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February 24, 1986 | By Christine M. Johnson, Special to The Inquirer
After two months of hearings, plans to install additional freezer-storage space behind the H.A. Winston's restaurant in Warrington are one step closer to realization. In a brief meeting Thursday night, the Warrington Township Planning Commission unanimously approved a plan to allow the restaurant at 1111 Easton Rd. to house two 20-by-25-foot freezer-and-storage buildings in an alcove behind the restaurant. By being close enough to the restaurant, the owner may not need a variance, according to Douglas Thomas, commission president.
FOOD
December 17, 1986 | By POLLY FISHER, Special to the Daily News
Dear Polly: Where is the best place to store coffee? Room temperature, refrigerator or freezer? - Alan Dear Alan: Freezer is best, although I store small quantities (a pound or less) in the refrigerator if they will be used up fairly quickly. Roasted coffee beans go stale at room temperature very quickly. For the freshest coffee, you should buy whole roasted coffee beans from a store that turns over a great deal of coffee quickly and, preferably, roasts its own beans as needed.
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December 14, 1995 | By Christine Bahls, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Someone with a discerning palate had stolen the makings for a feast and was on the lam. Missing from the outdoor freezer at the Indian Valley Country Club were nearly $900 worth of lobster tail, shrimp and other delicacies. Yesterday, Christopher Lee Custer, 21, who lists his address as Geryville Pike in Sumneytown, was held for trial on charges that he stole the gourmet goodies two months ago. Custer is charged with burglary, theft, receiving stolen property, flight to avoid apprehension, and related offenses.
FOOD
October 21, 1987 | By JACQUELINE WIRTH, Special to the Daily News
You may be a hunter who delights in bringing home a deer or other game. Here's what to do if your luck runs to game birds. All wild game birds should be bled, defeathered and drawn as soon as possible after killing. If a delay is necessary, lower the body heat promptly by submerging the bird in cold water, ice or snow; avoid piling or bagging birds so that body heat cannot escape. Dressed birds should be chilled quickly to 40 degrees in ice water. Once chilled, birds may be packaged whole or cut up just like poultry.
FOOD
September 28, 1988 | By Barbara Gibbons, Special to the Daily News
It's now or never, fresh fruit fans - time to put the flavor of summer on ice! Stock your freezer now, and you can enjoy the tantalizing taste of a tree-ripened peach in February. But first, there are practical considerations. With the drought and the price of fresh produce this season, freezing fruit can't be considered an economy move - unless you have access to a large harvest of free or cheap fruit, lots of freezer space and low electricity bills. If you want to bet on food price "futures" in your freezer, stocking up on lean meat is a better investment strategy.
LIVING
February 10, 2006 | By Alan J. Heavens INQUIRER REAL ESTATE WRITER
It seems as if the freezer compartment of the typical refrigerator fills up fast and stays filled. To handle what's left over, a stand-alone freezer is an option. Need to know: Size matters. The freezer you buy should be based on the size of your family and the size of the space you have to accommodate a spare appliance. Freezers come in four basic sizes: compact (5 cubic feet); small (6 to 9 cubic feet); medium (12 to 18 cubic feet); and large (18 to 25 cubic feet). The appliance industry figures on 1.5 cubic feet of freezer space for each family member.
FOOD
February 26, 1992 | by Polly Fisher, Special to the Daily News
Dear Polly: We are planning to buy a large freezer and would like to keep it in the garage. Would cold temperatures during the winter damage the freezer? - Doris If you're getting a manual-defrost, freezer-only unit, there should be no problem. However, automatic-defrost freezers and combination refrigerator- freezers don't operate well in surrounding temperatures below 60 degrees. These units are sensitive to the air temperature, which affects how often the compressor cycles on and off. At low outside temperatures, the compressor of a combination refrigerator- freezer may not cycle on enough to keep food frozen in the freezer compartment.
FOOD
October 8, 1986 | By JACQUELINE WIRTH, Special to the Daily News
You worked hard all summer freezing food from your garden. You have a sense of real accomplishment. To your great dismay you find that your freezer is not working. A freezer may be off for several reasons. The thermostat or compressor may be out of order. Perhaps the plug was knocked out of its socket. Sometimes there is a long power failure or perhaps we turn a freezer off for cleaning - and forget to turn it on again. In any case, accidentally thawed food may mean a lot of money lost.
FOOD
March 11, 1992 | by JeanMarie Brownson, Special to the Daily News
Most Americans spend a substantial portion of their food dollars - more than 21 percent - in the freezer aisle. In all, estimates the trade journal Frozen Food Age magazine, $21 billion worth of frozen food - and that's not counting ice cream - was sold in supermarkets in 1990. That's up from about $17 billion in 1985. More than one-quarter of U.S. households use frozen, pre-packaged foods every day when preparing dinner. In addition, frozen dinner and entree sales have almost doubled in the last six years.
NEWS
September 25, 2010
Complaints from neighbors led police and SPCA officials to an unoccupied Upper Darby house and the discovery of the bodies of about 20 cats in a freezer, officials said. Justina Calgiano, spokeswoman for the Delaware County SPCA, said Friday that the frozen animals were found Wednesday and that the case was under investigation. She said the cause of death of the animals had not been determined. The freezer was in an Ardmore Avenue house that has not been lived in since May, Calgiano said.
