From the hearth Specialty breads are on the rise. But...

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March 08, 2000|By Suzanne Loudermilk

From the hearth

Specialty breads are on the rise. But you don't have to go to a bakery to buy these artisan loaves. Giant Food Inc. offers a wide selection of hearth-baked breads, several of which won the Gold Medal Taste Award from the American Tasting Institute in San Francisco. Varieties include Sesame Semolina, Kalamata Olive Rosemary, Cranberry Walnut and Roasted Garlic Parisien. Prices range from $2.79 to $5.69.

Lunch choices

Now, you can pick up lunch with your latte. In addition to coffee and pastries, Starbucks serves ready-made salads and sandwiches at several area stores, including Mount Washington and Timonium. Choices include Greek pasta salad ($4.95), turkey and havarti on multigrain bread ($5.50) and petite sandwiches, such as tomato, mozzarella and basil on French bread ($3.95). Employees even brown-bag them for you.

Dandelion delights

Weed through your recipes and enter the seventh annual National Dandelion Cookoff to be held May 6. You could win $500 for your best dandelion dish. For an entry form, send $1 and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Goosefoot Acres Center for Resourceful Living, P.O. Box 18016, Cleveland, Ohio 44118.

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