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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

How to eat an artichoke:
n The base of the leaves, and the base of the choke, the heart, are all edible part of an artichoke. Although it is generally discarded, even the artichoke stem may be consumed.

Artichoke ABC's
n Artichoke leaves will "squeak" when rubbed with your finger, an indication that it's tender. Artichokes that are past their prime will sound hollow and dry.

Baked Stuffed Artichokes
4 medium to large, or 6 small, artichokes cleaned and trimmed, with fuzzy chokes removed

Listen to your artichoke heart: Helpful hints how to handle, prepare, eat versatile vegetable
Despite knowing my way around the kitchen from a very early age, cooking and eating fresh artichokes was not something that I experienced until adulthood.

Heroin death leads to charges
A 24-year-old man was arraigned Tuesday in Kenai Superior Court on one count of manslaughter and two other felony charges involving heroin.

Road, water plans on tap
Three resolutions awarding sole source contracts for street paving engineering and water system control work are slated to be considered for approval by the Soldotna City Council tonight.

Holding back the flood: Drift River Terminal withstands Redoubt eruption
Life in the snow-white valley of the Drift River at the foot of Mount Redoubt took a raging turn for the worst early Monday morning.

AVO expecting more explosive activity
The winds of fortune are shifting over the Kenai Peninsula.

Join the club: Enthusiast looks to form cross-country ski group
You might say Kjell Risung is a skier with a single-track mindset.

Per Osmar
Clam Gulch homesteader Per Osmar died Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, very peacefully with his family by his side at home. He was 91.

Around the Peninsula

Tsunami warning test planned

Davises win at nationals
A pair of Soldotna siblings continue to shine on the national stage.

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