Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on May 4, 1993 · Page 6
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Ukiah, California
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Tuesday, May 4, 1993
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TUESDAY, MAY 4, 1993 Valley Living THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL T To report local n*w« Idephona Maureen Connor-Hie*, 468-3528 * Looking about By Carole Hester "The world is before you, and you need not take it or leave it as it was when you came in." James Baldwin (1924-1987) *** Take a minute or two Thursday marks the 42nd consecutive observance of the annual National Day of Prayer. Days of prayer are found throughout our history and the National Day of Prayer has been in existence since 1952. Following unanimous actions of both houses of Congress, President Reagan signed a bill on May 5, 1988, making the Annual National Day of Prayer the first Thursday of every May. Former President George Bush, in his 1992 proclamation said, "Whatever our individual religious convictions may be, each of us is invited to join in this National Day of Prayer. Indeed, although we may find our own words to express it, each of us can echo this timeless prayer of Solomon, the ancient king who prayed for, and received, the gift of wisdom: "The Lord our God be with us, as He was with our Fathers; incline our hearts to Him, to walk in all His ways...that all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God; there is no other.'" *** Goodwill for all This is National Goodwill Week. Not to be confused with the Christmas carol containing the line, "Goodwill to all men," this week celebrates the work of the Goodwill stores across the nation^ Drop by Ukiab's splffy version of "second hand Rose." You'll find helpful personnel and clean used goods. *** The Russians are coming And are still here. Three brilliant scientific researchers spent some time at our house. During their whirlwind stay they toured the Daily Journal, went to an awards ceremony at Mendocino College, had a musical weekend at the college production of "H.M.S. Pinafore," and an evening with Spencer Brewer and friends at the high school. Their visit to the lake reminded them of the countryside outside their home of St. Petersburg. All three commented on the friendliness of Ukiahans. The Russians' visit to the Home Improvement Show at the fairgrounds was a revelation to them. They were fascinated with the hot tubs. !n>'/ .'.•.!•••!i ''."V" ••• '."•• 'i-; •.'••• *** Speaking of music... Brewer's concert was par excellence. Besides playing numbers from his newest album, "Romantic Inter- terludes," he played his favorite compositions compiled through the years. An added specialty of this concert was the celebration of the first appearance on stage by all four musicians at the same time. They have recorded together before, but never appeard in concert together. Besides Brewer, Paul McCandless played oboe, English bom, bass clarinet and tenor saxophone. Doug Harmon played cello and piano and Teja Bell played the guitar and cymbals. A highlight of the evening, before intermission, was a jazz number that started with Harmon, then Brewer came in playing with one hand and finally both hands (four-hand keyboard), and the addition of McCandless and Bell. Harmon's piano playing was some of the hottest west of the Mississippi. *** Kayakln' talk Some say there are 20 or more languages, including some North American Indian languages, in which no one can converse because there is only one speaker still living. Eyak is still spoken in Southeast Alaska by two aged sisters if they happen to meet in their kayaks. *** Hamburg In 'People' Congressman Dan Hamburg made the May 3 issue of People Magazine. Touted as "A face to watch," he seems to be setting Washington women's faces aglow and hearts aflutter with his looks and his bolo ties. The magazine had a large picture of Hamburg, some type and a glaring error referencing his "local elected post in Marin County." Whatever happened to Mendocino County? Olde Clubhouse Remember when Ukiah's clubhouse was first built? Do you have special "stories" from time you've spent there? One old-timer talked about being on the golf course when a deer, followed by a mountain lion, came rushing out of the trees in the hill, racing across the lawn. Another person rmembered the Camp Fire Girl meetings in the clubhouse when she was a little girl. We're trying to gather stories about our clubhouse. If you have particular memories you would like to share, please send