Granite is a very durable surface. In fact, it is the hardest of the polished stones commercially available. It beautifully complements any kitchen or bathroom and is available in an array of colors.
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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — You're in the mood for fish and your server suggests a dish of invasive carp. Ugh, you might say. But how about broiled copi, fresh from the Mississippi River?
LONDON (AP) — British health officials will start offering vaccines to some men who are gay or bisexual or have sex with men, who are at the highest risk of catching monkeypox, in an effort to curb the biggest outbreak of the disease beyond Africa.
As home gardeners become more educated about the role native plants play in the ecosystem — and their importance to pollinators, wildlife and humans — many are turning to “rewilding.” The term refers to a landscaping approach that depends on the use of native plants to sustain insects, bees,…
Thin cuts of steak such as flat iron and hanger are great for weeknight meals because they’re full of flavor and cook up fast. But a flavorful spice rub and quick marinade easily elevate the meat to a meal worthy of a special occasion. Pairing it with a simple side of partially mashed chickp…
Maybe it's increasing inflation - higher prices in grocery stores forcing vegetable lovers to return to their roots. Or maybe some folks watched The Martian one too many times. Regardless of the reason, the humble potato is officially the vegetable that Americans are most keen to learn how to grow.
Living off-grid conjures images of survivalists in remote places and a rustic, “Little House on the Prairie” lifestyle with chores from morning to night. Yet only a tiny fraction of people living off-grid do it like that, and fewer still live more than an hour from any town.
I returned a call from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A CDC staffer or contractor had left a message. They wanted my opinion for a survey on COVID vaccines.
Your home’s curb appeal is greatly affected by the condition of your concrete driveway. If your concrete is saturated in oils, grease, and radiator fluid, then it’s time to give your front yard a little face lift.
PHOENIX — A Phoenix 15-year-old and two Arizona adults, all with very inventive taste buds, will have their carnival-inspired donut flavors featured in Bashas’ bakeries across the state this month, a press release from the grocer said.
We gardeners spend so much time stressing over what our plants need that we often forget they grew just fine for millennia without us. Suppose we step back from our self-aggrandizing human nature and take our cues from actual nature instead?
CASA GRANDE – With the cost of just about everything rising due to inflation, it’s nice to have a small stash of pantry staples that can be made easily from scratch.
Ceiling fans a are must-have in Arizona. We use them year-round and rely on them for our comfort before having to turn on the air conditioning (and sometimes with it). They can be key in eliminating hot and cold spots in a room and equalizing temperatures throughout the house. Because we use…
SIGNAL PEAK — Greg and Rachel Sommers sat behind the backstop. They had arrived from the San Diego area the day before. It was a May 6 regional playoff game between the Central Arizona College Vaqueros and the Yavapai College Roughriders.
It used to be that every backyard swimming pool looked just about the same. Everybody relied on the same product to keep the deck around the pool comfortable under bare feet: Keystone Kool Deck.
CASA GRANDE – Is there a friendlier and more versatile fruit than strawberries? From strawberry shortcake to ice cream, fruit salad, jelly or just eating them plain out of a bowl, strawberries rank pretty high on most people’s list of favorite fruits.
CASA GRANDE — Peter Piper Pizza of Casa Grande recently dropped off samples of its two new, limited-time pizzas at the PinalCentral newsroom for staffers to try.
CASA GRANDE – In a drive that takes about six hours, Casa Grande-area residents can be in the heart of one of California’s best wine-tasting regions. Not Napa Valley — that would be a 13-hour drive — but Temecula, described by Wine Enthusiast Magazine a few years ago as one of the 10 top win…
CASA GRANDE — A dog named Alice, a city judge, a homeless man and a former state governor — all with interesting stories — are a few of the real-life characters readers encounter when they read the new book by PinalCentral columnist Bill Coates, “People, Places and Dogs.”
CASA GRANDE – Whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch or an in-between snack, quiche is one of those foods that’s versatile, tasty and generally hits the spot. It’s also one of those handy dishes that’s great for using leftovers, including ham, cheese, spinach, chicken or just abou…
My wife Cindy and I sometimes watch shows about old English manors. The TV host shows the viewers around. Huge dining room. Huge library. Huge kitchen. Huge staircases. Huge windows. Forty-three rooms sitting on 5,000 acres.
Mini-split kind of sounds like a small ice cream dessert. Well, a mini-split can keep you cool, but you can’t eat it. A mini-split can also keep you warm.
CASA GRANDE — Hartfield’s Tires fronts Jimmie Kerr Boulevard, just west of Brown Avenue. It’s a tight fit. About the width of a vehicle between the street and the building.
It’s easy to think about the typical ways we prepare for the summer heat in Arizona such as making sure the sprinklers and drip systems are adjusted to water the landscaping more often. Weather-stripping anywhere daylight peeks through around a door. Clearing out the garage to make room for …
CASA GRANDE -- In Arizona, we have plenty of lemons and with the winter crop currently in season, there’s no shortage of the tart, easy-to-juice fruit.
It’s a rainy day. Water is always appreciated. Pinal farmers would like more. Pinal developers would like enough to say they could guarantee 100 years’ worth.
A successful professional-looking paint job is not done with just a paintbrush, roller, and can of paint. Many tools and accessories play their parts in creating vibrant colors with beautiful finishes.
CASA GRANDE -- Sunday was National Italian Food Day and to celebrate the occasion, I made delicious rice balls that are super creamy and cheesy. Best of all, they are easy to make and can be altered to any taste.
My wife joined me on a hike last week. We trekked through a mountain park in Phoenix. Cindy wasn’t much for hiking, up till then. Not since the Grand Canyon.