March 29, 2012 |
This classic pairing of asparagus and poached egg is such a lovely weeknight dinner, especially as a herald to spring. It's not something I would make on a weeknight for the kids, I will confess, too challenging to poach all those eggs. But it is perfect supper for one or two. Though it is a few steps, the results are well worth the effort. This recipe, from Jane Hornby's newest offering, Fresh & Easy: What to Cook & How to Cook It, adds a sauce of balsamic vinegar and butter to the asparagus, for a spot-on finishing touch.
March 25, 2012 |
An Egg Harbor Township police officer had to be rescued using the Jaws of Life on Saturday after his patrol car collided with a Volvo station wagon that appeared to have crossed the double yellow line on a two-lane highway in the township's Bargaintown section. Egg Harbor police said Patrolman Ed Bertino, 35, a nine-year veteran of the force, was traveling south on Spruce Avenue near Ninth Avenue when his 2006 Ford was struck and pinned against a guardrail by a 1989 Volvo being driven northbound on Spruce by Alexandro Doukopoulos, 18, of Linwood.
March 24, 2012 |
An Egg Harbor Township police officer had to be rescued using the Jaws of Life on Saturday after his patrol car collided with a Volvo station wagon that appeared to have crossed the double yellow line on a two-lane highway in the township's Bargaintown section. Egg Harbor Township police said Patrolman Ed Bertino, 35, a nine-year veteran of the force, was traveling south on Spruce Avenue near Ninth Avenue when his 2006 Ford was struck and pinned against a guardrail by a 1989 Volvo being driven northbound on Spruce by Alexandro Doukopoulos, 18, of Linwood.
March 22, 2012 |
An excerpt from the blog "My Daughter's Kitchen. " From the first time I discovered it in the south of France, Salade Nicoise has held favored-nation status in my world of salads. My first encounter, as a 20-year-old college student traveling abroad, was an introduction met with sheer gratitude. I was a not-too-adventurous eater, trying to get by on a meager budget, and was thrilled to find something made of ingredients I actually recognized. Tuna, hard-boiled eggs, potatoes, olives, onions, tomatoes.
March 22, 2012 |
A year and a half ago, Evan Prochniak was sweet-talked into buying the company that had been crafting Zitner's Easter eggs for nearly a century. The chocolatier was on the market, and a deal to sell the building - without the business - had broken down. There was a chance Zitner's might be sold to another candy company, and its North Philadelphia factory vacated. The broker representing the owners, Thomas S. Bond, convinced Prochniak that Zitner's was fabulous, a beloved mom-and-pop with room to grow.
March 8, 2012 |
The roadside sign propped at the foot of the driveway up to Gull Cottage is hand-lettered and resolutely plainspoken: "Duck Eggs," it offers, and below that, as an obligatory postscript, "Chicken Eggs. " Gull Cottage is not a farm so much as a few chicken-wire pens and a spongy backyard pasture situated northwest of Princeton between Lambertville and the village of Hopewell along a quiet stretch of Route 518 that unscrolls below the low ridge of Sourland Mountain. Customers driving up the lane soon learn why - besides 100 or so ducks of a rainbow of breeds, luxuriating peacocks, twitchy guinea hens, and Road Island Red layers - there are sober, three-foot-tall geese patrolling the premises.
March 2, 2012 |
HARRISBURG - That "Do you know who I am?" line? He never said it. So insists Gov. Corbett's secretary of health, Eli Avila, in legal papers filed this week in the federal lawsuit against him by a Harrisburg diner owner. The response marks the first time Avila has given his side of the story on the dispute over an egg sandwich that has come to be known around the Capitol as "egg-gate. " Avila's side goes something like this: None of the allegations that he got into a heated argument over the freshness of the eggs in his egg sandwich is true.
February 28, 2012
Being the nation's third-largest egg producer means Pennsylvania should pay close attention to a proposal in Congress to improve the living conditions of egg-laying chickens. The state, though, has not yet joined the movement to ban so-called battery cages, which can house as many as 11 hens in a space little bigger than a microwave oven. That's an image that should spoil your breakfast. Ohio, Michigan, and California, where voters in a 2008 referendum mandated hens have enough room to stretch their wings, have banned new battery cages.
February 12, 2012
The which-came-first question is a tough one, but we can agree that eggs tend to produce chickens and other things. And thanks to one imperious state cabinet official, a few eggs from Harrisburg are still hatching - long after they were supposed to have ended their life cycle in the form of a sandwich. The eggs at issue are the ones that Pennsylvania Health Secretary Eli Avila deemed insufficiently fresh after he ordered them up with all haste at a diner near the Capitol a year ago. Their progeny now includes a lawsuit by the diner's owner, who charges that Avila abused his rather limited authority in a quest to exact revenge over the impudent sandwich.