June 28, 2005 |
We complain about the cold all winter. As we scrape ice off the car, we daydream about the beach. As we struggle to cram our kids into snowsuits, we think longingly of shorts and bathing suits. So what do we do as soon as the temperature creeps above 75? We fire up the air-conditioning and strive to put the chill back in the air. As the dog days of summer arrive, stores and restaurants unleash the beast of cold. Why do they feel the need to crank the air-conditioning to subzero levels?
October 8, 2004 |
Down through the decades, many an athlete - and plenty of music - has bounced off the walls of the Spectrum. Now spirits are coming out of the walls. They surprise you as you walk through the massive maze of hallways that took two weeks to assemble on the arena floor. They stun you after you don 3-D glasses and discover that you can't tell the walls from the actors popping out into view. They seem to appear from nowhere when you turn sharp corners to walk through drapes of spooky hanging burlap.
December 7, 2003 |
Armed with a week's supply of home-cooked frozen meals for a homebound disabled woman in Collingdale, Paul L. Donohue headed for her refrigerator. He stopped in his tracks when he saw she had only a mini-fridge. By taking out the ice cube trays, he managed to squeeze in two dinners. "You think everyone has a refrigerator," he said. "They don't. " Donohue, who just stepped down as the Delaware County coordinator for Aid for Friends - an interfaith, nonprofit group that provides home-cooked meals for frail elderly in the five-county area - said the group bought the woman a refrigerator.
April 2, 2003 |
Welcome to my fridge, Kenmore, circa 1978. Posted on its mustard yellow doors are postcards from friends' visits to tropical islands, an old gym schedule, takeout menus, newspaper clippings of Eminem, and an ad for those cute new Keds sandals. Outside, my refrigerator reveals a bit about me, your average twenty-to-thirty-something woman. Inside, however, my trusty icebox reveals a deep, dark - and entirely common - secret of a growing population of single eaters. Here's what's in there: Water pitcher (filter expired)
February 23, 2003 |
Why can't they leave well enough alone? If that was everyone's way of thinking, we might all still be driving Model T Fords, wearing celluloid collars and whalebone corsets, and waiting for the iceman to show up. Appliance manufacturers would quickly go out of business if they left well enough alone, so that is why each year sees some change - even an improvement - to last year's product. Such is the case with the refrigerator, but this year's "improvement" is not so much future as past: The freezer is back on the bottom.
October 2, 2002 |
As the weather cools, a rich cup of coffee can be just the thing to warm a chilly autumn day. Krispy Kreme, introducing a new line of coffee to go along with its signature doughnuts (and opening its first Philadelphia store later this fall on Cottman Avenue near Roosevelt Boulevard in the Northeast), offers a few tips for making a perfect pot. The first mistake most people make is that they store coffee in the refrigerator or freezer, says D.J. McKie, senior vice president and general manager of Krispy Kreme Coffee and Beverages.
July 30, 2002 |
A little heat didn't stop the roofers of Brown & Guarino Inc. Never mind that yesterday's heat and humidity combined to make it the worst scorcher of the summer. The mercury climbed to 99, and the humidity made it feel as high as 110, according to the National Weather Service. The high is expected to reach 98 degrees today, the second day in a row for which the weather service has issued an excessive heat warning. But it was far hotter on the roof of Yorkship Elementary School in the Fairview section of Camden, where workers spent the day putting on a new roof.
May 24, 2002 |
Whoever killed the night manager of a Germantown chicken restaurant and then left his body locked in a freezer knew the layout of the business, detectives said yesterday. The owner of the Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits found Gregory Ford, 31, shot to death shortly before 9:30 a.m. yesterday as she arrived to open the business at Chelten Avenue and Greene Street. She discovered Ford, who had two gunshot wounds to the stomach, lying on the floor of the walk-in freezer in the rear of the building.
May 6, 2002 |
Choosing the name of his new shop - Miel Patisserie - and the honeybee handles on the front door to go with it was the easy part for Robert Bennett. After working 14 years as executive pastry chef at Le Bec-Fin, Bennett left the renowned Philadelphia restaurant in January 2001 to plan the opening of his own pastry shop in Cherry Hill. First, he settled on the name. "I wanted something short and sweet," he said. "It's also very appropriate since miel is the French word for honey and also the nickname for my wife, Diane.
March 21, 2001
I am calling about many of the gun issues that are out there. My children would like to know how in the world we are going to have food on the table. My husband is an avid hunter. Half of our freezer is full right now with food from our deer that we have killed. The other half is filled with parts from a steer, and that, too, obviously, has been killed, and the pig which my uncle has killed. And I'd like to know where everybody thinks their meat comes from. Everything has to come from a place.