Lemon Basil Blossom Cocktail.
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Lemon Basil Blossom Cocktail.

Summer's Green Goddess: Basil

Creative uses for that bunch of fresh basil

 T.J. Frye, 7, hugs his calf, Old Betsy, while getting ready to show her at last year's Westmoreland Fair. This year's addition takes place Aug. 15-23.

County fair season is in full swing with farm animals and noisy trucks

Fairs offer everything from queen contests to pig races.

 Chef Kate Romane in the kitchen of E2 in Highland Park in 2011.

Restaurant Review: Food can be uneven at E2, but its ambiance and service keep dining room busy

Personable and personality-driven, E2 in Highland Park pleases with easygoing style.

 The "Mac Attack" grilled cheese at The Yard in Shadyside, comprised of a house cheddar sauce, spiral pasta and soaked bacon lardons.

Munch goes to The Yard

A novel grilled cheese menu makes for a fun outing.

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Couple transform Brentwood rental into spacious home fit for 2 pianos

To make room for two vintage pianos, a couple moved to Brentwood and restored an Arts & Crafts-style house.

That old furniture might just need a new outfit

Amanda Brown of Spruce Upholstery has created the ultimate DIY guide to making over your furniture.



12th Annual Great Gardens Contest

Think you've got a great garden? Show us what you've got!

One judging period remains:
• Early fall/year-round -- entry deadline is Sept. 6.

There are three categories of competition:
• Small - gardens of 2,000 square feet or less
• Medium - between 2,000 square feet and a quarter acre
• Large - gardens larger than a quarter acre
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#SEENWedding: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Joe Nocito Jr. and Alexis Wukich exchange vows during a lavish local wedding.

Fabulous Forties event held at the Wyndham Grand

Guests jived back in time Saturday night at the Fabulous Forties Fashion Show and Gala hosted by Shellie Hipsky.


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