January 25, 1987 |
Until recently, the fresh-herbs-in-deep-winter department was mighty small, consisting mostly, if not entirely, of parsley, with the occasional bunch of watercress thrown in to relieve the monotony. Then, boom! As greengrocery grew chic and fresh produce acquired cachet, along with the kiwis and colored peppers came an expansion of available "fresh" herbs. Because tender herbs are among the most fragile-flavored of growing things, ill-suited to major transport or long storage, the results of this expansion are mixed.
September 9, 2000 |
Look, up in the sky, over the Vet! It's a pickle blimp! That hasn't happened, but don't be shocked if it does. Pickle mania has been spreading across the Dill-aware Valley since last Sunday, when the Eagles, sipping pickle juice to prevent cramps in steamy Dallas, crunched the Cowboys, 41-14. Want to dunk someone in a Giants uniform in a tank spiked with pickle juice? Would you relish a "Pickle Power" T-shirt? Wish to be the lucky fan who wins a year's supply of pickles?
September 11, 2000 |
At concession stands, there was a deluge of dill T-shirts and snacks. In the tailgating lot, ribs, burgers and chicken were rivaled by a plethora of pickles. And in the stands, signs featuring the green gherkins waved and fluttered. Long before the Eagles went sour on the field during the team's home opener against the New York Giants yesterday, fans were showing their passion for pickles. After hearing last week that Eagles players may have won their game against the Dallas Cowboys because many were drinking pickle juice to stay hydrated, fans have jumped on the briny bandwagon, chugging the juice and even slurping down water ice flavored like Vlasic dills.
December 31, 1993 |
A 19-year-old man, wounded Dec. 22 during a shootout at a Southwest Philadelphia recreation center, was arrested yesterday in connection with the incident, police said. The man, Nathaniel A. Dill of the 1700 block of South Frazier Street, surrendered to Southwest Detectives yesterday morning. "He came in on his own after he learned a warrant was about to be issued for his arrest," said Detective Thomas Strzepek. Police said witnesses had identified Dill as one of the men involved in the shootout during a basketball game at the Francis J. Meyers Recreation Center at 58th Street and Kingsessing Avenue.
June 4, 1986 |
If you have an herb garden, be sure to make some room for dill. This flavorful herb will reward you twice: once with fragrant feathery leaves - luscious in all sorts of light dishes - then with dill seeds. They're great for making pickles or flavoring potato salad. If you're not a gardener, you might want to harvest fresh dill leaves in the supermarket. You can have a steady supply if you chop the leaves and freeze them in plastic bags. "Dill" is from a Saxon word that means "to lull.
December 31, 1989 |
Give Mark Dill a thunderstorm to watch and he's happy. Give him a good snowfall and he's entertained for hours. A tornado can be cause for celebration. Dill is not a lover of disaster. He is a weather-watcher, and a meticulous one at that. A member of the Association of American Weather Observers and the Atlantic Coast Observer Network, the 33-year-old West Chester resident helps the National Weather Service more accurately predict the meteorological future by giving detailed observations of local weather conditions.
May 23, 1996 |
The dog days of summer aren't here yet, despite the recent hot spell. But as the temperatures cooled yesterday, it was this dog's day along the Delaware River in Palmyra. Jillian Molettiere of Philadelphia brought Dill for a romp in the water while visiting her boyfriend's parents.
April 5, 2012
For bubble and squeak: 1 pound Idaho potatoes, peeled 3 ounces butter, plus more for cooking 1 leek, cleaned and thinly sliced 1/2 head green cabbage, thinly sliced 3 ounces heavy cream Vegetable oil Salt and pepper 8 ounces sliced smoked salmon 4 eggs (optional) For dill hollandaise: 6 egg yolks 1 lemon 14 ounces clarified butter 1 sprig fresh dill, chopped 1. Place potatoes in a stockpot and cover with cold water.
August 2, 2014 |
Harvest dill. Dill is an herb known to aid digestion, flavor a variety of dishes, and in old times, ward off evil spirits. Now that dill has flowered and is about to set seed, this is just the right time to harvest the leaves before they turn yellow. Although I grew dill several times in past years, my harvested leaves always became moldy and never dried properly. As a result, I gave up growing it until this spring when a gardening friend suggested I harvest the green leaves, put them in a plastic bag and freeze them.
September 30, 2010 |
On the Bravo kitchen-competition series Top Chef , the cheftestants are charged with creating cutting-edge food on the spur of the moment. Two weeks after his win on Season 7, Kevin Sbraga had us out to his real kitchen - in the childhood Willingboro home he shares with his pastry-chef wife, Jesmary, daughter Jenae, 5, and newborn son Angelo. Mealtime at the Sbragas' place is nothing fancy, and the Top Chef, 31, cooks on an electric stovetop. One of his favorite dishes is a one-pot creation of steamed clams and Italian sausage on top of chickpeas, perfect for Sunday after church.