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...
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.