Saturday, May 3, 2014

Need Something To Do Sunday?

Posted By on Sat, May 3, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Anniversaries are special. It's tricky to make things last, and when you do, it should be commemorated. 

Amaru Confections and the Idaho Foodbank are celebrating the former's one-year anniversary at a new location with music, games, pinatas, nonalcoholic drinks and mini cupcakes. If you bring a can of food to donate, you'll get a coupon for a free cupcake. It's better to give than to receive, but sometimes you give and are rewarded a gourmet cupcake in return. 

10 a.m. FREE. Amaru Confections, 217 S. Roosevelt St., Boise, 208-991-2253,
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Monday, September 5, 2011

Need Something To Do Monday?

Posted By on Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 7:00 AM

Let's not dance around the issue: We all eat too much during the holidays. Then, we suffer through hearing the same story our uncle tells every year because we're too bloated and lethargic to get up and walk away from him.

The pattern continues. We call it winter weight, but the truth is, it's just weight. We know we're full but we keep eating straight through to spring.

It's a vicious cycle that we get sucked into year after year.

So today, rather than waiting until all that happens, why not get ahead of the curve?

Overeaters Anonymous meets today at 7 p.m. at the All Saints Episcopal Church. There are no dues or weigh-ins, just good folks out to support one another to regain control over their lives.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Need Something to Do Wednesday?

Posted By on Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 10:03 AM

Julia Child is best known as a bubbly-voiced TV chef and author of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, one of very few must have cookbooks. Her personality was so large that she's been played and parodied by the likes of Dan Akroyd, Meryl Streep and Bill Cosby, and her show has been referenced by—and in the background of—more popular culture outlets than can be kept track of. Child is a legend.

But before the world had ever heard of her, before she ever took her first cooking class, Child was busy saving the world from tyranny as a genuine hero. She was a top secret researcher for the OSS in World War II, tracking agents and communications across Asia and helping coordinate rescue equipment from Washington, D.C. And if that wasn't enough, she assisted on a project to develop shark repellent to keep sharks away from mines, so that they would take out German U-Boats instead. And all that, is pretty effin' rad.

So why do we primarily know her as a chef?

The answer is simple: The woman made a mean cup of fish soup.

Wouldn't you like to know how to make soup so good that it eclipses Hitler? Well, have no fear soup patriots, you can. Because today at Pottery Gourmet, culinary educator Sylvie Ryan will show you how. With no shortage of wine "tasting," on the side. The class will take you through every step of preparing the classic South France bouillabaisse. Then you'll close with a faboo French freedom lemon tart, and be home in time to see something on the History Channel about the war that Julia Child won for America. Sadly, Shark Week will have to wait until August.

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