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Issue #206
May 25, 2008
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This Week:

Feature:
Ants are No Picnic

Recipe:
Italian Braised Beef in Wine

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Feature: Ants are No Picnic
How do you spell nuisance? A N T S.  For many of us, ants are a pain, especially
those carpenter ants! They come into our homes looking for sweet and fatty
foods. If only that fat would give them little ant coronaries. Since it doesn't work
that way, how do you banish them?

Recipe: Italian Braised Beef in Wine
Use a good wine to make this dish and serve the same wine with dinner to
complement its intense flavor. This technique works with lamb and Italian or
Provencal herbs, as well as with pork and your favorite flavorings.

From our Archives: Tourist for a Day...in My Own Hometown
I lived in the suburbs of New York City almost all my life and it was only when
I was in my 20's and working on 5th Avenue when I finally went to the top of the
Empire State Building. It took me almost two decades as well to ice-skate at
Rockefeller Center, browse the Museum of Natural History, and see a Broadway
play. Now living in New England I still tend to overlook the tourist attractions in
my own backyard.

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