them to Valley Living Page, care of the Daily Journal. *** Spreadln' fame Dave Lucero, a fairly new ceramicist and student at Mendocino College, recently presented a portfolio of his work at an art show in Napa. The director of the show was so impressed with' Lucero's work that he asked him to leave his portfolio, promising to prominently display it on a pedestal. The show goes until May 4. *** Cheer-io! Journal file photo Treat Mom to ice cream, music, fun Bands from area schools will get together to provide a special day Sunday for Mother's Day at Todd Grove Park. Ukiah High School's concert and symphonic bands will play a variety of tunes to soothe Mom on her day. There will be hot dogs, cold drinks, taco bellies, cake, pies, cookies, and of course, ice cream. Take Mom to the park and let her celebrate with food, fun and plenty of music. There wilt be a drawing and door prizes. One of the prizes will be a handmade afghan. (I Cook something special for Mom COCOA BROWNIE CUT-OUTS 1 cup granulated sugar '/2 cup cocoa % cup all-purpose flour '/a cup applesauce 2 egg whites 1 tsp. vanilla extract '/< cup finely chopped nuts Powdered sugar Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with foili spray foil with vegetable cooking spray. In a small mixer bowl, stir together granulated sugar, cocoa and flour. Add applesauce, egg whites and vanilla; beat until well blended. Stir in nuts. Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake in a 350-degree F oven for 25 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool completely on a wire rack. Place in the freezer about 15 minutes for easier cutting. Lift brownies from pan using the sides of the foil; carefully peel off the foil. With small cookie cutters, cut brownies into desired shapes or cut into squares. Sprinkle powdered sugar over top. Makes 16 brownies. Bolster cooking interest with a new cookbook PETAL PINK ANGEL CAKE\ 1 package angel food cake mix 3 /4 tsp. almond extract Red food coloring 2 cups whipping cream, chilled 1 tsp. unflavored gelatin '/« cup confectioners' sugar '/< cup sliced almonds, for garnish Fresh raspberries, for garnish Mix cake ingredients according to package directions. Fold in '/a teaspoon of the almond extract. Place 3 cups of the batter in a medium bowl. Fold in 3 drops red food coloring. Spoon half the white batter into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan. Cover with pink batter. Top with remaining white batter. To prevent air pockets from forming in the cake while baking, use a spatula to press the batter into the sides and bottom of the pan. Bake and cool cake following package directions. For the frosting, place whipping cream, gelatin and remaining % teaspoon almond extract in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer. Add confectioners' sugar gradually. Beat at high speed until soft peaks form. Tint with 3 drops of red food coloring. To assemble, place cake on serving plate. Frost sides and top with whipping cream mixture. Decorate with sliced almonds and raspberries to form flowers. Use the raspberries as the flowers and the almonds as the petals. By The Associated Press Not all Moms love to cook, but most find themselves preparing meals for their families on a daily basis (whether they like it or not). One way to make meal preparation more interesting: give Mom a cookbook that can provide inspiration! and lift her out of everyday cooking doldrums. It doesn't have to be a fancy cookbook, just one that can give Mom an idea or two to make cooking more interesting — and fun. Two helpful, basic cookbooks: "The 5 in 10 Cookbook: 5 Ingredients in 10 Minutes or Less" by Paula Hamilton (Hearst Books, $15) and "The Kitchen Survival Guide" by Lora Brody (William Morrow, $20). Hamilton's cookbook couldn't be more simple: 164 easy recipes that use no more than five ingredients and cook in 10 minutes or less; everything from, appetizers and soups to main courses and desserts. Among the offerings: rotelle with feta, chopped tomatoes and olives; Caribbean chicken curry; red cabbage and apples in caraway cream sauce; and lemon cloud pie. Hamilton, the food editor of the Oakland Tribune, stresses the importance of a well-stocked pantry, adding: "Although saving time was our goal, we found that we saved a fortune when we stopped bringing in carryout a couple of nights a week and started limiting the number of ingredients we purchased." Although 'The Kitchen Survival Guide" is targeted for the newly graduated, newly married, newly single and others who are ventur-hig into the kitchen for the first