnortz, and
Not only is the “sandwich generation”
her husband took a trip to Minnesota to
– those providing care for both parents
visit Mary’s elderly mother. When they
and kids – growing, but the numbers
got there, they discovered that she was in
for those needing extensive care are
advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
growing, too. South Dakota’s number of
It had been six or seven years since the
Alzheimer’s patients follows a national
mother’s diagnosis – but she had been
trend of growth; from 2010 to 2025, the
keeping it all a secret. With the signs of
number of Alzheimer’s patients in the
deterioration now so apparent, the fam-
state is expected to grow by 24 percent,
ily was in shock.
according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Mary and her husband made the decision
Moving her mother into her home “was
to move mom in with them in the Black
rewarding but stressful at the same time,”
Hills – a decision that naturally meant a
says Schnortz. “You give a lot of yourself,
lot of adjustment.
and you don’t realize it until you’re so deep into it.”
Mary and her husband were some of an estimated 10 million Americans over the
Schnortz says she’s fortunate that her
age of 50 that provide care to a parent – a
children were already out of the home,
number that is only getting bigger. In the
making it easier to juggle the needs of
mid-1990s, that number was about one-
her mother with her working life. But
third of what it is today.*
many are not so lucky; on top of school
Percentage of Alzheimer and dementia caregivers with high stress levels.
l Stress a ic s y h P % 3 4 na 61% Emotio
Created from data from the Alzheimer’s Association 2010 Women and Alzheimer’s Poll, October 2010.
vises people to have powers of attorney
do their homework, the sandwich gen-
that clearly state your wishes, well ahead
eration also adds pharmacy runs and
to happen,” says Snoozy-Kaitfors. “You
commutes and reminding their kids to
“It’s tough,” says Shirley Allen, manager
want to make sure your wishes are under-
of Daisy House, an adult day-care facility
stood.” Planning ahead means planning
in Rapid City. “They’re losing their parent
for the financial component of retire-
reminders to their parents to take their medications.
“You never know when things are going
1 in 8 Older Americans has Alzheimer’s. From the Alzheimer’s Association 2011 Report. Older American is defined as 65-years and older.
as they knew them and having to change
ment, as well as clearly stating what type
into a whole new thinking pattern. It’s a
of care you want. It also means being
willing to take preventive measures, such as accepting part-time care in the home,
While it’s not an easy road, there are
before the elder’s health and safety dete-
some steps families can take to make the
riorates to the point of needing extensive
decision-making easier. Following are
care, says Snoozy-Kaitfors.
some tips to help families make the best moves for all parties involved.
1. Plan ahead.
2. Know your options.
With the numbers of elders needing care only expected to grow as baby boomers
Planning for your future is one of the big-
retire, the options for care are also grow-
gest gifts you can give your family, says
Lezlie Snoozy-Kaitfors of Comfort Keepers, which provides in-home care for the
“The adult day center -- the only one in
elderly in Rapid City. Snoozy-Kaitfors ad-
Western South Dakota -- has been an
awesome thing to offer families,” says Allen of Daisy House. “Here families can bring (elders) in as they would a child.”
4. Seek support for caregivers
In the world of elder care, the word “burnout” is an adjective that gets tossed disassociation and fatigue that caregiv-
age families to explore all possible op-
ers experience when caring for their el-
around often. It describes the isolation, Elder care experts in the area encourtions with a third party, to find the one
der loved ones – on top of managing the
care, part-time and
stresses of everyday
for them. Options
life. While there’s
include adult day full-time
care, as well as assisted
nursing home care.
“I cannot stress enough that (families) need to bond together at this time to help each other.”
no doubt that it’s a difficult place to be in, support groups can provide a tremendous
for loved ones. “If you’re dealing
3. Work together
with a parent, you’ve got that emotional
When it’s time to make that tough deci-
attachment that’s so deep. You’re losing
sion for Mom and Dad, Snoozy-Kaitfors
a little bit of them at a time, and if you
says she often sees the eldest daughter
don’t have the support that you need,
in the family leading the charge. While
the quality of your life will suffer,” says
women do tend to take on caregiving
Schnortz, who now shares her own expe-
tasks in the family, it should really be the
riences with others by working at Daisy
work of the entire family -- including the
minor children who may have to give up some of their space to make room for
Support groups abound, says Allen, with
options that include groups specializing in Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, elder care
“I cannot stress enough that (families)
and much more.
need to bond together at this time to help each other,” says Allen. One family,
“Those who are in the trenches know
she says, travels from Minnesota so the
better,” says Allen. “Being able to pat
family can meet and talk about what to
each other on the back and give a hug as
do with mom and dad. “Those families
needed — that’s worth millions.”
coming together are the heroes. With that you see the plans come together far better.”
