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.
June 28, 2012
1 bunch of watercress, rinsed, dried, excess stems trimmed Juice of one lemon ¼ cup olive oil Salt and pepper 1. In a large bowl, add the freshly squeezed lemon juice and gradually drizzle the olive oil in while whisking. 2. Put the washed, dried and trimmed watercress in another bowl. 3. Slowly drizzle the lemon and olive oil dressing over the watercress and toss to mix. 4. Add salt and pepper to taste. Per serving: 50 calories, trace protein, trace carbohydrates, no sugar, 5 grams fat, no cholesterol, 2 milligrams sodium, no dietary fiber.
June 7, 2012 |
Just in case you've burned a few carbs during that brisk bike ride along Kelly Drive, Arthur Cavaliere's In Riva awaits in East Falls — cafe windows swung open to the riverside terrace; Italian birras flowing; pizza oven ablaze with wood logs — to help replace a few carbs with some Neapolitan pies. The oven was burning a little too hot on our brunch visit (too many flaking char spots) and the sauce was a bit sweet for my taste. But Cavaliere, a longtime Starr and Garces vet who also worked at Central Michel Richard in D.C., is clearly still a good cook.
May 24, 2012
2 apples 2 pears 1 pint blueberries 2 nectarines 2 peaches 1/4 to 1/3 cantaloupe or honeydew melon Juice and zest from one lemon 1. Wash tree fruit and berries; peel peaches and pears. 2. Cut fruit (except berries) into small pieces about ½ to ¾ inch long and combine in a bowl. 3. Add lemon zest and mix thoroughly. Add lemon juice so its acidity is balanced with the natural sweetness of the fruit. From the kitchen of Giuliana and Bob Pierson Per serving: 110 calories, 1 grams protein, 28 grams carbohydrates, 20 grams sugar, trace fat, no cholesterol, 2 milligrams sodium, 5 grams dietary fiber.
May 24, 2012
1 quart ripe strawberries 2 tablespoons maple syrup or other sweetener 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1. Wash, hull, and cut strawberries into 3 or 4 pieces each. 2. Add lemon juice and maple syrup. Mix gently. From the kitchen of Giuliana and Bob Pierson Per serving (based on 6): 49 calories, 1 gram protein, 12 grams carbohydrates, 9 grams sugar, trace fat, no cholesterol, 2 milligrams sodium, 2 grams dietary fiber.
May 23, 2012 |
With Memorial Day weekend just a few days away, my thoughts turn to the rites of summer — the shore, barbecues, Phillies games. For kids I hope they also turn to getting a summer job. Sadly, they're not getting much help from what they're taught in schools or an overregulated society that is cracking down on things like lemonade stands. This is the time of year for kids to do lemonade stands, mow lawns, have garage sales or find a thousand other ways to make a buck. In addition to the pleasure of having some of your own money, kids can learn about the free-enterprise system and maybe what it takes to get their feet wet with being an entrepreneur.
May 10, 2012 |
For the muffins: 10 ounces unbleached all-purpose flour 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 eggs 1/4 cup milk 2 tablespoons heavy cream 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, very soft 3/4 cup superfine sugar 1/2 cup sliced roasted almonds For...