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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

There’s nothing like a fresh strawberry, and now’s the time to find them locally. Thanks to the Monroe County Seniors’ Express Times, here are 10 ways to enjoy strawberries.

1. Balsamic & Berries: Reduce balsamic in a sauce pan by bringing to a boil then simmering over low heat until it has a syrup consistency. Top low-fat frozen yogurt with fresh strawberries and finish with a drizzle of the balsamic reduction.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Galen Glen Winery, 255 Winter Mountain Drive, Andreas, will welcome award-winning author David Joachim for a book signing event from noon to 3 p.m. July 9 and July 10.

His latest book, “Williams-Sonoma Grill School,” will be available for purchase and Joachim will be autographing copies.

The winery will be offering a pairing of award-winning white wine with a recipe from the book. No reservations are required.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Baking potatoes are higher in starch than boiling potatoes and fluffier in texture. Boiling potatoes, by contrast, hold their shape when cooked. AP PHOTO/SARA MOULTON

Chicken wings are wonderful, but Buffalo Chicken Wings are on another level — and that’s thanks to the sauce. Defined by blue cheese, celery and hot sauce, Buffalo sauce could glorify any number of dishes. (Imagine how luscious it would be on a steak!) Looking ahead to the Fourth of July and its picnics, I wondered what would happen if I Buffalo’d some potato salad.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

The Pennsylvania Taste of Elegance competition, hosted by the Pennsylvania Pork Producers Council, open to full-time chefs, provides an opportunity for them to highlight their establishment and culinary creativity with pork. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Quick pickles can be made in minutes, not days, so the veggies stay crisper than store-bought versions. Plus, you can customize them to be as tart, sweet, sour, spicy or salty as you want. AP PHOTO/MELISSA D’ARABIAN

In the world of summer barbecues, the pickle hardly plays a starring role.

Truth to be told, “hold the pickles” is my standard order, as I am not a fan of pickles on a cheeseburger, nor do I particularly care for pickle juice leaking onto my sandwich bread at a deli.

But homemade quick pickles made from a variety of fresh veggies, not just cucumbers, are a completely different story!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Weight loss dangers

It’s surprising how many common diet trends can cause serious harm. If you’re tempted to quickly drop some pounds in time for summer beach season, here are 6 diets to avoid:

Unverified weight loss pills

Diet pills have gained popularity since the 1800s despite being notorious for toxicity and accidental deaths.

• The FDA has already cited 300-plus dangerous weight loss, bodybuilding and sexual enhancement products.

• Unsafe supplements cause 23,000-plus emergency room visits a year.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Lehighton Class of 1976 reunion committee is looking for the following classmates:

Michael Bowser, Joseph Dobosh, Gerald Elsasser, Kim Heydt, Linda Hilbet, Sheryl Hosier (Solomon), Ricky Meinhart, Anita Otto (Long), George Rausch, Ricky Rehrig, Thomas Tessitore, Wanda Walck and George Wyniawsky.

Anyone with information may contact Ann at 610-826-5703.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Most of us go online to research why we’re feeling a certain way. We wonder if we’re sick, what it might be and if we might die.

Once we land on a page detailing the signs and symptoms of a particular ailment, it can be confusing. How do we know the difference between a sign and a symptom?

In medical terms, a symptom is subjective (can only be described by the person feeling them) while a sign is objective (can be seen). Signs are what a doctor (and other people) sees; symptoms are what a patient experiences.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Q. Are hiccups dangerous?

Hiccups — sometimes called hiccoughs — are not dangerous themselves, and are rarely a sign of a health problem.

However, if hiccups persist for more than 48 hours, you should see a doctor. Hiccups can be a sign of kidney failure, pneumonia, lung tumors, digestion problems and heart attack.

If hiccups are so severe that they interfere with your life, see your doctor. If your hiccups last for more than three hours and you are experiencing severe abdominal pain, or you spit up blood, you should get emergency medical attention.

Saturday, June 18, 2016
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Titus

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Titus of New Ringgold recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married June 11, 1966, at Tamaqua Primitive Methodist Church in Tamaqua by the Rev. Reily.

Mrs. Titus is the former Judith Pierson, daughter of the late John and Peg Pierson of Tamaqua. Her husband is the son of the late Ben and Irene Titus of Rush Township.

They have two children: Tracy, wife of Dr. John Potochny of Hershey, and Dale, husband of Nicole Foose Titus of State College.