June 13, 2013 |
JOHN RUSSEL is hopeless as a handyman. The first time he tried to use a table saw he inherited from his father, he cut off a finger. But John had a secret weapon: his brother. After moving to Los Angeles, John would have to cope with the problems every homeowner has to face. When a problem was defeating him, he called his brother back in Secane, Delaware County. His brother, Frank Ross "Beansie" Russel, was an amazing handyman. He could fix anything - and enjoy doing it. "I would call him up about something that was broken that was frustrating me," John said, "and he would say, 'John, calm down, we have the technology.' " Frank Russel died Monday of cancer.
May 23, 2013
?? servings ?? 2 cups whole wheat flour 11/2 cups buckwheat flour 11/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 eggs 3 cups buttermilk Cooking oil or bacon drippings 1. Sift together the whole wheat and buckwheat flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt three times in order to combine all ingredients evenly. Beat the eggs until lemon color, then beat in the buttermilk. Form a valley in the middle of the dry ingredients and add the buttermilk mixture.
May 17, 2013
Makes 2-4 servings 8 ounces fresh chèvre, room temperature 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1/4 teaspoon green peppercorns, milled or ground Fresh rosemary and thyme, to taste Sea salt (optional) Combine these ingredients to form a uniformly zesty dip, or simply drizzle the olive oil and herbs over a log of fresh goat cheese for a mezze-style appetizer. Set the goat cheese on a lipped plate and press down on it with the back of a spoon, creating a trough for your toppings.
May 10, 2013 |
Eating fish is good for your heart, but taking fish-oil capsules does not help people at high risk of heart problems who are already taking medicines to prevent them, a large study in Italy found. The work makes clearer who does and does not benefit from taking supplements of the good oils found in fish such as salmon, tuna, and sardines. Previous studies have suggested that fish-oil capsules could lower heart risks in people with heart failure or who have already suffered a heart attack.
April 13, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Iraq's northern Kurdish region is pressing the Obama administration to remain neutral in a dispute with the central government over whether it can export oil and gas without Baghdad's approval. The Kurdish Regional Government's energy minister, Ashti Hawrami, was meeting with administration officials Friday following recent talks with Turkey about completing pipelines, over Baghdad's objections, that could vastly expand the Kurds' ability to directly sell oil and gas. The U.S. opposition to the Kurds' energy deals has put it at odds with NATO ally Turkey amid concerns that the dispute over dividing Iraq's energy wealth could threaten that country's stability.
April 6, 2013 |
Penn Virginia Corp., which has a long history in the coal and gas business, is becoming more oily. The Radnor energy company announced that it was dramatically expanding its holdings in the oil-rich Eagle Ford Shale in south Texas with the acquisition of 19,000 acres of prospective and producing leases for $401 million. The company agreed to buy the leases from Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. The acreage contains estimated proved reserves of 12 million barrels of oil equivalent.
April 1, 2013
Satirist is out on bail in Egypt CAIRO - A popular TV satirist known as Egypt's Jon Stewart was released on bail Sunday after nearly five hours of interrogation over allegations that he broke the law by insulting Islam and the president. Bassem Youssef is the most prominent critic of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to be called in for questioning in recent weeks in what the opposition says is a campaign to intimidate critics amid wave after wave of political unrest in deeply polarized Egypt.
March 23, 2013 |
Two foreign shipping companies were fined $10.4 million in a federal criminal case after pleading guilty Thursday in Newark, N.J., to dumping oil illegally into the ocean and then doctoring records to cover it up. Of the $10.4 million, $2.6 million will be used to conserve, preserve, and restore coastal areas of New Jersey and Delaware affected by Hurricane Sandy. Because the ships had visited ports in Delaware and Carteret, N.J., the Coast Guard became involved. Paul Fishman, the U.S. attorney for New Jersey, and Todd Wiemers, the Coast Guard deputy commander of the Delaware Bay sector, announced the penalties.
March 7, 2013 |
HOUSTON - Venezuela, which is a member of OPEC and sits on the world's second-largest oil reserves, faces near-term political uncertainty after Hugo Chavez's death that could bring further turmoil to its beleaguered oil industry. Even under the best circumstances it would take years to increase production and exports, analysts say. Venezuela's oil industry saw exports fall by nearly half during Chavez's time as president. He died Tuesday. But any new government would have a powerful economic incentive to make that a priority.