Month: June 2017

Three unbeatable ways to beat eggs into delicious French toast recipes

French toast is undeniably one of the sweetest breakfast foods. I am not a huge fan of breakfast foods in general, but this is one of my husband’s favorites. There are many recipes for French toast, each with their own little, unique twist. Today, I’m giving you three from which to choose. The first two come from my great-grandmother’s recipe book, while the last one is the recipe that we use in my house. Plain Jane French Toast Ingredients 1 cup milk 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 2 well-beaten eggs Instructions Mix all of the ingredients together in a shallow dish. Heat a skillet with a small amount of grease — if you keep bacon grease, this is a good way to utilize it. Dip slices of bread into the mixture and fry them until golden brown. Serve with butter and syrup, honey or jelly. Improved French Toast Ingredients 2 well beaten eggs 1 1/4 cup sugar 1 cup flour milk Instructions Sift flour and sugar into the beaten eggs. Add enough milk to make the mixture runny. Dip bread slices in the batter and fry them lightly in a heated skillet with grease. New Age French Toast Ingredients 4 eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 tablespoons white granulated sugar 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon orange liquor 1/2 cup milk or...

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Arkansas City Farm and Art Market set to move to July 3 due to holiday

The Arkansas City Farm and Art Market will be moving to a Monday night next week due to the Independence Day holiday. The market will be from 4 to 6 p.m. July 3 at the Wilson Park rotunda. The following week, it will return to its regular day and be held from 4 to 6 p.m. July 11. “Avoid the last-minute, picked-over produce at the big stores and get the great stuff right from the farmer that picked it a day ahead of your Fourth of July barbecues,” said event organizer Brittany Carder. Some of the produce available now includes blackberries, broccoli, cabbage, corn, cucumbers, green beans, green bell peppers, lettuce, onions, potatoes, squash, tomatoes, zucchini and more. “Griggs Brothers Farms is going to have a ton of fresh produce, so bring the whole family,” Carder said. Fun and colorful holiday-themed baked goods and treats, as well as Fourth of July-themed children’s on-site photography by Simply Brie’s Photography, will be available. There also will be red, white and blue “blinged out” head wraps from Groove Street Bling, a bounce house for the children to play in while parents shop, music, and a whole lot more. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new...

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Kristin Schell shows a new way to build community in The Turquoise Table

Desperate for a way to slow down and connect, Kristin Schell put an ordinary picnic table in her front yard, painted it turquoise, and began inviting friends and neighbors to join her. Life changed in her community and it can change in yours, too. Today, Turquoise Tables are inviting individuals to connect with each other in nearly all 50 states and seven countries. They are placed by ordinary people like you who want to make a difference right where they live. Community and friendship are waiting just outside your front door. Long gone are the days when everyone knew their neighbors, running to borrow a cup of sugar was simple and no one locked their doors. Now, I never would suggest that anyone leave their doors unlocked, but I long have wondered at the loss of community in the U.S. When I stumbled across Kristin Schell’s The Turquoise Table, I was interested in reading her ideas about finding and creating connection with those around you. What I found was a book that honestly discusses the chaos of life and how we can combat it to create a thriving community in our own front yard. Schell shares her story of longing for connection and her ultimate inspiration for creating the Turquoise Table movement. Throughout the book she shares uplifting stories, ideas addressing how to be present and simple recipes to offer at the...

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Sanitation shifts to three-day schedule next week due to Fourth of July

The City of Arkansas City will shift to a three-day sanitation schedule next week due to the closure of all city offices July 3-4 in observance of Independence Day. The Cowley County Landfill also will be closed July 4 for Independence Day. All of Monday’s route and part of Tuesday’s route will not be collected until July 5. The part of Tuesday’s route to be collected July 5 is from Madison Avenue south to the Mill Canal, from Summit Street east to E Street and southeast through Sleeth Addition, and from Summit Street east to C Street between Birch Avenue and the C Street Canal. (Please see accompanying map for full detail of pickup areas.) The remainder of Tuesday’s route, all of Wednesday’s route and part of Thursday’s route will be collected July 6. The part of Thursday’s route to be collected is from Birch Avenue north to Kansas Avenue and from Sixth Street west to 15th Street. The remainder of Thursday’s route and Friday’s entire route will be collected July 7. All refuse should be placed at normal pickup locations by 6 a.m. on the scheduled day of pickup. There will be no return pickups and no recycling will be collected July 1. This information was provided by City of Arkansas City Public Information Officer and Special Projects Coordinator Andrew Lawson. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens...

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Reception held June 22 to honor Reedy Ford, Community National Bank

WINFIELD — The Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce and Winfield Area Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with Cowley First, held their Business Appreciation Month reception and awards event June 22 at Wheat State Wine Co. The event showcased the chambers’ nominations for the Kansas Department of Commerce Governor’s Award. Regional winners were Reedy Ford and the Winfield Public Library, as well as Community National Bank and Trust. Merit winners from Cowley County included Greene Vision, Greif Brothers, Rejuvv’ Spa, Skyline Corp. and Twin Rivers Developmental Supports. A small presentation was conducted by each of the chambers and Cowley First, followed by the presentation of awards from the Kansas Department of Commerce. The reception included displays for each of the recognized businesses with information about their community contributions. Guests enjoyed appetizers and live music from “Marilyn Monroe,” as well as offerings from Wheat State Wine Co. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new...

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