July 3, 2011 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
The recipe for Jim's Jarhead Jerky is hush-hush, but the patriotism packed into every pound of this distinctive dried beef snack is no secret. Jim Ewen and his wife, Joette, started making and shipping beef jerky to frontline American troops in 2009 after their son-in-law, Tim Missel, shared his care package with fellow Marines in Iraq. "Everybody wanted more . . . even guys who didn't like beef jerky," recalls Tim, now 24 and home safe in Medford. "Sometimes it served as two or three meals in a row for me . . . rather than the MREs," or meals ready to eat. "I like to cook as a hobby, but I had never done jerky, so I started trial and error," explains Jim, a 57-year-old transportation company executive and a Marine Corps veteran.
June 24, 2011 | By JASON NARK, 215-854-5916
THE STANDOFF took place outside a slaughterhouse, and the air hung heavy and hot with the stench of livestock. On one end was a vegan, a woman who believes that the worldwide slaughter of animals for human consumption is akin to a "holocaust. " Across from her was a young man dressed in black, an employee of the Madina Live Poultry Co., in Upper Darby, who said that "animals were put on earth for us. " The vegan, and other animal activists, had come for a cow, the one that momentarily escaped the slaughterhouse Saturday night only to be captured after ramming a police cruiser.
June 23, 2011 | By Bill Daley, Chicago Tribune
Filet mignon is one of the tenderest and easiest cuts of beef to cook. Too bad it's also one of the priciest. Get the most beefy bang for your buck by serving this cut with a sauce that adds flavor, color, and texture. Here are three sauce recipes. All are easy to make, so don't feel you're stuck with serving one sauce at a time. Remember how half the fun of an old-fashioned beef fondue was having a variety of sauces on the table to dip your cooked meat into. Offer one, two, three (or more!
June 8, 2011 | By MARK KRAM,
WESTMINSTER, Md. - Steve and Mandy Dunne have a lovely home, full of suburban charm. They have a 3-year-old son, Ryan, and another son on the way in August. Steve is a passionate Philadelphia sports fan, which you can surmise easily enough by the two flags hanging over his driveway - one for the Phillies, the other for the Flyers - and the shrine he has set up in his cozy basement hideaway to display the Philadelphia sports memorabilia he has collected through the years. But if you truly want to know how off-the-charts crazy he is when it comes to Philly sports, get him to go digging in his freezer.
May 19, 2011 | by Bill Fleischman
WHEN NASCAR teams and fans arrive at Pocono Raceway for the June 12 Sprint Cup race, they'll see major safety improvements. SAFER barriers have been installed on the infield side from Turn 1 to Turn 2 (over the tunnel), and from Turn 2 to the exit of Turn 3. Pocono president Brandon Igdalsky said Tuesday more than 5,000 feet of the crash-absorbing barriers are in place. Pocono previously installed the barriers on the outer walls of all three turns at the 2.5-mile track.
April 26, 2011
In the Region Area jobless rates continue decline The Philadelphia area's unemployment rate fell in March by 0.3 of a percentage point to 8.2 percent, the fourth straight monthly decline, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry reported. Local employers added 3,200 jobs, while the number of unemployed people dropped by 8,300. The region consists of the immediate eight-county Philadelphia area, plus Salem County, N.J.; New Castle County, Del.; and Cecil County, Md. - Paul Schweizer Del. Judge Chandler stepping down Delaware Chancery Court Chief Judge William B. Chandler III, who oversaw challenges to the Walt Disney Co. and Hewlett-Packard Co. boards as head of one of the most important U.S. business litigation courts, is stepping down.
March 26, 2011 | By Barbara Boyer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Drivers on Berlin-Cross Keys Road can expect to see more police along the corridor between the White Horse and Black Horse Pikes as several departments launch a safety initiative starting Monday. Six local police departments announced Friday that they were working together along the high-traffic area to ticket drivers who speed, change lanes unsafely, or talk on cell phones. They also will enforce the seat-belt law and ticket aggressive drivers. "We would certainly like to see a reduction in crashes," Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle said.
March 3, 2011 | By Dianna Marder, Inquirer Staff Writer
PhillyCarShare members get wheels when they want them, without the hassle of car repairs and parking. Members of the similar-sounding but dramatically different PhillyCowShare get farm-raised, grass-fed beef delivered to their doorsteps. Both companies were founded by (different) University of Pennsylvania alumni, CarShare in 2002 and CowShare in 2010, but that's where the similarities end. There is no riding around on cows. Jessica Moore, who came to the city for a graduate degree in computer science and stayed to work and raise a family, was aware of CarShare when she started CowShare.
January 16, 2011 | By Rick Nichols, Inquirer Columnist
It was an impromptu tasting: Stephen Starr and his brain trust assembled at the 10-seat table in a window bay at the Dandelion on the one-week anniversary of its opening, nine days ago. It is a welcome beacon on the corner of 18th and Sansom, a Victorian lantern over the door, wood-burning fireplaces being goaded into flame, British knickknacks aplenty, room-temperature (and chilled) beer, and sturdy, reclaimed banisters; in all, $3.5 million worth of painful, skillful rehab stuffed with two shipping containers of Anglo-paraphernalia.
December 31, 2010 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON - A California company is recalling approximately 34,373 pounds of organic ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria, federal officials said Thursday. First Class Foods Inc. of Hawthorne reports that each package label bears the establishment number "EST. 18895. " The ground beef products were produced on Dec. 7 and Dec. 16 and were shipped to retail establishments in California, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Washington state.
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