2:59pm

Tue June 7, 2011
Recipes

Pickled Carrots

Nicole Spiridakis for NPR

An alternative to freezing or canning, making pickles is a great way to maximize an abundance of vegetables. I've used carrots in this recipe, but beets, sugar snap peas, pearl onions, cucumbers or even bell peppers are delicious as pickles. This recipe is for refrigerator pickles, which will keep up to 1 month in a tightly sealed jar in the fridge.

Makes 1 pint jar, easily doubled

1 pound small carrots, well-scrubbed with tops trimmed and discarded

1 cup cider vinegar

1/4 cup sugar

2 garlic cloves, lightly crushed

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2:59pm

Tue June 7, 2011
Kitchen Window

Oh, The Things You Can Do With A Farm-Share Box

Nicole Spiridakis for NPR

I stared at the box brimming with vegetables, wondering what I'd gotten myself into. Unidentifiable greens, tiny round potatoes, a clutch of dirt-dusted, perfectly red radishes, a small container of wild strawberries — all this bounty was mine, if only I could figure out what to do with it.

Welcome to cooking from a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share. You might not always recognize every item in your weekly box, but it's almost certain to inspire.

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2:56pm

Tue June 7, 2011
The Two-Way

No Tiger Woods At The U.S. Open

Since he withdrew from The Players Championship on May 12 after playing just nine holes, this news won't be a huge surprise to golf fans:

"Tiger Woods announced Tuesday that he will miss the 2011 U.S. Open." (TigerWoods.com)

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2:46pm

Tue June 7, 2011
It's All Politics

Obama Finds Silver Lining In Economic Cloud Which Is What Presidents Do

At his joint appearance Tuesday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a reporter asked President Obama if he was worried about the U.S. economy shrinking again after the growth that followed the Great Recession, a so-called double-dip recession.

The president decided not to make huge news and send the global financial markets tumbling which would have happened if he had said something like "Yes, I'm petrified about another recession." For that, everyone with 401(k)s should thank him.

Obama said:

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2:45pm

Tue June 7, 2011
The Two-Way

Building Literacy Is Key To Building Afghan Army, U.S. General Says

The U.S. and its allies are increasingly finding that one of the keys to building the Afghan Army is teaching its soldiers and officers to read and write, says the American general in charge of that training.

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2:39pm

Tue June 7, 2011
Deceptive Cadence

Will Placido Domingo Help Clean Up Soccer?

Placido Domingo kicks a penalty shot in a July 2008 charity soccer match held in Hungary.
ATTILA KISBENEDEK AFP/Getty Images

It's not often that we here at Deceptive Cadence learn of opera news via ESPN, but then again not every classical artist has the international profile or prestige of Placido Domingo.

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2:31pm

Tue June 7, 2011
The Two-Way

In Report, Japan Says It Was 'Unprepared' For Fukushima Disaster

The tsunami flows over sea walls towards TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on March 11, 2011. This photo was taken by Tokyo Electric Power Company.
TEPCO AFP/Getty Images

In a report submitted to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Japan said it was "unprepared" to handle the Fukushima disaster. The AP adds that in the report, Japan says that three of the reactors experienced a full meltdown, which means they likely "melted through the inner containment vessels, not just the core."

Essentially what this means is that things at the nuclear plant were worse than first reported. Here is the latest, including some of the highlights from the 750-page report:

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2:07pm

Tue June 7, 2011
The Two-Way

NBC Bids Billions And Retains Olympic TV Franchise

NBC beat out rivals Fox and ABC/ESPN Tuesday to win yet again the gold medal franchise in sports broadcasting.

And it cost the veteran Olympic broadcaster an average of $1 billion dollars an Olympics for the four winter and summer games from 2014 through 2020.

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2:00pm

Tue June 7, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Buckhorn Lake Judged Storm Ready

Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park became only the fourth park in the Kentucky State Resort Park system to be a StormReady supporter. In addition to the state designation, the park and resort at Buckhorn Lake is only the fourth state park in the entire United States to get that designation by the National Weather Service. Officials of Buckhorn Lake, the Kentucky Department of Parks and the National Weather Service Office in Jackson were on hand at the park's Conference Center on Friday to make the presentation and present the plaque.

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1:40pm

Tue June 7, 2011
Business and the Economy

Small Town Eatery Trains On-The-Job

It was six o'clock. Like the rest of the staff of Bee Happy's, Tim Slone was waiting for folks to mosey into their new downtown Jackson restaurant on Main Street, to get a taste of their food, as well as to partake in the eatery's grand opening last Friday evening. It didn't take long for customers to pour in a few minutes later, and the sounds of servers talking to them about their orders mingled with occasional outbursts of laughter as well as the cries of “What would you like this evening?” and, “Can I get you a refill?”

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