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FOOD
March 23, 1988 | By POLLY FISHER, Special to the Daily News
Dear Polly: Is there an easy way to section a grapefruit for serving without the shell? - Carol Dear Carol: Here's the simplest way to get professional-looking sections of luscious, juicy grapefruit. Be sure to use a very sharp knife. Cut a slice off either end of the grapefruit, exposing a cross section of its interior. Stand the fruit on one end and slice off the peel in strips, cutting deeply enough to remove the white pith and tough membrane along with the peel. Then, holding the grapefruit in one hand, slice through the fruit right next to the membrane that divides the sections, and release each section, one by one, from the others.
NEWS
June 23, 1986 | By Maureen Graham, Special to The Inquirer
It's listed on police records in Washington Township as a case of aggravated assault on a teacher with a grapefruit. Because of it, two ninth- grade boys have been in special evening classes for nearly three months; criminal and civil charges have been filed against one of them, and the teachers' union is angry. The case has become the focus of a controversy in the Gloucester County school district over student discipline. Tomorrow night, the board of education will meet to consider, for the second time in less than a week, whether the two - who technically have been suspended since the April 4 incident - should be expelled or allowed to return to regular classes in September.
FOOD
April 24, 1996 | By Andrew Schloss, FOR THE INQUIRER
Grapefruit demands your respect. While it never panders to the palate with sugar like other fruits, it has a natural astringency that can perk up tastebuds anesthetized by rich or bland foods. It's appeal is blatantly un-American. It confronts our national sweet tooth, causing newcomers to counter with a glaze of sugar or honey. But like the bitter spark we've learned to appreciate in endives and broccoli rabe, the tang of grapefruit soon becomes addictive. In a field where histories are normally measured in millennia, grapefruit is a relative newcomer.
NEWS
June 16, 2013
The Paloma too often gets overshadowed by big sister Margarita - at least, north of the Rio Grande. But in Mexico, it seems, Paloma reigns as the tequila drink queen, in large part because this quenching grapefruit cocktail better harmonizes with the tequila. Recipes for this highball drink vary from basic - one-part tequila, half-a-lime squeezed, three parts grapefruit soda (Jarritos or Squirt) - to more natural variations with fresh-squeezed grapefruit and lime juices, plus club soda and agave syrup.
FOOD
July 28, 2011 | By Ashley Primis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Basil is officially inescapable. It's exploding in my garden. Neighbors are leaving their surplus on my stoop. Huge bouquets, from local farms, are front and center when I shop at Whole Foods. And when life hands me basil? I make pesto. The garlicky, herby sauce pretty much pairs with everything (watch your back, ketchup), which is why I like to plow through my bounty by blending up a batch of pesto, and then getting creative in the kitchen. Here, with my Garden Fresh Pesto recipe, you can effortlessly pull together a complete and elegant meal, add zip to a healthy weeknight dinner, and spruce up a side so it becomes the star.
NEWS
December 25, 1989 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Citrus farmers feared that their fortunes plunged along with temperatures yesterday as a severe freeze hit Texas and Florida. Farmers in the Rio Grande Valley said their entire remaining crop of grapefruits and oranges - worth an estimated $80 million - may have been destroyed by below-freezing temperatures. In Florida, which supplies about 70 percent of the citrus produced in the United States and has a crop worth about $3.5 billion annually, farmers fought an uneven battle against the cold.
FOOD
August 27, 2009
It doesn't have to be sashimi to be raw. The Italians call it il crudo , and the recently revived city branch of Girasole, slipped into a gold-plated boutique of a space in Symphony House, has one of the better versions I've tasted. Consulting chef and manager Michele Iovino has created a trio of composed raw fish that is vividly flavored, colorful and fresh: ribbons of Meyer-lemon-marinated branzino wrapped around sweet mozzarella balls beneath a sweet streak of mild mustard; firm slices of ricciola (a.k.
NEWS
August 9, 1992 | By John V. R. Bull, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Amid the hustle-bustle of summer on Long Beach Island, the classy Bayberry Inn stands out as a quiet oasis of civility. With romantically darkened Williamsburg-style decor and excellent cuisine, the Ship Bottom restaurant is a peaceful alternative to the frenetic tempo at most shore restaurants. The Sunday champagne-buffet brunch is an excellent way to sample the Bayberry's delights. Although the number of dishes is smaller than at many other brunches, the level of culinary accomplishment is far higher.
NEWS
August 2, 1987 | By Douglas A. Campbell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Suppose you're in the kitchen with a grapefruit - a very hard grapefruit - in your hand and you suddenly have the urge to bowl the little sphere across the Congoleum. Hurry to Massachusetts! You'll have company. Thousands of New Englanders seem to get just such an impulse every Saturday at lunchtime, and they are not being weird. They are watching Candlepin Bowling, the highest-rated regular sports television program in the Boston market, a staple along with hot dogs and beans in many a New Englander's Saturday.
LIVING
November 1, 1998 | By Karen Heller, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Even though the world spins on an axis, symmetry is overrated. And consistency, as we all know, is the hobgoblin of little stomachs. So why should there be balance in our lives? Life is tilted. The calendar is screwy. More to the point, it's weighted. Starting this very day. November and December exist to literally tip the scales. From here on in, we will feast off the fat of the land. April is the cruelest month. These are the cruller months. From now on, we're in the the Waistland.
