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My sister and I used to sneak e... Here’s the thing about baked white fish, such as haddock or cod: We know we should eat more of it because it’s such a healthy choice. Trouble is, we also know that most baked white fish is dry and tasteless. And I speak from experience. I hate to throw my mom under the bus, but her baked fish — while certainly healthy with its minimalist squeeze of lemon and tiny dot or two of butter — was uninspired, flavorless, unsatisfying and, perhaps worst of all, overcooked. My sister and I used to sneak e... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58435950@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:56:02 MDT Recipe: A speedy, kitchen sink approach to pumpkin bread http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58435997-223/pumpkin-bread-sugar-cup.html.csp Some days you just need to embrace a kitchen sink approach to cooking. This quick bread is just such a case. A few years back, I came up with a recipe for a gingery pumpkin bread that was pretty much everything I wanted in a pumpkin bread. It was tender and moist, robustly — but not excessively — gingery, and delivered loads of pumpkin and cinnamon flavor. It was good while it lasted... Because as much as I love that recipe, this year I started thinking about ways to make it even better. Wouldn’... Some days you just need to embrace a kitchen sink approach to cooking. This quick bread is just such a case. A few years back, I came up with a recipe for a gingery pumpkin bread that was pretty much everything I wanted in a pumpkin bread. It was tender and moist, robustly — but not excessively — gingery, and delivered loads of pumpkin and cinnamon flavor. It was good while it lasted... Because as much as I love that recipe, this year I started thinking about ways to make it even better. Wouldn’... 58435997@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:56:02 MDT Gardening: Compost Happens: tips for making it happen right http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58436250-223/pile-compost-materials-nitrogen.html.csp As the bumper sticker on my truck reads, “Compost Happens.” Sometimes, however, it doesn’t happen fast enough. That problem usually can be traced to some limiting factor in what a pile is fed, or to issues of moisture or aeration. FEED YOUR PILE Compost piles work most quickly if the two most important foodstuffs — carbon and nitrogen — are in balance. Old, usually brown and dry plant materials, such as autumn leaves, straw, hay and sawdust, are rich in carbon. The older the plant material, t... As the bumper sticker on my truck reads, “Compost Happens.” Sometimes, however, it doesn’t happen fast enough. That problem usually can be traced to some limiting factor in what a pile is fed, or to issues of moisture or aeration. FEED YOUR PILE Compost piles work most quickly if the two most important foodstuffs — carbon and nitrogen — are in balance. Old, usually brown and dry plant materials, such as autumn leaves, straw, hay and sawdust, are rich in carbon. The older the plant material, t... 58436250@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:56:02 MDT Religion losing clout, but more want politics preached from pulpit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/58447793-80/percent-religion-religious-smith.html.csp More Americans today say religion’s influence is losing ground just when they want it to play a stronger role in public life and politics. A new Pew Research Center survey finds 72 percent of Americans say religion’s influence is declining in society — the highest percentage since Pew began measuring the trend in 2001, when only 52 percent held that view. “Most people (overwhelmingly Christians) view this as a bad thing,” said Greg Smith, associate director of Pew’s Religion & Public Life Projec... More Americans today say religion’s influence is losing ground just when they want it to play a stronger role in public life and politics. A new Pew Research Center survey finds 72 percent of Americans say religion’s influence is declining in society — the highest percentage since Pew began measuring the trend in 2001, when only 52 percent held that view. “Most people (overwhelmingly Christians) view this as a bad thing,” said Greg Smith, associate director of Pew’s Religion & Public Life Projec... 