September 19, 2014 |
The old laundry paddle is retired, wedged beside the blackboard in our kitchen, a totem now. Its handle is sawed off to utensil-height, a hole drilled in it for hanging, its blade worn smooth as river stone. Fritz Blank, who once used it to stir his grand copper pots, bequeathed it to me - autographed, for good measure - as he was packing up his haute French classic Deux Cheminees at 12th and Locust, getting ready to decamp with his cat Bobo to Thailand. That was seven years ago. And it hasn't stirred since: It seemed unseemly to dunk the thing - so accustomed to the likes of truffled sauce Perigord - in our more prosaic chicken paprikash, fish stews, and Frog-Commissary vegetarian chili.
August 26, 2011
WATER ICE IS A cherished summer institution in Philly, and those of us who skip dairy, whether for ethical, health or other concerns, can appreciate this cool vegan treat. Sorbet, Popsicles, frozen fruit bars and the like are also delish. But let's face it: "You can always have water ice [or sorbet]" is the cool-treat equivalent of "you can always have a salad. " Nothing against salad or water ice, but we sometimes want that singular richness and flavor associated with ice cream.
May 29, 2013 |
Search the term milkman on Google, and a San Diego mash-up artist appears as the first hit. ("Milkman" plays "electro-hip/hop fusion" music and operates his own lasers.) Kevin Decker, 20, of Voorhees, is the right age to be a Milkman fan, but he's never heard of him. Decker is instead the real thing, something few of the electro-hip/hop generation have ever seen. He is a door-to-door milkman. "I always wear the white shirt," he said last week as he started his afternoon delivery run through Mount Laurel and Marlton.
January 9, 2015
SLOW-COOKER COCOA Mars' upscale, old-fashioned American Heritage brand offers this extra-rich recipe that calls for three kinds of dairy and grated chocolate with origins in 1750. 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk 1 pint heavy cream 6 cups whole milk 12.72-ounce package American Heritage Chocolate Finely Grated Chocolate Drink Put all ingredients in a slow cooker. Set on low and stir frequently. You do not want the milk to scald. Cook for approximately 2 hours or until the chocolate is melted.
October 2, 1999 |
Wawa Inc. reached a tentative agreement last night on a contract with 300 members of the Teamsters Union, averting - at least temporarily - what would have been the first strike in the 97-year history of the Delaware County convenience-store and dairy operator. The agreement, still to be ratified by members of Teamsters Local 463 at a meeting scheduled for tomorrow morning, covers truck drivers and workers at Wawa's dairy and warehouse. Union spokesman Bob Ryder said the local's negotiating committee considered the contract the company's "last and best offer" but wouldn't recommend it to the membership.
August 6, 1989 |
A federal judge has ruled that a Delaware County developer planning to build an office complex named after the old village of Wawa must warn the public that he is not associated with the well-known dairy and chain of convenience stores. U.S. District Judge Louis H. Pollak ruled Monday that Commons at Wawa Inc. must carry an asterisk on its signs, stationery and other advertisements noting that the firm is not affiliated with Wawa Inc., whose dairy is in the nearby village of Wawa.
February 18, 1994 |
Wawa Inc. is planning a $30 million expansion of its dairy-processing, warehouse and distribution center in Middletown Delaware County. The dairy- and convenience-store operator has asked township officials for approval to expand its warehouse and plant, which processes milk and juice, at Valley Road and Route 1. The company also wants to move some parking and trucking operations to vacant pasture land across Valley Road from the plant. Vincent Anderson, Wawa's vice president and general counsel, said yesterday the expansion would take place over the next six years.
November 8, 2000 |
What: Veggie Milk Maker: Galaxy Foods Where: Supermarket produce sections, nationwide Size: 32 ounces Price: $2.99 Veggie Milk is a cholesterol-free, lactose-free and low-fat non-dairy product with calcium and vitamin values comparable to one dairy, one vegetable and one grain serving in each 8-ounce portion. That helps to justify the relatively high cost. It comes in a shelf-stable box, but must be refrigerated after opening. Our open sample kept well for a month in the fridge.
June 29, 1989 |
What's in a name? Despite Shakespeare's oft-quoted line, the folks at Wawa Inc. think that a Wawa by any other name smells of trade-name infringement. That's why the Delaware County dairy that now runs about 500 convenience stores in four states is seeking an order in federal court to stop a Delaware County developer from using the name of the historic village for its office condominium project. U.S. District Court Judge Louis H. Pollak has scheduled an injunction hearing for next Thursday in the case of Wawa Inc. v. Commons at Wawa Inc. Lawyers for Wawa Inc. contend that the word wawa - the Lenni Lenape Indians' word for the ubiquitous and noisy Canada goose - is so associated with their dairy and chain of stores that its use by any other company is "unfair competition" and an infringement on their trade name.
July 13, 1989 |
For years, Wawa Inc. has traded on its wholesome image, printing pictures of farms and fields on its milk cartons, and even grazing cows on the front lawn of its dairy. But there is a dirty side to the dairy business, say state environmentalists, and these days, the state wants Wawa to pay. Last month, the state Department of Environmental Resources filed a civil complaint against Wawa Inc., accusing it of discharging so much effluent into a stream that runs near Wawa's dairy plant in 1987 that it all but choked aquatic life to death.