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May 23, 2016 | By Francesca Serritella, Columnist
I'm being gaslighted by my refrigerator. For months, I'd been suspicious of my freezer; specifically, that it's thawing and refreezing my food. A bag of frozen peas, once loose and flexible, is transmuted into a solid block of bumpy ice by the time I go to cook them. No matter how many times I've sneaked "just a spoonful" from a pint of ice cream - yes, living-alone rules - the ice cream's surface will be rendered smooth and flat, the evidence of my nibbling erased. "Maybe I didn't break my diet, after all," I'd say to myself the next night I opened the container.
FOOD
September 4, 2015 | By Ellen Dunkel, Inquirer Staff Writer
No one has assigned chores at our Shore house. We've all adopted tasks that suit us: Andi Coyle is in charge of logistics. Jane Koehler takes lunch orders. Betty Garvin clears the table. I make tea. Not the drink but the meal. It started three years ago, after many annual holiday high teas at fancy Philadelphia hotels. My friends and I - all current or former figure skaters - loved the tiered trays of finger sandwiches and cakes, the fancy dishes, clothes, and manners. "We should do this again another time of the year," I said, suggesting a summer outing at the Jersey Shore, where nine of us rent a house every August in Ocean City.
NEWS
June 16, 2015 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
A RIVER ROSE up from beneath 52nd Street in West Philly yesterday morning and rushed down in the dark toward Wyalusing Avenue, where it plunged into the basement of a dive bar, swamped both of Robert Johnson's rides to work, and came to rest at the front steps of Alma Cummings' rowhouse on Paxon Street. No one was killed or injured when the massive, 130-year-old water-transmission line burst on 52nd Street near Pennsgrove Street, but 8 to 10 million gallons can ruin a Sunday in a hundred different ways, and the ripples of inconveniences could already be felt after the waters receded, locals said.
NEWS
October 21, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
A DELCO Chickie's and Pete's was pinched and some employees were nearly frozen yesterday as two gunmen stormed the kitchen looking for more than crab fries. The masked gunmen, described by Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood as "urban terrorists," entered the popular sports bar and eatery on West Township Line Road about 9:45 a.m. yesterday. They found a manager there and forced her to open a safe and hand over her diamond engagement ring, making off with about $16,000 in cash.
NEWS
May 10, 2013
1 The quoted repair cost is at least half the price of a replacement, Consumer Reports says. Tellingly, the publication only insists on repairs as "first option" on refrigerators less than 7 years old. 2 The motor is running continuously, a sign that the seals aren't holding or the compressor can't make the compartment cold enough. 3 The food isn't staying fresh, or frozen foods feel mushy even after the temperature setting is lowered. Ideally, a fridge should hold at 0 degrees in the freezer, 37 in the refrigerator.
NEWS
May 10, 2013
IT'S NOT EASY to pull the plug on a household appliance. In my childhood, we had a Kelvinator refrigerator that was part of the family for 20 years. At least. Wasn't fancy, ran noisy but was reliable as hell. It's probably still running somewhere. So excuse Gizmo Guy for hesitating when a repair man told me that my 15-year-old, 25-cubic-foot Frigidaire Gallery side-by-side was "overdue for replacement. " The water and ice dispenser was leaking - the most vulnerable element of any refrigerator and good reason to invest in a warranty.
FOOD
December 7, 2012 | By Elisa Ludwig, For The Inquirer
With so many holiday-related tasks to manage - shopping, wrapping, baking, (cleaning and) decorating, partying, and making travel plans, all on top of that other little thing known as work - the prospect of actually entertaining guests can feel overwhelming. Like it or not, though, family is on the way and the clock is ticking. What's a well-meaning but frazzled host to do? Open your home to loved ones, yes, but also know your limits. Give yourself a break by planning meals that can be made ahead and frozen until needed.
NEWS
August 24, 2012 | STAFF REPORT
COPS WHO ENTERED a Camden house in the dark early Wednesday came upon a scene of unspeakable horror: the headless body of a 2-year-old boy in a pool of blood. The horror was compounded when the boy's mother, Chevonne Thomas, 33, killed herself with a knife thrust into her neck, authorities said. And then the little boy's head was found in a freezer. Cops arrived at the house on Kaighns Avenue near Baird about 12:30 a.m. after a call from a woman who said that her child, Zahree Thomas, had been stabbed, police said.
NEWS
April 12, 2012 | Joy Manning
1 cup (2 sticks) cold, unsalted butter, plus additional for greasing the dish 2¼ cups (12.5 ounces) all- purpose flour, plus additional to flour the counter and the dish 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar ½ teaspoon salt 1. Cut the butter into small squares and combine with the flour in a stand-mixer bowl. Using your hands, toss the mixture to coat the butter in the flour. Put the bowl in the freezer. In a measuring cup, combine ?
NEWS
February 22, 2012 | BY VINNY VELLA, vellav@phillynews.com 215-854-5926
WHEN IT COMES to pagan religions like Voodoo, Santeria and Palo Mayombe, sacrificing and eating chickens, goats and other livestock is no big deal. "It's virtually the same thing as having Easter Sunday dinner, only you're killing and preparing the animal yourself instead of buying it," said Eric Lee, co-owner of Mystickal Tymes, an occult store in New Hope. But it seems that some occultists in Chester County might have taken their celebration too far. According to evidence found by the county's SPCA, their menu may have included dog, a big no-no in the animal-sacrificing community.
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