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Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Salmon Poached in Green Salsa and Topped with Baked Chips is just as delicious cold as it is hot. AP PHOTO/MATTHEW MEAD

The French love to cook fish by poaching it in a flavored liquid, usually a combination of white wine and water, leeks or onions, and some herbs.

It’s a notably lean way to roll because there’s no fat involved. And the finished product is reliably tender because it has been cooked at a low temperature.

So, it’s lean, tender and ... quite boring. I crave more flavor and texture. So here’s a recipe for poached salmon that adds the missing elements.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Losing weight and eating healthy usually rank at the top for New Year’s resolutions. Just over a week into the New Year, are you working hard to keep those promises? Giant Food Stores nutritionists are offering 10 healthy tips to incorporate into your daily routine in 2016.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Have you ever experienced the sensation of falling as you drift off to sleep?

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Heritage Hill Senior Community invite seniors to join them in their Winter Wonderland from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 21 for an afternoon of fun and entertainment.

The Heritage Hill community, 800 Sixth St. in Weatherly, is transformed into a beautiful winter wonderland for all to enjoy.

Listen to the sounds of festive “rat pack” entertainment by Ray Phillips, and snack on light refreshments.

In case of inclement weather, the snow date for this event is Jan. 28.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

(In the last column, we discussed pacemakers. In this one, we’ll continue on the general topic of heart regulation with information about implantable cardioverter-defibrillators.)

An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator is like a pacemaker. Both a pacemaker and an ICD are battery-powered devices installed in the chest to deliver electrical impulses to the heart. In general, a pacemaker is used when the heart beats too slowly; an ICD is used when the heart beats too quickly.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

One out of three American adults has pre-diabetes, and most of them don’t know it. Could you be one of the them?

Blue Mountain Health System will offer two information sessions as part of its “National Diabetes Prevention Program.”

The first will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Gnaden Huetten campus, 211 N. 12th St., Lehighton, in the community room on the ground floor.

The second program will be held from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the cafeteria at the Palmerton campus, 217 Franklin Ave., Palmerton.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Caregivers who have questions about senior loved ones are welcome to attend the next “Night With the Nurses” at Heritage Hill Senior Community, to be held at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21.

Presenting at this month’s event is Dr. Philip Benyo, board certified geriatrician.

This gathering gives attendees a chance to interact with each other, discuss problems, get tips and learn from each other and from nursing professionals how they can better care for senior parents or family members.

Light refreshments will be served for those attending.

Monday, January 11, 2016

LAS VEGAS — It’s enough to make you want to drop everything and race for the nearest power outlet: Your workday isn’t even done, and your smartphone or laptop battery is already in the red zone.

If you’re hoping that techno-progress will dispel that depleted feeling, you may be in for a long wait. Battery life is constrained by limitations in chemistry, and improvements aren’t keeping pace with demands from modern gadgets.

Saturday, January 9, 2016
Kayla Zeller and Michael Resh Jr.

The engagement of Kayla Zeller of Lancaster to Michael Resh Jr. of Lititz has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Bob and Sue Zeller of Landisville, Lancaster County. She is a 2007 graduate of Hempfield High School. She graduated in 2011 with a bachelor of science in communication disorders from Towson University and in 2014 with a master of science in speech/language pathology from Clarion University.

She is currently employed by the Solanco School District as a speech/language pathologist.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Some of the area’s finest bakers are busy sifting, stirring and flexing their culinary muscles as they get ready for the state Farm Show in Harrisburg. All four of the winners from the Carbon County Fair will be making their way to the state capitol this weekend, where they will compete for the top prize among dozens of winners from across the commonwealth, hoping to be crowned best of the best.

We thought we’d share a little about each competitor, as well as their winning recipe.

We wish them all the best and hope that they each bring home a blue ribbon.