Soul food

Soul food
Alligator Soul Chipotle Mayo, from Alligator Soul restaurant in Washington state, will add pizzazz to any number of sandwiches and salad dressings. The smoky flavor of chipotle peppers works beautifully in this flavorful mayonnaise. A 16-ounce jar costs $3.29 through Internet grocer
Prizes for cooking kids
Do you have a recipe for kids to grill, or even a fun grilling recipe that your kids love to eat? Ducane Gas Grills is playing host to an online kids' recipe contest at
The winner will receive a Ducane 2004 Gas Grill. Second prize is a Ducane carving set, a set of steak knives and four insulated tumblers.
The contest ends Sept. 30.
A new iced-tea jug
Bodum, maker of coffee, tea and kitchenware products, has come out with a new iced-tea jug. The Ceylon Ice Tea Jug holds 50 ounces and uses either loose tea or tea bags with its removable filter. Pour 3 to 4 ounces of boiling water over the tea and let it brew about 10 minutes. After brewing, remove the filter (with the tea) and fill the jug with cold water or ice cubes. The tea can be sweetened as desired.
This tea jug also works well for sangria if you want to remove the fruit. Place the fruit in the filter and add the wine. The fruit stays in the filter while you pour. The iced-tea jug is available for about $15 in the cafe area at Barnes & amp; Noble Booksellers or at
Health benefits
According to the Cherry Marketing Institute's Web site (, folks have many uses for cherry juice concentrate, including relieving the pain associated with arthritis, gout and headaches. Ongoing research at several universities also shows that cherries are a rich source of antioxidants that can help fight cancer and heart disease.
A new brochure about cherry juice concentrate and its uses is available. For a free copy of "The Natural Choice: Cherry Juice Concentrate," send a postcard with your name and address to: Cherry Marketing Institute, P.O. Box 30285, Dept. Juice, Lansing, Mich. 48909-7785. Cherry juice concentrate is available at some groceries, farm markets and specialty food stores and over the Internet.
Glenellen fund-raiser
NORTH LIMA -- Residents at Glenellen Senior Suites and Villas-Lakeside, 9661 Market St., will hold a garage sale from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Jewelry, furniture, household items and clothing will be sold. The event will benefit the Resident Council Fund.

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