The Daily Press Blackfoot Morning News | AP iAtom feed Copyright The Daily Press 2015-02-28T01:35:08-05:00 raffled for Harvest for Hunger2015-02-28T01:35:08-05:002015-02-28T01:35:08-05:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning News"Our goal this year is to raise $20,000," said Jeff Nii, CHS Bingham Coop's marketing manager. "We really need the community's help to reach this goal." CHS Bingham Cooperative in Blackfoot and American Falls are gathering donations of food, crops and money to help raise the equivalent of 2 million meals for hungry families. This is the fifth annual CHS Harvest for Hunger drive and the fourth year CHS Bingham Cooperative has participated. Blackfoot, IDLESLIE MIELKETablet raffled for Harvest for HungerBlackfoot Morning OF THE DAY: The Best Foods for a Longer Life2015-02-27T15:16:01-05:002015-02-27T15:16:01-05:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsBlackfoot, IDNo author availableVIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Foods for a Longer LifeBlackfoot Morning jailed after chase, crash2015-02-27T00:23:35-05:002015-02-27T00:23:35-05:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsBlackfoot, IDNo author availableMan jailed after chase, crashBlackfoot Morning take on Irish stew2015-02-27T08:32:20-05:002015-02-26T07:52:55-05:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsChicken and dumplings is a wonderfully simple, deliciously comforting dish — a thick, meaty stew bubbling away beneath a patchwork of moist, pillowy dumplings.So we decided to channel that comfort for a dish suited for St. Patrick's Day. Taking inspiration from classic Irish ingredients and dishes, we came up with this over-the-top savory lamb stew with a rich broth made from beef stock, Guinness beer and fresh rosemary.And dolloped over the top? Soda bread-style dumplings that are at once hearty and tender.Like most stews, this one only improves with age. For a do-ahead option, prepare the stew as directed, but chill it after the pureeing and recombining steps. When ready to serve, return the stew to a simmer, then proceed with the dumpling portion of the recipe.___GUINNESS LAMB STEW WITH WALNUT IRISH SODA BREAD DUMPLINGSStart to finish: 1 1/2 hoursServings: 62 pounds lamb stew meat, cut into 1 1/2-inch piecesKosher salt and ground black pepper1 pound mixed mushrooms, sliced1 large yellow onion, diced2 medium carrots, peeled and diced2 celery stalks, diced1 small potato, peeled and diced1 teaspoon ground cumin1 tablespoon finely minced fresh rosemary12-ounce bottle Guinness beer3 cups low-sodium beef stock1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts1 1/2 cups white whole-wheat flour3/4 cup all-purpose flour3/4 teaspoon baking soda1 1/2 cups buttermilk1 egg3 tablespoons butter, meltedSeason the lamb with salt and pepper. Heat a large Dutch oven or heavy bottomed pot over medium-high. Add the lamb and sear until well browned. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the lamb to a plate. Add the mushrooms to the pot and cook until well browned and tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer mushrooms to a bowl and set aside.Add the onion, carrots, celery, potato, cumin and rosemary to the pot. Cook until beginning to brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Return the lamb to the pot. Add the Guinness and broth. Cover and cook for 45 to 60 minutes, or until the lamb is tender and the vegetables are cooked through. Using tongs, transfer the chunks of lamb to the bowl with the mushrooms.Working in batches if necessary, ladle the vegetables and broth into a blender and blend until smooth. Return the mixture to the pot, along with the lamb and mushrooms. Return to a low simmer.In a medium bowl, stir together the walnuts, both flours, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and baking soda. In another bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, egg and melted butter. Gently mix the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture. Using a spoon or a cookie/ice cream scoop, dollop the dough on top of the stew. