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Vegetables for the Italian buffet

Vegetables for the Italian buffet – recipes Italy is the source of these colorful vegetable dishes; all are seasoned with a splash of flavorful extra-virgin olive oil. Served separately as salads, they’re refreshing additions to casual meals. Served together, they make up the handsome buffet on page 84. The bread salad also makes a good […]

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Secrets of Victoria’s hanging baskets

Secrets of Victoria’s hanging baskets – Victoria, British Columbia flower baskets Steven R. Lorton The fine art of basket planting in British Columbia’s capital city Every summer day, boatloads of travelers arrive at the Inner Harbour of Victoria, British Columbia. As soon as the visitors hit the street, they invariably glance up, stop cold, and […]

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Mix and match – Decorating – blending prints in interior design

Mix and match – Decorating – blending prints in interior design – Brief Article Ann Bertelsen How do you successfully blend solids, stripes, prints, and plaids in the same room? Interior designer Janice Stone Thomas demonstrates in this remodeled house. To create a vivid environment inspired by the home’s lakeside setting, Thomas developed a palette […]

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Birches with striking bark, graceful form

Birches with striking bark, graceful form Jim McCausland GROVES OF BIRCHES HAVE A graceful character all their own. In summer, even delicate breezes rustle the small leaves easily; in winter, the bright-barked trunks and barren limbs look like etchings in the landscape. You can plant any kind of birch in winter, from bare-root stock or […]

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Fall cakes … fragrant and fruity with tart apples

Fall cakes … fragrant and fruity with tart apples – recipes Autumn’s favorite fruit enhances these simple cakes. In the first, sliced green apples bake on a rich butter cake and are later crowned with an almond toffee topping. Chunks of apple, raisins, and pecans stud the moist spice cake; for a lavish touch, offer […]

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Wired West: Smart house

Wired West: Smart house – Brief Article Daniel Gregory Smart ideas for a high-tech home * With 4 1/2 miles of cable, Sunset’s Rocky Mountain Idea House brings new meaning to home automation. Cables supply an extensive state-of-the-art control system: Access is via color touch screens located throughout the house. A wall of control panels […]

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They slipped a sunroom under the flat roof

They slipped a sunroom under the flat roof They slipped a sunroom under the flat roof Letting in winter sun not only added light and warmth to this flat-roofed post-and-beam (Eichler) house, but the new sunroom also improved traffic flow and increased living space. Before the addition, only a narrow door linked the living and […]

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Out of the ashes: rebuilding the Oakland and Berkeley Hills

Out of the ashes: rebuilding the Oakland and Berkeley Hills – California Daniel Gregory How determined families have made innovative architecture a part of their new lives There is a new Western frontier, and it is the rapidly changing landscape of th Oakland-Berkeley Hills fire zone, across the bay from San Francisco. Along thes flame-shaved […]

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Driver’s ed – driving around Los Angeles, California – Great Western Cities

Driver’s ed – driving around Los Angeles, California – Great Western Cities – Cover Story What you need to know during the next few months about L.A.’s streets and freeways Of all the images beamed worldwide after the Northridge earthquake, few were as dramatic as those of the collapsed sections of Interstates 5 and 10, […]

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Sliced scallops and a crunchy surprise – scallop salad with potato chips; includes recipe

Sliced scallops and a crunchy surprise – scallop salad with potato chips; includes recipe – Food and Entertaining Betsy Reynolds Bateson A SURPRISE INGREDIENT, potato chips, is in this first-course or main-dish salad featuring scallops glazed in hot oil and ginger. The chips provide a crisp, salty foil for the delicate shellfish. Warm juices from […]