58447793@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 19:09:19 MDT Review: Delays don’t damage Chris Brown’s ‘X’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58443055-223/brown-chris-delays-damage.html.csp Chris Brown’s sixth studio album, “X,” is cohesive, entertaining and not at all what one might expect of a project plagued by delays after the release of lead single “Fine China” back in March 2013. But while court dates, rehab stints and — if you believe the singer’s tweets from last year — “incompetent” management may have stalled his latest set, those factors don’t seem to have diminished his creativity. Brown captures attention from the get-go, opening “X” with the chilly first lines of his ... Chris Brown’s sixth studio album, “X,” is cohesive, entertaining and not at all what one might expect of a project plagued by delays after the release of lead single “Fine China” back in March 2013. But while court dates, rehab stints and — if you believe the singer’s tweets from last year — “incompetent” management may have stalled his latest set, those factors don’t seem to have diminished his creativity. Brown captures attention from the get-go, opening “X” with the chilly first lines of his ... 58443055@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 18:40:02 MDT See ‘creatures’ from the past at the circus http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58436368-223/circus-arena-lake-salt.html.csp The circus is rolling into Salt Lake City’s EnergySolutions Arena Wednesday through Sunday. The Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey’s extravagant arena show features all sorts of animals, high wire acts and clowns as it make its annual Salt Lake City appearance. This “Legends” touring circus features creatures from the past, including a unicorn, pegasus and woolly mammoth. This is an all-new production and one of four that tour the U.S. It will include an all-access pre-show an hour before the circu... The circus is rolling into Salt Lake City’s EnergySolutions Arena Wednesday through Sunday. The Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey’s extravagant arena show features all sorts of animals, high wire acts and clowns as it make its annual Salt Lake City appearance. This “Legends” touring circus features creatures from the past, including a unicorn, pegasus and woolly mammoth. This is an all-new production and one of four that tour the U.S. It will include an all-access pre-show an hour before the circu... 58436368@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:11:31 MDT Food briefs: Benefits to fight hunger, small farmers and more http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58425524-223/com-lake-salt-south.html.csp Your vote helps feed the hungry in Utah The Utah Food Bank could win $60,000 in Walmart’s “Fight Hunger. Spark Change” campaign. But it needs your online vote. Fans can cast a ballot once a day until Sunday, Oct. 5, at walmart.com/fightinghunger. For the contest, Walmart has joined with six of the nation’s largest food companies to distribute some $3.3 million grants to help fight hunger in their local communities. Pledge $5 a week to help a small farmer Spending just $5 a week at a small f... Your vote helps feed the hungry in Utah The Utah Food Bank could win $60,000 in Walmart’s “Fight Hunger. Spark Change” campaign. But it needs your online vote. Fans can cast a ballot once a day until Sunday, Oct. 5, at walmart.com/fightinghunger. For the contest, Walmart has joined with six of the nation’s largest food companies to distribute some $3.3 million grants to help fight hunger in their local communities. Pledge $5 a week to help a small farmer Spending just $5 a week at a small f... 58425524@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:10:01 MDT Review: Salt Lake Acting Company serves Hollywood dish, delivered cold http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58441973-223/mengers-hollywood-lake-salt.html.csp “I love gossip, don’t you?” purrs Hollywood über-agent Sue Mengers behind her bubble-eyed glasses while perpetually rearranging the pillows on her living-room couch. “Gossip is like mother’s milk to me.” Gossip from 1970s Hollywood is what’s being served up by actor Camille G. Van Wagoner as John Logan’s one-woman stage show, “I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers,” opens Salt Lake Acting Company’s new season. But dish served cold is a very tough sell, and Logan’s script loves Mengers so m... “I love gossip, don’t you?” purrs Hollywood über-agent Sue Mengers behind her bubble-eyed glasses while perpetually rearranging the pillows on her living-room couch. “Gossip is like mother’s milk to me.” Gossip from 1970s Hollywood is what’s being served up by actor Camille G. Van Wagoner as John Logan’s one-woman stage show, “I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers,” opens Salt Lake Acting Company’s new season. But dish served cold is a very tough sell, and Logan’s script loves Mengers so m... 58441973@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:59:23 MDT Concert review: Utah Chamber Artists reveal cathedral’s visual, sonic splendor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58434052-223/cathedral-artists-chamber-concert.html.csp Every year, Utah Chamber Artists artistic director Barlow Bradford and lighting designer Christopher Dance find