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September 25, 1991 | by Polly Fisher, Special to the Daily News
Dear Polly: How do you store fresh basil leaves for future use - that is, for pesto dishes or whatever - after they have been picked from the plant. - Irene The best way to store fresh basil is to freeze it. You can do this by simply rinsing and blotting dry the freshly harvested leaves, then packing them snugly in plastic freezer bags or freezer containers. Pack in each container only what you will use at one time since the leaves will freeze into a mass that must be defrosted all at once.
FOOD
August 2, 1989 | By Bev Bennett, Special to The Inquirer
When pesto - that pungent combination of basil, garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese and olive oil - was introduced, fresh basil was about as common as a rare steak. Cooks in the know had herb gardens where they grew enough basil to supply half the world's Italian restaurants, and everyone else was envious. Now basil is available year-round in most supermarkets. (It must even have replaced the African violet as the most popular house plant by now.) So to put a fresh slant on what's become a summer perennial, substitute cilantro for basil in the usual pesto recipe.
SPORTS
March 20, 2013 | By Tim McManus, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Throughout its playoff run, the St. Basil Academy girls' basketball team made no secret of what it was all about. The Panthers were going to shoot three-pointers - lots of them - and let the chips fall where they may. For two rounds, it worked splendidly. But St. Basil finally ran into an opponent it couldn't outgun Tuesday, falling to York Catholic, 45-28, in the PIAA Class AA state semifinals at Reading High's Geigle Complex. After making 16 three-pointers in the last two rounds of the tournament, St. Basil sank five on Tuesday.
SPORTS
March 3, 2014 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Moments after St. Basil won its second straight District 1 Class AA title in girls' basketball, Kate Skalski compared her team's impending journey in the PIAA state tournament to a "business trip. " One of eight seniors for the Panthers, Skalski said this group has its eyes on only one thing: a state-tournament run. Basil certainly took care of business Saturday, defeating Christopher Dock, 51-23, for the district championship at Villanova's Pavilion. The Panthers took control from the start, setting the tone by knocking down seemingly anything they put up from the perimeter.
SPORTS
March 13, 2013 | By Austin Odenbrett, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After a season-long battle playing in the Catholic Academies league, St. Basil was well prepared for postseason play. The Panthers' experience played a major factor Tuesday night, as the District 1 champions defeated Delone Catholic, 47-40, in the second round of the PIAA Class AA girls' basketball tournament at Coatesville. "Our league is our best preparation for something like this," St. Basil coach Terry Mancini said. "Those games are invaluable when you get into a situation like this.
FOOD
October 12, 1988 | By Gerald Etter, Inquirer Food Writer
If the fresh basil in your garden survived the weekend's frost, take nature's warning and bring it into the house, where you can prepare for a refreshing taste of summer throughout the winter. But do it quickly, for basil is a very delicate herb, and one of the first to fall victim to the cold weather. It is a member of the mint family and goes well with a wide range of foods such as pork, lamb, veal, fowl, seafood, soups, eggs and squash. One of its classic uses is pesto, the Genoan sauce creation made with pine nuts and olive oil. To keep basil without drying it - which will let it retain its fragrant essence and render it less pungent - chop the leaves finely, mix with a little water and freeze in ice-cube trays to use when needed.
SPORTS
February 4, 2004 | By Don Beideman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The seniors on the St. Basil girls' basketball team had set a couple of goals for this season. They wanted to go unbeaten at home in Athletic Association of Catholic Academies play and win the regular-season championship, something the school hadn't done since 1985. The Panthers accomplished their goals last night thanks to a 59-49 win on Senior Night. With the win over Villa Maria (10-2 league), the Panthers (19-3) finished league play at 11-1. Their only loss came against Nazareth Academy on the road.
SPORTS
March 14, 2004 | By Rick O'Brien INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The icing on the cake, Villa Maria coach Kathy McCartney was quoted as saying, would be to beat St. Basil yesterday in the quarterfinal round of the PIAA Class AAA girls' basketball state playoffs. "I walked into school on Friday and our principal [Sister Carla Hernandez] handed me the newspaper and showed me that quote," St. Basil senior guard Britney Izzi said. "She said, 'You've got to win.' " Following two straight losses to Villa Maria, in the Athletic Association of Catholic Academies playoff championship and the semifinals of the District 1 tournament, St. Basil gained redemption and refused to be "icing on the cake.
SPORTS
March 13, 2003 | By Shannon Ryan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Nobody on St. Basil's team hung her head or let her tears drop on the court last night. The Panthers were proud of their run of success, which ended in a 38-35 second-round loss in the PIAA Class AAA state girls' basketball playoffs to North Pocono at Parkland High. North Pocono will play in Saturday's quarterfinal game against the winner of last night's meeting between Villa Maria and Bishop Hoban. St. Basil (19-9) won its first District 1 title this season, stunning some top seeds.
SPORTS
January 3, 2011 | By Don Beideman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Fort Myers, Fla., was a long way to go to play a school that's just a few miles down the road, but the girls' teams from St. Basil and Archbishop Ryan said the travel hassle they had to go through to get there was well worth it. The Ragdolls and Panthers were scheduled to play in the Fort Myers Tournament. But when a snowstorm hit this area after Christmas, it didn't look like either team was going anywhere. "Our flight [to Florida] was canceled," said St. Basil coach Terry Mancini.
