April 1, 2016
Makes 4 servings 3/4 cup white wine (use something Italian) 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (infused with fresh thyme is optional) 4 eggs 4 teaspoons garum 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a roasting pan with a dish towel. Fill the roasting pan halfway with very hot water (just shy of boiling). The towel inside the pan will prevent four ramekins from sliding around. Place one ramekin in the pan to make sure the water comes up to an inch below the top of the ramekin.
March 26, 2016 |
Full of roadside-sold soft pretzels, we'd zoom past pine trees, hand-painted antiques sale signs and Jersey tomato stands. From the backseat - the way-way-back - we sucked hard on plastic juice-box straws and fogged windows to play tic-tac-toe. Then, about 30 minutes past when pop music turned to static, we'd sense it. Crawling over lumpy suitcases, boogie boards, and grocery bags, we'd strain for the window crank, roll it down, and let the salt air pour into our lungs. When I reflect on the Shore of my youth, I'm lying in my underwear on a twin bed. It's 5 o'clock and the sun is just starting to dip outside the window next to me, a light breeze lifts the lace curtains, chills my sunburned skin.
December 18, 2015
Here's a quick meal designed to get you in and out of the kitchen faster than you can say "holiday baking holiday decorating holiday shopping. " Smoked Salmon and Avocado Eggs Benedict 2 servings For the sauce: 4 tablespoons butter 1 lime 1 large egg 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder 1 to 2 teaspoons distilled vinegar Water (optional) For assembly 2 large eggs 2 English muffins, preferably whole-wheat Flesh of 1 ripe avocado 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 4 ounces thinly sliced smoked salmon 1. For the sauce: melt in the microwave on low, then let cool for 2 minutes.
December 6, 2015 |
Where does the time go? Just when you finally get the central air-conditioning working well enough to make the house comfortable, cold weather threatens to show up. Here are some ideas that might help cut your energy costs this winter, courtesy of Sunnova, the solar-power company: Does your house really need hot water when no one's home? Probably not. Consider installing a timer on your water heater, to turn it off when you're not there. Use cold water instead of hot when washing clothes.
September 17, 2015 |
A NORTH Philadelphia man has been indicted for allegedly defrauding a federal program that donates federal agencies' unused computer equipment to schools and educational nonprofits. Benjamin Twiggs, 37, of Seltzer Street near 25th, was charged Monday with making a false statement and transportation of goods taken by fraud, according to U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger. Twiggs in 2013 filed phony paperwork with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security indicating that he represented an IRS-recognized tax-exempt organization, the Philadelphia Urban Technology Institute, according to the indictment.
August 26, 2015 |
The bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease were found in the hot-water systems of buildings at West Chester University last week, causing hot water to be shut off to nine buildings over the weekend until the systems were sanitized. It was the second time this summer that the bacteria have been found on the campus. On Monday - the first day of classes - the remediation company hired to handle the problem reported that the systems had been successfully sanitized, a university spokeswoman said.
May 8, 2015 |
LAST WEEK, we described the city's political system as a "hot tub. " That did not mean we wanted to see any of you in an actual hot tub. Too late. City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson went ahead and mailed fliers to South and Southwest Philadelphia residents featuring his opponent, developer Ori Feibush , topless and possibly napping while in what appears to be a hot tub. To ensure that we're not the only ones who found this ad strange, we checked with former Gov. Ed Rendell , who liked to open the city's pools while he was mayor with a big ol' hairy-chested cannonball into the water.
March 25, 2015 |
"DON'T play with your food. " Sure, we all heard that as kids. But today, the kitchen is everybody's playpen. And food is fun personified - worthy of TV channels and specialty gadget shops celebrating food-as-entertainment. Gizmo Guy traces the trend back to last-century novelty peddlers like the Johnson Smith Co., the back-of-the-comic-book advertiser that introduced gag-gift dribble glasses, plastic ice cubes with a bug floating inside and kitchen aprons imprinted with "Beware of Chef" warnings.
March 6, 2015 |
A WEST PHILADELPHIA teacher is in hot water for allegedly grabbing a 6-year-old by the neck. The alleged incident happened Tuesday at Locke Elementary, on Haverford Avenue near 46th Street. Mercedez Martinez said she picked up her son, Quadree, who is in kindergarten, from the school when she noticed a "deep scratch" on his neck. She said his teacher did not initially mention an incident, but Quadree eventually told her what happened. According to her, Quadree said he was walking slowly to his seat in the classroom when the teacher grabbed his neck from behind and her nails dug into his skin.
December 24, 2014 |
ATTORNEYS for former NAACP chapter president J. Whyatt Mondesire are keeping mum on allegations that he is defying a court order and ought to be held in contempt of court. In a court filing late last week, Mondesire's former fellow board members claim that he hasn't complied with a judge's order to hand over all pertinent financial documents relating to his now-defunct nonprofit, Next Generation Community Development Corp. Plaintiffs in the civil case against Mondesire include local businessman Sid Booker, the Rev. Elijah Morris and community leader Donald "Ducky" Birts.