• Food & Cooking

    Smith: Many names, flavors for dumplings across globe | Food and Cooking

    Jenna Smith Dumplings are interestingly found in many world cuisines, each serving them in their own unique fashion. In a broad definition, dumplings are pieces of dough, which may be wrapped around a filling of meat, vegetables or fruits. Dumplings are generally made with flour or potatoes. Here in America, we typically know dumplings in the classic “chicken and dumplings” dish. Six simple ingredients, including flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, margarine and milk, are mixed to form a soft dough and dropped by spoonfuls into boiling soup or stew. Head to Poland and you’ll find pierogis, dumplings made with unleavened  

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  • Fashion & Shopping

    Stirling shopping centre adds two more fashion names amid Covid bounceback

    The Thistles centre in Stirling, pictured pre-Covid, has more than 70 shops and cafes. Blue Inc a menswear brand offering “affordable, on-trend looks”, will operate from a unit previously occupied by Burton, which disappeared from the high street following the collapse of Arcadia Group. Meanwhile, Leading Labels, a multi-brand fashion retailer providing a selection of womenswear and menswear, will be housed next door in a slightly larger unit. Sign up to our daily newsletter The i newsletter cut through the noise The new stores join the centre following the arrival of watch and jewellery repair company Time Inc and beauty  

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  • Home Improvement

    Friedman’s Home Improvement of Sonoma County names new CFO

    Jeff Schryver has been named chief financial officer for the Petaluma-based home improvement, lumber and building materials firm Friedman’s Home Improvement. According to the announcement, Schryver has more than15 years of experience in the retail sector. His last position was as CFO for Lolli and Pops, starting that job in 2020. Prior to that, according to Friedman’s, he worked at the cosmetics firm Sephora for 14 years, leaving the company as its vice president of finance and analytics. “Jeff’s rich background in multiple facets of the retail industry, leadership skill set and true understanding of Friedman’s people-first culture are invaluable  

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