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Local students make finals in statewide competition

By CHRISTIE BLECK Journal Staff Writer ISHPEMING — It wasn’t as big an issue 10 years ago, but cybersecurity is becoming more at the forefront of society — and that means it’s becoming more at the forefront of academia. A team from Westwood High School, Patriots 1, has been named ...

local food

By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — One in seven people and one in six children in Michigan are struggling with hunger, according to Feeding America. Food insecurity in Marquette was discussed among community members and various area organizations aimed at increasing ...

Stir-fry basics for home cooks

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press For every home cook happily tossing together a stir fry at home, there are a dozen would-be stir fryers wanting to make chicken-broccoli-sugar-snap-pea stir fry . and then sheepishly reaching for the takeout menu. Stir-fry technique has many people ...

Fresh pumpkin offers a wide variety of cooking options

From left, Isabelle and Alyson Steinbrecher of Hardwood in Dickinson County cut their own pumpkin off the vine at Slagle’s Family Farm and Pumpkin Patch Located at N7705 Metropolitan Road in Felch. It was unclear if these pumpkins were meant for the cooking pot or jack-o-lantern duty. ...

Workshop highlights area edible, medicinal species

MARQUETTE — Foragers set off into Tourist Park near the Noquemanon Trail Network North Trailhead Tuesday evening for a Foraging Workshop hosted by Eco Reps, a Northern Michigan University peer-to-peer educator program which gives students resources to cultivate a community of ...

From Cityscape to Farm Space

By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer When we buy our food from as close to the farm as we can get, it not only tastes better, but it’s better for you too. In urban areas where land suitable for any kind of agriculture is hard to come by, it’s more difficult to obtain healthy food that ...

MSU Extension to offer food safety practices training

NEGAUNEE — Michigan State University Extension will be offering a ServSafe class in Negaunee Township to educate food service managers about food safety practices. Training classes are taught by MSU Extension educators who are certified instructors and exam proctors through the National ...

McDonald’s takes a nibble of the plant-based burger

(AP) McDonald’s is finally taking a nibble of the plant-based burger. McDonald’s said Thursday that will sell the PLT, or the plant, lettuce and tomato burger for 12 weeks in 28 restaurants in Southwestern Ontario by the end of the month. The small-market test is rolling out about six ...

Twisted Truck takes on the town

MARQUETTE — You might like your soft pretzel with a little salt, a side of nacho cheese or maybe a squirt of mustard. How about with a vanilla cream sauce, garlic cheese spread, dipped in cinnamon sugar or topped with pepperoni? DaH Pretzel Guys are serving classic soft pretzels with ...

Mexico celebrates its independence with iconic dish

By MARIA TERESA HERNÁNDEZ Associated Press MEXICO CITY — The first bite of chiles en nogada, a traditional Mexican dish eaten around the country’s independence celebrations, sends a shiver. The salty skin of the poblano chile crunches, the pomegranate seeds that dot it explode ...

From common to cool: Lowly cabbage has become a star

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press Here’s a sentence that might come as a surprise: Cabbage is cool. That taken-for-granted vegetable, that sturdy, dense staple of many a poor, ancestral homeland, is finally getting respect. “It’s all about how it is prepared, how it’s ...

Food & Food Safety

By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer An estimated 48 million people get sick from foodborne illnesses, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die each year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To allow for better and more rapid response to food ...

Smoked salmon the old-fashioned way

By LOUISE DIXON Associated Press LONDON — Lance Forman’s family has been producing traditional smoked salmon in London for four generations, and he says the smoking process hasn’t changed much since those early days. H. Forman and Son has long supplied some of London’s finest ...

Walla Walla Wine

WALLA WALLA, Wash. (AP) — Southeastern Washington has been producing high-quality wines for decades. But in the past five years, the wineries of the Walla Walla Valley have drawn international accolades for the reds — particularly syrahs — produced from the unique soil just across the ...

BBQ & BEER

Whether it’s with s’mores around a campfire, a family recipe around the dinner table or the whole neighborhood for a backyard barbecue, food brings people together. That feeling of comfort and camaraderie that comes with those gatherings is just what Scott Arbour and Theresa Sell, ...

Freeze, can, pickle, dry? Ways to preserve summer produce

By KATIE WORKMAN Associated Press In the last warm weeks of summer, it’s hard to imagine that today’s tomatoes, corn, peaches and other late-summer bounty will soon be just memories. But wait, they don’t have to be. With a bit of forethought, and a bit of time, we can safeguard ...

History on tap

By AMY GRIGAS Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Prohibition on alcohol was passed into law in 1919 and went into effect across the nation in January 1920. But before that, individual states were able to vote on banning booze, and Michigan was an early supporter. Michigan was ...

Life’s little insecurities

I’ve tried to come up with all sorts of different topics to write about, failing brilliantly at each of them. As I sit at my desk at home, my mind goes blank and I start to sweat with consternation and dismay dripping from my armpits. I worry terribly that by agreeing to write a weekly column ...

Back to the roots

By TRINITY CAREY Journal Staff Writer MARQUETTE — Before the option to walk down an aisle filled with an array of bread at any grocery store, one would go to their local baker for a homemade freshly baked loaf either to have with dinner or for a special occasion. Marquette Baking Co. ...