July 8, 2016 |
Peach ice cream - fresh-dipped and fabulous - will be featured at the 2016 Gloucester County 4-H Fair this year. But there won't be a Peach Bake-Off, or a Little Miss Peach competition. And a 2016 Peach Queen will not be crowned, either. The all-volunteer New Jersey Peach Festival, a popular component of the fair for decades, has called it quits in the wake of a spring freeze that appears to have destroyed 25 percent of the fruit. Growers and promoters of one of South Jersey's most beloved crops insist that a solid supply of luscious peaches is ripening as we speak.
June 16, 2016
Makes 6-8 servings 1 tablespoon butter, melted 5 peaches, cut in half and pitted 3 cups water 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 cups sugar, divided 1 cup self-rising flour 3/4 cup milk 1. Set up a grill for indirect heat to cook at 350. Lightly butter the cut side of the peaches, then place them, cut side down, on the hot side of the grill. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes, until the peaches begin to soften and have nice grill marks. Remove the peaches, cool for a minute, then peel, and cut into 1-inch cubes.
February 14, 2016
Peaches, "Boys Wanna Be Her. " The Canadian rocker/performance artist's 2006 feminist celebration song gets a new hearing as the opening theme to the cutting new politics and comedy show Full Frontal With Samantha Bee. Mondays at 10:30 p.m. on TBS. Marcus Roberts Sextet, "Feel the Bern. " The virtuoso jazz pianist's four-song EP Race for the White House is due in March. He'll release one song a week until then, including "Making America Great Again (All by Myself)," for Donald Trump; "It's My Turn," for Hillary Clinton; and "I Did Chop Down That Cherry Tree," for Ben Carson.
July 31, 2015
Peaches may be at their savory best when combined with pork and basil, as they are in these novel quesadillas. Peach Quesadillas 7 ounces fresh pork sausage (3 or 4 links) 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder 1 medium red onion, diced 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce Freshly ground black pepper 3 ripe peaches 1 tablespoon olive oil 6 or 7 large basil leaves Eight 6-inch corn tortillas 6 ounces grated sharp white cheddar cheese 1. Line a plate with paper towels.
July 20, 2015 |
At Circle M Farms in Salem, grower Santo Maccherone has trouble containing his enthusiasm these days. His peach trees - covering more than 100 acres - are absolutely laden with fruit. "The peaches are happy, I'm happy, and the people eating them are happy," he said with a laugh. A "consistently cold winter," cool bloom season, and plentiful rain have created the right conditions for a strong crop, said Maccherone, president of the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council, a nonprofit organization of growers, shippers, wholesalers, and associated industries.
August 9, 2014 |
You don't have to go to the Shore to hit the beach. Families can enjoy a custom-built beach, boardwalk, and more at Penn's Landing Marina's new Spruce Street Harbor Park from now through Aug. 31. Visitors can stroll along an imported oceanfront boardwalk with concession stands, a shuffleboard game course, arcades, and more. Get a seat-side view on the Harbor Park's Urban Beach, with umbrellas and lounge chairs and beachlike pebble sand. On the west side of the park, stretch out and sway in the wind on oversized hammocks in the midst of trees.
June 26, 2014 |
At Holtzhauser Farms in Mullica Hill, the first peaches are nearly ready for harvest. After a severe winter and cool, frosty spring, they're running about a week and a half late this year - with the harvest set to begin about July 4. But the peaches are "looking great," farmer Tom Holtzhauser said. "I've got about 35 varieties of peaches, and we'll be harvesting into September. " This year's crop is expected to yield up to 35,000 tons of fruit from the state's 5,500 acres of trees - about the same as last season despite the brutal weather, according to the New Jersey Peach Promotion Council, a nonprofit organization of growers, shippers, wholesalers, and associated industries.
May 3, 2014 |
Geldof death: Heroin While the exact cause of Peaches Geldof 's April 7 death is still unknown, an inquest on Thursday found drugs were a factor. "Recent use of heroin and the levels identified were likely to have played a role in her death," coroner Roger Hatch said at a brief inquest in England. (A full inquest will be held July 23.) Hatch said Geldof's body was found on her bed by husband Tom Cohen . Geldof's mother, Paula Yates , died in 2000 of a heroin overdose. A bit of sun for Geldof Geldof's grieving dad, rocker and Live Aid founder Bob Geldof , has let a ray of sunshine into his life.
January 22, 2014 |
After a review on the play, The Inquirer's call on which is the tallest U.S. building between Manhattan and Chicago stands corrected. Apologies to civic boosters in Atlanta . . . and readers in Philadelphia. Since the first Comcast employees occupied the Comcast Center in 2008, the newspaper has referenced the cable-TV company's headquarters, an A.M. Stern-designed 974-foot skyscraper, as the tallest U.S. building between Manhattan and Chicago. Oops. That would be true - if the United States' southern border ended at South Carolina.
July 3, 2013
1PINEAPPLES Chock-full of vitamin C, with a whopping 65 percent of the daily recommendation in a 40-calorie half-cup serving. Pay attention to portions, though: Even that half-cup serving has 16 grams of naturally occurring sugars. 2 MANGOES A good source of vitamins A and C, with less sugar than pineapples. A half-cup serving is about 55 calories with 12 grams of sugar. 3 CANTALOUPE A great summer breakfast, this fleshy fruit is also full of vitamins A and C, with only 30 calories per half-cup serving.