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes, or until the dumplings are cooked through.Blackfoot, IDNo author availableFresh take on Irish stewBlackfoot Morning to manage Community Garden plots2015-02-26T17:43:22-05:002015-02-26T05:40:35-05:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsBlackfoot, IDNo author availableCity to manage Community Garden plotsBlackfoot Morning bill targets Idaho's daylight saving time 2015-02-25T18:00:14-05:002015-02-25T18:00:14-05:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsThe House Ways and Means Committee, made up of exclusively legislative leadership, voted 4-2 to advance the bill on Wednesday.Prior attempts to pass legislation eliminating Idaho's daylight saving time — usually advocated by farmers and agricultural representatives — have failed.Under the bill, Idaho's two time zones would cease taking part in daylight saving time on July 1. This means that the southern half of the state could face a two hour time difference with states like Washington and Oregon roughly six months out of the year.It was not immediately clear if the either of the two time zones could opt out of the exemption.Blackfoot, IDMORNING NEWSNew bill targets Idaho's daylight saving time Blackfoot Morning student goes from Blackfoot to Broadway2015-02-25T16:35:54-05:002015-02-25T16:35:54-05:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning News"I remember the first thought that came to my mind was Blackfoot? What is that? Where is that? I was a bit disappointed that I wasn't going to a bigger city or somewhere with a beach. But after some thought, I was eager to see what it would be like to live in the countryside."It turned out to be just what she needed."Now I think it was a perfect place to come to as an exchange student," Finn said. "It was safe and sheltered. I was not an adult yet and a big city might have been too much for me. I absolutely loved being on the dance team and I even honestly liked moving pipe on a sunny summer day with my host family was great exercise and I got some sun doing it! And I had a wonderful host family." (She lived with Kevin and Susan Caldwell).Finn graduated from Snake River High School with the class of 2003. They knew her as Johanna Anttila. She got honor grades, joined the school dance team and was named "Best Senior Pantherette", worked in a haunted forest for Halloween and moved pipe during the summer.After returning home to Finland, Johanna studied child welfare and worked in that field for a couple of years before deciding to move to New York to follow her dream of being an actress."I was kind of scared to come to New York. I thought it would be hard to adjust and people would be cold. But many New Yorkers are in the same situation....adjusting to a new it creates a feeling of community. I feel at home here," Finn said.After taking classes in both New York and Los Angeles, Finn has had the lead role in several short films."The most challenging roles I have had were probably intellectually in 'Hot Therapy' because I also co-produced and wrote it, physically in 'Retribution' because I had to learn choreographed knife fights and psychologically in 'Hot Therapy' and a film called 'Daybreak' because they both had intimate scenes in very different ways and I felt exposed both externally and internally."Finn continues her education by taking improvisation classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade and acting classes with Anthony Abeson, who has trained many working actors, including Jennifer Aniston.She has just landed a role off-off-Broadway show called "12 Angry Jurors." It will be an adaptation of the movie "12 Angry Men" and the performances start at the end of February.Blackfoot, IDJOE WILLIAMSExchange student goes from Blackfoot to BroadwayBlackfoot Morning comes early at Jensen Grove2015-02-24T23:23:14-05:002015-02-24T23:23:14-05:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsBlackfoot, IDNo author availableWater comes early at Jensen GroveBlackfoot Morning selling, shipping snow from his yard2015-02-24T15:10:22-05:002015-02-24T15:10:22-05:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsKyle Waring, of Manchester-by-the-Sea, got the idea while shoveling snow earlier this winter and launched first he shipped 16.9-ounce snow-filled bottles for $19.99, but he found the snow melted by the time it arrived at its destination.So he came up with a new plan, selling six pounds at a time. He tells even if the snow melts a little by the time it arrives, the package can still make 10 to 15 snowballs.He's also started offering 10-pound packages for $119.Blackfoot, IDMORNING NEWSMan selling, shipping snow from his yardBlackfoot Morning may consider remote fire station2015-02-24T00:02:47-05:002015-02-24T00:02:47-05:00Copyright 2010 Blackfoot Morning NewsBlackfoot, IDNo author availableCity may consider remote fire stationBlackfoot Morning