Send in the Fronds

THE Archbishop John Ireland used to pray in my kitchen — or so the neighbors say. Long before it was my attic apartment, this space was reportedly his home chapel in St. Paul, Minn. A giant of American Catholicism in the early 20th century, Archbishop Ireland gave the Twin Cities a pair of monumental...

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If Only Chocolate Grew on Trees

If Only Chocolate Grew on Trees …or does it? …By Fern Gavelek – Mmmmmm……chocolate! Many people consider it one of the major food groups. And with good reason—it not only tastes good, but makes you feel good while boasting health benefits. The botanical source of chocolate is cacao (pronounced ka-cow); the tree’s genus, Theobroma,...

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