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Cook your Christmas goose

Cook your Christmas goose

The goose was a favored fowl among ancient societies, and the centerpiece of the Victorian Christmas dinner. It was on Bob Cratchit’s table before a giddy Ebenezer Scrooge sprang for the prize turkey on Christmas morning.

December 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Visions of lighting displays dance in his head

Visions of lighting displays dance in his head

It started looking a lot like Christmas at this home weeks ago.

December 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tubac helps artists see life in new light

Tubac helps artists see life in new light

Creative folks are drawn to its serenity and high desert beauty.

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Chefs talk good gravy

Chefs talk good gravy

With some good stock and a little patience, you're halfway home.

November 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Clay works bring color, whimsy and art into homes

Clay works bring color, whimsy and art into homes

Events like next weekend's Tucson Museum of Art Artisans Market are a good opportunity to bring home locally-crafted art.

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Tucson families make a tradition of Halloween decorating

Tucson families make a tradition of Halloween decorating

Halloween decorations are a year-round passion for some Tucson families.

October 24, 2014 9:30 am Photos

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Fun little libraries popping up in Tucson neighborhoods

Fun little libraries popping up in Tucson neighborhoods

Locals gather, drop off a book and take one home.

October 11, 2014 9:15 am Photos

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Joesler's daughter returns to Tucson

Joesler's daughter returns to Tucson

Influential architect's daughter marvels in her father's legacy in Old Pueblo.

September 27, 2014 12:30 pm Photos

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Old Fort Lowell Neighborhood provides 'sense of place'

Old Fort Lowell Neighborhood provides 'sense of place'

Neighborhood's laid-back charm, history attracts an eclectic mix of artists, families.

September 13, 2014 6:15 pm Photos

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Joesler successor brought unique style to Tucson buildings

Joesler successor brought unique style to Tucson buildings

Mexican architect Juan Worner Baz created buildings designed for warmth, comfort and beauty.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Smoothies can be a superfood, or super-fattening

Smoothies can be a superfood, or super-fattening

To hold down calories, try fruit, greens, nonfat Greek yogurt.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Chalkboards are an easy way to express your inner artist

Chalkboards are an easy way to express your inner artist

Chalkboards make creative, easy back-to-school projects.

July 26, 2014 10:00 am Photos

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Neighborhood program helps seniors remain at home

Neighborhood program helps seniors remain at home

They provide transportation, errand-running, friendly visits, light housekeeping and more.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Super-soft clothes designed for young cancer patients

Super-soft clothes designed for young cancer patients

When a child is waging war against cancer, something as simple as the seam in a shirt or a tag on a pair of shorts can dig into skin left tender by treatment.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Dutch-oven cooking enters the 21st century

Dutch-oven cooking enters the 21st century

Oro Valley couple releases cookbook on cooking method from the 1800s

June 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Where We Live – Catalina Pueblo

At the first glance of Catalina Pueblo, Warren and Beverley Edminster knew they were home.

June 15, 2014 12:10 pm
Living smaller, simplier: Couple trades large home for beauty, convenience of compact Foothills town home

Living smaller, simplier: Couple trades large home for beauty, convenience of compact Foothills town home

For a good number of his 84 years, Warren Edminster has stowed a chair in the back of his car.

June 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Literary legacy contributes to sense of community

Literary legacy contributes to sense of community

Editor’s note: This is the next in our series exploring Tucson neighborhoods — the homes, the vibes, the people. Look for the Where We Live series in the Home + Life section of the Arizona Daily Star.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Arepas: Satisfying Latin flatbread is a versatile comfort food

Arepas: Satisfying Latin flatbread is a versatile comfort food

Journey through the neighborhoods of Bogota, Colombia, and you are likely to find a dozen different ways to make arepas (ah-REH-pahs).

April 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Artists open their homes and studios for tour

Artists open their homes and studios for tour

Elizabeth Quinn-Worrall prepares the canvas for her next work in oils, with color palette, concept, texture, motion and principles of design taking shape in her mind.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Blenman Elm Neighborhood: 1938 cottage among treats for the eye

Blenman Elm Neighborhood: 1938 cottage among treats for the eye

FDR was in the White House, Ella Fitzgerald topped the charts and Tucson was home to just 35,000 souls when the little white brick cottage was built on East Adams Street in 1938.

March 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Vintage appliances with high-end appeal

Vintage appliances with high-end appeal

It must have been all the talk of the bridge club — the stunning, side-by-side Kelvinator Foodarama refrigerator freezer, considered to be among the finest in modern home conveniences more than 60 years ago.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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To Pinterest or not to Pinterest

To Pinterest or not to Pinterest

Vail artist, photographer and mom Christine Ralston stumbled upon Pinterest a couple of years ago and was amazed by the possibilities.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Plan to attend Desert Dwelling – Design Week 2014

Plan to attend Desert Dwelling – Design Week 2014

Kitchens and home offices — for many of us, that’s where we spend a healthy chunk of our waking hours.

February 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Home with the ultimate mountain view

Home with the ultimate mountain view

Perhaps you’ve noticed it high up on the side of the mountain, a glint of light reflecting the afternoon sun.

