January 5, 1998 |
While the air was extraordinarily balmy yesterday, the water that swallowed a 10-year-old Trenton boy as he played with friends on a rope at an illegal swimming hole was frigid, probably around 40 degrees, say police. The boy, identified by police as Vashawn Crews, was pulled from a small, abandoned quarry lake and resuscitated by emergency crews, then taken to Delaware Valley Medical Center. From there, he was transferred a few hours later to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, where he was listed in critical condition last night.
September 6, 1994 |
Summer slipped away over a cold, rough surf along the New Jersey Shore yesterday as shivering beachgoers tossed odd mixtures of heavy clothing atop bathing suits and huddled inside shops to keep warm. An offshore storm dragged heavy clouds, cool temperatures and a less-than- pleasant wind across the Jersey seashore towns, unfolding a scene more like early autumn than end-of-summer, and leaving some beaches virtually vacant. Thousands of sunseekers in Margate, Ocean City, Avalon and Stone Harbor gave up, packed up and pulled out early in their cars and vans for the trip home to reality.
April 12, 2013 |
Maliyah Gregg's eyes lit up when she spied a package of bacon on the counter for cooking class in the convent kitchen at St. Martin De Porres in North Philadelphia. And then she saw the spinach. "Can I eat just the bacon? Please? Just the bacon and a boiled egg. It will be like breakfast. Please?" After four weeks of cooking lessons, I had gotten the message loud and clear from Maliyah and the other 5th and 6th grade girls: We want meat! While many people are eating less meat and trying to center meals around other proteins for health and environmental reasons, these girls are not quite buying in. I heard the same chorus from my own two boys when I tried meatless family dinners when they were growing up. For them, it just didn't feel like dinner without meat.
June 29, 1993 |
Michael Bell (right), 8, gets doused with cold water by his uncle Sean Golden in front of their York Street house in Burlington City. Michael had been fixing his bike in the heat before he got splashed.
April 25, 2013
Makes 6 servings 8 medium to large russet potatoes, peeled 2 tablespoons butter ¼ cup milk Salt to taste 1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into 1-inch chunks. Place in a large pot. Cover with cold water. 2. Bring to a boil and then turn down the heat to medium, letting the potatoes continue to cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until they can be easily pierced with a fork. 3. Drain all but about 2 tablespoons of water. 4. Add butter, and with a mixer, begin to whip the potatoes, slowly drizzling in the milk a little at a time.
February 14, 2013
Makes 8 to 10 servings 1 onion, peeled and quartered 6 ounces (approximate- ly 11 slices) bacon or pancetta Small handful fresh parsley 1 clove garlic, peeled 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 cups lentils, brown or green, rinsed 14-ounce can diced tomatoes, plus 12/3 cups cold water to rinse out 2 bay leaves 21/2 quarts chicken or ...
December 21, 1988 |
The safe way to thaw a frozen turkey is in the refrigerator, but often there isn't enough room in the refrigerator to make that a practical option. If your turkey is reasonably small, and you have a microwave oven, you can thaw it there. Thawing procedures vary by oven, however, so you will need to check the manual carefully for instructions. You should plan to thaw the turkey right before cooking. A somewhat more cumbersome method is to place the turkey in a heavy-duty freezer bag and carefully tie it closed.
November 15, 2012
Makes 6 to 8 servings For the dough: 1 stick unsalted butter, chilled and cubed 11/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup very cold water For the crumb topping: 11/4 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 11 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cubed For the apple filling: 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 cup cold...
May 1, 2012 |
Good thing my clothes can't feel anything or talk. If they could, they'd surely berate me. I used to bathe them in nice warm water. These days, they're thrashing about in cold. From my viewpoint, it's all good. Cold water means they don't shrink, they don't fade, I save money by not using hot water, and — more to the point of this column — I'm helping the environment by not using as much electricity. According to most estimates, heating the water accounts for about 80 to 85 percent of the energy consumed by a typical batch of laundry.
March 21, 2012
P OLICE YESTERDAY pulled a body from the Schuylkill near Martin Luther King Drive and Black Road. Lt. John Walker, of the Southwest Detective Division, said it was too early to determine how long the person, whose age and gender were not immediately available, had been submerged. Cops in the Marine Unit said they expect to pull more bodies from the water as the weather gets warmer, because as the water warms up, bodies that may have been submerged float. In cold water, corpses drop to the bottom, but a rise in water temperature causes gases in the bodies to expand, making them float.