May 24, 2013 |
Valerie Erwin greeted us warmly when we arrived at her Geechee Girl Rice Cafe in Mount Airy: "Hello, hello! Welcome!" she said. After reading about the cooking lessons at St. Martin de Porres school, chef Erwin invited the girls to dinner at her restaurant. And she got right down to business, hanging coats, stashing handbags, and instructing the girls to tie back their hair before ushering us into the kitchen. "Are we working?" Kayla Reid asked. "I don't know, we'll see," I said.
April 22, 2013 |
Sociable, happy, and energetic are words often used to describe Johnanya, a delightful 6-year-old with a bright smile and beautiful hazel eyes. She is in kindergarten, where her favorite subjects are reading and art. She gets along well with her teachers and classmates. Johnanya says that the things she likes to do most are laugh, play, and "be good. " She also likes a good joke. Johnanya enjoys making arts and crafts projects and listening to a good story. Her favorite foods include collard greens and green beans.
March 22, 2013 |
A cheer went up when our second menu was announced: "Wahoo! Meat loaf!" After the success of the first cooking lesson at St. Martin de Porres School in North Philadelphia, I was encouraged - but also challenged by the calculus for the future: I wanted to demonstrate healthy, simple, inexpensive meals, but they needed to be prepped, cooked, eaten, and cleaned up in about 90 minutes. It's the same challenge facing families trying to get dinner on the table every night, with the added dimension of explaining, teaching, and supervising five fifth- and sixth-grade girls.
December 13, 2012 |
James S. Williams, 85, of Hatboro, a retired dentist and orthodontist known to his patients in Olney as "Dr. Jim," died Saturday, Dec. 1, of a heart ailment at Chestnut Hill Hospital. Born at Germantown Hospital, Dr. Williams attended Olney High School, but contracted scarlet fever and transferred to Mercersburg (Pa.) Academy, from which he graduated in 1945. He joined the Navy and trained at the Pennsylvania Maritime Academy. He earned a bachelor's degree in zoology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1951 and graduated with a degree in dentistry from the Dental School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1954.
September 6, 2012 |
The flavors are Greek; the cooking method is Chinese. The fusion results in a dish full of flavor. It's also a dish that seems to improve as its sits and doesn't need to be piping hot. Serve over rice, noodles, or toasted slices of Italian bread. Greek Chicken, Tomato, Green Bean Saute 4 or 5 servings Salt 1 pound green beans, trimmed; cut into 1-inch pieces 2 tablespoons mild olive oil 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, trimmed; cut into strips 1/4-inch thick, 1-inch long 1 medium (4 or 5 ounces)
July 27, 2012
Go all coffee geek by roasting your own beans. Fante's sells a variety of unroasted (green) beans from such locales as Costa Rica, Ethiopia, and Brazil. Pop them into a 425-degree oven; 12 minutes results in a medium roast. Let rest overnight, grind, and drink, or make your own blends. - Ashley Primis Brazil Santos unroasted beans, $6.29 per pound at Fante's Kitchen Shop, 1006 S. 9th St., 215-922-5557, fantes.com .
July 12, 2012
6 to 8 ounces cooked steak, sliced ¼ inch thick (rib-eye, hanger or skirt) 2 or 3 small potatoes boiled (or cooked in microwave) and sliced ¼ inch thick ¼ cup cucumber, peeled and seeded if necessary, or cooked green beans ½ red bell pepper, seeded and cut into narrow strips Generous handful of watercress, baby spinach, or mixed salad greens 1. To assemble combine all ingredients in a large bowl or arrange all...
July 10, 2012 |
Q: For the last two months, I have been taking a green coffee bean extract recommended by Dr. Oz on his show. So far, I've lost 10 pounds without even trying. What's your opinion of it? A: Generally, if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. But this stuff may actually work. Excitement about the weight-loss magic of green coffee bean extract began this year, after a "randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, linear dose, crossover University of Scranton study.
May 24, 2012
2 medium garlic cloves, sliced thin 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil 1/4 teaspoon of salt or more to taste 1 pound green beans, cleaned and trimmed 1. Put olive oil, garlic, and salt into shallow serving dish and mix. 2. Put beans into boiling water for 6 minutes (important to time this). 3. Drain well and put into serving dish. Turn the beans in the olive oil mix until they are well coated. Taste for salt and adjust if needed. From kitchen of Giuliana and Bob Pierson Per serving (based on 8)
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.