Cooking with a soft touch

By SARA ARTHURS STAFF WRITER Problems chewing don’t mean you have to live off of mashed potatoes — there’s a lot out there you can eat, and Kristine Benishek has found the recipes for you. Benishek, of Findlay, has authored a cookbook “Simply Soft Food,” an e-book which includes more...

Soft food tips from Kristine Benishek

Tips for preparing soft foods • When baking, a little applesauce can be added to almost any quick bread, muffin or cake recipe to add moisture and softness. • Because soft foods are lacking the texture of crunchy and chewy foods it is important that they have great flavor. Experiment with new spices and flavors to...

4-H participants have projects judged

The Hancock County 4-H program recently held judging for its food, nutrition and home visit projects with the following results: Vegetable and flower garden Vegetable Garden I: Madelyn Wolfarth, Gold Star, grand champion; Austin Schaller, Country Critters, reserve champion; McKenna Morey, Jolly Shepherds, Katelynn...

Program planned

COLUMBUS GROVE — A free program, “How to Make Garden Ornaments With Cement,” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Putnam County District Library’s Columbus Grove location. The speaker will be Bob Ebbeskotte of Indian Trail Garden Center.

Reptile program to be held today

MOUNT BLANCHARD — A Hancock Park District program on reptiles that was originally scheduled July 31 will be held from noon to 1 p.m. today at Island Park in Mount Blanchard, in the shelter house closest to the pool. The program is free and open to the public. All participants will receive a free swim pass...

Wednesday calendar

TODAY Findlay Senior Center, 339 E. Melrose Ave.; fitness center open, 5 a.m.-9 p.m.; billiards, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; SilverSneakers Splash, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Birchaven; low-impact cardio toning class, 9-9:40 a.m.; conversation and needlecraft, 9-11 a.m.; SilverSneakers, 10-10:50 a.m.; water exercise class/open swim,...
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