July 12, 2013 |
On her first day in the federal pen, but looking like she just stepped off a tennis court, Piper (Taylor Schilling of Argo ) is greeted by one of her ugly-makeover cellmates. "Look at you, Blondie," says Nicky (Natasha Lyonne). "What did you do?" "Aren't you not supposed to ask that question? I read that you're not supposed to ask that," says Piper. "You read that? What, did you study for prison?" Well, yeah! Maybe Martha Stewart's Guide to Stacking Time . The point is, Piper is a little out of her element.
June 24, 2013 |
Adam Finkel figures he's lucky. His daughter never really liked tuna to begin with. And she's 13 now, beyond an age where tuna consumption is most worrisome. Her brain is closer to maturity. But based on two recent reports, Finkel, a University of Pennsylvania professor who is also a national expert on human health-risk assessment, fears many of the nation's kids are eating too much tuna - aided and abetted by being offered it at school. Tuna has a lot going for it. It's popular and cheap, loaded with protein and low in fat. And federal health guidelines are simple and direct: We should eat more seafood.
June 22, 2013 |
The picturesque landscape of Hirsch Lake in Runnemede turned into a dirty, smelly mess this week when hundreds of dead fish floated belly up. Authorities on Thursday were trying to figure out what killed the fish - all carp that were six to nine inches long. Meanwhile, Runnemede public works employees had the unfortunate task of removing the remains. "It doesn't smell too pretty," Councilwoman Patricia Tartaglia-Passio said at the lake. Thursday morning, the borough cut off lake access at Singley Avenue from Center to Sheppard Avenues while crews investigated.
June 14, 2013
Ex-president gets prison term BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Former President Carlos Menem was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday for illegally smuggling weapons to Ecuador and Croatia in violation of international embargoes in the 1990s, but he won't be going to jail soon. An Argentine court also banned Menem, now a senator, from holding elective office for 14 years, and asked the Senate to vote to remove the immunity he enjoys as an elected member of Congress. However, the judges said the Senate should not move against Menem until the sentence is final, meaning he could remain free while the Supreme Court studies any appeal.
May 29, 2013
By Paula Moore Earlier this month, a German angler made headlines for reeling in a 103-pound cod off the coast of Norway. The fish is believed to be the largest cod ever caught, and if confirmed, the catch will break the record set in 1969. As I looked at the obligatory photos of the grinning angler with his "prize," my first thought wasn't, "Atta boy!" but "How disconnected does a person have to be to take pleasure in killing other living beings - any other living beings?" Here are two things that anglers should know about their supposedly "harmless" pastime: Fish can feel pain, and they can experience fear.
May 10, 2013 |
Eating fish is good for your heart, but taking fish-oil capsules does not help people at high risk of heart problems who are already taking medicines to prevent them, a large study in Italy found. The work makes clearer who does and does not benefit from taking supplements of the good oils found in fish such as salmon, tuna, and sardines. Previous studies have suggested that fish-oil capsules could lower heart risks in people with heart failure or who have already suffered a heart attack.
April 11, 2013
Makes 4 servings 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon caraway seeds 1 teaspoon mustard seeds Four 4-ounce portions wild king salmon, skin-on 2 cups rendered chicken fat (schmaltz), melted For horseradish sour cream: 1 cup sour cream 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish Juice of 1/2 lemon Salt and pepper Chopped dill 1. Combine salt, pepper, caraway, and mustard.
March 15, 2013
Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran had a choice: Sign a new lease at Lolita - the Mexican BYOB on 13th Street near Sansom that put them on the map nine years ago - or think about buying a spot and moving. That wouldn't be easy, as the couple also own Barbuzzo and Jamonera , plus the retail locations Grocery , Verde , and Open House , on the same block. They not only elected to sign a new 10-year lease but also to obtain a liquor license for Lolita, which should be in place by summer.
January 17, 2013 |
This one-pan meal is bright, intense and satisfying. Using skin-on fish helps keep the delicate chunks from breaking up during cooking. Serve with something green on the side. Moroccan Fish Stew 4 servings 1 large onion 1-inch piece ginger root 1 large clove garlic 1 1/4 pounds firm, skin-on white-fleshed fish fillets 1/4 cup sliced skin-on almonds 4 teaspoons olive oil 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground turmeric One 3-inch cinnamon stick Pinch cayenne pepper 14 ounces canned, no-salt- added diced tomatoes 1 cup water Sea salt 14 ounces canned, no-salt-added chickpeas 2 teaspoons honey Fresh black pepper Flat-leaf parsley, for garnish (may sub cilantro)
January 8, 2013 |
Barry Kratchman's experience more than 40 years ago - as a teenager, he watched in "horror" as an eel's head and body each continued to wriggle well after being separated - might seem gross. It was gross. But it also proved something important, he insists now: that his friend - the one behind the beheading, the one who wanted to experience what eel tasted like when filleted, breaded, and baked - would make a tremendous business partner because he wasn't afraid to try new things.