January 20, 2011 |
After three years, a crippling recession, and an armed robbery, Under the Oak Cafe in East Oak Lane is more than enduring - it is expanding, with Saturday morning cooking classes, Friday night gourmet dinners, and a newly hired, French-trained chef. The cafe, opened in 2008 by the husband-and-wife team of Robert and Kelly McShain Tyree, plus Kelly's brother, Devitt McShain, sits on an isolated street with almost no foot traffic. "It was definitely a risk. People told us we were crazy to open here," says Kelly Tyree, who was raised in East Oak Lane and lives there still.
March 20, 1991 |
Three virtues of chicken breasts: They can be prepared quickly, they are compatible with numerous flavor combinations and, when skinless, they are virtually fat-free. Because chicken marries so well with most ingredients, it can be prepared several times a week and yield distinctly different dishes. Varying the foods that accompany chicken also can help set each meal apart. For a quick dinner with Middle Eastern overtones, chicken in a lemon-caper sauce can be prepared in about 20 minutes.
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.
November 23, 2011
Makes 4 sandwiches For aioli: 2 egg yolks 1 chipotle pepper, soaked in 1/2 cup water 3/4 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup cooked sweet potatoes 1 tablespoon honey For fig dressing: 4 figs 1 teaspoon minced shallot 2 cups white balsamic vinegar 1 cup olive oil Juice from half a lemon...
December 29, 2011
These nectarous, Brooklyn-made syrups have all the attributes one could hope for: made by hand, in small batches, with only organic, fair-trade ingredients. And delicious. The flavors, such as lavender-lemon and cardamom-clove, can punch up anything from cocktails to coffee to cookies. - Ashley Primis Royal Rose Simple Syrup, $12, at Art in the Age, 116 N. 3rd St., 215-922-2600, artintheage.com .
July 24, 2002 |
There's an old trick restaurant chefs use when they share a recipe. They leave out one important ingredient. This omission ensures that the chef's dish can't be exactly duplicated - and that anyone who follows the recipe still comes back to the restaurant for the original version. But Valerie Blum, owner of Cafe Lutecia, isn't afraid to reveal the secret ingredient that makes her toasted sandwiches so tasty. After 12 years owning the little corner cafe at 23rd and Lombard streets, Blum (pronounced "Bloom")
August 23, 2007
Vintage veggie Little lemon cucumbers are making a comeback. The pale yellow cukes - in season now - are juicy and sweet, with succulent white flesh. They have a bigger seed cavity than traditional cucumbers. And no, they don't taste at all like lemons. Pictured here are lemon cukes from Weavers Way Co-op grown from seeds dating back to 1890. Lemon cucumbers, 95 cents a pound at the Fair Food Farm Stand at Reading Terminal Market or area farmer's markets. - Dianna Marder Sweet salsa Don't be confused by the label "jam.
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 26, 1992 |
Several days ago an assistant at my cooking school came to work excited about a forthcoming party. Some friends had moved into a new house and had asked a group over for dinner, and the guests had decided to bring the appetizers and desserts as housewarming gifts. My assistant asked if I would help her create a special appetizer. She had only one requirement, which was that the dish be made with Brie, a favorite cheese of the hosts. Immediately I thought of Baked Brie Stuffed With Asparagus and Pistachios.
July 1, 2011 |
Police officers arrived at John's Water Ice in South Philadelphia about 4:30 p.m. Thursday and informed owner Anthony Cardullo that President Obama was coming in 10 minutes. And 10 minutes later, after the building was inspected by the Secret Service, the motorcade arrived. Cardullo, 33, estimates that Obama was traveling with 200 people. "It was shocking," he said. "That many move that quick, move into position, and get out that quick. " How quick? About five minutes.