March 25, 2016
Yields two cakes; serves 24 Butter for greasing pan 2 packages active dry yeast 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar ¾ cup warm water (110 to 115 ºF) 8 to 9 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1½ cups milk 1 cup unsalted butter ¾ cup golden raisins ¼ cup rum 6 large eggs 2 large egg yolks 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cardamom 1 tablespoon grated orange zest 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest 2 large egg whites 1 tablespoon water Topping 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ cup slivered almonds ½ cup unbleached all-purpose flour Glaze 2 large egg whites 1½ cups sifted confectioners' sugar ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1. Lightly butter two 10-inch tube pans.
March 4, 2016
Makes a generous 2 cups 1/2 teaspoon nigella seed (also called kalonji or black onion seed) 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed 2 crisp green apples, such as Granny Smith Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon Generous pinch sugar, or as needed Pinch sea salt, or as needed 11/4 cups plain, low-fat Greek-style yogurt 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped mint 1. Lightly toast the nigella, cumin, and fennel...
February 26, 2016 |
SURROUNDED BY FAMILY in her Plymouth Meeting living room, Dara Arline puffed on a Newport and talked about the coping skills she wishes she had. "I think about him at least 20, 30 times a day because he was such a gentle spirit," she said. "None of my children have ever been in a fistfight. He was never suspended from school. . . . " That gentle spirit - her oldest child, Shakoor Arline - died in the most violent way, in a lurid and still-unsolved slaying early last Nov. 6. That's when someone pumped a barrage of bullets into him and Lisa Smith, the woman he was with, in an SUV parked near Lemon Hill Mansion in Fairmount Park.
January 28, 2016
Makes 4 half-pint jars; 32 ounces total 10 lemons 4 cups water 3 cups sugar 1. Use a vegetable peeler or channel knife to zest 4 of the lemons. (You don't have to be too careful about the amount of pith.) 2. Bring the water to a boil in a large, wide pot over high heat, then add all the lemons, including the zested ones, and the strips of lemon peel. (Depending on the size of your pot, you might have to do this in batches; the fruit must be submerged.) Cook for 2 minutes, then transfer the lemons to a bowl to cool.
November 11, 2015 |
Authorities searching for clues in Friday's double slaying near Lemon Hill Mansion are investigating the case as a "crime of passion," committed when someone found the victims having sex in the backseat of an SUV and shot them to death. Police have identified Shakoor Arline, 25, and Lisa Smith, 32, as the victims found in a Toyota Sequoia on Lemon Hill Drive in Fairmount Park on Friday afternoon. Investigators are exploring whether the couple's romantic entanglements had something to do with their death.
October 23, 2015
This recipe lives up to its source, Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day by Leanne Brown. BRUSSELS SPROUT HASH AND EGGS This simple concoction is great for brunch, a light lunch or a side. The sprouts get salty and tangy from the olives and lemon, then they crisp and caramelize on the bottom. Mix in the bit of fat from the egg yolk, and, wow, is this delicious. 1 pound Brussels sprouts Salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon butter 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 6 olives, finely chopped 2 eggs Lemon juice, to taste Chop off the ends of the sprouts.
July 24, 2015 |
Hug a lemon Many recipes call for half a lemon, or, say, half an onion. What happens to the other half? That's between you and the unseemly, plastic-wrap-strewn back of your refrigerator. A better solution is now available: silicone Food Huggers, available in a range of sizes to put the wraps on a variety of produce. - S.M. Food Huggers, $9.99 for a four-pack at Foodhuggers.com . A creamy butter sans dairy and nuts A new peanut-butter alternative is on the market, and it's made in Lancaster.
July 17, 2015 |
When it comes to summer drinking, many are content with a minimal approach - a tumbler of rosé, a quick glug of tequila, a chilly can tucked into a koozie. The hows and whys of hot-weather thirst-quenching get a little more complex, however, where cocktails are concerned. Time of year isn't a priority for every professional drink-maker writing a new list, but a number of Philadelphia bartenders take the season to heart, building menus that reflect both the calendar and the thermometer.
April 24, 2015 |
"Shrimp!" called out Angelica Marrero, 10, raising her fists in celebration as she entered the kitchen. She and her classmates at Sacred Heart School in Camden had been looking forward to this cooking lesson: shrimp with lemon garlic linguine. "I'm so excited for shrimp," she said. The students had flipped ahead in their cookbooks to see what recipes they would be making during the eight-week healthy-cooking class, and this was the one they were all waiting for. Last week, when Bryson Barnes, 10, said his mom made the dish with broccoli instead of peas, the other students wished for broccoli, too. So the volunteers, Ruth Biemer and Sylvia Wilson, two retired elementary-school teachers with decades of experience, taught the children a lesson before the class even started: A recipe need not be followed to the letter.
January 10, 2014
ERIC HELMS' The Juice Generation offers 100 recipes for healthy juice combinations. He said sales of the book will benefit Wellness in the Schools ( wellnessintheschools.org ), a nonprofit that teaches public-school kids about healthy eating, environmental awareness and fitness. Each recipe below makes one serving (about 12 ounces). Note that while ingredients vary, the instructions for each recipe are simple: Blend in a juicer, and drink. SUPADUPA GREENS 2 cups kale 1 cup spinach 1 cup parsley 2 leaves romaine 3 stalks celery 1 medium green apple 1/4 medium cucumber 1/4 medium lemon, peeled DAILY DETOX 5 medium carrots ¼ medium cucumber 1 medium apple 1 inch fresh gingerroot, peeled ½ medium lemon, peeled PERFECTLY PEAR 1 cup spinach 2 leaves romaine 1 medium pear 1/2 medium frozen banana 1 medium lemon, peeled 1 cup filtered water Source: The Juice Generation: 100 Recipes for Fresh Juices and Superfood Smoothies When Dallyn Pavey felt a few extra pounds settling onto her petite 5-foot-1-inch frame, the King of Prussia-based restaurant publicist turned to juicing to get back into balance.