December 4, 2014 |
GREAT NEWS for vintage Korn fans - as well as fans of vintage Korn: When the band stops at Camden's Susquehanna Bank Center tonight in support of headliner Slipknot on the "Prepare for Hell Tour," expect a lot of the older songs from the catalog, said bass player Reggie Arvizu, known to fans as "Fieldy. " "On this leg, we're only doing two new songs from 'The Paradigm Shift,' " Fieldy said in a recent telephone interview, referring to the band's 11th studio album, released in late 2013, on Prospect Park Records.
July 19, 2013
WE'VE PUT men on the moon but have yet to come up with a perfect corn de-kerneler, one that cleans a freshly shucked cob without shooting kernels all over the kitchen. Sure, there are at least a dozen clever implements (variously called strippers, kernelers, zippers, cutters and peelers) designed to do the job. None seem to work as well as a sharp knife and steady hand. And that has its own problems: Holding that cob upright and still while cutting off the kernels can be a challenge.
July 19, 2013 |
INDULGE your appetite for sweet corn by shopping farmers markets, roadside stands and local grocers for freshly picked ears, then crunching your way around cob after cob after cob. While a rainy spring hampered planting, the corn harvest began in Lancaster County the third week of June, according to the Pennsylvania Vegetable Marketing & Research Program, in Harrisburg. Across the Delaware, New Jersey's Department of Agriculture said record-breaking warm spring weather brought in the corn (and tomatoes)
April 18, 2013
Makes 6 servings 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspooon sugar 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 4 cups torn kale leaves 2 cups torn Swiss chard leaves 4 teaspoons unsalted pumpkin seed kernels 1/4 cup sliced green onions 1 ounce shaved fresh pecorino Romano cheese (about 1/4 cup) 1. Combine first five ingredients, stirring until sugar dissolves.
April 5, 2011
THE MOVIE THEATER industry made a scene - to put it mildly - when it looked as if the U.S. Food and Drug Administration might make theaters list the calorie counts in the tubs of popcorn they sell at exorbitant prices. As part of the Affordable Care Act, establishments with more than 20 locations - restaurants, convenience stores, groceries, even vending machines - will have to tell consumers the calorie counts of what they are buying. The sticker shock may persuade Americans to buy healthier foods, and restaurants to offer better choices.
January 15, 2007 |
Joanne Sharpless Cruse's family has grown corn on its Chester County farm for 112 years. This year, it rained too much at harvest time, but she declared the crop excellent anyway. "Big ears," she says. "Just huge ears. " At last week's Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg, 10 of her best ears, meticulously cleaned with a toothbrush, lay in a golden row like nuggets of sunshine. As judge Paul Craig, of the Penn State extension service, measured the ears for uniformity and rubbed his thumb along the plump kernels, he smiled.
August 27, 2006 |
The stony, hillside fields of Thomas Stickle's farm here in Western Pennsylvania bear an unusual crop: a tall grass meant to feed not animals, but cars. Stickle, who once farmed more than 1,000 acres of corn and other row crops, and government scientists are studying how to get the most out of his switchgrass as a renewable fuel - while creating wildlife habitat and conserving soil. "I'm trying to come up with the appropriate balance," said Stickle, who tracks the impact of harvesting his 200 acres of perennial switchgrass - grown without fertilizer and pesticides - at different times of the year and at various intervals.
June 25, 2004 |
Last of three articles. The "Field of Dreams" diamond, its outfield walled in by waist-high corn, came into view just as their bus lumbered over a rural hill on Lansing Road yesterday afternoon. A daylong rain had only recently yielded to sunshine, and the familiar ball field's wet grass sparkled like crystal. Surrounded by farm-dotted hills, it was the kind of pastoral landscape that could take a baseball purist's breath away. So how, after a tedious six-hour bus ride from Omaha, did the 15 citified 13-year-olds on the barnstorming Philadelphia Stars react to this bucolic beauty?
June 28, 2000 |
The Fourth of July is meaningful in many ways. And one of those ways, when planning the annual holiday cookout, has long been the first taste of fresh-picked, locally grown corn on the cob. In our circle of friends, it is Judy who for 20-some years has been (and likely forever will be) in charge of picking up the two dozen to three dozen ears of corn we relish from the farm near her home in the western suburbs. For us city types, her contribution to the annual everybody-brings-a-dish cookout is as important as the burgers or the fireworks.
September 30, 1998 |
Blue patooties & martinis Congrats to Chef Anthony Arbeeny for his clever potato bar menu at the Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue. High atop the hotel in the gorgeous, domed Ethel Barrymore Room on the 19th floor, you can sip martinis and nibble on the most innovative late-night nosh. When? Fridays and Saturdays, from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. What, exactly? Whipped Peruvian blue potatoes, served in martini glasses with your choice of topping - salmon caviar, Tobiko caviar, truffles in oil, smoked salmon, creme fraiche, red onion, chives or tomatoes - for a reasonable $6 per glass.