January 23: Recipe of the day

This soup is great on cold winter days – and I know what cold is!! Growing up in Northern Maine I have seen my fair share (and then some) of blistering cold, windy days. Below zero weather was the rule, and that was BEFORE you kicked in the wind chill. My mom’s beef-barley soup served […]

Gyros

1 lb. ground lamb (beef) 1 lg. clove garlic, pressed 2 tsp. lemon juice 1/2 tsp. basil 1/4 tsp. marjoram 1/2 tsp. thyme 1/2 tsp. rosemary 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper 1/8 c. snipped parsley 6 pita pockets 2 tomatoes, chopped 2 onions, chopped SAUCE: 16 oz. sour cream 1 med. cucumber, pureed (puree […]

Thrift savings plan more investor-friendly

By Tom Philpott: Military Update The number of active duty and reserve component members enrolled in the federal Thrift Savings Plan will hit a half million this month. Recent improvements could encourage many more to join, say plan administrators. In July, TSP began year-round enrollment, in place of twice-yearly “open seasons.” The open seasons didnít […]