Lecompton couple's hydroponic lettuce growing in popularity

Sara Shepherd

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2012/sep/10/240931/ Just because a greenhouse shelters produce from the elements doesn’t mean hydroponic farming is easy. That’s one of the first myths that Ryan Eddinger would love to dispel. While you can control variables, the downside is that you must control them — and the balance is tenuous and labor ...

Girl's recipe leads to lunch — and a few surprises — at White House

Melissa Treolo

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2012/aug/30/240336/ Rori Coyne of Shawnee generally eats her Yummy Cabbage Sloppy Joes — her favorite food — on a bun, or sometimes cold with a fork. But recently the Westridge Middle School seventh-grader got to enjoy the recipe she crafted about eight months ago on bread with gold silverware at ...

A knockout workout: Boxing for fitness gains hold in Lawrence

Sara Shepherd

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2012/aug/24/240015/ Not long after successfully dropping close to 50 pounds, Shelly Sheets heard a friend was taking boxing classes in Lawrence. The 33-year-old Pomona resident decided to try it herself and was addicted after the first class. She comes to Lawrence to box four or five times a week, and ...

On-the-farm wine dinner celebrates local food

Sara Shepherd

Pachamama’s chef Ken Baker will be preparing an outdoor farm-to-table dinner this weekend, to be served in the peach fields at Gieringers Orchard. Feast in the Fields is planned for 6 p.m. until twilight Saturday at the orchard, 39675 W. 183rd St. in Edgerton. Peach cobbler caps the tentative four-course ...

Peachy keen: In northeast Kansas, a banner year for mid-summer stonefruit

Sara Shepherd

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2012/jun/30/237182/ Last week, rural Lawrence resident Karen Frick made her third peach-buying visit to nearby Vertacnik Orchard, where there’s an unusually bumper crop of the sweet, juicy, fuzzy-skinned fruit. “We have been through I don’t know how many pounds now,” Frick said. “We’re totally absorbed in peaches.” So is orchard ...

Make healthy meals fun: New presentations, kitchen involvement make kids more apt to try foods

Sara Shepherd

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2012/jun/11/235670/ Four-year-old Audrey Montgomery didn’t always like salad. “She just wouldn’t try it,” said her mother, Kris Adair, Lawrence. “It was just not appealing to her.” Adair, seeking a solution, thought maybe it would help to do something fun with the ingredients, like put them on a skewer. Bingo. “Salad ...

Studio opens doors to yoga newbies, local artists

Sara Shepherd

http://wellcommons.com/users/sshepherd/photos/2012/feb/7/229621/ Theresa Ebel was in her 40s when, after years of running and triathlon competitions, she decided to try yoga. “I just needed something more gentle,” she said. “At first it was another form of exercise for me but became much more than that after a couple years of practice.” ...

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