May 21, 2013 |
S ALEKA SHYAMALAN , the daughter of Bucks-based director M. Night Shyamalan , laid down some tracks at MilkBoy the Studio recently, my sources tell me. I hear that the 17-year-old Shyamalan has a piano-based, singer-songwriter type of vibe. Think Vanessa Carlton , or, like a super-cute, less-depressed Billy Joel . The studio would not comment on the session, but Saleka apparently joins Meek Mill , Miley Cyrus , Justin Timberlake and Pink , who have all used MilkBoy's services.
May 9, 2013
Makes 2 cocktails 3/4 cup whole milk 3 ounces dry gin 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon orange-flower water 1 egg white 2 tablespoons powdered sugar 1. Put the milk, gin, lemon and lime juices, orange-flower water, egg white, and powdered sugar into a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. Cover and shake vigorously. Pour into 2 tall glasses and serve. Note: You may need to seek out a source for the orange-flower water, but do so, because it is vital to the drink's distinctive perfumed taste.
May 9, 2013 |
"I like Mother's Day," says Katie Couric , 56, of that dread day. "But I also like my daughters to be nice to me all year long," she says of Ellie , 21, and Carrie , 17. Couric tells USA Today she's worked hard to keep her girls out of the media. Until now. All three women pose in the latest "Got Milk?" ad, which premieres Friday on Couric's gabfest, Katie . "I'm really proud of them. I think they've turned into exemplary young women. " Couric, who struggled with bulimia in college, says the milk ads stress "healthy eating and healthy body image.
April 30, 2013 |
It was the post that blogger Jo-Lynne Shane says she almost didn't write. When the Pottstown-area woman and her three children got sick from raw milk early last year, she knew she owed it to her readers to write about it. As a blogger about family, fashion, and food, Shane had written of her love for the raw milk from her local organic market. Her family thought it tasted better than regular, pasteurized milk, and she believed it was more nutritious. But she and her husband always worried about whether raw milk could sicken their family.
April 25, 2013
Makes 6 servings 8 medium to large russet potatoes, peeled 2 tablespoons butter ¼ cup milk Salt to taste 1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into 1-inch chunks. Place in a large pot. Cover with cold water. 2. Bring to a boil and then turn down the heat to medium, letting the potatoes continue to cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until they can be easily pierced with a fork. 3. Drain all but about 2 tablespoons of water. 4. Add butter, and with a mixer, begin to whip the potatoes, slowly drizzling in the milk a little at a time.
March 28, 2013
Q: Do I really need milk for calcium? I hate the stuff but I don't want to do anything to compromise my health. - Ms. Conscientious about Calcium A: I don't think we ever "needed" cow's milk for general nutrition, let alone for calcium, contrary to popular belief. All mammals, including us, produce milk for their babies. As far as I know, we're the only mammals that drink another species' milk, like, forever. Also, I think it is interesting to note that osteoporosis is highest in industrialized nations where there is high consumption of animal protein, dairy products and milk.
February 20, 2013 |
The distance between Peach Bottom, Pa., and Wajir, Kenya, is 7,800 miles. That also happens to be the distance of Karl Frey's life trajectory, which has arced from growing up Mennonite on his family's Lancaster County dairy farm to helping improve children's health in a drought-stricken area of eastern Africa. Don't even bother asking Frey if he's got milk - the answer will be yes. "I did drink a lot of milk when I was growing up," said Frey, 50. "It is the best thing out there in terms of nutrients, right?"
January 3, 2013
HOT CHOCOLATE is like pancakes. Both aren't hard to make from scratch, but for some inexplicable reason, most people use mixes and the end result suffers. Here are some wonderful recipes guaranteed to produce wintry, chocolate bliss. Boozed-up or "virgin," spice-laced or marshmallow-topped, enough for a crowd or a single cup just for you - there's a hot chocolate recipe to cover every need. The first one doesn't even use cocoa. HOT SPICED WHITE CHOCOLATE 1 pint whole milk 1/2 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons honey 6-7 cardamom pods, lightly toasted and cracked Zest of 1 lemon Pinch salt 8 ounces quality white chocolate Bring all ingredients but chocolate to a boil in a saucepan.
January 1, 2013 |
Alfred Wanner Jr., a dairy farmer in Narvon in Lancaster County, would love to see higher milk prices, but he knows a surge to $6 to $8 a gallon - expected if Congress failed to prevent 1940s milk-subsidy rules from taking effect - would do more harm than good. "Consumers will back off on their purchases. It'll just disrupt the whole market. It would not be a good situation," Wanner, whose family milks more than 600 cows on his farm, said in an interview Monday. It appeared late Monday that lawmakers in Washington were on track to approve an extension of the expired 2008 farm bill.
November 13, 2012 |
Mauro Daigle leaned forward in his chair, his face set in a no-nonsense expression, as he disclosed the highly sophisticated reasoning behind his and wife Annie Baum-Stein's decision to launch a business in their West Philadelphia neighborhood, where commercial enterprise wasn't exactly thriving. "Smoked salmon," he said. And bagels, Baum-Stein added. "You literally couldn't get bagels and smoked salmon" without getting in the car and driving to another part of the city, she said, deeming that "absolutely unacceptable.