May 18, 1994 |
This spring, a nice Key lime pie would really hit the spot. To make Key lime pie, you'll need some Key limes. As the name would suggest, this citrus fruit is grown in the Florida Keys, as well as in Mexico and the rest of the Caribbean. In fact, the production of Key lime juice is the major industry on the small island of Dominica. There are at least eight factories that extract Key lime juice and export it to England, where it is bottled by I. Rose & Co. as the world-famous Rose's Lime juice.
January 17, 1988 |
Yes, this is real key lime pie, and no, you can't have the recipe, said Pat Farrell, smiling broadly as she served up a creamy slice. As for the hard-to-get key limes, Farrell, who owns the 7-Mile Grill with her husband, Ken, merely disclosed that "I have a guy who comes in here on his motorcycle with key limes, and I won't tell you whose tree he robs. He knows I'll give him a beer for a bag. " The 7-Mile Grill, which looks like an oversize garage with bar stools, ceiling fans, unabashedly kitschy decor and sultry, down-home waitresses ("No Ordinary Man Has Ever Survived a Date With One of Our Waitresses," declares one sign)
August 5, 1987 |
Lime, or at least the Persian lime we usually find in the market, is one of my very least flavors. It tastes like a green lolly-pop. I always hated green lolly-pops. Somehow, though I don't really hate key lime. Maybe it's less limey or more acid. I'm not really sure, but it's not too bad, especially in key lime pie, one of the world's easiest pies even for me, the world's second worst pie maker. Obviously, when my neighbors decided to have a block party some weeks back, I had to get something together (or move)
October 20, 2011 |
FOOD CRITICS can jaw all they want about Federal Donuts, the new, fancy-pants doughnut and fried chicken shop in Pennsport. But their palates are no match for the most qualified taste-testers in the city: the Philadelphia Police Department. The cops-and-doughnuts cliche is as enduring as Philly's connection to the cheesesteak. But it might not be wholly accurate. "It's old," said Sgt. John Hoyt, of the 25th District in North Philly. "Look, I like joking around, but I don't know what's worse: When the jokes come from strangers or your own family.
July 22, 2007
"Recently my husband and I had dinner at this excellent restaurant located in Eagle Plaza. . . . Their moderately priced menu offers a myriad of delicious Italian dishes for both lunch and dinner as well as several types of scrumptious pizza choices," wrote Marie Hall of Marlton. Sounds good, I thought. The Discreet Diner called a friend and invited her to lunch at Pasta Pomodoro. It was a hot, hot sunny day, so we skipped the outside tables for the air-conditioned dining room. The menu has much to offer, and it avoids deep-fried foods.
July 22, 1988 |
The Summerfield Cafe is a bit of an anomaly in Ocean City. That a menu such as theirs could flourish in this teetotaling municipality is like your favorite Puligny Montrachet being well cared-for in the neighborhood State Store (assuming, of course, they even carry it). The Bogacki family took over a hoagie shop in June of last year and transformed into a restaurant that is both attractive and restrained. Mom did the curtains and flowery table covers. Dad grew the healthy greenery.
March 7, 2001 |
The invitation to John and Bernadette Foy's cruise-reunion party read like a captain's command: Attendance was mandatory, and cruise wear was expected. Which explains why men and women wearing shorts and aloha shirts, sandals and shell necklaces, and smart navy-and-white ensembles converged on a Queen Village street on a cold, gray Sunday last month. The Foys, who own Bridget Foy's South Street Grill, wanted to warm up a dead-of-winter weekend by reconvening a group of fun-loving fellow food professionals who sailed from Tampa to Cozumel in November as guests of U.S. Foods, an Allentown-based restaurant-supply company.
June 8, 1997 |
If this year is anything like last year, Carolyn Verhoorn will be up to her elbows in finely milled cake flour this month. Verhoorn is Carolyn the Cake Lady, and last year she baked dozens of wedding cakes and at least 60 graduation cakes from May through mid-July. Her business is a small bakery on Main Street where Verhoorn moved three years ago after operating out of her home for 18 years. "I always baked and I used to give it to all my neighbors," Verhoorn said. But at her brother's suggestion, she began selling her goods to the restaurant where her brother worked.
August 29, 1994 |
After 27 years with the Chester Redevelopment Authority, the last eight as a demolition officer, the world caved in on Jerry Mingis. He was fired. "A new administration came in," Mingis said, "and one day in February of 1993, they told me I was through. In less than two hours, I was out of there. " However, his dismissal accelerated a long-nurtured dream to go into business for himself. He made the decision two days after his firing. He had the support of his wife, Louise, and five daughters.
February 17, 1999 |
Cash in winning Oreos Before you twist, lick or dunk your next Oreo, look at the logo imbedded on the cookie. If there's the word CAR on it instead of the usual Oreo crest, you'll win a 1999 Volkswagon Beetle, filled to the brim with Oreo cookies. If the cookie says "Oreo For Life," you'll get $10,000 and a year's supply of Oreos. If it has a $ on it, you'll get $100. The winning cookies are randomly distributed in packages of Oreos and Oreo Double Stuf that are labeled with the words "Don't Eat the Winning Oreo.