April 4, 2014 |
HADDON TWP. In Gwenne Baile's dreams, Sunrise, Dawn, and Goldie - three tawny, handsome hens of the Buff Orpington breed - take up residence in her backyard. "Backyard chickens are healthier," she says. "They get good food. They get fresh air. They're loved. " Baile, 65, is a retired nurse-midwife. She calls herself "the mother hen" of a campaign to let Haddon Township residents keep up to six chickens (but no roosters) for noncommercial purposes. The bucolic beauty and insect-eating, egg-laying proclivities of pet chickens will help Haddon Township be "a sustainable community, a greener town," she says.
March 14, 2014 |
BURLINGTON TWP. You might call them repeat customers. One hundred Chick-fil-A aficionados arrived at the store's new Burlington Township location before 6 a.m. Wednesday, setting up a makeshift tent city and prepared to stay - for 24 hours. Although not exactly fast food, the long wait was all in pursuit of an appetizing promise: 52 free No. 1 meals for a year. The promotional event, a giveaway hosted for restaurant chain grand openings, drew people young and old, and from Mount Laurel to Virginia.
January 20, 2014 |
DEAR SUSAN CORBETT: Well, here we go again. Three months ago, I begged you to ask your governor husband, Tom, to release the $45 million he was withholding from the Philadelphia School District. My impetus, back then, was that a child had died of an asthma attack that her family said began at school - a school that, because of budget cuts, had no full-time nurse on-site. Ma'am, I don't know what you said or did to knock some sense into your husband's head (I'd have bonked him with a frying pan)
January 17, 2014
AUTHENTIC cooking doesn't necessarily come easy or fast. But if you're willing to invest five hours in this multistep process, you'll be rewarded with up to 5 dozen delicious Salvadoran Chicken Tamales, made the right way. (Note: We've created separate recipes for each step, with a section on assembly and cooking at the end.) BOILED CHICKEN 1 whole (3-pound) chicken, plus 4 chicken breasts (about 2 pounds) 4 teaspoons salt Lemon, halved 1 head garlic, halved crosswise 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 2 green bell peppers, coarsely chopped 1 bunch cilantro 1 bay leaf 4 stalks celery Powdered chicken bouillon, preferably Knorr tomato bouillon with chicken flavor Sprinkle the whole chicken and breasts evenly with the salt.
January 12, 2014 |
RESTAURANTS Banana Leaf 1009 Arch St., 215-592-8288; bananaleafphilly.com This Penang spin-off has overtaken the original as my favorite Chinatown Malaysian due to consistency and vivid flavors. Don't miss the delicate roti canai pancakes with chicken curry, spot-on satay, steamed poh piah jicama spring rolls, crispy whole fish in tangy Thai sauce, fried squid with funky "special sauce," or the richly curried beef rendang. Bar-Ly 101 N. 11th St., 215-922-2688; bar-ly.com Come here to drink and watch a game more than to eat. But Chinatown's first craft-beer bar has 60 taps with a generally high-quality lineup (Great Lakes, Unibroue, Staropramen)
November 21, 2013
The soup days are upon us, and few bowls satisfy the craving quite like hearty chicken soup. Le Pain Quotidien delivers an appealing update to the ancient French standard called pot-au-feu, a wintery one-pot stew of root veggies, broth, and meat. True to the Belgian bread chain's sleek organic aesthetic, this rendition is neat and tidy rather than rustic. But I still love all the veggies that fill this bowl, from turnips and leeks to garbanzo beans, carrots, and cauliflower, alongside the tender chunks of chicken seasoned with herbes de Provence.
October 16, 2013 |
A central Pennsylvania chicken company that promotes what it calls its humane slaughtering practices was accused of cruelty Monday by an animal-rights organization that alleges it allows newly hatched chicks to be tossed live into meat grinders and other brutal conditions. Compassion Over Killing, a Washington-based nonprofit that says it is dedicated to preventing animal cruelty and promoting vegetarian eating, released a video Monday it says was recorded by an undercover investigator who spent several weeks working in the Bell & Evans hatchery in Fredericksburg, Lebanon County.
October 11, 2013 |
AFTER a long day, who hasn't stumbled into the grocery store without the faintest idea of what to put on the table, when suddenly the tempting whiff of a freshly roasted chicken puts everything into perspective? Rotisserie chicken is great served on its own, but it lends itself to so many dinner options. We've counted 25 of them here. These aren't formal recipes but guidelines you can tweak to suit your family's tastes or your cupboard's contents. Most can be made in an hour or less.
August 2, 2013
Company description: "Popeyes takes its handcrafted, juicy, all white-meat chicken tenders marinated in Louisiana spices, then hand-batters them in a unique and crispy waffle-style coating. " Chain: Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. Location: The Gallery at Market East, 8th and Market streets. Calories: This limited-time special started Monday, and Popeyes told us that they wouldn't have nutritional details till later this week. But this is fried chicken with french fries and a biscuit, so you know what you're getting into.
July 16, 2013 |
Louis G. Hill, 89, a three-term state senator who unsuccessfully challenged Mayor Frank Rizzo in the 1975 Democratic primary and who later became a respected Common Pleas Court judge, died Saturday, July 13, of Alzheimer's disease at the Hill at Whitemarsh. Mr. Hill was a hard-working, effective lawmaker from Northwest Philadelphia when, on Feb. 2, in a highly unusual move, the Democratic City Committee chose him to unseat its own incumbent. Serious and determined, Mr. Hill began his campaign on the spot, addressing reporters as he emerged from the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel with the party's endorsement.