Bloomington’s Jill Bolte Taylor Honored at Big Apple Gala

Jill Bolte Taylor

BY MIKE LEONARD It was an evening that promised great things and delivered more. “All I can say is, that morning all the stars aligned for a perfect night,” says Jill Bolte Taylor. “It was a total blast.” The Bloomington neuroanatomist and author was invited to New York City in mid-November to be honored at New York City’s Moves magazine’s 2014 Power Women fête. It was a classic Manhattan gala — “a really perfect balance between people who are using their lives to make an impact on the world and a New York City–style celebration,” with the magazine sending hair and makeup specialists to Bolte Taylor’s hotel before a photo shoot and then a limousine ride to the city’s posh [...]

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Recipe of the Month: Date Nut Bread

Date Bread

The holidays are coming! Chef David Davenport’s date nut bread may be the treat you are looking for to bring to a family (or friend) gathering! Date Nut Bread Chef David Davenport Bloomington Cooking School 2 cups dates, chopped 2 cups walnuts, chopped 1 tablespoon baking soda 6 tablespoons Crisco 1 1/2 cups boiling water 4 eggs, thoroughly whisked 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon salt 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 loaf pans (3 1/2 inches by 2 1/4 inches by 8 inches), sprayed with Pam 1) Mix the dates, walnuts, baking soda, and Crisco together. Mix in the boiling water and set aside for 15 minutes. 2) Mix the flour, salt, and sugar. Then mix in the eggs. If [...]

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