Liz Carey

Culinary fun in the days of Covid

With experts now predicting that life won’t necessarily get back to normal until late 2021 or early 2022, it looks like we’ll be social distancing and masking up for some time to come. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still have a little culinary fun. As we near the home stretch (hopefully) of the COVID-19 pandemic, authorities are saying it’s still so important to follow best practices like social distancing, avoiding large groups, only doing take out or curbside service and masking up. As spring approaches and we’re getting stir crazy for new things to do, there are a...

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You say potato, I say ‘Irish Pub Food!’

I have long been told by my family that my dad’s roots are Irish, Scottish and English. My grandmother even told me that our last name came from a Ellis Island clerical error when our ancestors came over from County Kerry in Ireland. Be that as it may, in elementary school, I was not allowed to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day. My father said, “We’re not Catholic Irish, we’re protestant so we wear orange.” That first year, I suffered through a lot of pinches. The next year, I learned to sneak something green into my outfit anyway. None...

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Healthy eating still possible during a pandemic, expert says

Now that 2020 is behind us, it’s time to take stock and move forward for 2021.  For some of us, that may mean changing up our eating habits, says Tamera Magee, Franklin County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences. For the past nine months, many of us may not have been getting out to exercise a lot, and we may not have been eating as healthy, she says. But celebrating the new year is a great time to change things up and get back on track to eating healthier.  First, Magee says, it’s best to re-familiarize yourself with...

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Fabric artist readies crafters marketplace for holiday shopping season

In college, Emelie Weber fell in love with weaving.  Now, as the owner of Silo Ridge Maker’s Market in downtown Frankfort, weaving and fiber arts is more than just a class or a hobby, it’s her livelihood.  Weber went to school at Berea College in Berea, Kentucky. There she befriended a fiber artist in town who got her interested in weaving. As part of Berea’s work requirement, she decided to look into employment in the weaving studio. “I would sit in his kitchen with his loom and drink coffee and tell stories,” she said. “He taught me about weaving....

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KSU student helps start patient art gallery at cancer clinic

During the four months Chris Lyons was going through his second round of cancer treatments, he spent a lot of time taking pictures.  Those pictures, a visual diary of his walks around the University of Kentucky’s Medical Center and UK’s campus, have become the inaugural exhibit in a patient art gallery located in the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic.  It’s has taken a long time to get here, but Lyons said he’s glad he’s had the opportunity to have a hand in creating something that will help other cancer patients show their artistic side.  As a child, Lyons...

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