July 14, 2013 |
The yellow-spotted green turtle that sparked mayhem this week on a Jersey Shore route may have left its home in the woods because of recent heavy rains or because of a strong nesting instinct. Or it might have just had a hankering for something different to eat. Area wildlife officials, science professors, and researchers offered insight Friday into the secret lives of the turtles that usually inhabit burrows and ponds, but that sometimes cause three-car crashes. After the turtle wandered onto Route 30 in Atlantic County on Wednesday afternoon, a line of traffic on the busy four-lane highway swerved and then came to a crawl.
June 13, 2013 |
Bonjour, mes petits lecteurs! Let's make a pact up front: If I resist the urge to make a preening bon mot about Proust in this prologue, you have to promise not to gripe about how this recipe, without exception, requires the purchase of a special pan. (A mini-muffin tin might produce something, but they will not be madeleines.) Deal? Magnifique! With that out of the way, we can move on to just why delicate, fragrant, consummately charming madeleines should become part of your baking repertoire.
May 20, 2013 |
After falling behind by two goals early, the Egg Harbor Township boys' lacrosse team rallied to make school history. Sal Avellino tallied the game-winner with 44 seconds left to lift eighth-seeded Egg Harbor over No. 9 Howell, 6-5, in the first round of the South Jersey Group 4 playoffs Saturday. The win gave the Eagles boys' lacrosse program its first playoff win. Kyler Bordonaro and Ryan King each scored twice, and Christian Custodio had 14 saves for EHT. In another Group 4 game, Tim Corn stopped 20 shots for Rancocas Valley, but the No. 11 Red Devils lost to sixth-seeded Monroe Township, 10-3.
May 10, 2013 |
A luxurious breakfast in bed is a long-standing Mother's Day tradition. It rates higher than an orchid corsage, or brunch in a crowded restaurant sipping a flat mimosa. We prefer home cooking, anyway. Over the years we've each made many breakfasts for our own mothers, and our lovely daughters have paid us back in kind - the beat goes on. As it always has, going back to ancient Egypt, when spring festivals honored the female deities and maternal goddesses, symbols of rebirth and motherhood.
May 9, 2013
Makes 4 servings 4 tablespoons butter, softened 3/4 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup poached chicken or lobster chunks, small peeled raw shrimp, cooked spinach, or a few slices of black truffle Salt and pepper 4 eggs Ground nutmeg Small handful chopped chives, tarragon, parsley, or other tender herbs 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees....
April 13, 2013 |
When Cara Graver was growing up in Malvern, that part of the world was a lot more countrified and backyard chickens were definitely not considered divas. "They lived in a concrete block building, nothing fancy," says Graver, 66, a potter who had a similarly boring coop at her wooded home in Chester Springs, Chester County - until 2011, when you might say opportunity fell. A tree crashed on top of the old chicken house, and Graver lost no time replacing it with a round, adobelike coop that looks like it belongs in the desert or a glossy magazine.
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.
April 10, 2013 |
The Egg Harbor Township softball team was two outs away from defeat on Tuesday afternoon when its bats suddenly came alive. The Eagles strung together five hits to score four runs and rally for an 8-5 victory at Mainland in a Cape-Atlantic American softball game. Jess Wollowitch led off the inning with a double. After an out, Kate Korte, Macy Stratten, Zoe Robertson, Irvin Hunter, and Nicole Wisser had consecutive hits. Also in Cape-Atlantic American play: Vineland scored three runs in the top of the eighth to win at Hammonton, 4-2. Bridgette Garvey went 3 for 4 with a run scored and a double.
April 8, 2013 |
SUNDAY was Easter for most Christians in Philadelphia, but at Eastern Orthodox churches it was the second Sunday of Lent. At congregations like St. Stephen Orthodox Cathedral in Northeast Philly, Easter falls on May 5. To outsiders, these out-of-sync Easters are probably what the Orthodox church is best known for - that and red Easter eggs. We asked Father Victor Gorodenchuk to tell us more about the Orthodox faith and his historical parish. (They used to be in Northern Liberties, before it was cool.)
April 4, 2013
Cedar Park Cafe was a pillar to those around 49th Street and Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia, with hearty, budget-priced breakfasts and lunches and cheery service. But a Christmas Eve fire forced it out of Cedar Park. Last month, it resurfaced with the same food and the same name in lovely, more spacious quarters near the Overbrook train station. Pay particular attention to the fluffy, veggie egg-white omelets ($6.95). - Michael Klein Cedar Park Cafe, 2035 N. 63d St., 267-292-2715.