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March 12, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
St. Basil's Karen Lapkiewicz played all five positions, scored 20 points, and even guarded the opposition's two best players as the Panthers topped York Catholic, 46-42, Tuesday night in a PIAA Class AA second-round game at Coatesville. "She did everything but drive the bus for us," St. Basil coach Terry Mancini said. Which is lucky for Lapkiewicz, because it was likely a fun ride home. York Catholic knocked the Panthers out of the state semifinals two years ago. Lapkiewicz made sure history would not repeat itself.
SPORTS
March 2, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Natalie Kucowski called it a reward. A reward for the practices full of quickness drills to help the St. Basil basketball team keep its legs. A reward for the running sessions to stay in shape. The Panthers stood at midcourt at Upper Dublin to get their District 1 Class AA championship medals and raise the trophy. Their tedious work over the past two weeks had paid off. St. Basil claimed its third straight district title and gave coach Terry Mancini his 300th win by defeating New Hope-Solebury, 45-31.
SPORTS
January 26, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Erica DeCandido was sitting on the bench, and she wasn't happy about it. Her coach, Tom Lonergan wasn't too happy about it, either. The junior for the Gwynedd Mercy girls' basketball team is a big scoring threat, has a great aptitude for grabbing rebounds, and uses her quick hands on defense to garner steals. So, on the bench isn't exactly where DeCandido, Lonergan, or her teammates want her to be. But in the first quarter on a 45-26 win at St. Basil on Saturday afternoon, DeCandido got herself in some foul trouble.
SPORTS
January 12, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
The ball went around and around "Court 2" at Philadelphia University for the Boyertown girls' basketball team. It found its way to Maria Garofolo and then to Jordan Webb. To Ali Bauman and then back to Webb. Webb got the ball and quickly moved it on to Alli Marcus. It was precision passing, ball movement at its finest, and the deft display kept the Bears' opponent, St. Basil, on its heels. Finally, Abby Kapp cut backdoor and the sophomore put it in for a layup. The entire possession for Boyertown took up almost two minutes at the Ayanha Cornish Lowry-Philly.com/Rally Girls Classic, and the bucket put the Bears up by five in an eventual 34-24 win. It's no surprise it was Kapp on the end of the pass for Boyertown.
NEWS
December 7, 2014
BASKETBALL ARCHBISHOP RYAN TIP-OFF TOURNAMENT St. Basil 50, St. Hubert 40: Natalie Kucowski (14 points, 10 rebounds, 10 blocks) recorded a triple-double for the Panthers. Karen Lapkiewicz added 17 points and 10 assists. Archbishop Ryan 70, Phila. Academy Charter 21: Shannon Glenn scored 14 points for the Ragdolls. CALVARY BAPTIST TIP-OFF Calvary Baptist 35, West-Mont Christian 28: Carissa Gahman had eight points, 12 rebounds, and six steals for the hosts. CHICHESTER TIP-OFF TOURNAMENT Strath Haven 46, Academy Park 30: Katie Fisher scored nine of her 14 points after the break to help the Panthers pull away.
NEWS
October 27, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Irvin Basil Boyd Sr., 87, of Fort Washington, a nationally recognized antiques collector and dealer for many years, died Monday, Oct. 20, of congestive heart failure at his home. In a previous business venture, Mr. Boyd was a Philadelphia funeral director. Mr. Boyd was born in Philadelphia and educated at Germantown High School. His classes were interrupted when, at age 17, he enlisted in the Navy during World War II. He served in the Pacific. On returning home in 1946, Mr. Boyd resumed his education and married Lillian Dolores Horn, a high school friend.
SPORTS
September 4, 2014 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
There was literally no defending Katie McGinley in overtime on Tuesday afternoon. McGinley converted a penalty kick four minutes into the extra frame to give St. Basil a 3-2 road victory over Nazareth Academy in the Catholic Academies girls' soccer opener for both teams. McGinley, who has committed to Marist, tied the game with seven minutes remaining in regulation. Freshman Brooke Schissler, who exited briefly after a collision in the first half, reentered after halftime and made seven saves, allowing no goals.
SPORTS
March 27, 2014 | By Thomas Mahon, Inquirer Staff Writer
Maddy Abbot pitched a two-hitter to move visiting Villa Maria past St. Basil, 3-1, in a frigid Catholic Academies softball game Tuesday afternoon. Abbot struck out five en route to the win in one of the few games played because of the weather. Cailee Gordonier went 3 for 4 with a double, triple, and RBI to power the Hurricanes at the plate. Catholic. Kristin Szczepaniak belted a solo homer and finished with three RBIs as Lansdale Catholic eased past host Archbishop Wood, 12-2, to give coach Paul Suder his 200th career victory.
NEWS
March 9, 2014
BASKETBALL STATE CLASS AA FIRST ROUND St. Basil 73, Ben Franklin 27: Terry Mancini's 100th career coaching victory was locked up early at Plymouth Whitemarsh, thanks to a 32-6 first quarter during which Molly Greenberg (10 points, seven assists) drained three three-pointers. The Panthers hit eight threes overall during the opening frame.    Kalee Fuegel added 12 points and six steals for St. Basil, and Kelly Mancini grabbed 12 rebounds.    Tahniyyah Jackson scored 10 points and Denise Johnson added seven to lead Ben Franklin.
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