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...
March 29, 2012
2 pounds baby or fingerling potatoes ¼ cup plus 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more as needed 3 garlic cloves, peeled and halved Grated zest of 2 lemons 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme ½ teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1. Put the potatoes in an 8-quart pot with...
March 8, 2012 |
A n excerpt from the blog "My Daughter's Kitchen. " Giada DeLaurentiis has a new cookbook, Weeknights With Giada , to be released this month, with recipes designed for throwing together a good dinner after a long day at work. Even TV chefs want family dinners. Giada wants to give her daughter the home-cooked dinners she remembers growing up. But even she doesn't have hours to spend. "Because my daughter is 4, I want to spend my free time hanging out with her," she told me in a phone interview.
January 25, 2012 |
The crowd was good and loud, suitably into it. But these weren't Cabrini Crazies. The crowd wasn't why this cozy wooded campus on the northern edges of Radnor currently is the toughest place for a road team to win a men's college basketball game in the Philadelphia area. Truth is, 457 people can make only so much noise. The real reason Cabrini has won 37 straight home games, and 40 straight at home in league play, became obvious just a few possessions into last Wednesday night's game, when a bearded, under-6-footer took the ball across halfcourt, a one-player fastbreak.
January 7, 2012 |
The largest trade show in the Americas must be a great place to show off new products, right? Wrong. The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is quickly becoming a launch pad for products that fall flat. When the annual gathering kicks off next week, organizers expect more than 140,000 people to descend on Las Vegas. They will mill around 1.8 million square feet of booths and exhibits, equivalent to 31 football fields. The 2,800 or so exhibitors are hoping to set the tone for the year by showing off tons of tablet computers, throngs of 3-D TVs, and untold numbers of slim, light laptops called ultrabooks.
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 .