*Statistics courtesy Met Life Mature Market Institute
Nicole Vulcan is a South Dakota writer based in Portland, Oregon, specializing in health and wellness, green living, travel and other commentary from a feminist perspective.
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“My garage looks like a rummage sale!”
If the above quotes sound like you, you’re not alone. Shortly after adopting our sec-
3. Open your mail ASAP
Separate bills, magazines, coupons, invi-
ond daughter, I felt crazed at all the new
tations and junk mail. Throw out the junk,
“stuff” in our house, and that’s when I got
including magazines you’re not inter-
serious about organization and design-
ested in and the opened envelopes. Pur-
ing organization systems. The goal: get it
chase an accordion folder and sort and
under control and free up more time to
file the bills alphabetically. Set one hour
maximize the fun times in life.
per week to pay bills either manually or with online bill pay, which I highly recom-
I love “stuff” and have “stuff,” but it’s fairly
mend. It frees up tons of time. Once the
organized, which adds to a calm at home
bill is entered, it is paid automatically on
that I need at the end of a busy work day.
a date you set — no need to buy stamps
So, I’m thrilled to share some of my tips
or envelopes, no need to write out the
on how to get organized. Clutter free
checks and envelopes and then get them
spaces help everyone function better
to the mailbox. File immediately in a cab-
and be more productive.
inet or box.
1. Make your bed everyday
4. Designate a space for correspondence, kids, activities, mail and bills
Taking two to three minutes to make a bed immediately makes a bedroom look less cluttered.
2. Open the shades
I use a pantry cabinet close to the garage to store all this type of “stuff.” Pic-
Let the light in so that you can see all the
ture storage boxes with lids work great
stuff lying on the floor. Take two minutes
to hold scissors, tape and glues, another
to pick it up, put it in the closet or the
holds birthday cards and stamps, and
laundry basket, straighten papers and
another checks. Developed pictures
walk out feeling good.
are immediately put in a photo album. A bulletin board holds invitations adja-
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5. Clothes and stuff
Walk through your house daily, with all family members holding a basket and
ing plastic pocket folders with numer-
putting their belongings in their basket
ous pockets. Each child has one to hold
to immediately be taken to the laundry,
notes, awards, shot records, report cards
the bath room or bed room to be put
and other reference items. Kids papers
Kid activities are stored here, too, us-
are reviewed daily and thrown and special school papers/projects are stored in
The 30 minutes you spend each day to or-
clear plastic containers in their room.
ganize feels good, and getting all family members involved is vital! Just because weâ€™re women doesnâ€™t mean you have to do this alone! BHW
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Motherhood 34 Name: Sheila Seger-Ogborn Occupation: Business Development Specialist Age: 34 Children: Alexander, 15 months
What is the hardest part about being a mother?
Tell us your favorite story about Alexander.
None of the books tell you, and I’ve read
He is such a funny ‘lil man, I can’t pick just
them all, how hard it is to be a great mom
one. He cracks me up every day.
and still be a good wife, a good employee, and a good friend. And that’s before I at-
What is your favorite time-saver?
tempt to find a moment to be good to
I would be lost without my crock-pot and
What is the best part about being a mother?
my Roomba. I turn them both on when I walk out the door in the morning and when I come home dinner is done and the floors are clean.
The feeling of joy that I get when I see my before. I’m addicted to his little giggle. He
What is your philosophy on discipline?
makes life worth living.
My son is still a little young to truly put me
son happy is like nothing I have ever felt
What is your favorite sanity-saver? My husband. Not only does he help with Alexander, but he helps around the house, too. He always pulls me back from the proverbial ledge.
