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Veuve ClicquotM-Fs La Grande Dame 1996 will be released this fall in style M-y packaged in a box and label created by Italian designer Emilio Pucci.

PucciM-Fs bold print was inspired by the curvaceous bottle and the celebratory yellow that identifies the House of Veuve Clicquot.

The limited-edition Champagne will be available in fine wine shops nationwide for a suggested retail price of $200.

Wake up to watermelon

SummerM-Fs winding down, but donM-Ft be blue. Hold on to summer a little longer with easy watermelon recipes.

Although we associate the juicy fruit with hot, lazy summer days and picnics in the park, watermelon is actually available all year long. And donM-Ft just think desserts. Watermelon adds flavor to beverages, sandwiches and salsas. HereM-Fs even a breakfast idea from the National Watermelon Promotion Board:

Heat 1/2 cup maple syrup with 1 tablespoon butter until the butter melts. Place a hot pancake on a warmed plate and top with 1/3 of the syrup and about 1/2 cup minced, seedless watermelon. Repeat the process with two more pancakes. Serves 1.

Per serving: 799 calories; 7 grams protein; 15 grams fat; 8 grams saturated fat; 169 grams carbohydrate; 3 grams fiber; 44 milligrams cholesterol; 818 milligrams sodium

Tuned-in shoppers

If youM-Fre stumped for what to cook, tune into the Food Network M-y while you shop. The cable-television network has developed a compendium of recipes and meal ideas designed for hand-held mobile devices.

Food Network Express allows users to search for recipes by keying in an ingredient or browsing through categories on their cell phones. Favorite recipes can be bookmarked with a click.

The program is available through Get It Now from Verizon Wireless. The subscription charge for the application is $3.75 per month. For more information, visit www.

A place for it all

If plastic storage containers are spilling out of your cupboards, take a look at the latest innovation from Tupperware M-y a collapsible plastic container that expands to up to 4 cups and folds flat when not in use.

The Flat Out container is safe for refrigerator, freezer and dishwasher. The cost is $18.99 for a set of three. Call 888- 919-8099 for the name of your nearest Tupperware representative.


A dinner to raise money for the Towson areaM-Fs Citizens on Patrol will be held 8 p.m. tomorrow at a new Rodgers Forge restaurant, Chipotle Mexican Grill, 6314 York Road. $5 for a burrito, soft drink and a preview of the restaurant, which officially opens Friday. Call 410-377-7728.

Learn to make lobster dishes 6:30 p.m. Saturday at A CookM-Fs Table, 717 Light St. $70. Call 410-539-8600.

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