July 30, 2012 |
WILDWOOD - Want to know what the hottest prize is this summer at Jersey Shore boardwalks? No problem, mon: It's de rasta-banana! Stuffed animals have long been among the most popular prizes at boardwalk games of chance of skill. But this year, the top dog is a banana wearing dreadlocks and a reggae cap. (Its cousin, rasta-cigar, is a close runner-up in some places.) "I don't know what it's all about, but this is one of the top things that people like this year," said Dante Silva, who runs a cork-gun game on the Wildwood boardwalk in which contestants win prizes by knocking over targets.
April 15, 2010 |
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A summer Sunday food memory, circa 1974: I'm sitting at the table watching while my mother makes banana pudding and my older sister discusses her latest date. One talks about the frustrations of romance. The other listens, nodding, while patiently, steadily, assembling dessert: Lining the casserole dish with vanilla wafers from a box. Slicing bananas and placing the circles just so. Spooning on a layer of vanilla-flavored pudding. Building the layers until the casserole is full, then covering it with a final layer of fluffy, white whipped topping.
June 14, 2010 |
While inspecting a container of bananas at the Port of Wilmington, customs agents discovered two brick-like objects hidden in the ventilation system. Then they found two dozen more. Inside those bundles were about 63 pounds of cocaine with a street value estimated at about $2 million, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The seizure was made June 6 by tactical operations officers from Wilmington and Philadelphia. The refrigerated container was aboard the M/V Dole Chile, part of the Western Hemisphere fleet of produce giant Dole.
September 23, 2011
LONDON, Ontario - Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds, one of the NHL's few black players, had a banana thrown at him from the stands as he started the shootout against Detroit on Thursday night at the Labatt Centre. The arena is operated by Global Spectrum, a subsidiary of the Flyers' parent company, Comcast-Spectacor. The banana sailed past Simmonds, and he kept his concentration and scored, but the Flyers lost in the shootout, 4-3. "At first, I thought 'I better get another shot if I miss,' " Simmonds said in the Flyers locker room after the game.
April 12, 2012 |
A lot of chips come across a food writer's desk, but it's the rare bag we can't keep our hands out of. Don't let the fact that they are made from organic brown rice and full of protein fool you. These black-pepper chips are crunchy, satisfying, and, thanks to a good dose of white and black pepper, the perfect partner for mild dips or boring turkey sandwiches. Lundberg Family Farms Organic Cracked Black Pepper Rice Chips, $3.29 at Whole Foods Market, lundberg.com. - Ashley Primis Frigid fruit Local health food markets, such as Essene in Queen Village, have long served up a frozen banana custard that is literally just that: a soft serve-like sweet with one ingredient, frozen bananas.
February 23, 1988 |
Daily News Senior Editor Chuck Stone sometimes gives me gentle nudges when I miss the mark. He'll catch me in the hall and say something like, "What was wrong with you?" or "Why didn't you explain this or that in your column?" or "Make it plain what you meant. " It doesn't happen often, but it's welcome criticism when it comes, and it's usually right on target. Chuck came by my door the other day with his bowtie undone and a stack of mail in his arms. He paused for a minute, then asked why I hadn't mentioned the name of a rental company I'd written about recently.
August 14, 2013 |
Just days after some knuckleheads defaced the statue honoring Jackie Robinson outside the single-A Brooklyn Cyclones stadium, Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones apparently had a banana thrown at him during Sunday's game against the Giants at San Francisco's AT&T Park - and it was starting to feel like the old racial attitudes never faded. But unlike the goofs who scrawled on the monument commemorating Pee-Wee Reese's gesture of brotherhood with Robinson, the guy who threw the banana has stepped forward to apologize to Jones, saying his intent was to express anger at the Giants' effort in the 10-2 loss, not any racial animosity toward the O's slugger, who went 2 for 5 with a homer and four RBIs in the game.
October 23, 2015 |
'Do you eat breakfast before school in the morning?" I asked the fifth graders at Wiggins Prep Elementary School in Camden. "No," said Aa'myrah Bethea, 10. "I get up and put my uniform on, then I get back in bed till my mom calls me. " Aa'myrah, who prefers to be called Coco, is not unlike many kids her age who would gladly skip breakfast for a few more minutes of sleep. So on the first of eight weeks of classes teaching kids how to prepare simple, delicious, healthy meals, breakfast was Lesson One. This fall, we are cooking at the well-used kitchen of Baptist Temple Church, the 98-year-old stone stalwart on South Fourth Street in Camden across from the public school, where there was no kitchen option.
November 22, 1992 |
So what's the biggest banana port in America? According to the Delaware River Port Authority, the honor belongs to . . . Philadelphia. DRPA even made up a chart in Spanish advising Central American melon interests, whose business it wants, that "Filadelfia" is "el puerto mas grande de Banano en U.S.A.," or "the largest banana port in the U.S.A. " There is just one little problem with the claim: Philadelphia is just about the smallest banana port in America. The biggest American banana port, by far, is Wilmington, Del. Wilmington handles almost as many bananas in a day as Philadelphia handles in a year.
June 29, 1995 |
Banana, anyone? During a lunch break yesterday from lacrosse camp on the Haverford College campus, Bryan Witte, 9, tried to share his fruit with the fowl. At first, they walked off. Later, he got some takers.