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Name a time when you felt like a parenting genius.
My favorite place is home. I can turn off
Every time I see my son sharing or being
the cellphones and the TV so we can just focus on each other. It is where we have
the best quality time. But I think my sonâ€™s
favorite place is the new Whoâ€™s Toy Store downtown.
What is your favorite parenting must-have? For the last year, the Diaper Genie has been my favorite invention. I got one as a gift from my mother-in-law and after seeing it in action, sheer genius.
kind. He is very sweet and affectionate, and I know it is because he models what he sees from my husband and I.
I could have won the worst mother award when... I turned around to see him standing on top of a dining room chair. In a panic, I tried to push the chair closer to the table to keep him from falling and instead of saving him, I caused him to lose his balance and he hit the table giving him a bloody lip. I still feel awful. BHW
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By Eric Gardner
The Chardonnay grape, often consid-
more desirable. Many Chardonnays burst
ered the world’s most popular wine
with tropical fruits on the palate, while
grape, is the principal foundation for
others feature smooth, gentle pear notes.
many great white wines, including champagnes. Most wine growing
Some Chardonnays are rich and buttery
regions of the world grow this very
…you can actually feel the creaminess
versatile and adaptable grape, from
on your tongue. Wine is a personal thing.
the cold regions of Germany to
Many people like the oakiness, and oth-
the warmer climates of Califor-
ers like the butteriness. Still others like
nia and Argentina.
the crispness. All in all, a Chardonnay will often offer complexity in flavors and tex-
tures more than other whites. There are
in the Burgundy region
plenty of each character to be found in
of France and has been
the Chardonnay section of your favorite
around for centuries.
In France, Chardonnay is the primary
Here’s an important tip: to enjoy the full
blending grape used
flavor of a finer Chardonnay, do not over-
to make the white
chill it! Serve a Chardonnay at about 50
to 55 degrees, about the temperature in
which it ideally should be stored. Also, beware of the alcohol content of Char-
There is a tremen-
donnay! You may be surprised to learn
dous range in charac-
that Chardonnays generally have the
ter and taste of Char-
highest alcohol content by volume of any
donnays on the shelf.
white wine – often 13.5 percent to 15%
Many are okay, which
at one time was indicative of a finer
Chardonnay is versatile when pairing
with food. The luscious fruit and creami-
ever, more recently
ness combines nicely with shellfish, fish,
Chardonnays are not
chicken, turkey, salmon and even savory
“oaked” as much and
are more steely and crisp,
Here are a few recipes you must try that feature Chardonnay.
Cauliflower Soup with Curried Apple For those on a budget La Crema, Crème de Lys, Angeline, Kendall Jackson, Clos du Bois, Jacob’s Creek (Australian), Sonoma-Cutrer
For the fine dinners Grgich Hills (also beat out French whites in a world tasting in 1973), Chateau Montelena (made famous in
Melt 4 TB butter in large pot over me-
the Hollywood movie, “Bottleshock”),
dium-low heat. Add cauliflower, onion,
Heitz, Alpha Omega Unoaked, Bering-
leek and bay leaf; sauté until onion is
er, Franciscan, Joseph Drouhin.
translucent, about eight minutes.
When you want to splurge: Add wine; simmer until almost all of the
Alpha Omega Oaked, Pahlmeyer,
liquid has evaporated, about four min-
Baldacci, Far Niente, Shafer.
utes. Add broth and cream. Bring to boil; reduce heat to medium; simmer until cauliflower is tender, stirring often, about 20 minutes. Remove bay leaf from soup. Use a hand blender and puree soup until smooth. Mix in lemon juice and Season with salt and pepper. Cut apple into matchsticksize strips. Melt remaining 2 TB butter in skillet over medium heat. Add apple and curry powder; sauté until apple is tender, about two minutes.
6 TB butter, divided 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets (5 cups) 1 c onion, chopped 1 c leek, chopped (white and pale green parts only) 1 bay leaf ½ c Chardonnay – use good quality, and drink with soup! 4 c vegetable broth 1 c whipping cream 2 TB fresh lemon juice ¼ tsp cayenne 1 large unpeeled Fuji or Red Delicious apple ½ tsp curry powder, plus more for garnish
Bring soup to simmer; ladle into bowls. Spoon warm apple mixture over. Sprinkle with additional curry powder and serve.
