July 22, 2016 |
Philadelphia's Chinatown has long been a destination for certain things: implausibly cheap fruits and vegetables, an endless supply of beckoning-cat statues, and banquets of spicy delicacies spinning on tabletop lazy susans. But, fortune cookies aside, it was not really where you'd go for dessert. In the last year or so, that's changed. At least eight new dessert spots have opened (or will soon) within the few blocks framed by Ninth and 11th Streets, Filbert to Vine, bringing whole genres of sweets you didn't know you were craving.
January 31, 2016
Title: Chief executive Home: Hewlett Neck, Long Island. Home away from home: A bed and breakfast, Doylestown. Family: Wife, Lynn; sons, Jason, 18, Brett, 13. Diplomas: Tufts University, psychology; Columbia University, master's in business administration. Obsession: Movies, at least two a week. Oscar picks: "The Revenant" for best movie, Leonardo DiCaprio for best actor. Cold prevention: Besides Cold-Eeze, uses a hair dryer to dry nostrils, ears after a shower.
July 17, 2015 |
The truck : Nice change of pace here in a food truck scene that's heavy on tacos and other Mexican fare. You can tell from a block away that Royal Tea Truck - a bright red and yellow truck featuring pandas and bubble tea - is bringing a bit of Chinatown to Drexel University's campus. Specialty drinks : So. Many. Beverages. Specialties include the Royal Tea (green milk tea, pudding and tapioca), Iron Man (mango and passion fruit, popping boba and rainbow jelly), Spider Man (strawberry and lychee, rainbow jelly and lychee jelly)
July 16, 2015 |
JEFF COPELAND prefers to take his runs outside, on the streets of Francisville. "You get to be a part of humanity that way," Copeland said last night. "You get to see what's going on. " It's an appropriate observation, given the last four years - the time since his release from prison. Copeland, 39, was thrust into the spotlight yesterday when President Obama met with him and then mentioned him by name as an example in his address to the NAACP national convention at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
May 2, 2014 |
As a child, Elaine Sirna Shaughnessy never liked the smell of perfume. Too unnatural. But she happily inhaled whatever wafted from her mother's kitchen in Delaware Township, later to become Cherry Hill. Especially on Sunday mornings, before church, when Mom made "gravy" for the week. Those scents were very pleasurable, and may have been a subconscious trigger for the turn her life would take in the mid-1980s. That was when Shaughnessy, a stressed-out school administrator, read an article about aromatherapy, a form of alternative medicine using fragrant "essential oils" distilled from plants.
November 29, 2012 |
Here are my five favorite beverages: Green Tea The Chinese have known the benefits of drinking green tea since ancient times. Many experts believe that drinking green tea may inhibit cancer cells, lower cholesterol, and decrease belly fat. Beet Ginger Cocktail (excellent cleanser) 1 cucumber 1-2 beets 1 handful of parsley 1 large honey crisp apple 1 lemon peeled 1-2 1 inch ginger (peeled) Put ingredients in juicer, stir and drink. Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice 3 juice oranges Juice oranges with old-fashioned hand juicer.
July 19, 2012 |
2 tablespoons roasted green tea (hojicha), see note 1 large garlic clove, coarsely chopped 3 cups loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves and small stems 2 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves and small stems, preferably cinnamon basil 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds or pine nuts ½ teaspoon coarse salt 1 to 2 teaspoons wasabi paste 1 to 2 teaspoons green hot pepper sauce, such as Tabasco jalapeño ...
January 13, 2012 |
Wishful thinking is a gluttonous beast, just like many Americans. Perhaps that's why it's tough to tour the Internet in the month of New Year's resolutions without tripping over all sorts of pain-free diet tips. Search a bit, and it's easy to whip up a list of 10 ways to shed some pounds without strenuous diet or exercise. This does not constitute endorsement. Remember, experts generally say, if you really want to lose weight and keep it off, do so gradually by exercising more, switching to more nutritious foods, and consuming fewer calories.
January 5, 2012 |
In Southeast Asia, where her mother's side of the family ran a cooking school, Grace O cooked and baked professionally. Now in California, O, the daughter of a physician, operates skilled nursing facilities and continues her culinary passions. Small wonder her new cookbook focuses on food's naturally occurring nutrients. Not all her recipes are weeknight-worthy as far as timing is concerned. But this one, which relies on the strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of green tea, is a quickie.
October 7, 2011 |
Friday-Saturday Love over reason and morality Prisoner Jacob falls in love with the most unconventional and unattainable woman possible: Rachel, a blow-up doll. But Jacob's envious cellmate attempts to break up their newfound happiness. The result is an original thriller/comedy theater piece that breathes new life into the old and overdone love triangle. For mature audiences only. An entry to the 2011 Philly Urban Theatre Festival, Rachel will premiere at the Adrienne Theater at 2030 Sansom St. Information: 302-793-9499, www.putf.org . Sunday Chilling with chili Irresistible smells of chili and chowder simmering on the stove will usher in fall on the Wildwoods Boardwalk, at Mariner's Landing at Morey's Piers, at 11 a.m. Sunday.