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SPORTS
April 1, 2015 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
BRADENTON, Fla. - McKechnie Field's public address announcer instructed the fans to remove their caps. The national anthem was ready to be performed. That is when the nerves kicked in Monday. "Here we go," said Larry Eflin, his shaky right hand covering his heart. His son, Phillies pitching prospect Zach Eflin, stood below in the bullpen. Preparations were all but finished for Eflin's first game against major-league hitters. His father could only watch. Zach Eflin pitched the first three innings of an 18-4 Grapefruit League loss against Pittsburgh.
SPORTS
March 3, 2015
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Two days after starting five non-roster spring training invitees in an exhibition against the University of Tampa, the Phillies will open their Grapefruit League slate with a lineup that is expected to feature more regulars. But second baseman Chase Utley won't be among those taking the field for Tuesday afternoon's game against the New York Yankees, manager Ryne Sandberg said Sunday. Utley, who in January sprained his right ankle while fielding ground balls, is "just getting in the flow of things a little bit as far as being on the field so much," Sandberg said.
NEWS
June 16, 2013
The Paloma too often gets overshadowed by big sister Margarita - at least, north of the Rio Grande. But in Mexico, it seems, Paloma reigns as the tequila drink queen, in large part because this quenching grapefruit cocktail better harmonizes with the tequila. Recipes for this highball drink vary from basic - one-part tequila, half-a-lime squeezed, three parts grapefruit soda (Jarritos or Squirt) - to more natural variations with fresh-squeezed grapefruit and lime juices, plus club soda and agave syrup.
SPORTS
March 29, 2013 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
LAKELAND, Fla. - The Phillies went into spring training hoping they would have a potent combination at the top of the rotation. After Wednesday, they know they at least are leaving Florida with their No. 1 starter still packing a nasty left uppercut that can take apart any team in baseball, with the possible exception of the Dominican Republic all-star team that won the World Baseball Classic. "That lineup was ridiculous," Cole Hamels said after making his final Grapefruit League start Wednesday against another loaded batting order.
SPORTS
February 25, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
LAKELAND, Fla. - Expectations had to be tempered because the setting required it. Roy Halladay threw 22 pitches in a Grapefruit League game Sunday with a few thousand people watching at Joker Marchant Stadium. This is the time when the pitchers are usually ahead of the hitters; when radar-gun readings mean little; when praise is readily distributed because, after all, optimism is boundless during springtime. Halladay said he felt fine after allowing one run in two innings against the Detroit Tigers.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 22, 2012
Grapefruit's surprising effects prescription drugs Grapefruit can affect the response of 85 drugs, including cholesterol-lowering statin drugs, new anti-cancer agents, and some synthetic opiates and psychiatric drugs, as well as some birth control pills and estrogen treatments. (The list is at http://tinyurl.com/cu9yk3z ) For 43 of the 85 drugs, consumption with grapefruit can be life-threatening, said Canadian researcher David Bailey who compiled the list. Many are linked to an increase in heart rhythm, known as torsade de pointes, that can lead to death.
FOOD
July 28, 2011 | By Ashley Primis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Basil is officially inescapable. It's exploding in my garden. Neighbors are leaving their surplus on my stoop. Huge bouquets, from local farms, are front and center when I shop at Whole Foods. And when life hands me basil? I make pesto. The garlicky, herby sauce pretty much pairs with everything (watch your back, ketchup), which is why I like to plow through my bounty by blending up a batch of pesto, and then getting creative in the kitchen. Here, with my Garden Fresh Pesto recipe, you can effortlessly pull together a complete and elegant meal, add zip to a healthy weeknight dinner, and spruce up a side so it becomes the star.
SPORTS
March 28, 2011 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Staff Writer
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Another National League Cy Young Award will be awaiting Roy Halladay after the season if the ace of all clubs pitches anything close to the way he did during the Phillies' Grapefruit League schedule. Halladay completed his exhibition work Sunday with three scoreless innings against the Atlanta Braves, lowering his spring training ERA to 0.42. He allowed just one run, struck out 16, and walked six batters in 212/3 innings this spring. After the Phillies beat the Braves, 6-1, Halladay declared himself ready for Friday's season opener against the Houston Astros at Citizens Bank Park.
SPORTS
February 27, 2011 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
TAMPA, Fla. - There will be no more photo shoots of the Phillies starting rotation - that is unless this season ends with a World Series victory parade. Then no one cares how many posed pictures are required. After two weeks of batting practice, bullpen sessions, and daily manufactured smiles or scowls for the camera, baseball began Saturday with the Grapefruit League opener. "Yeah," Cole Hamels said, "I can actually play. It's nice. " The Phillies handed Hamels the ball for starters.
SPORTS
February 26, 2011 | By DAVID MURPHY, dmurphy@phillynews.com
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Chase Utley will not be in the lineup today when the Phillies travel to Tampa to face the Yankees in both teams' Grapefruit League opener. Neither will Placido Polanco, Shane Victorino or Carlos Ruiz. But Utley's absence is notable because he has been suffering from what manager Charlie Manuel described as "routine" soreness in his legs and knees. On Thursday, when Utley watched the Phillies' exhibition game against Florida State from the dugout, Manuel downplayed concern about his second baseman, who missed extended periods of time with a torn thumb ligament in 2010 and a broken wrist in 2007, and played most of 2008 while hampered by a sore hip that required offseason surgery.
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