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FOOD
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 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.
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.
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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June 26, 2015 | BY SUSAN SELASKY, Tribune News Service
IF YOU'RE growing your own or getting produce through a CSA, you've probably got the whole vegetable to consider. Using it all can yield more value and variation. Not only are stalks, stems and leaves tasty, but some have entirely different flavors than their more popular parts. Broccoli stalks are sweeter than their florets. Feathery carrot tops taste like herbs and can be used as such. Beet greens mellow when sauteed; raw, they can add a peppery flavor to salads. To gather the makings of a great vegetable stock, keep a plastic bag in the freezer to add vegetable scraps or unused pieces (broccoli stalks, onion pieces, carrots, celery ribs and leaves)
NEWS
June 11, 2015 | By Matt Hoffman, Inquirer Staff Writer
ALLENTOWN - Sometimes, you can give it your all and still come up short. Because of some untimely miscues, that was the case for St. Basil in a 4-2 loss to Holy Redeemer in the PIAA Class AA softball semifinals at Patriots Park. "You never want to go out in the semifinals," head coach Steve Sonneborn said. "You always want that one more win to get to the championship, but I'm so proud of this team. They battled to the end. " The Panthers took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third on RBIs from catcher Amanda Clark and pitcher Nichole Eberhard.
NEWS
June 6, 2015 | By Matt Hoffman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nichole Eberhard tossed a one-hitter in a 5-1 win over Kutztown at Patriots Park in Allentown to send St. Basil to the PIAA Class AA semifinals for the first time in softball. Eberhard struck out six and walked two. She also doubled. Amanda Clark and Carly Jensen both went 1 for 3 with two RBIs. PIAA Class AAAA Quarterfinals Hannah Streeper was 2 for 2 with a run, but Perkiomen Valley fell to Parkland, 5-3, at Fleetwood. PIAA Class AAA Quarterfinals Maddie Abbot struck out five in Villa Maria's 1-0 loss to Bethlehem Catholic at Fleetwood.
NEWS
June 5, 2015 | By Mark Macyk, Inquirer Staff Writer
Carly Jensen made sure St. Basil's first trip to states would not be a one-and-done proposition. The freshman shortstop connected on a two-out, two-strike, bases-loaded single in the bottom of the eighth Wednesday to send the Panthers to a 1-0 victory in the first round of the PIAA Class AA softball tournament at Plymouth Whitemarsh. Nicole Eberhard struck out four in eight innings of five-hit ball for St. Basil, which captured the District 1 championship last week. St. Basil will play District 3 runner-up Kutztown, which eliminated Conwell-Egan, 1-0, in the quarterfinals.
NEWS
May 30, 2015 | By Mark Whited, Inquirer Staff Writer
Carly Jensen hit a go-ahead home run in the sixth inning, and St. Basil beat Christopher Dock , 4-3, in the District 1 Class AA softball final at Upper Dublin. It was the second straight year St. Basil has defeated Dock for the title. Abby Carter was 2 for 3 with a run scored and two stolen bases. Nichole Eberhard stuck out two in a complete-game effort. District 1 Class A Softball Final Olivia D'Emidio had four hits, including two doubles, three RBIs, and two runs to power Bristol to its fifth straight title with a 16-0 defeat of Friends Select at Pennsbury.
SPORTS
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.
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