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Don’t toss extra rice! Use it in this curried shrimp fried rice

Though it is common knowledge throughout Asia, many American cooks may not know that the key to perfect fried rice is using previously cooked and chilled rice. Freshly cooked rice can result in a soggy, gluey dish, but chilling it changes its starches, yielding light, separate ...

Who is Heikki Lunta?

All cultures have myths and legends. The Greeks crooned about the troubles of Pandora’s box, Norseman called upon the mighty power of Thor, and a more contemporary myth correlates black cats with bad luck. These folk tales span generations and are often used to interpret the unexplainable, ...

Select the best phone plan for you

Today’s Sound Off is centered on how to select a mobile phone service plan: Dear Readers: Cellphones are here to stay. The problem that most people face is selecting the right plan for their usage. Here are some things to consider when you’re shopping around for the perfect plan: — ...

Sister abuses alcohol and me

Dear Annie: I was, not for the first time, physically assaulted by my sister on Christmas a couple of years ago. It has been an ongoing pattern since we were young, and these days it is triggered by her drinking. I seem to be her go-to punching bag. This was my last straw, as I am an adult and ...

Briefs

Friends of DATA ­meetings planned ESCANABA — The Friends of DATA, which supports the Delta Area Transit Authority, has announced its bi-monthly meeting schedule for 2024. The meetings are as follows: Tuesday, March 12, 11a.m. to 12 p.m. in the DATA Boardroom Tuesday, May 14, 11 a.m. to ...

Busy winter travel season continues, experts share crucial tips

According to Tripadvisor’s Winter Travel Trends report released this past November, 58% of Americans plan to travel this winter. Each season brings its wave of travel, and winter is no exception. This time window includes the popular December holiday travel season but also extends through ...