Cook's Notebook

September 27, 2006

EVENTS

Cook and tell -- Children can learn to make "Green Eggs and Ham" during an interactive story time featuring the Dr. Seuss book at 1 p.m. Oct. 7 at Port Discovery Museum. Free with admission to the museum. Call 410-864-2678.

Cooking with John Shields --John Shields, cookbook author and owner of Gertrude's Restaurant, shows how to bring fall flavors of the Chesapeake region to the home table at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at Wegmans, 122 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley. $10; preregistration required at the store. Call 410-773-3900 for information.

kaboose.com/food

Need ideas on how to pack school lunches that are healthful but still appealing? This parent-focused site has lots of tips, along with a recipe database.

Kate Shatzkin

KITCHEN TIP

"Room-temperature lemons and limes will yield more juice than refrigerated fruit. Microwaving the lemon or lime for a few seconds before squeezing will also help extract more juice, as will rolling the fruit on the countertop a few times before squeezing."

Detroit News

Know a helpful shortcut in the kitchen? Send it to Kate Shatzkin, Food Editor, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore 21278 or e-mail it to food@baltsun.com.

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