time, it is also a good source of information for veteran-cooks who still aren't sure whether ketchup should go in the refrigerator (it shouldn't), how to tell if, eggs are fresh, (an egg ( is^ "stal? if it floats in a bowl of water), 1 ' or how upkeep green beans, if esh i spinach.and pifes green (add a pinch ] of baking soda to the cooking water). \ Brody builds kitchen confidence . with 130 basic recipes as well as : hundreds of helpful hints that • Grandma forgot to share. Recipes include a zesty three-bean salad, j beef bourguignon and better-than- ' store-bought oatmeal cookies. Brody, who lives in Newton, Mass., is also the author of "Growing Up on the Chocolate Diet," "Indulgences" and "Cooking with Memories." For Moms who want to cut the fat out of their family's meals: "Great Good Food: Luscious Lower-Fat Cooking" by Julee Rosso (Crown-Turtle Bay Books, $19 softcpver; $29.95 hardcover) is filled with some 800 recipes, menus and a nutrition update. Her cookbook explains how to figure a daily fat allowance in calories and grams, tells how to stock a ^low-fat" pantry and provides "great good basics" such as yogurt cheese, chicken broth, flaky pie crust and sourdough starter. The recipes are divided by season. The cookbook also contains menus for special occasions, international dishes and the "new classics" including pestos, flavored oils and salad spritzes, splashes and sprays. Community news notes Cancer benefit scheduled A fashion show, wine tasting and luncheon will be held at Lascurain Gardens Saturday. Wine tasting begins at 11:30 a.m., with the luncheon served at noon and the fashion show at 1:30 p.m. Proceeds from the wine tasting will benefit the American Cancer Society. Lunch is $8 per person. For more information, call 462-1573. Give Mom a hand snuffing the butt If Mom is trying to quit smoking, give her an extra hug this Mother's Day. Let her know how proud you are of her. Then watch the video on smoking cessation with her. Made by nurses at the Public Health Department, it will be shown on Cable Channel 3 at 8 tonight and Thursday, 10 p.m. Friday and Sunday and 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 463-4127. Hopland celebrates Cinco de Mayo Cinco de Mayo by the Hopland Parent-Teachers Association will be Friday at the Hopland School, The festivities will include dinner, game booths, silent auction, children's auction and a bake, g " Dinner will be salsa and chips, chttji, &hjjtir«i salad. Burritos and nachos will be available M wf U traditional Mexican soft beverages and the dessert booth. Area business have donated prizes for the drawing, silent auction and children's auction. Door prizes also will be won. Funds from this event will be used for field trips and special programs and assemblies at the school. See 30 years of 'Stangs' Saturday If you've ever had any interest in Ford Mustangs, the Pear Tree Center is definitely the place to be Saturday when the Mendocino Mustangs hold the annual exhibit of these classic automobiles. <., Scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mustangs from 1964 to 1993 will be displayed including a special appearance by a California Highway Patrol special pursuit Mustang Cruiser. There will be an information booth with applications for club memberships, newsletters and photographs. Balloons will be donated by the Pear Tree Merchants Association. All Mustang owners, whether they are members of the association or not, may take their Mustangs to the show. meets 7 p,nt on {he first Tu^ay of foe ' t Stuff P&M. A monthly newsletter, , P«H 463-365$pr 463-2369. Church women hold May Fellowship A May Fellowship Day is scheduled Friday mom- ing at 10 at the Grace Lutheran Church, 200 Wabash Ave. Sponsored by Church Women United, there will be a potluck luncheon after the message by speaker Diane Pauli. Pastor James Bliss will provide special music. Childcare is available. Bring your own table service. Call 462-9132 for more information. RCRC board of directors to meet The board of directors of Redwood Coast Developmental Services Corporation will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Redwood Coast Regional Center, 1116 Airport Park Blvd. The center is a private, non-profit corporation which works to prevent and/or lessen the effects of developmental disabilities by providing a wide variety of supportive services aimed at improving the lives of persons with or at risk of developmental disabilities and their families. Anyone who is interested is encouraged to attend foe meeting.

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