The Idaho Education Association and the Boise Education Association observed National ESP Day by presenting small gifts to Education Support Professionals around the Boise School District, including a special ceremony at Horizon Elementary School. Longtime ESP member Debra Brown was singled out for specific recognition to acknowledge her many contributions to the school and the ESP community.
Junior Achievement’s Inspire to Hire is a day that introduces ninth through twelfth grade students to career opportunities. Students interact with business representatives and see displays from hundreds of Idaho companies. The event was held at Boise State University, as well as Idaho State University and the College of Southern Idaho.
So here we are: February.
We survived the holiday season, we rang in the New Year and now we get to celebrate the shortest month of the year, the month of love and the knowledge that spring is just a hop, skip and a jump away.
A lot happens in February. This month, we celebrate historically and culturally significant events such as Black History Month, President’s Day, Valentine’s Day and both Abraham Lincoln and George Washington’s birthdays.
Two tablespoons of this potent wine reduction can be substituted in a recipe, such as a pan sauce, tomato sauce, or roast beef jus, that calls for one-half to three-quarters cup of wine. Add this reduction near the end of the cooking time—the way you might finish a sauce by swirling in some butter. The reduction can be kept for up to two weeks in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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Colin Seeley will tell you that coffee doesn’t have to taste like salted caramel or vanilla beans. In fact, he’ll insist that coffee is best enjoyed in its purest form. Started in June of 2015, Seeley’s company, Ironside Coffee Roasters, set out to bring high-quality coffee to Boise. With a background in food science, he approaches coffee roasting on a scientific level but with an artistic touch. The beans are sourced in the most ethical way, and sometimes even come from a single farm to achieve a unique and specific flavor.
General Manager Bryan Forcina — and his new downtown bar and restaurant, Eureka — doesn’t take the easy way out.
Not on service, and not on ingredients.
“When we have a choice to do something the right way or the easy way,” he says, “we do the right way.”
With the new year here, a popular resolution for many of us tends to be eating healthier. Though this may mean different things to different people, a majority of us want to eat foods with higher nutritional content, without being processed, artificial or fake. If you’re not growing your food already, then to the grocery store it is, where more outlets are carrying local, farm raised, eco-friendly products. Notice how I did not use the “O” word (organic). Some people can get intimidated, associating organic food with flavorless or alien-like substances they’ve never heard of but akin to eating, say, rocks or tree bark. Not so!
Some people have natural talent in most everything they touch. Others may need to cultivate and develop it, and still there are those who have raw talent but have no idea they do.
Sisters Dee Dee Emery and Holly Curry claim they were never crafty types, even though Curry to date has been knitting for over 30 years now. In their home state of Nevada, their older sister Lorrie was the craft maker, eventually turning little sisters Emery, and Curry on to the DIY bandwagon.
Ron Rankin, owner and florist at House of Flowers, has seen lots of changes in the 46 years he’s been working with flowers, but one thing remains consistent – people rarely stray from the classic dozen red roses when it comes to Valentine’s Day. Perhaps the more adventurous types will consider pink or yellow roses, but the red rose persists as the ultimate symbol of romance. The red rose has a long history of representing love and war, but in Greek mythology, it is said that it was created from the tears and blood of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love. Then, of course, William Shakespeare famously uses this image of a rose throughout his poetic work. This representation of love continues to be a strong symbol of love and is the go-to gift for lovers seeking to demonstrate their love (or apologies) to their significant other.
travel at top- Steps of Style blogger, Amy Dreyer, brings a few local favorites along with her as she hits the streets of New York CIty.