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March 11, 2016
Makes 6 Servings 2 bananas, peeled and sliced into coins 2 tablespoons butter (cut in half, to be used in 1 tablespoon measurements) 4 large eggs 1/2 cup flour 1 cup whole milk 1/2 cup old-fashioned oatmeal (not quick cooking) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon brown sugar 8 ounces Greek vanilla yogurt, for serving 1. Preheat oven to 425 F. 2. Peel banana and slice into coins. 3. Melt one tablespoon of butter in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat.
NEWS
July 30, 2012 | By Wayne Parry, Associated Press
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.
FOOD
April 15, 2010 | By Kathleen Purvis, McClatchy Newspapers
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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
April 12, 2012 | Choose one .
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.
NEWS
June 14, 2010 | By Peter Mucha, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
February 23, 1988 | BY DON WILLIAMSON
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.
SPORTS
August 14, 2013 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
FOOD
October 23, 2015 | By Maureen Fitzgerald, Inquirer Food Editor
'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.
BUSINESS
November 22, 1992 | By David Johnston, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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FOOD
May 13, 2016
Makes 1 loaf or 9 to 12 servings 13/4 cups sifted flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup shortening 2/3 cup sugar 2 eggs, well beaten 1 cup mashed bananas (2 to 3 bananas) 1. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. 2. Beat shortening until creamy. 3. Add sugar gradually and continue beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Add flour mixture, alternating with bananas, a small amount at a time, beating after each addition until smooth.
NEWS
April 29, 2016 | By Toby Zinman, For The Inquirer
Whit MacLaughlin's new show, O Monsters First Draft , is dazzling. Puzzling, but dazzling. Tapping the talents of four remarkable actors, he seems to have undertaken nothing less than a theatrical meditation on the mysterious and dangerous universe human beings inhabit. Bhob Rainey composed a hair-raising sound design and also had a hand in the show's conception. Devised theater is a play without a playwright. The cast and director develop a show around a topic or an idea, and then the collaborative, improvised result is fixed for the rest of the run. This is a growing trend in the theater world, with understandably varying results.
FOOD
March 11, 2016
Makes 6 Servings 2 bananas, peeled and sliced into coins 2 tablespoons butter (cut in half, to be used in 1 tablespoon measurements) 4 large eggs 1/2 cup flour 1 cup whole milk 1/2 cup old-fashioned oatmeal (not quick cooking) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon brown sugar 8 ounces Greek vanilla yogurt, for serving 1. Preheat oven to 425 F. 2. Peel banana and slice into coins. 3. Melt one tablespoon of butter in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat.
FOOD
March 4, 2016
Guess from these photos where Inquirer restaurant critic Craig LaBan ate this week. (Answers below.) 1. Italian hoagie near Rittenhouse Square 2. Banana and dulce de leche tart 3. Chicken and polenta For a fresh serving of Craig's Crumb Tracker quiz, join him 2 p.m. Tuesdays on his online chat: inquirer.com/ labanchats Answers: 1. Matt & Marie's (100 N. 18th St.) 2. Stargazy (1818 E. Passyunk Ave.) 3. Tria Fitler Square (2227 Pine St.)
NEWS
February 27, 2016 | By Sam Wood, STAFF WRITER
Bliss, Copa Banana, a CVS store, and a Save-a-lot supermarket were among the two dozen food establishments issued cease and desist orders by the Philadelphia health department in the last two weeks. A week after it was cited, Bliss, an American bistro on the 200 block of South Broad Street, announced it was closing permanently. In a deal long in the works, Eagles tight end Brent Celek and two partners will take over the lease and launch a Korean-inspired eatery set to open in April.
FOOD
January 7, 2016
Makes 8 servings For the grain-free flour mix: 21/2 cups raw buckwheat flour Generous 2 cups almond flour 93/4 tablespoons finely ground flaxseed meal 11/4 cups potato starch 11/2 cups arrowroot flour For the Banana Bread: Vegetable oil, coconut oil, or butter for greasing the pan 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 large eggs 1/2 cup maple syrup ...
FOOD
October 23, 2015 | By Maureen Fitzgerald, Inquirer Food Editor
'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.
SPORTS
March 2, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Columnist
The kid wanted to have some fun with his friends at a basketball game, so he put on a banana suit and hopped around in the front row of the boisterous Holy Spirit High School student section. Two things to keep in mind: 1. This was three years ago. 2. The kid is black. "It's just ridiculous," Ray Ellis said of the criticism that has been leveled at his old high school after two Holy Spirit students followed his example and tried to have some fun of their own during a Feb. 18 game against archrival Atlantic City.
SPORTS
October 27, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
"Culture wins football. Culture will beat scheme every day. " - Chip Kelly Malcolm Jenkins has a story about five monkeys, a banana, and culture. The Eagles cornerback first heard it when he was with the Saints. He said the story was told in New Orleans as an allegory for building culture, and that it applied to Kelly and why he probably believes the culture he's creating within the Eagles organization supersedes scheme. "If you take five monkeys, put them in a room with some stairs, and put a banana at the top of the stairs, every one of those monkeys is going to try go get the banana," Jenkins said.
NEWS
September 5, 2014
BANANA DOG BITES These sweet, sushi-style snacks pack a protein punch. Use whole-wheat tortillas for extra fiber. 2 tortillas (any variety will work) 1/4 cup peanut butter, or almond or sunflower butter 2 bananas, peeled Place one tortilla on a flat surface and spread 2 tablespoons of peanut butter on the tortilla to coat it evenly. (Note: If your tortillas are stiff, you can put them in the microwave between 2 pieces of moist paper towel and heat for 15 to 20 seconds to soften.)
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