September 9, 1994 |
Former City Councilman Jimmy Tayoun is helped by family members as he cuts his welcome-home cake yesterday at the Middle East Restaurant. Friends of the recently released convict wanted to throw the party last month, while Tayoun was serving the last portion of his three-year prison sentence in a halfway house, but the feds wouldn't hear of it.
October 15, 1994 |
Mayor Rendell (the guy in the wig), his wife Midge (right) and other participants dressed in colonial garb, sample a piece of William Penn's 350th birthday cake yesterday at a ceremony in City Hall courtyard (above). Visitors are reflected in a mirrored ball (right) above the "Compass Rose" mural that Rendell and city planner Edmund Bacon dedicated. The mural is an icon of old maps; Penn's original plan for the city is at the center.
June 29, 1994 |
One fruit that many people associate with the Fourth of July is sweet cherries. When the summer crop is at its peak, any backyard gathering or picnic in the park is better with a basket of sweet cherries for snackers. The pits don't matter; cherries elicit delight from all ages. The possibilities for red, white and blue food combinations used to center on a compatible fruit partner - blueberries. Now, of course, there's blue gelatin. The young at heart might enjoy a batch of Blue Jell-O Jigglers this July 4 holiday to eat along with fresh sweet cherries.
January 2, 1987
I disagree with The Inquirer's Dec. 20 editorial "Give federal officials a raise. " A presidential advisory commission has recommended an 85 percent increase in the salaries of top federal officials. How in the world can we give such raises with such a huge national budget deficit? You mention the high salaries of ballplayers, business executives, lawyers, etc. Not too many federal officials resign. Why? Because they have the best benefits: Free mailing, health insurance, office space, phones, etc. Members of Congress can earn more money by giving speeches to corporations and universities.
February 10, 1988 |
There are many ways to say "I love you," but none that has the eloquence and sensuality of a homey, sexy, heart-melting chocolate cake. It makes no difference if one's affections are snared by the innocent charm of devil's food or the erotic ecstasy of Black Velvet; when a kiss is swathed in an afterglow of chocolate, it lingers in the memory. Yes, it's almost Valentine's Day, and yes, chocolate has always had power. Holy water to the Aztecs and status symbol in the French court, chocolate has been thought of as an aphrodisiac, a tonic, a vitamin source and a medium of exchange, but mostly it is simply one of the most sensual extravagances the culinary world has to offer.
August 28, 1991 |
Dear Polly: Always put a shallow pan of water in the oven when baking a cake. The water will help keep the cake moist while baking. Wrap ice cream containers in foil before putting them in the freezer. This keeps the ice cream from turning grainy. Planting marigolds by the door helps keep ants out. Keep shaving cream in your car to use as a cleaner for dirty hands. When making fudge, stir in half a pound of marshmallows before you turn the fudge out to cool.
January 24, 1993 |
Susan Meloney did a double-take when she caught a glimpse of the cakes in the glass counter at Terstappen's Bake Shop. These were no ordinary cakes. "Oh, geez," said Meloney as she took a closer look. One heart-shaped cake featured a black and white portrait of a baby - his features perfectly shaded. A woman and her child smiled from the top of another white-iced cake. "They're great," said Meloney, who didn't waste any time pulling out her wallet. She whipped out a photograph of her husband and ordered his birthday cake.
May 20, 1987 |
Middle East restaurateur James J. Tayoun, an overwhelming winner in the 1st Councilmanic District Democratic primary, had his cake and ate it too at a rowdy party in his restaurant last night. Surrounded by his family and closest political operatives, illuminated by TV lights, Tayoun picked up a knife, sliced a large layer cake and joined with his family in smashing cake in each other's faces. Within seconds, Tayoun was standing in front of a bar mirror, wiping cake off his face and dark pin-striped suit.
November 29, 1989 |
Confiscating advertising benches is a little like making a cake. This is not a riddle. This is Donald Kligerman's analogy to explain why ridding the city of illegal benches may take longer than he first imagined. On Nov. 19, a crew of eight spent 10 1/2 hours collecting 60 benches from sidewalks along the west side of Roosevelt Boulevard, according to Kligerman, the city's commissioner of licenses and inspections. Another collection was conducted Saturday. City officials estimate there are 2,500 ad benches, most of them in the Northeast and most, if not all, illegal.
April 4, 2013
Makes 8 servings Butter or spray oil and flour for coating baking pan 1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened and cut into 8 chunks 1 cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon for topping 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder Pinch of fine sea salt 1 quart ripe strawberries, rinsed, dried, green tops trimmed, halved lengthwise ...