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Very Berry Nutty Chocolate Crisp

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. This yummy dessert will make an excellent Valentine’s Chocolate Dessert for your sweetie and you, too. It’s high in fiber and antioxidants, with lots of flavenoids.  Plus it’s loaded with Vitamin C. But the most important ingredient: DARK CHOCOLATE. Yum! Nutritional Information Per Serving: 368 calories, 9 grams protein, 15 grams of fat, 55 grams of CHO, 10 grams of fiber,  18 mg sodium. Preparation Time: 10 minutes. Cook time: 40 minutes. Serves: 8 Ingredients 2  12-ounce bags frozen unsweetened mixed berries (5 cups) which include strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and blueberries or can use…


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Legislature 2011:Sit-Ins–Drugs–Immigration–TV–Halfway!

 Well we’re nearly halfway home in the 2011 Kentucky General Assembly, so let’s see if anything’s been accomplished–yet.  As I write this there are several dozen protesters occupying Governor Steve Beshear’s outer office, and they plan to remain throughout the weekend.  The protesters are trying to stop mountaintop removal by mining companies, and spoke with Beshear for quite a while Friday afternoon. The effort is led by members of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, and includes noted Kentucky author Wendell Berry. At least a dozen of them say they’re willing to be arrested in order to be heard. A rally is scheduled for Monday…


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Louisville, Let’s Do The Math

Kentucky earned a “C”, but our bridges and roads rated “poor.” Repair and replacement costs are estimated at $1.2 billion. Here’s where the math eludes me. We’ve got structurally deficient bridges with a $1.2 billion price tag. Meanwhile, today our state faces serious financial problems just keeping up with pothole repair. And Uncle Sam is in worse shape


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13th Annual Jewish Film Festival

Tomorrow (Feb. 12) kicks-off the 13th Annual Jewish Film Festival. The festival features 10 award-winning international films aimed at providing audiences a means to understand Jewish culture and its intricacies. The first of the films shown is “Tough Crowd”, an eight minute short created by Louisville native Jeffrey Roth and feature film “Eli and Ben.” Following that Congregation Adath Jeshurun will host the opening night event Saturday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m.   Tickets cost $15 and include a dessert reception. “A Film Unfinished” will be shown on Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 at Chao Auditorium for free. On Sunday, Feb. 20…


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Should I buy 100 calorie packets to help me lose weight?

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. When you are trying to lose or maintain weight, knowing how many calories you are eating each day is important. The 100-calorie packets are convenient but expensive. Many of these are junk food. Here’s some 100 calorie food suggestions for you: 29 pistachios, 12 Quaker® Quakes Cheddar Rice Snacks, 40 Rold Gold® Classic Pretzels Sticks, 1 hard boiled egg & 1 slice of Melba Toast, 2 cups of raspberries, 28 grapes, 1 cup blueberries, 45 steamed edamame, ½ red bell pepper dipped in 3 tablespoons of hummus, ½ cup low fat cottage cheese with…


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It’s a List… a List of Places to Eat

Months ago my uncle returned to Louisville for a job. Having been away for at least five years I made a suggestion: each weekend we’ll try a new place to eat. So far we’ve ate at over twenty places in Louisville. Some of them franchise, some of them local. Below is the list of places in the ‘Ville we’ve stopped at: Applebee’s B.D.’s Mongolian Grill Bearno’s BJ’s Pizza and Grill Bluegrass Brewing Company Boombozz Pizza Brick House Tavern and Tap Buffalo Wild Wings Café Mimosa Chili’s CiCi’s Pizza Clifton Pizza Company Fat Jimmy’s Flanagan’s Ale House Five Guys Burgers and…




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Winter = Whiskey, Novels, and Naps.

I went to the coffee-shop because I wanted to write deliberately. Both my blog and my art have been neglected this season, as winter is only good for whiskey, novels, and naps.  This morning, however, I determined ten hours of sleep was enough and got up at 8:00.  Don’t hate me for sleeping so long … I was having a lovely dream that my neighbor was raising a tiny baby elephant that took naps in a sugar bowl. Who would want to wake up from playing with a kitten-sized elephant? But it’s time. My 1099s are postmarked, and though I’m…


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Lost Dog in Anchorage

Spotted these signs going up this morning all over the Anchorage/Owl Creek area. Although this doggie may well still be lingering in that territory, even a small dog can walk several miles in a short time – so I urge folks in Middletown, Lyndon, Hurstbourne and Jeffersontown to keep their eyes peeled for this pup. The number listed on the poster is 931-5546. Get on it, my fellow pet detectives.