March 22, 2013 |
Question: What can I say when my father starts talking about how he will be dead in X number of years? He usually says by age 65 - seven years from now - but once he predicted he will die at age 68, the day after his 50th anniversary with my mom. There is nothing wrong with him that lifestyle changes wouldn't fix, but his father was in ill health for several years, and Dad is afraid of that. I don't expect to change his mind, but I am looking for a respectful response that lets him know I think he's spouting "horse biscuits" (as he himself would say)
October 6, 2012 |
Ever since meeting on University of Pennsylvania's campus in 1995, the members of Disco Biscuits - Jon "The Barber" Gutwillig, Marc Brownstein, and Aron Magner - have woven elements of jam, electro, and prog-jazz into one tightly knit but loosely improvisational ball of pop accessible to one and all. Their fun, fusion-fueled albums are good - but live, Biscuits are dynamic, a danceable treat to rave heads and Deadheads alike. That's why the Philly-based Biscuits have often gone the festival route with a slew of Camp Bisco events at remote locations around the country - farms, ski resorts, the Indian Lookout Country Club outside of Albany - the likes of which featured DJ heroes Skrillex, Amon Tobin, and Bassnectar.
August 29, 2012 |
At Pride Paws, homemade dog biscuits are hot items. "Sometimes we sell them as fast as we can bake them," says manager Renee McCormac. The biscuits helped launch the nonprofit Medford retailer, which offers developmentally disabled young adults a place to work and prepare for "the next, better job," says founder Joe Ritzel. He and his wife, Linda, of Marlton, are part of a close-knit group of Special Olympics parents who established Pride Ventures Inc. Joe is its board president and Linda is a trustee.
August 5, 2012 |
There is an unspoken covenant between the professional baseball team of Philadelphia and the raving lunatic loyalists who support it with what can only be described as impassioned, unconditional tough love. And that covenant is this: As long as you are trying, really, really, really trying to build a winner, we will support you. We will put up with those $20 beers (not yet but inevitable, along with the $30 parking, etc. etc. etc.). And we will continue to snap up those bobbleheads and those Hunter Pence tees (instant memorabilia)
July 9, 2012 |
In Somers Point, a summer breeze whistles off the bay across an open-air counter laden with cold littlenecks on the half-shell and bowls of creamy chowder brimming over, much as it has for 29 years at "Smitty's" Clam Bar. In Cape May Point, not far from the watchful gaze of the old WWII Lookout Tower, good things are perking again at the recently revived 1930s-era general store — now called The Red Store — thanks to Deanna Ebner and her...
March 3, 2011 |
Dinner at the Kensington home of John Vick and Amanda Jaffe is as simple as roast chicken, mashed potatoes, salad, and biscuits - and as complicated as farm-raised, sustainably grown, homemade, and locally sourced. Jaffe uses chicken from Griggstown Quail Farm outside Princeton, unaltered by hormones or antibiotics. Vick mashes the All Blue potatoes, a variety that produces colorful flesh as well as skin, from Tuscarora Organic Growers in Hustontown, Pa., adding butter from Hometown Provisions in Lancaster County and whole milk from Trickling Springs Creamery in Chambersburg, Pa. For his biscuits, Vick blends heirloom cornmeal from Rineer Family Farms in Lancaster and buttermilk from Maplehofe Dairy in Quarryville, Pa. The salad greens, baby arugula, and baby spinach were grown hydroponically at Woodland Produce in Fairton, N.J., by a farmer who recently got a grant from the USDA to install photovoltaic cells in order to run his greenhouses on solar energy.
August 26, 2010 |
WHEN GLORIA FOUNTAIN walked down the street, the boys would stop and stare. The cry would go up, "Here comes Gloria!" She had long hair down her back and she was a sight to behold, as attested by the judges of the various beauty contests she won. There was Miss U.S.O. in 1944, Miss Sepia and Miss Easter Seal, among others. Gloria Fountain, who became Gloria Foster after marrying Patrick H. Foster in 1950, a co-owner with her husband of a successful country club in Virginia and a retail saleswoman who would bring in customers with her sparkling personality, died Aug. 17. She was 84 and lived in Germantown.
July 29, 2010
Metal canister sets replaced wood in the mid-1800s to protect flour and sugar from moisture. These enamel reproductions by Kraft Klub are reminiscent of those used in the '50s when people actually used flour and sugar to make bread and cake, instead of boxed mixes. Available in aqua, red and white, the price seems reasonably retro. Snack Smart Almondina, maker of the thin crunchy biscuits we've come to love, has a new chocolate cherry variety that is simply scrumptious. They're dairy-free, kosher, and free of cholesterol, coloring and preservatives.
May 13, 2010 |
They all said he was a nice dog. But something inside Zeus snapped yesterday morning. The American bulldog who loved dog biscuits and backscratches went berserk and attacked an 11-year-old neighbor as the boy and his friend got ready for school in Port Richmond. Thirteen-year-old Brad Bucher heard his brother Shane screaming and sprinted to help. The scene outside his home on Mercer Street near Tioga seemed straight out of a horror movie: Shane struggled frantically on the sidewalk, Zeus' teeth sunk into his bloodied neck.
September 17, 2009 |
Guy Savoy, the storied three-Michelin-starred chef with eponymous palaces of gastronomy in both Paris and Las Vegas, will be cooking with his friend Georges Perrier at Le Bec-Fin on Sunday and Monday. The event is already sold out, and the $200-a-plate dinners will include a few of Savoy's favorite ingredients, including, of course, truffles and foie gras. We wondered if he always eats that way. He replied to our questions by e-mail. Q: You are most associated with elegant, gourmet French cuisine.