Chardonnay Mushrooms 40
½ c Butter ¼ tsp garlic powder ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper dried parsley flakes ¼ c Chardonnay 1 lb fresh mushrooms
Chicken Breasts – perfect pairing! 4 whole chicken breasts, boned and skinned ½ lb butter, whipped 1 tsp marjoram 1 tsp oregano 4 slices mozzarella cheese 2 eggs ¼ c milk corn flake crumbs ½ c Chardonnay Pound chicken breasts to make flat. Lay
Wipe dirt from mushrooms and cut into
slice of mozzarella cheese on each, and
roll. Mix butter, marjoram and oregano. Spread evenly on mozzarella and chick-
Heat butter in a saucepan over low heat
en. Dip rolls into egg-milk batter, and
until melted. Add mushrooms and stir in
then roll in cornflake crumbs. Arrange in
garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cook over
ungreased baking dish. With remaining
medium heat, stirring often, approxi-
butter, add wine and pour over breasts
mately four minutes or until soft.
in dish. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. BHW
Turn off heat and immediately pour Chardonnay onto mushrooms.
Eric Gardner joined KOTA in 2002 as a meteorologist and news anchor. Besides doing news, Eric is a gourmet cook and wine connoisseur. You can watch Cooking with Eric every Friday morning just before Good Morning America.
There are over 38,000 varieties of mushrooms available, over 3,000 in North America alone.
Book Reviews 42
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Anything Michael Baron
Ken and Melissa’s romance has led them to the doorstep of marriage. While searching for the perfect wedding present for Melissa, Ken stumbles into a mysterious shop. There, he is given an extraordinary opportunity – to look in on Melissa when she was a girl. Until he discovers a terrible secret in Melissa’s past...
engaged to be married. Ken is so mes-
story of a man in love. Ken would like
merized with Melissa that he would
nothing more than to see his fiancee
give “anything” to know what Melissa’s
growing up, feeling that he wants to
life was before they met. He learns of a
know the person she was before he met
tragic incident in Melissa’s childhood.
her. Given the unusual opportunity to do
An opportunity to change it, gives him
just that, he discovers something terrible
unexpected results. This book is sappy
in her past and is willing to change histo-
and somewhat creepy to think a person
ry in order to prevent her any pain. What
would want to pry so deeply into a loved
Ken doesn’t do, however, is consider the
outcome of such a move. Reading “Any-
Ken and Melissa are a happy couple
Fans of romance will enjoy this simple
thing” leads one to realize that any single event has the power to affect every other event in our lives and the lives of those
In a post-apocalytpic world in the country of Panem, formerly
close to us.
America, the Capitol controls the country. Once a year, one boy
Hunger Games Suzanne Collins
and one girl aged 12 to 18 from each of the 12 districts that surround the Capitol are selected by lottery to compete in a televised battle to the death with only one survivor. The story is told from one of the competitors, 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen.
who are sent to fight to the death in the
Katniss Everdeen proves to be a formi-
“hunger games,” where only one child
dable opponent, not only to those who
comes out alive, I thought it sounded
meet her in the arena but also to those
awful. Well, I was wrong! It’s intense, a
who would wish her a quiet existence
page–turner with amazing characters
as a lesser citizen. Through seemingly
that will have you hooked! Start reading
small gestures she is able to excite an op-
now, the movie comes out March 23rd.
pressed society to a level of rebellion not seen before. Romance, rebellion, deception, action – this book contains a little bit of everything. And it will definitely leave you hungry for more!
There is nothing more dangerous than a person who has nothing left to lose. In this case, it is a young woman, Katniss,
who knows her life has been reduced to kill–or–be–killed for the viewing plea-
One of the best books I have ever read!
sure of others. Take heart, dear readers:
If you haven’t read this book, or for that
you will learn much from Ms. Everdeen
matter the series, you really need to. The
besides her instinct to survive. With the
story grabs you from the beginning and
thematic elements in this book series,
takes you on a wild ride. When I was
the future doesn’t seem that far away
urged to read this story about teenagers
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