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March 2011

March 2011

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2011 Home of the Year: teres58domus

2011 Home of the Year: teres58domus

This year's honorees include a uniquely shaped former garage turned single-family home, a spacious downtown loft and a cozy kitchen. Here, we bring you inside to visit these award-winning designs.
2011 Home of the Year Honorable Mention: Downtown Condominium

2011 Home of the Year Honorable Mention: Downtown Condominium

Wood in dark tones, like the dark cherry cabinetry in the kitchen, provides contrast with the stone and glass countertops and stainless-steel appliances. Wood window seats along the perimeter provide storage and seating.
2011 Home of the Year Editor's Choice: Highland Park Kitchen Renovation

2011 Home of the Year Editor's Choice: Highland Park Kitchen Renovation

The kitchen is the heart of the home, and this kitchen, found in a Highland Park Victorian, is no exception. Although the owners purchased the home several years ago, the kitchen just wasn’t working for the busy family, explains designer Sarah Drake.
City of Asylum: Meet the New Neighbors

City of Asylum: Meet the New Neighbors

Creative, quirky and caring, Pittsburgh’s Sampsonia Way is also the international Main Street for the City of Asylum program for writers, making sure the pen stays mightier than the sword.
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Women in Business  Networking Night

Women in Business Networking Night

The ballroom at the Doubletree Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh City Center was buzzing with conversation on Thursday, Feb. 3 when more than 100 business women gathered to recognize the achievements of Pittsburgh magazine’s Spotlight on Women in Business February honorees.

Archive »Sports

Franco Harris: An Immaculate Life

Franco Harris: An Immaculate Life

Years later, Steelers legend Franco Harris still squabbles with former Raiders players about the Immaculate Reception.

Archive »Sebak's Secrets of the City

The Millers Lived Here

The Millers Lived Here

Oliver Miller and his family produced whiskey from their homestead in South Park.

Archive »Dwellings

Loft Living

Loft Living

Cozy warmth in a sprawling space: Fashion stylist Bear Brandegee’s strategically designed Lawrenceville home celebrates contemporary living in an old church banquet hall.

Archive »Taste

Steamed Swordfish

Steamed Swordfish

This fish dish relies on the bright flavors of early spring, like fennel and lemon.
Bistro to Go

Bistro to Go

Bistro to Go and Bistro Soul are go-to places for comfort food and more.
Ginger-Lemon Muffins

Ginger-Lemon Muffins

Fragrant, fresh ginger combines with creamy buttermilk and lemon zest in these delicious muffins adapted from a recipe in "Ginger: East to West," Bruce Cost’s authoritative book on the spice.
Ginger

Ginger

Fresh, spicy and seasonal, ginger can heat up your March menus.
2006 Le Vigne Winery Pullman Petite Sirah

2006 Le Vigne Winery Pullman Petite Sirah

Compared to a Syrah or Shiraz, this wine is noticeably darker and more purple in color, rounder and fuller in the mouth and offers a brightness that Syrah lacks.

Archive »Chris Fennimore

Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns

These traditional Lenten pastries can still be enjoyed now, and they also lend themselves to post-Easter baking.

Archive »Healthy Living

How to Prevent Dry, Itchy Skin

How to Prevent Dry, Itchy Skin

While you can’t prevent dry skin in the winter months, there are ways to reduce the problem.
Does Hot Yoga Burn More Calories than Regular Yoga?

Does Hot Yoga Burn More Calories than Regular Yoga?

Yoga can be great exercise, and the particular version you choose determines the number of calories you burn.

Is a Daily Asprin Regimen Appropriate for Everyone?

We asked Dr. Srinivas Murali, M.D., director of the Division of Cardiology at Allegheny General Hospital, to answer one of your health questions.

Archive »Datebook

Theater Preview: Squonk Opera's "Mayhem and Majesty"

Theater Preview: Squonk Opera's "Mayhem and Majesty"

Squonk Opera returns to town with Mayhem and Majesty, the company’s most surreal project yet. No story. No characters. Just pure sensation.

Archive »PittGirl's Last Laugh

What Jeff Reed Taught Me

What Jeff Reed Taught Me

As a self-proclaimed critic, I now realize I could learn a thing or two from the former Steelers kicker.