May 21, 2016 |
FOLSOM, Calif. - Every morning, Lynda Trujillo greets her "girls. " They reward her with friendly clucks - and lots of eggs. The eggs come compliments of Trujillo's six busy hens, who rule the roost in luxury. Nestled in a hillside overlooking the American River, Trujillo's garden offers breathtaking views of the canyon as well as a first-class coop. Wrapping around the ranch-style home, a mosaic-lined path winds through big trees and past secret fairy gardens and whimsical sculpture.
May 20, 2016
Makes 40-45 crepes 15 eggs 4 cups all-purpose flour 4 cups water 1 cup olive oil 1. Beat the eggs in an electric mixer; gradually sift in the flour. Continue to beat at a very slow speed for 5-10 minutes while gradually adding the water. Continue to beat until the batter is very smooth, with no visible lumps. 2. Heat an 8- or 10-inch Teflon pan on low heat. You must use a Teflon pan to avoid having the crepes burn and stick. I use an 8-inch pan, which normally yields 40-45 crepes; a 10-inch pan will yield 25-30.
May 15, 2016 |
The hits just keep on coming at the Scottoline farm, where the animals outnumber the people. They like it that way. I don't, especially when I wonder who's running the joint. The only thing I'm sure of is who's paying the bills. Right now, the chickens are in charge. Because, bottom line, they're not producing any eggs. Neither am I, but that's another subject. No one's counting on me for breakfast. The chickens have no excuse. They still have estrogen. By the way, my chickens might not be laying eggs, but my snakes are. Ssssssensational.
May 13, 2016 |
A collaborative effort at the plate and on the mound led to Egg Harbor Township's seventh consecutive victory on Wednesday. Nick Milhan went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and two runs scored as the host Eagles defeated Vineland, 8-0, in a Cape-Atlantic League contest. Antonio Caraballo went 1 for 2 and knocked in one run. Drew Hickman struck out five batters in six innings to win his fifth game of the year. In other Cape-Atlantic action: Josh Arnold took a no-hitter into the bottom of the seventh inning before surrendering his only hit of the day on an infield single.
May 5, 2016 |
When Emma Cunniff, 25, started her own farm three years ago, she got a crucial infusion of capital by creating a community-supported agriculture program, or CSA. It let backers pay up front for shares of produce through spring, summer, and fall - and supplied Cunniff with money to buy seeds and tractors, and to eventually expand her Kneehigh Farm in Pottstown from two acres to seven. That's how it's worked ever since the CSA movement began 30 years ago. Now, though, small farmers like Cunniff are finding themselves in competition with a slew of subscription-based food vendors, from meal-kit boxes like Blue Apron to mail-order produce boxes like Farmbox Direct to aggregators who mix local produce with stuff from Florida or Mexico.
April 22, 2016
Makes 12 muffins. 2 large leeks 6 tablespoons schmaltz, butter, or neutral oil such as avocado or grapeseed 1 1/2 cups matzo crumbles (farfel) 2 eggs 2 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley, finely chopped Kosher or sea salt 1. Chop the leeks (white parts only); you should have about 2 cups. In a medium skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of schmaltz or oil over medium heat. Add leeks and a little salt, stir well, and cook until the leeks' color brightens, 3 to 5 minutes.
April 8, 2016 |
After trailing by one run in the third inning, Egg Harbor Township rallied to defeat visiting Oakcrest, 4-2, in a Cape-Atlantic League baseball game Wednesday afternoon. Oakcrest tied the score at two in the top of the sixth inning, but Egg Harbor earned a pair of runs to take the game into the bottom of the inning. Andrew Holmes finished 2 for 3 at the plate, lashing a solo home run and double in the process. Hunter Barbieri earned his first save of the season after taking over for Drew Hickman, who had five strikeouts in six innings.
April 1, 2016
Makes 4 servings 3/4 cup white wine (use something Italian) 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (infused with fresh thyme is optional) 4 eggs 4 teaspoons garum 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a roasting pan with a dish towel. Fill the roasting pan halfway with very hot water (just shy of boiling). The towel inside the pan will prevent four ramekins from sliding around. Place one ramekin in the pan to make sure the water comes up to an inch below the top of the ramekin.
March 28, 2016 |
A few days ago, Chris Smith, 65, of Mount Ephraim got an urgent text from her niece, Adriana DiEva, 8, of Cherry Hill. There was an egg drop Saturday morning, and Adriana had to be there. "I said, 'Do you mean an egg hunt?' I never heard of an egg drop," Smith said. "Egg drop, to me, is soup - not eggs coming out of the sky. " But that's what was in store Saturday, when they arrived at Joyce Kilmer Elementary School in Cherry Hill to the buzz of surveillance drones overhead and the sight of another drone, loaded with pastel eggs, parked in wait.
March 25, 2016 |
Across most Christian cultures, as Easter draws near, there's a shared notion that the springtime celebration demands some mixture of flour, yeast, and, most definitely, eggs. The symbolism of these breads is rich, as are their flavors, which run the gamut from sweet to savory. Any of these baked goods can enliven the Easter table. Hot cross buns are widely associated with Easter in the British Isles, Australia, New Zealand, and beyond, and they start appearing around Ash Wednesday.