June 9, 2013 |
Alton Toussaint Lemon, 84, whose 1971 landmark court case challenging state aid to religious schools gave rise to the famous "Lemon test," died Saturday, May 4, of Alzheimer's disease at Rydal Park in Jenkintown. Mr. Lemon filed a lawsuit questioning the legality of a 1968 Pennsylvania law that allowed religious schools to collect reimbursement for some costs as long as those expenses - like books and salaries - were linked to secular subjects also taught in public schools. On June 28, 1971, Chief Justice Warren E. Burger ruled that the law violated the First Amendment, which prohibits government establishment of religion.
May 17, 2013
Makes 2-4 servings 8 ounces fresh chèvre, room temperature 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1/4 teaspoon green peppercorns, milled or ground Fresh rosemary and thyme, to taste Sea salt (optional) Combine these ingredients to form a uniformly zesty dip, or simply drizzle the olive oil and herbs over a log of fresh goat cheese for a mezze-style appetizer. Set the goat cheese on a lipped plate and press down on it with the back of a spoon, creating a trough for your toppings.
April 24, 2013 |
The Philadelphia region supports film festivals targeted to virtually every fan base and demographic, from gays and lesbians to Asian Americans and African Americans to horror geeks. Except, that is, for the region's growing Latino community. It's an oversight that local cineastes David Acosta and Beatriz Vieira are trying to remedy. "It has been such a void in the city and the region," said Vieira, vice president for philanthropic services at the Philadelphia Foundation. "And there is such a breadth of film and video work coming from Latin America and the Latin community in the United States.
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.
February 5, 2013
WHEN I WAS a 1952 engineering grad, I was dealing with an Omaha developer. I just had to have a newly restyled 1953 Studebaker car then, and he thought the new model would turn the ailing company around. (He figured, "How much below $7 could the stock drop?") I bought the car and he bought the stock. Over the next few years, I watched his $7,000 investment shrink as he watched me try to get my lemon auto fixed. I had a loser auto, he had a loser stock. - J.P.G., Santa Rosa, Calif.
January 16, 2013 |
CHEF/RESTAURATEUR Marc Vetri is recuperating from recent shoulder surgery and wore a sling on his tuxedoed arm at Saturday's Lemon Ball. Vetri and his partners, chef Jeff Michaud and Jeff Benjamin , were honored at the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation event for their charity efforts through the Great Chefs Event. We hear that Vetri's telling friends the injury's just from getting older, but one suggests his jiu-jitsu training may be to blame. Vetri did not reply to our email Monday about the cause of the arm injury or whether it has affected his cooking.
January 15, 2013
SATURDAY I attended the seventh annual Lemon Ball, presented by the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, which raises money to fight childhood cancer. The event was hosted by CBS 3 anchor Susan Barnett and featured an outpouring of support from parents of children fighting cancer to local executives giving back. The event was presented by Volvo and the Toys "R" Us Children's Fund with support from Cigna and Auntie Anne's Pretzels. Email: Bigrube@streetgazing.com On Twitter: @BigRubeHarley Blog: streetgazing.com
November 16, 2012 |
NEW YORK - NBC says Liz Lemon, the harried heroine of 30 Rock , will soon be getting married. Fans of 30 Rock might have reasonably assumed that Lemon, played by Tina Fey, would ride out the series' seventh and final season as a perennial bachelorette unlucky in love. But Fey, who is also the creator and producer of the NBC comedy, clearly thought otherwise. The network said Thursday the perennial bridesmaid will wed on the 30 Rock episode that airs Nov. 29. "But not in a creepy way that perpetuates the idea that brides are virgins and women are property," according to the NBC announcement.
August 19, 2012
By Glenn Garvin It's never too early to think about your next job, especially if you're the president and unemployment has been above 8 percent for your entire term. So I imagine President Obama has spent some time contemplating where he could send his resumé. Here's my advice: Forget the stock brokerages, because inevitably, some squinty-eyed HR person is going to say, "Now, about that speech you made about General Motors ... " You know, the one in April 2010, when you bragged that the government had done so well in the auto business that, any day, it would be selling its stake in GM. "It won't be too long before the stock the Treasury is holding in GM could be sold," you told us. "As essential as it was that we got in, I'm glad to see that we're getting out. " Twenty-eight months later, taxpayers still own 500 million shares of GM - more than a quarter of the company.
July 12, 2012 |
6 cups blueberries, rinsed and picked over Sugar to taste, approximately ½ cup Zest of one lemon, optional Basic Buttermilk Dough recipe, below 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9-by-13-inch baking dish, or equivalent. 2. Add the berries to the pan. Add sugar to taste. Add lemon zest if using. Toss gently to mix. 3. Make 12 balls of dough and place in an arrangement on top of the berries. Press gently with moist fingers to flatten slightly.