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4/6/2014 12:00 AM
Tell us about your garden
Gardeners are needed for Weed It and Reap, The Blade’s Wednesday feature that appears during the growing season. We’re looking for people of all ages who cultivate the soil in all manners and with plenty of heart and soul. Tell us what’s unique about you or your garden in a sentence.

4/6/2014 12:00 AM
Calif. restaurant does kale slaw
Dear SOS: I am in love with the kale slaw from Balboa Cafe in Mill Valley, Calif. That dish was actually what turned me on to kale, but I can’t find a salad as good. I love visiting Northern California and especially going to Balboa Cafe for the kale slaw. So I can also enjoy it at home, do you

4/6/2014 12:00 AM
Deviled eggs made in a flash
Have you noticed the peeled, hard-cooked eggs sold in the dairy case at your local grocery? I found mine right above the egg cartons in vacuum-sealed packages, ready to eat. I was a bit skeptical at first. I mean, boiling eggs is not really difficult, right? And how fresh could they be? But the desperate side of me

4/6/2014 12:00 AM
Stuffed ham is a sweet choice
At Thanksgiving, we stuff turkeys. At Easter we stuff ...? Hams!

4/6/2014 12:00 AM
Skin needs spring cleaning, too
Just because you’re ready for spring doesn’t mean your skin is.

4/6/2014 12:00 AM
Products to repair damaged skin
Give your toes some TLC before slipping on your first pair of sandals. Pedi-in-a-Box ($20.95; simplesugars.myshopify.com) by Sharpsburg-based Simple Sugars smooths dry skin with its Happy Feet peppermint foot scrub. Use the pumice stone foot brush to eliminate excess skin on your heels.

4/6/2014 12:00 AM
Leonard finds own way in new book
Legacy is a tricky thing. It can help or it can hinder. It can assist with getting your name out there, but it also adds pressure and a world of expectations.

4/6/2014 12:00 AM
Grieving for pets in the open
PITTSBURGH — In 30 years of publishing as a professor at Princeton Theological Seminary, C. Clifton Black has never received such an outpouring of reader support as he did when he wrote a lament for his dog Pinky, who had died at age 16.

4/6/2014 12:00 AM
Leonard mentored by a master
Crime fiction author Peter Leonard had a frequent dinner guest who often would offer advice, sometimes on the characters’ names and other times even the titles of the books he was writing at the time.

4/5/2014 12:00 AM
Latta to host ambassador
The French ambassador to the United States will tour economic and cultural sites in northwest Ohio on April 23, according to the office of U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (R., Bowling Green).