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Chesterton's European Market Zucchini 500: Fresh Produce Going Fast!

bkHomeLong.gifChildren, start your imaginations! Chesterton’s European Market will be hosting its 2010 Zucchini 500 races on Saturday, August 28, 2010 from 10am to 1pm. Parents are encouraged to decorate their zucchinis at home prior to the races, as there will be a contest for the Most Creative Zucchini before the final races at 1:00pm.

Chesterton’s European Market will be providing simple wheels and zucchinis at the craft station by the Information Booth at 10:00am for kids to decorate if unable to do at home. Also that day, WIMS AM 1420 radio station will be broadcasting live at the European Market for the Zucchini 500 as well from 10am to 1pm.

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Portage Perch Fest Annual Perch Cook-Off Contest

Join us on Saturday, August 14, 2010 at the Perch Fest Family Entertainment Tent at 7:00pm for the Portage Perch Fest Annual Perch Cook-Off Contest!

Capture the Traveling Tropy awarded to the judges choice representing the “Best Tasting Seafood Dish in Portage” Featuring Guest Judge Philip Potempa the NWI Times Daily Entertainment and Food Features Columnist!

Contest Rules:

  • All entries must contain seafood as the featured ingredient; entries are not limited to perch

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Pool Cupcakes

Hello ValpoLife fans! I’m Liz, the Hoosier Momma from Hoosier Homemade. I’m a SAHM of 3 teenage boys, that keep me running with their sports and school activities. I’ve been blogging a little over a year, I share lots of baked goods, Budget Friendly Meals, and decorating tips and tricks all to help you "Make Your House a Home." You can also find me on Twitter and Facebook.

It sure has been hot here in Northwest Indiana. Have you been staying cool? We enjoy our time at the pool, and especially when we have these fun Pool Cupcakes to celebrate our day with.

Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

Hello ValpoLife fans! I’m Liz, the Hoosier Momma from Hoosier Homemade. I’m a SAHM of 3 teenage boys, that keep me running with their sports and school activities. I’ve been blogging a little over a year, I share lots of baked goods, Budget Friendly Meals, and decorating tips and tricks, all to help you “Make Your House a Home.” You can also find me on Twitter and Facebook.

What is better than Chocolate and Peanut Butter together? Not much as far as I'm concerned.

Abstract Cafe is Hosting a Beer Tasting!

Tuesday June 22nd, 6-9 p.m. beer

Featuring 10 microbrews and hor d’oeurves.

$25 per person, pre-pay in advance.

Beers include: upland wheat ale, southern tier ipa, new holland mad hatter, sierra nevada summerfest, samuel smith oatmeal stout, old rasputin, orval, goose island matilda, lindeman’s framboise, and magic hat #9.

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Father's Day Cupcakes

Hello PortageLife fans! I’m Liz, the Hoosier Momma from Hoosier Homemade. I’m a SAHM of 3 teenage boys, that keep me running with their sports and school activities. I’ve been blogging a little over a year, I share lots of baked goods, Budget Friendly Meals, and decorating tips and tricks, all to help you “Make Your House a Home.”

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Is your Father the Grill Master in your house? Or is a Landscaper, like our Father, and mow grass? Or maybe even wear a tie to work?

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Tips On Picking and Storing Summer Produce

Summertime is here and along with warm weather, the growing season is in full force. Fresh produce is widely available locally, everything from tomatoes to strawberries, bell peppers to blueberries. Fresh fruits and vegetables offer many dietary benefits, as well as tasting great. The problem of picking out fresh produce is knowing when is the perfect time to buy. blueberriesGood Housekeeping has created a list of various fruits and vegetables to help determine what is fresh and what should be avoided.

Apricots
Fresh signs: Uniform golden color; firm to the touch
Signs you shouldn’t buy: Pale yellow or greenish-yellow color; rock hard or very soft; shriveled

Cantaloupe
Fresh signs: Delicate aroma; yellow-tinged skin; thick texture on the rind; no stem
Signs you shouldn’t buy: Pronounced yellow rind; very sweet, pungent aroma; soft rind

Cherries
Fresh signs: Average to large size; smooth, shiny surface; new-looking stems
Signs you shouldn’t buy: Shriveled, dried stems; dull sheen

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