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Chocolate or vanilla: Find comfort in GMO-free corn starch puddings

It's been a dizzying couple of weeks. Since before Thanksgiving, right up through New Year's Day, those of us who cook have done more than our fair share of preparing elaborate holiday meals, cookie baking and flipping breakfast...
Ideology vs. reality

French President Francois Hollande has been confronted by the glaring light of reality - sort of.On New Year's Day, as his massive tax increases began taking effect, Hollande, a member of the Socialist Party, admitted that taxes in France...
The great equalizers

BY RICH LOWRYNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio gave a St. Crispin's Day speech for progressives at his New Year's Day inauguration ceremony. He evoked a city ravaged by a crisis of inequality. What Rudy Giuliani was to out-of-control...

...reflected the minus-4 temperature during an outing with his wife and two daughters.As the storm pushed eastward on New Year's Day and Thursday, it dropped as much as 18 inches on suburban Chicago and up to 10 inches on Michigan, prompting the...
Refuge Notebook: A new clam on the beaches

...there was a harvestable population where my son had initially found the soft-shell. On the -5.1 ft. tide this New Year's Day, my brother-in-law and I slogged out onto the mud flats to find out. We turned up nothing but worms for much...
Learning for Life: Cooking dried beans, peas and lentils

...southern tradition to bring luck and prosperity in the upcoming year is to serve black eyed peas on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day. Whether or not you've recently eaten black eyed peas to honor this tradition consider serving legumes throughout...

...collective bargaining agreement expired, has forced the cancellation of 327 regular-season games, including the New Year's Day Winter Classic in Michigan.It was unclear if the NHL made counterproposals to offers it received from the union...
More gas available, but distribution still has weak points

...John Sims said separately. "You're always a little unsure when it's the first winter operating season."On New Year's Day, things warmed up and it even started raining, Sim recalled, and gas needs dropped. As warm weather continued...

...only about an hour on Sunday.The 61-day lockout has already claimed 327 regular-season games, including the New Year's Day outdoor Winter Classic, and more could be wiped out within a week.
Sweat before sweets: fitness for the holidays

...a trip to a fitness fair at The JCC in Manhattan on New Year's Day. The event is sponsored by The JCC's Marti M. Meyerson...for Health and Wellness. "Most gyms are closed on New Year's Day," said JCC spokeswoman Erica Werber. "We're open...


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