December 24, 2015
Makes 1 serving For the syrup 1 orange 1/4 cup unsweetened 100 percent cranberry juice 1/2 cup sugar 1 whole star anise 3 whole cloves 3 tablespoons fresh cranberries For the drink Ice 1/2 ounce cognac 1/2 ounce dry curaçao 3 ounces chilled champagne (may substitute brut-style sparkling white wine) For the syrup: 1. Cut strips of the orange zest (no pith) and place in a small saucepan, then cut the orange in half and squeeze its juice into the saucepan.
January 3, 2015 |
An agreement of sale has been reached between the owners of the closed Ocean Spray cranberry plant in Bordentown City and a seasoned developer of industrial spaces, Mayor Joe Malone 3d said in an interview this week. Modern Recycled Spaces of Hamilton, Mercer County, which has converted closed factories in the area into mixed-use developments, is finalizing plans to purchase the plant and has plans to open an upscale grocery and a microbrewery at the site, Malone said. "We're very excited about the possibility of it being converted into a multiuse facility," he said.
March 7, 2014 |
BORDENTOWN After more than 70 years of producing cranberry juice in this small community, Ocean Spray will begin closing its plant to prepare for a move to a new facility in Upper Macungie, Pa., next month. "As we ramp up operations in Lehigh Valley this spring, we will begin a ramp-down in Bordentown," said Kellyanne Dignan, a spokeswoman for Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc., based in Massachusetts. "We expect some operations and personnel to remain through the summer and have communicated to our employees and local officials that there will be phased layoffs over the next six or so months.
November 22, 2012
This snappy cocktail created by Vincent Stipo from Vernick Food and Drink provides just the tonic to the tension of getting the turkey on the table. Plan ahead and make the base in advance, then appoint a bartender to mix drinks. - Maureen Fitzgerald Boggy Collins Makes 1 cocktail 1 1/2 ounces Tito's Handmade Vodka (or other good-quality vodka) 2 ounces fresh cranberry puree (see recipe below) 1/2 ounce fresh lime Splash of ginger beer Orange wedge or peel (for garnish)
August 7, 2012 |
Question: With all the recent attention paid to athletes over illegal steroid drug use, I've been wondering what harm these drugs actually do. Can you explain? Answer: There are a number of performance-enhancing drugs with different effects and safety concerns. The most common performance-enhancing drugs are derivatives of testosterone, such as androstenediol, DHEA, hCG (the same hormone used to detect pregnancy), THG, oxandrolone and stanozolol. They are well-known to increase muscle bulk and strength.
July 17, 2012 |
Cranberry juice has long been touted as an effective home remedy for preventing pesky, painful urinary tract infections, but now the folklore has more science to back it up. A review of studies in last week's Archives of Internal Medicine found that consuming cranberry products can help prevent the infections, especially for women who have had them before. Researchers from National Taiwan University found that cranberry users — either in juice or pill form — were 38 percent less likely to develop urinary tract infections compared to nonusers.
January 30, 2012 |
TOM BURGOYNE, the Phillie Phanatic's best friend, says the Phanatic didn't know his "30 Rock" episode was airing last Thursday until "The Phanatic got a text from Swoop. " The Phanatic and the Eagles' mascot are buds. Burgoyne said he and the Phanatic spent about 5 hours in October shooting the scene in which Alec Baldwin 's character Jack Donaghy gets the Phanatic, TastyKake, soft pretzels and other Philly staples to impress a visiting Kabletown (Comcast) executive.
December 13, 2010
Study casts doubt on cranberry juice's role in urinary health If you've been chugging cranberry juice to ward off urinary tract infections, a new study will bum you out. Cranberry juice was no better at preventing the infections than a red imitation that lacked proanthocyanidin, the cranberry component believed to battle the bacteria that cause them. The University of Michigan study, published in the January issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, recruited 319 female students who had been diagnosed with a urinary tract infection.
August 12, 2010 |
If you were served canned beets as a child and not permitted to leave the table until they were all gone, you may not be so thrilled to learn that we're now in the thick of beet season. But take heart, stalwart members of the Clean Plate Club: Fresh beets, if you haven't had the fortitude to try them yet, bear little resemblance to the canned stuff. "I never liked beets until I ate them in a restaurant and they were fresh," said Charles "Chip" Roman, who grew up in Fishtown suffering from canned beet syndrome but nonetheless became a respected chef.
July 16, 2009
These recipes make one drink unless otherwise noted. SIMPLE SYRUP Mix two parts water with 1 part sugar. Bring to a boil, then let cool to room temperature. For mint-infused simple syrup, add a handful of mint after the mixtures comes to a boil, let sit till room temperature, and strain. Store tightly covered in the refrigerator. DERBY 2 1/2 ounces bourbon 1 1/2 ounces mint-infused simple syrup 1 1/2 ounces lime juice Splash soda water Fresh mint leaves Combine first three ingredients over ice. Top with splash of soda.