May 22, 2016 |
Somewhere this weekend, the lovelorn, the lonely, the lustful will stand alone before an open freezer with a single spoon, ready to plunge into the consolation only an entire container of something creamy with fudge ribbons and caramel swirls can bring. Ignoring the calories, the fat grams, the added sugars on the label is easy. Who can read that tiny type at such a time? Over-consumers are about to have a tougher time looking the other way. First Lady Michelle Obama and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday the long-awaited overhaul of the familiar Nutrition Facts labels.
February 12, 2016
Cheese or ice cream? Why not both? Can't decide between a cheese course and dessert for your Valentine's Day dinner? Here's a compromise. Weckerly's Ice Cream and Birchrun Hills Farm collaborated on limited-edition ice-cream sandwiches that are sweet, savory, and even a little funky. We liked the Fat Cat's Creamsicle: ice cream made with semi-soft Fat Cat cheese spread and blood orange balsamic marmalade, between two olive-oil shortbread cookies. - Samantha Melamed Fat Cat's Creamsicle ice cream sandwich, $4.99 each, available till Feb. 14 at Di Bruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, 215-665-9220.
January 16, 2016 |
Question: What the heck do you do when you and your partner have agreed to eat more healthfully, but then your partner regularly suggests impulse buys that undermine that decision? I don't want to be the person having a fit in the store because my partner's going down the ice cream aisle again, but if we've agreed in advance (many times) to not buy stuff that tempts us both, how do you deal with that frustration in the moment? Answer: "In the moment" is possibly the worst place to deal with frustration, offering the lowest chance you'll stay calm and say what you mean.
January 7, 2016 |
Rob Sigafoos had to give a lecture in Norway for his work with Penn Vet's New Bolton Center, so he and his wife, Susan Hankin, tacked on some time and backpacked. Another lecture the next year took him to Denmark, so the couple went bicycling. And when she was teaching in Portland, Ore., they took a weekend hiking trip to Mount Rainier. "It's an opportunity to go to a place that we might not have thought about otherwise," said Hankin, 56, a University of Maryland Law School associate professor who lives in Kennett Square.
October 9, 2015 |
The Berkey Creamery at Pennsylvania State University was at full throttle on a recent Friday morning. The Nittany Lions were playing Rutgers the next day - the second of five home football games in a row, something that hasn't happened in nearly a century. That means an extraordinarily high demand for "Peachy Paterno," "Alumni Swirl," and other frozen flavors distinctive to the oldest collegiate creamery in the United States, celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. On a usual day, the store serves 2,500 customers.
October 2, 2015 |
Coconut hydration fix If you're hooked on coconut water but don't want to lug bottles of it around with you, check out the dried organic coconut water powder from Aloha. Mix it with ice water, or use it as a sugar substitute. Aloha Coconut, $14.90 for a 6-ounce package at Aloha.com (for 14 servings.) Heck of a hunk of halva As a sous chef at Greek-Cypriot restaurant Kanella, Dominic Santora fell in love with Middle Eastern desserts. "I love the textures and the use of nuts and cinnamon," he said.
October 2, 2015 |
Over the Top, an occasional series in the Philadelphia Daily News, features local dishes that are so ridiculously delicious, so awesomely sinful, so, well, over-the-top, that they're worth obsessing over. Last weekend left many Philadelphians feeling quite virtuous. Time to fix all that, with a Salty Pimp ice-cream cone from South Street's Big Gay Ice Cream . Ever since the NYC-based biz opened its Philly store in late April, fans have been streaming in for cake cones drizzled with own-make dulce de leche, filled with 4.8 ounces of organic-cream vanilla soft serve that's injected with more dulce, sprinkled with sea salt, and dipped into an all-natural chocolate shell whose recipe includes a dash of deliciously burnt-tasting cayenne.
September 25, 2015 |
POPE FRANCIS may be one of the holiest men on the planet, but when he tastes the new flavor of ice cream that the dapper brothers over at the Franklin Fountain were asked to create for his meal at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary this weekend, he'll sure feel sinful. Brothers Ryan and Eric Berley, who have owned the ever-popular Old City ice-cream-and-soda shop on Market Street near Letitia for 11 years, concocted their new flavor, "caramelized banana," specifically to meet the sweet tastes of this sweet pope.
August 9, 2015 |
What it is: Blueberries are supposed to be a super food. So they should still be good for you when they are enrobed in cream and sugar and frozen and made into ice cream, right? Let's go with that theory and talk about the blueberry ice cream produced by Royale Crown Homemade Ice Cream & Grille in Hammonton. Royale Crown, situated along one of the main Shore route alternatives to the Atlantic City Expressway, has been welcoming customers to its White Horse Pike (Route 30) location for 62 summers.
July 31, 2015
Greenstreet Coffee (1101 Spruce St., 610-504-3934) Cold-brewed coffee and nitrogenated cold brew are available on draft, (as is iced chai tea). Or, go for the premium Kyoto-style dripped cold coffee. HubBub Coffee (1717 Arch St., 215-665-1982; 3736 Spruce St., 215-387-0700; 232 N. Radnor Chester Road, Radnor, 610-687-1710) Cold-brew coffee is available by the glass or growler and on draft at tricycles HubBub is sending out on the town. There's also nitrogenated cold brew here.