Basehor Living

Food: Elegant salad embraces fresh, crisp flavor of raw asparagus
April 3, 2013
The first time I ate raw asparagus was during the ’80s at an Italian restaurant in New York. To my surprise and delight, the dish was wonderfully flavorful and refreshing. With asparagus season upon us, I thought it might be fun to re-create that salad with a few lip-smacking extras.
Food: Simple tartlets make stunning Easter treats
March 27, 2013
Easter dinner isn’t generally the sort of meal we try to rush. The whole point is to savor the meal, but that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate the easy, time-saving trick here and there. The trick to this fancy feeling dessert begins with purchased frozen phyllo pastry cups.
Resident seeks donations for children’s community garden
March 20, 2013
Bonner Springs resident Amanda Miller is launching the Bonner Springs Kids Community Garden, a free program to help children ages 5-16 to learn to grow organic food.
Local 4-H club hopes to continue growth
March 20, 2013
Things were a little cramped at the Brauer Braves 4-H Club meeting Sunday.
Food: An easy pasta recipe to help you love anchovies
March 20, 2013
This recipe will require that you set aside your aversion to anchovies. But if you are up to the task, you will be richly rewarded.
Health focus: Controlling allergies means answering the question: What am I allergic to?
March 19, 2013
Your nose has been running for almost a month. You sneeze all day long, you carry tissues with you everywhere and your eyes are constantly irritated and itchy. The doctor gave you decongestants and antibiotics a few weeks ago but you aren’t getting any better. Why can’t you kick this sickness?
Food: Perk up St. Pat’s Day with perfect Irish coffee
March 13, 2013
Coffee, Irish whiskey and cream. Taken separately they’re a tasty trio. But combine them just the right way and in just the right proportions and they get even better, transforming into a drink that can perk up the grayest day.
Food: Fast, healthy pear crisp a good dessert for any season
March 6, 2013
Sometimes, even on a weeknight, you really crave a little dessert. But making dessert takes time, and you already are spending time cooking up the main event, namely dinner. That’s where this recipe comes to the rescue.
KCKCC, Providence among those offering healthcare opportunities
February 27, 2013
Training and job opportunities in the healthcare field abound in and around Wyandotte County.
Keeping score: Bonner resident donates time as roller derby referee
February 27, 2013
As a pack of girls crash and bash while skating their way around the track, rolling right next to them in black and white stripes is rule-keeper MT Threat – otherwise known as Bonner Springs’ Matt Gurley.
Food: Coffee like a secret weapon for richly flavored roasted pork
February 27, 2013
Coffee provides deep, rich flavors with just a hint of acid. It’s a combination that works wonders for roasted meat.
Food: A chicken curry that is speedy, easy and delicious
February 20, 2013
It didn’t seem too much to ask for. I wanted a coconut chicken curry that is fast, delicious and not loaded with fat. Turned out to be easier than I expected.
Food: Blini and caviar — A healthy take on haute cuisine
February 13, 2013
Watching the Oscars, like the Super Bowl, has become almost an unofficial holiday, an occasion when tens of millions of us get together for an old-fashioned TV viewing party, complete with abundant food and drink. But the two events require rather different menus. An Oscar party calls for slightly more elevated fare, and I can think of no hors d’oeuvres more appropriate than blini topped with caviar.
Food: A dessert fit for Mardi Gras: Bananas Foster and bread pudding together at last
February 6, 2013
Bananas Foster and bread pudding are two of the most popular desserts in New Orleans. So in honor of the over-the-top nature of Mardi Gras, we decided to take a more-is-better approach and combine them into one.