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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.

November 15, 2014 6:00 pmLoading…
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mid-century marvel

Mid-century marvel

Harrison Yocum had a passion for plants, rocks and minerals, and filled his home with his beloved collections.

May 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Kitchen must-haves

Kitchen must-haves

Do you really need that "Star Wars" R2-D2 Talking Pizza Cutter, all the rage on the Internet? Or a machine that whips out breakfast sandwiches that look a heck of a lot like Egg McMuffins?

May 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Where We Live: Bel Air Ranch Estates

Where We Live: Bel Air Ranch Estates

Editor's note: Our series explores Tucson neighborhoods' homes, vibes and people. Look for the Where We Live series monthly in the Home + Life section of the Arizona Daily Star.

May 05, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Treasures revealed in a midtown Tucson backyard

Treasures revealed in a midtown Tucson backyard

Jack Klein was a beloved physician who opened South Tucson's first medical practice after moving to town in 1948. For 30 years, the civic-minded eye, ear, nose and throat doctor served the square-mile city, providing free physical and eye exams and eyeglasses to thousands of children.

April 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Residents relish history of old homes

Residents relish history of old homes

In 1898, a young German immigrant made claim to a barren chunk of land known today as Jefferson Park Neighborhood. As the story goes, Anna Stattelman homesteaded on a 158-acre tract of land north of the University of Arizona. In 1899, she married Frank Lester, the superintendent of Mammoth M…

April 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Tour Jefferson Park homes, next Sunday's featured area

Tour Jefferson Park homes, next Sunday's featured area

Remember "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore," the Oscar-winning 1974 Martin Scorsese flick? A home that once served as a filming location for the movie will be part of the Jefferson Park Historic Neighborhood home tour next Sunday.

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Walkable Sam Hughes

Walkable Sam Hughes

When Don and Robby Laidlaw moved into their home in the Sam Hughes Neighborhood 32 years ago, it was like coming home for Don. "This is where I learned to ride my bicycle," said Laidlaw, a member of the Sam Hughes Elementary School class of '47. "With all the streets lined with trees, kids w…

March 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Eat like you're Irish

Eat like you're Irish

Everyone is Irish for a day come St. Patrick's Day.

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Living with art, creating a home

Living with art, creating a home

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." - Pablo Picasso

March 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Life, love, adventure are home's decor

Life, love, adventure are home's decor

Life is an adventure for Joanne Good. Take a look around the home she shares with Ted Good, her husband of 62 years. Memories of the life they built together are woven into the fabric of their comfortable home.

February 24, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson's past alive in historic districts

Tucson's past alive in historic districts

Alice Riesgo Galvan sits on her front porch in Barrio El Hoyo, looking out at the home across the street where her husband was born nearly 80 years ago.

February 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Retirement was opportunity to remodel home

Retirement was opportunity to remodel home

There's been little lounging for Sue Von Borstel since the Pima County employee retired a year ago.

January 27, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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