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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 file photo, First lady Michelle Obama watches as school children as prepare lunch in the East Room of the White House following the annual fall harvest of the White House Kitchen Garden in Washington.  The first lady is challenging the nation’s children to dream up healthy lunch recipes, a now annual component of her Let’s Move! campaign to reduce childhood obesity through diet and exercise. The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge invites 8- to 12-year-olds to submit original recipes for healthy and affordable lunches. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge — run in conjunction with public television station WGBH Boston and the federal departments of Agriculture and Education — invites 8- to 12-year-olds to submit original recipes for healthy and affordable lunches. Winners from each state and U.S. territory will be flown to Washington this summer for a “state dinner” for kids at the White House.

This image provided by Chronicle Books on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 shows the cover to the book "Pasta By Hand" by Jenn Louis. She dedicated her entire cookbook to dumplings made from all manner of ingredients, including flour, potatoes, bread and semolina. Like so much Italian food, the rustic shapes and ingredients of the dumplings vary by region, from little nubs perfect for completing a vegetable soup to long, thin pencil-like dumplings paired with tomato sauce or a hearty ragu. (AP Photo/Chronicle Books)

“Each person I interviewed and cooked with had a different notion about what was and was not gnocchi. When I approached the subject as dumplings, I was quickly corrected and told that dumplings are Chinese food. (This was accompanied by a smirk and shake of the head in many cases.),” Louis writes in her new cookbook, “Pasta by Hand.”

In this undated photo, a tomato plant displays stocky growth - a healthy green color, and roots that fill the pot but aren’t cramped - all signs of a good tomato transplant, in New Paltz, N.Y. (AP Photo/Lee Reich)

Earlier planting leads to better harvests only when tomato seedlings have consistent, near-perfect growing conditions. Even with a greenhouse, such conditions are not easily created. And the earlier tomatoes are planted, the harder it is to give them what they need.

This photo provided by Timber Press shows a butterfly and bee pollinating a flower in the book, "The Living Landscape," (Timber Press) by Rick Darke and Doug Tallamy. Rather than being redundant, a diversity of pollinators creates stability in vital pollinator communities. (AP Photo/Timber Press, Doug Tallamy)

“It’s no longer enough for a garden to just look pretty. Every garden needs to do more and every garden matters,” said Douglas Tallamy, a professor in the department of entomology and wildlife ecology at the University of Delaware.

The product, named Palcohol, is a powder in a small pouch to which water is added for the equivalent of a shot of vodka or rum. It’s also produced in two cocktail varieties: Powderita and Cosmopolitan.

This March 9, 2015 photo shows edamame and walnut lettuce wraps in Concord, N.H. This recipe pairs firm edamame with crunchy walnuts and some spices to make a cold vegetarian “meat” for lettuce wraps or tacos. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

To showcase edamame’s versatility, I’ve created this recipe for edamame and walnut lettuce wraps. Though Japanese in spirit, it skews Mexican in flavor. I pair tasty, firm edamame with crunchy walnuts and some spices to make a cold vegetarian “meat” for lettuce wraps or tacos. Vegans will love this recipe, but so will meat-lovers.

This March 9, 2015 photo shows pressure cooker teriyaki chicken in Concord, N.H. This recipe takes chicken from frozen to delicious in under 30 minutes. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Frozen chicken is wonderful… when you remember to move it from the freezer to the refrigerator the night before so it thaws by the time you are ready to cook it. As simple a step as that is, it’s one I almost always fail to remember. And thus comes the 6 p.m. what-the-heck-do-I-do-with-a-pack-of-frozen-chicken frustration.

This photo provided by The Weinstein Company shows, Helen Mirren, left, and Ryan Reynolds, in a scene from the film, "Woman in Gold."  (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Robert Viglasky)

There is almost too much here for a single movie. Curtis, who charmed with his Marilyn Monroe slice of life “My Week with Marilyn,” relies on a combination of flashbacks of Maria’s pre-war life in Vienna and the present day tick-tock of her legal quest to take ownership of the painting.

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