new ways to capitalize on the visual and sonic splendors of Salt Lake City’s Cathedral of the Madeleine. This year’s edition of the popular Collage Concerts might be the best yet. The centerpiece was Erik Esenvalds’ short, powerful oratorio “Passion and Resurrection.” Soprano Michelle Dean filled the cathedral with her expressive chanting as Dance filled the space with light, directing... Every year, Utah Chamber Artists artistic director Barlow Bradford and lighting designer Christopher Dance find new ways to capitalize on the visual and sonic splendors of Salt Lake City’s Cathedral of the Madeleine. This year’s edition of the popular Collage Concerts might be the best yet. The centerpiece was Erik Esenvalds’ short, powerful oratorio “Passion and Resurrection.” Soprano Michelle Dean filled the cathedral with her expressive chanting as Dance filled the space with light, directing... 58434052@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:41:13 MDT Meet the maestro of Utah’s TV chefs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58420414-223/woolley-bryan-chef-kutv.html.csp Bryan Woolley’s recipe for becoming a successful television chef calls for natural talent mixed with hard work and just a pinch of luck. “Basically, I was in the right place at the right time,” said the chef for KUTV Ch. 2. Twenty years ago, Woolley was teaching breadmaking classes at a Logan culinary shop when a Salt Lake City news station (not KUTV) called, looking for a chef who could do a regular on-air cooking segment. “My boss literally passed the phone to me,” said Woolley, who ultimately... Bryan Woolley’s recipe for becoming a successful television chef calls for natural talent mixed with hard work and just a pinch of luck. “Basically, I was in the right place at the right time,” said the chef for KUTV Ch. 2. Twenty years ago, Woolley was teaching breadmaking classes at a Logan culinary shop when a Salt Lake City news station (not KUTV) called, looking for a chef who could do a regular on-air cooking segment. “My boss literally passed the phone to me,” said Woolley, who ultimately... 58420414@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 14:39:00 MDT Restaurant review: Dim sum dining in the heart of Salt Lake http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58424792-223/dim-sum-salt-fried.html.csp On my first visit to Hong Kong, I was delighted by the discovery of dim sum. Towers of steaming bamboo baskets came to our table and each contained bite-sized delicacies that passed from my chopstick into my waiting mouth — time and again. Years later, the thrill of lifting off the dim sum lid to discover what’s inside still excites me. So when the architecturally interesting building on State Street changed names from Rice to Dim Sum House earlier this year, I was intrigued by the new offering ... On my first visit to Hong Kong, I was delighted by the discovery of dim sum. Towers of steaming bamboo baskets came to our table and each contained bite-sized delicacies that passed from my chopstick into my waiting mouth — time and again. Years later, the thrill of lifting off the dim sum lid to discover what’s inside still excites me. So when the architecturally interesting building on State Street changed names from Rice to Dim Sum House earlier this year, I was intrigued by the new offering ... 58424792@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:47:52 MDT Where in Utah was this photo taken? Email your guess to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win a book http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58429300-223/book-utah-brett-chance.html.csp This week • Send your guess, along with your name and address, to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win the book “Fishing Utah” by Brett Prettyman. Guesses must be submitted by noon Sept. 25. Include “Where” in your email subject line. Last week • Amanda Mitchell of South Jordan had her name drawn from the entries correctly identifying Sheep Creek Bay at Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Mitchell wins the book “Utah” by Tom and Gayen Wharton. This week • Send your guess, along with your name and address, to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win the book “Fishing Utah” by Brett Prettyman. Guesses must be submitted by noon Sept. 25. Include “Where” in your email subject line. Last week • Amanda Mitchell of South Jordan had her name drawn from the entries correctly identifying Sheep Creek Bay at Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Mitchell wins the book “Utah” by Tom and Gayen Wharton. 