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September 18, 2008

Partisan politics:

"Say 'conservative' and they wag their tails. Say 'liberal' and they bare their fangs. More to the point, say either and all thinking ceases. . . . [P]eople hear this doublespeak and cheer. Why not? They have been taught that words mean what you need them to in a given moment. Turns out, all it requires is a limitless supply of gall and the inherent belief that people are dumber than a bag of hammers."

--Leonard Pitts Jr., Pulitzer-winning columnist. The Miami Herald, 2008 (Thanks to alert WORDster Jerry Vonderbrink)

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Simple Kitchen: Wraps of flavor

By Errin Stevenson

July 28, 2008 | Wraps are one of my summertime favorites. They are quick, light and healthy. For dinner or for lunch, wraps can serve a large or small group of people and a dish that everyone will enjoy. Wraps come in many flavors with different meats, vegetables and sauces. You can also choose wheat tortillas and lean meats to help achieve a perfect summer body.

The first wrap I am going to introduce is a Thai wrap. It has a peanut flavor that is one of my favorites!

Thai Wrap

1/3 c. chopped green onions
2/3 c. matchstick carrots
2/3 c. coconut milk
1 T. soy sauce
1 T. rice vinegar
3 T. peanut butter
1 t. curry powder
1×2 t. red pepper

2 c. cooked chicken breasts

Warm tortillas


In a medium skillet over medium heat add 1 T. peanut oil or olive oil. Then add carrots and green onions, sautÚ 1 minute. Stir in milk, soy sauce, vinegar, peanut butter, curry powder, and red pepper. Cook for 20-30 minutes over low-med heat. Stir occasionally. Then add your chicken.

Remove from heat and warm tortillas in microwave. Then place the Thai chicken on your tortillas and add as much cabbage as you like. Enjoy! Serves 2-3 people. The next recipe I am going to give you is a yummy summertime pita. These are light, easy and have a different taste that everyone will love. These are great for guests and a simple summertime dinner.

Pita Pockets by Ashley Wood

At least 1 lb of chicken but do as much as you need the marinade goes a long way. Cut chicken into chunks and marinade for at least one hour (the longer the better)

1/4 C red wine vinegar
2 T. olive oil
1/4 tsp. minced garlic
1/4 C. Frozen apple juice concentrate
1/2 tsp salt
2 dashes oregano
1 dash of pepper

Once chicken has marinade drain marinade and cook in frying pan.

Put in pita pockets with cucumbers and tomatoes and sauce

1 C. Sour Cream
1/4 tsp dill
1/2 C. Mayo
1 tsp Beaumonde seasoning (this is kind of hard to find but it is what makes the sauce good!)

I hope you enjoy!



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