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Wednesday, February 23, 2011
AP Photo/Larry Crowe Slathered with a taste of Thailand this "Fried" Haddock Sandwich with Thai Red Curry Mayonnaise uses simple techniques and bold flavor in a quick to make meal.

For about a year now I've been trying to find a good way to infuse my basic baked "fried" haddock with the taste of Thai red curry paste.

And the solution has repeatedly escaped me. Until now.

My haddock couldn't be simpler.

I whisk eggs, mayo and mustard in one shallow bowl, and fill a second with panko breadcrumbs. I then dredge haddock fillets through the egg mixture, then through the panko, then bake them on a sheet in the oven.

That's it. And they're delicious.

But I'd wanted to add the gentle yet complex spicy heat of red curry paste.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
This Jan. 16, 2011 photo shows creamy brown rice risotto in Concord, N.H. For extra flavor and color, you can add sauteed mushrooms and bell peppers, though you certainly could substitute with vegetables of your choice. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe)

I've always resisted making risotto part of my regular dinner rotation.

And it's not a time factor. Though risotto has a reputation for being laborious, the reality is that it can be mostly painless and totally weeknight friendly. My reluctance mostly stems from all that white rice and fat, the combination of which generally doom the dish to being a sometimes treat.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
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A Lehighton Cadette Girl Scout is well on her way to earning a Silver Award.

Katelyn Hosler, granddaughter of Katherine and James Hosler of Franklin Township, recently presented her project, much needed wheelchair accessories, to the residents of ManorCare, an Allentown nursing home.

The Silver Award is the highest award a Cadette Girl Scout can earn and represents a girl's growing ability to identify and respond to community needs, consider possible solutions and establish networks to make them happen.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Q. I was racing down the cellar stairs a few days ago when I slipped and fell on my tailbone. I've had pain ever since. What should I do about it?

The coccyx or tailbone is made up of three to five vertebrae at the lower end of the spine. Most people have a coccyx of four of these spinal bones. The coccyx functions as an attachment site for muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Coccyx comes from the Greek word for cuckoo. The coccyx's shape is like the beak of a cuckoo. The human coccyx is considered a vestige of what was once a tail.

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Panther Valley High School Class of 1966 will hold a planning meeting for its 45-year reunion at 3:30 p.m., March 6 at the Coaldale Rod and Gun Club, Sixth Street, Coaldale.

All interested class members are invited to attend.

Monday, February 21, 2011

The problem with problems is that they don't come one at a time. They generally appear in clusters. When one is taken care of, another pops up to take its place, and you wonder to yourself, "What did I do to deserve this?"

No, it isn't Karma you aren't being punished it's just life. Combine the economic woes that we can't seem to fix, issues that arise in any normal relationship, plus the unexpected upsets that besiege our day, and it's understandable that there will be times when your mood reaches a low point.

Monday, February 21, 2011
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LONDON (AP) – Keep an eye on the mailbox Britain's Prince William and bride-to-be Kate Middleton have sent out invites to their hotly anticipated royal wedding to around 1,900 guests.

Military personnel and charity workers will mingle with European royalty, diplomats and the family and friends of the couple at the Westminster Abbey ceremony on April 29, St. James's Palace said Sunday.

Friday, February 18, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Miller

Mr. and Mrs. Morris Miller, Andreas, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in December.

They were married on Dec. 24, 1960 by the late Rev. Robert Hunsburger.

Mrs. Miller is the former Eleanor Haas, daughter of the late Walter and Beatrice (Benderick) Haas.

Mr. Miller is the son of the late Claude and Clara (Miller) Miller.

The couple celebrated their anniversary with a dinner at The Terrace Restaurant in Walnutport.

Friday, February 18, 2011
Jillian Shellhammer and Peter Steinrock

The engagement of Jillian Shellhammer to Peter Steinrock, both of Reading, has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jeff and Debbie Shellhammer of Lehighton. She has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice/paralegal studies from Kutztown University.

She is employed as a claims adjuster for Progressive Insurance.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Steinrock of Sinking Spring, and Connie Steinrock of Wyomissing.

Friday, February 18, 2011

CHICAGO (AP) – Eat more fiber and you just may live longer.

That's the message from the largest study of its kind to find a link between high-fiber diets and lower risks of death not only from heart disease, but from infectious and respiratory illnesses as well.

The government study also ties fiber with a lower risk of cancer deaths in men, but not women, possibly because men are more likely to die from cancers related to diet, like cancers of the esophagus. And it finds the overall benefit to be strongest for diets high in fiber from grains.