58429300@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:24:22 MDT Utah theater swings into fall with curtain-raising shows http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58416272-223/says-utah-sept-hecuba.html.csp As the fall theater season gears up, three very different shows play on Salt Lake City stages this week. At Red Butte Garden, there are outdoor performances of Euripides’ “Hecuba,” a rarely performed tragedy featuring University of Utah acting professor Sandra Shotwell as the powerhouse title character. The Sting & Honey Company opens Peter Shaffer’s “The Private Ear,” a one-act play about falling in love with an idea. And at the Capitol Theatre, the Broadway Across America — Utah series kicks ... As the fall theater season gears up, three very different shows play on Salt Lake City stages this week. At Red Butte Garden, there are outdoor performances of Euripides’ “Hecuba,” a rarely performed tragedy featuring University of Utah acting professor Sandra Shotwell as the powerhouse title character. The Sting & Honey Company opens Peter Shaffer’s “The Private Ear,” a one-act play about falling in love with an idea. And at the Capitol Theatre, the Broadway Across America — Utah series kicks ... 58416272@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:08:15 MDT Chemistry is elementary in Utah Shakespeare Festival’s new plays http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58416511-223/holmes-sherlock-says-watson.html.csp If would take a very clever series of deductions to figure out just why we’ve fallen so hard, again, for mystery stories turning on the bromance between tweedy supersleuth Sherlock Holmes and his commenting-on-the-action sidekick, Dr. John Watson. There are plenty of clues to reveal the outsized pop-culture love of this fictional odd couple. Consider the box-office-smashing big-screen chemistry between Robert Downey Jr.’s Holmes and Jude Law’s Watson. And then there’s the mesmerizing, career-mak... If would take a very clever series of deductions to figure out just why we’ve fallen so hard, again, for mystery stories turning on the bromance between tweedy supersleuth Sherlock Holmes and his commenting-on-the-action sidekick, Dr. John Watson. There are plenty of clues to reveal the outsized pop-culture love of this fictional odd couple. Consider the box-office-smashing big-screen chemistry between Robert Downey Jr.’s Holmes and Jude Law’s Watson. And then there’s the mesmerizing, career-mak... 58416511@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:08:15 MDT Rare Warhol paintings could bring $130M at NYC auction http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58445972-223/warhol-elvis-auction-sold.html.csp New York • Elvis Presley. Marlon Brando. Andy Warhol. The A-list trifecta of music, film and art is going on the auction block at Christie’s in November. “Triple Elvis (Ferus Type)” and “Four Marlons” rate among Warhol’s most famous portraits. The monumental paintings, each nearly 7 feet high, have never appeared at auction before and could bring a combined total of $130 million when they go up for bid on Nov. 12. Christie’s said they are being sold separately, and estimates for each were not ye... New York • Elvis Presley. Marlon Brando. Andy Warhol. The A-list trifecta of music, film and art is going on the auction block at Christie’s in November. “Triple Elvis (Ferus Type)” and “Four Marlons” rate among Warhol’s most famous portraits. The monumental paintings, each nearly 7 feet high, have never appeared at auction before and could bring a combined total of $130 million when they go up for bid on Nov. 12. Christie’s said they are being sold separately, and estimates for each were not ye... 58445972@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:08:15 MDT Paula Deen documentary tells her side of downfall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58445994-223/deen-documentary-content-network.html.csp Paula Deen is ready to tell her side of the story behind the racist remark that decimated her career, but you’ll need to pay to hear it. The former Food Network star has been working on a documentary about herself and her downfall — triggered in 2013 by her acknowledgment that she’d used a racial slur in the past — but it will only be available to subscribers of her new website, the Paula Deen Network. Recipe content on the site will be free, but viewers will need to pay $9.99 a month to view vi... Paula Deen is ready to tell her side of the story behind the racist remark that decimated her career, but you’ll need to pay to hear it. The former Food Network star has been working on a documentary about herself and her downfall — triggered in 2013 by her acknowledgment that she’d used a racial slur in the past — but it will only be available to subscribers of her new website, the Paula Deen Network. Recipe content on the site will be free, but viewers will need to pay $9.99 a month to view vi... 58445994@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:08:15 MDT Fall TV: Color lines are blurred in Fox comedy ‘black-ish’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58436476-223/black-ish-ross-comedy.html.csp