January 27, 2014 6:30 am Photos

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How to get kids cooking up a storm

How to get kids cooking up a storm

Tucson teens Caroline Zlaket, Erin McKay and Anna Valencia staked out their spots in the cozy kitchen, taking on their tasks.

January 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Modern Home Tour

Modern Home Tour

Colorado architect Andy White was busy designing a modern home where he could spend Tucson winters with his wife, Kami.

January 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Marana neighborhood lights up with the spirit of Christmas

Marana neighborhood lights up with the spirit of Christmas

Editor’s note: This is the next in our series exploring Tucson neighborhoods — the homes, the vibes, the people. Look for the Where We Live series in the Home + Life section of the Arizona Daily Star.

December 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Holiday cookies a sweet gift

Holiday cookies a sweet gift

As a young boy growing up in Wisconsin, Glen Coffman loved baking Christmas cookies with his grandmother.

December 18, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Arizona Inn a Christmas tradition for many Tucsonans

Arizona Inn a Christmas tradition for many Tucsonans

Tucson has many lovely spots that take your breath away at the holidays.

December 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Mom of slain girl chooses reinvention over surrendering to grief

Mom of slain girl chooses reinvention over surrendering to grief

With the stereo rocking, Patricia Redding eyes the tennis player staring back at her from her easel.

December 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Juliana was beautiful inside and out, friends recall

Juliana was beautiful inside and out, friends recall

Juliana Redding was special from Day One.

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Finding a beautiful little village in Tucson

Finding a beautiful little village in Tucson

Sam Goddard, who became Arizona’s 12th governor in 1965, dreamed of creating a Tucson neighborhood where folks had a place to stretch their legs. He wanted to preserve the desert and its creatures, and bring together like-minded, friendly neighbors.

November 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Local faves share their favorite recipes

Local faves share their favorite recipes

So what do Tucson celebs like to nosh on at the holidays?

November 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Bobby and Debbie’s Rich Tucson Turkey Soup

Bobby and Debbie’s Rich Tucson Turkey Soup

Serves: 10

November 19, 2013 7:29 pm
Plating the Thanksgiving table

Plating the Thanksgiving table

All eyes are on the table this time of year.

November 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Firehouse cooking goes far beyond chili and fried tacos

Firehouse cooking goes far beyond chili and fried tacos

The kitchen is sizzling at Tucson Fire Department’s Station 7.

October 30, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Mount Lemmon as a thriving neighborhood

Mount Lemmon as a thriving neighborhood

Editor’s note: This is the next in our series exploring local neighborhoods — the homes, the vibes, the people. Look for the Where We Live series monthly in the Home + Life section of the Arizona Daily Star.

October 27, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Home fire prevention: Keeping the flame doused

Home fire prevention: Keeping the flame doused

The kitchen can be the best part of any home — a gathering place for family and friends, and the site of fantastic culinary expression.

October 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Chef relates to country club clients, shares his knowledge with students

Chef relates to country club clients, shares his knowledge with students

As a very young child, Issa Moussa played on his family’s farm and was amazed at the colors that came from the ground.

September 25, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Rincon Heights grows strong sense of community

Rincon Heights grows strong sense of community

Editor’s note: This is the next in our series exploring Tucson neighborhoods — the homes, the vibes, the people. Look for the Where We Live series monthly in the Home + Life section of the Arizona Daily Star.

September 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Garden exploration in Bisbee, Sierra Vista and Hereford make for nice weekend getaway

A weekend of garden exploration awaits in Bisbee, Sierra Vista and Hereford Sept. 7-8.

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Ambience of country life in center of the city

Ambience of country life in center of the city

As Tucson boomed during the first half of the 20th century and beyond, neighborhoods sprung up in similar fashion - perfectly straight rows of homes tucked close together and adorned with grassy lawns and imported trees and posies.

August 11, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Here's some help if you don't want the bedbugs to bite

Here's some help if you don't want the bedbugs to bite

They are devious hitchhikers, uninvited houseguests of the worst kind.

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Art of smoking meat

Art of smoking meat

Turning 40 was a bit of a reality check for Valerie Greenhill.

July 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Tasting History at Mission Garden in Tucson

Tasting History at Mission Garden in Tucson

At the foot of Sentinel Peak, visitors to Mission Garden split open a pomegranate and nibble the sweet jewels inside.

July 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Where we live: Menlo Park

Where we live: Menlo Park

For more than 4,000 years, man has been drawn to the base of Sentinel Peak to harvest the land and to create a home. From early pit houses to Spanish settlements and modern-day luxury dwellings, what is now known as Menlo Park Neighborhood is truly Tucson's birthplace.

June 30, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Farm-fresh to chef

Farm-fresh to chef

When Laurie Haskett decided to support local farmers last fall through a program that provides her with a weekly box of fresh produce, she had no idea that braised greens would be her new favorite vegetable.

June 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Swimming in green: Eco-friendly pools

Swimming in green: Eco-friendly pools

Green hair and red eyes - they're a sure sign of summer in Tucson, when temperatures are soaring and pools are swimming in chlorine.

June 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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