Tickets are $10 for adults 21 and older, $5 for children 12 to 21 and free to children under age 12. Call 888-498-9463 or visit www.kirkwood-wine.com.
An Indian Feast at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at the India Center will benefit Manna Meal. Tickets are $60 per person, which includes beverages, dinner, entertainment and a silent auction.
Purchase tickets at Manna Meal in St. John Episcopal Church, 1105 Quarrier St. Call 304-345-7121. All proceeds benefit Manna Meal Inc. soup kitchen and are tax deductible.
Tips and tipbits
Former Gazette food columnist Judy Grigoraci shared the following tips she recently spotted and found helpful.
Shuck corn and place in a clean cooler. Pour boiling water over the top of the corn, about 2 quarts of water per dozen ears of corn. Close cooler lid and let sit for about 30 minutes.
Drain the cooler and keep lid closed. The corn will stay warm and at the right texture for about two hours.
Toast nuts in the microwave to avoid the perils of burning them in the oven or on the stovetop. Place nuts in a single layer on a plate and cook on high at 30-second intervals.
Generally, walnuts toast in about 3 minutes and almonds and hazelnuts in about 2 minutes, but keep a close watch. They burn easily. Remove as soon as they smell toasted.
Reach Julie Robinson at jul...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1230.