Tracee Ellis Ross delivers perhaps the funniest line you’ll hear on a sitcom this fall. The character she plays on ABC’s comedy “black-ish” is, like Ross, an appealing mix of beauty, smarts and zaniness. She is totally plausible as a savvy mother of four and the loving wife of an up-and-coming ad exec (co-star Anthony Anderson), not to mention a busy anesthesiologist. In this upscale African-American family, Dr. Rainbow Johnson also happens to be biracial. This occasionally spurs Andre, her hubb... Tracee Ellis Ross delivers perhaps the funniest line you’ll hear on a sitcom this fall. The character she plays on ABC’s comedy “black-ish” is, like Ross, an appealing mix of beauty, smarts and zaniness. She is totally plausible as a savvy mother of four and the loving wife of an up-and-coming ad exec (co-star Anthony Anderson), not to mention a busy anesthesiologist. In this upscale African-American family, Dr. Rainbow Johnson also happens to be biracial. This occasionally spurs Andre, her hubb... 58436476@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:08:15 MDT ’The Voice’ returns tonight with Pharrell, Stefani http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58442627-223/stefani-voice-pharrell-really.html.csp Gwen Stefani is surrounded by men. She has three sons with husband Gavin Rossdale and is the only female in her rock band No Doubt. But the 44-year-old singer and fashion designer said joining the all-male coaching team on NBC’s reality singing competition “The Voice” has tested her tolerance. “I have to say Adam (Levine) has really, you know, the bar has been risen with him. He is nasty and naughty and dirty and disgusting and he really has no filter. And it’s just really shocking,” Stefani jok... Gwen Stefani is surrounded by men. She has three sons with husband Gavin Rossdale and is the only female in her rock band No Doubt. But the 44-year-old singer and fashion designer said joining the all-male coaching team on NBC’s reality singing competition “The Voice” has tested her tolerance. “I have to say Adam (Levine) has really, you know, the bar has been risen with him. He is nasty and naughty and dirty and disgusting and he really has no filter. And it’s just really shocking,” Stefani jok... 58442627@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:08:15 MDT Shonda Rhimes lays claim to Thursday nights on ABC http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58443080-223/rhimes-shondaland-abc-feel.html.csp Let’s just go ahead and make it official. “Thursday” should be renamed “Shonday.” At least it should on ABC, which has handed its entire Thursday prime-time schedule to drama doyenne Shonda Rhimes. Starting this week locally at 7 p.m., it’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” with Rhimes the showrunner for this medical melodrama’s 11th season. At 9 p.m., “Scandal” begins its fourth year with Rhimes also serving as showrunner. Then, closing out Shonday at 9 p.m., “How To Get Away With Murder” premieres with Viola ... Let’s just go ahead and make it official. “Thursday” should be renamed “Shonday.” At least it should on ABC, which has handed its entire Thursday prime-time schedule to drama doyenne Shonda Rhimes. Starting this week locally at 7 p.m., it’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” with Rhimes the showrunner for this medical melodrama’s 11th season. At 9 p.m., “Scandal” begins its fourth year with Rhimes also serving as showrunner. Then, closing out Shonday at 9 p.m., “How To Get Away With Murder” premieres with Viola ... 58443080@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:08:15 MDT Australian Pink Floyd returns to West Valley City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58420024-223/floyd-pink-band-fans.html.csp Pink Floyd fans are no doubt anticipating the arrival of The Australian Pink Floyd Show, but they could even have a say in what songs they’d like to hear at the Sept. 27 concert at Usana Amphitheatre in West Valley City. For its “Set The Control The Very Best of Pink Floyd” tour, the band, formed in 1988, plans on featuring songs from the albums “The Dark Side of the Moon,” “Wish You Were Here” and “The Division Bell.” Fans can vote their picks for the set list at www.aussiefloyd.com. And in ca... Pink Floyd fans are no doubt anticipating the arrival of The Australian Pink Floyd Show, but they could even have a say in what songs they’d like to hear at the Sept. 27 concert at Usana Amphitheatre in West Valley City. For its “Set The Control The Very Best of Pink Floyd” tour, the band, formed in 1988, plans on featuring songs from the albums “The Dark Side of the Moon,” “Wish You Were Here” and “The Division Bell.” Fans can vote their picks for the set list at www.aussiefloyd.com. And in ca... 58420024@www.sltrib.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:08:15 MDT