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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.
NEWS
June 21, 2012
2 cups Original Bisquick mix 1 cup whole milk 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 stick butter 1 cup real maple syrup 3-4 ripe bananas, cut into 1/2-inch slices 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts     1. Make pancake batter, combining Bisquick with milk, eggs, and vanilla. 2. Move top rack of oven to the upper-middle position and preheat oven to 350 degrees. 3. Melt butter in heavy 10- or 11-inch ovenproof skillet in oven.
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
March 16, 2012 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Next time you peel a banana, there's an excellent chance it will have slipped here through a port on the Delaware River. Billions of bananas arrive through the piers and terminals on the Delaware headed to grocers, wholesalers, and produce markets across the country. Wilmington is the largest banana port in North America, and is second only to Antwerp, Belgium, in banana cargoes in the world. Dole Fresh Fruit Co. brings one ship a week, carrying more than 65 million bananas into the Christina River in Wilmington, or more than three billion bananas a year, said Dole vice president for operations Stuart Jablon.
NEWS
January 24, 2012 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, morrisj@phillynews.com 215-854-5573
ANDY MUSSER'S dulcet tones filled the local airwaves with the pulse and drama of Philly sports for a quarter century. His familiar baritone would rise in enthusiasm when a great play unfolded, such as the day Mike Schmidt smashed a home run against Montreal in 1980 to help the Phillies clinch the Eastern Division title. "He buried that ball!" Andy cried, as excited as any fan within the sound of his voice. Andy brought that kind of energy and enthusiasm to his broadcasts of Phillies games for 26 years, and also did play-by-play for other pro sports - except the Flyers - as well as college games.
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.
FOOD
May 26, 2011 | By Sharon K. Ghag, McClatchy Newspapers
A recipe for moist, flavorful banana bread is a find. A half-dozen of them, all in one book, is a discovery. And if they all come together quickly with wonderful results, well, that's a gold mine. Maida Heatter's Cakes (Andrews McMeel) isn't the kind of book that captures a baker's imagination. There are no pictures, no fancy ingredients, no special techniques - only recipes. Each begins with a brief introduction, and each is backed by Heatter's reputation as the doyenne of desserts.
NEWS
September 6, 2010 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In a Labor Day demonstration, Philadelphia union dock workers dumped cases of Del Monte pineapples into the Delaware River today to protest Del Monte's decision to switch its banana shipping business to a different port. The International Longshoremen's Association Local 1291 will lose 200 to 300 jobs - 400,000 labor hours a year - when Del Monte Fresh Produce Co. shifts 75 ships and a half million tons of banana cargo from Camden to the privately-owned Gloucester Terminals L.L.C.
SPORTS
July 8, 2010
BACK IN THE DAY, way back in the day, when Steve Carlton was doing wonderful things with his left arm when he wasn't thrusting it deep into a tub of rice . . . when he was still speaking, warily, to the media, he said, "Most people use only 10 percent of their brain capacity. " Shazam. We ran with it. Lefty was going to outpitch, outwork and outthink everybody in major league baseball and win 27 games every year. That statistic about the brain . . . Bunk! Hokum. An urban myth.
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.
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