May 3, 2013 |
I get the impression that there are a lot of untrustworthy cats in this country from the number of remedies submitted to me on combating urine odors. Here's a step-by-step from reader Ed Zoller in Jacksonville, Fla.: If the area is carpeted, Remove the carpet and padding. Clean the area by scrubbing with a stiff bristle brush and a solution heavy with Pine-Sol or Lysol. Don't use ammonia-based cleaners; ammonia will intensify the odor and might even attract the cat for a return.
April 25, 2013 |
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat of April 23, 2013: Craig LaBan: There's a new cafe in the sunny, modern space at the corner of 12th and Spruce: Toast. It's the house-made English muffins, pictured here, that are the draw. These were almost too good - so perfect they looked just like very good versions of store-bought muffins, but more tender, with toothsome, butter-soaked crannies. Also, I've been enjoying some recent visits to Citizens Bank Park.
April 22, 2013
Page 2 in the Local News section has a new look beginning today, as part of our ongoing effort to provide readers with more coverage of their towns and neighborhoods. Every Monday, the page will feature commentary from people in the community, as well as letters to the editor on local subjects of the day. From Tuesday through Friday, the page will be dedicated to state, county and local news and will include blogs curated from our new website, www.inquirer.com . Photos of the day from around the region will also be featured.
April 18, 2013
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat of April 16, 2013: Craig LaBan: Saturday night I was drafted by my daughter to be pizza chef for her birthday sleepover party. So, a field trip to South Philly (Faragalli's for dough, Claudio's and Di Bruno's for cheese, pesto, and meats) then I FIRED UP THE BIG GREEN EGG! Yeah, I'm a little enthusiastic. Here's my fave, an admittedly free-form round topped with prosciutto, mozz, and some organic tomato puree that went from tart and bright (when raw)
April 17, 2013 |
Adapted from recent online discussions after a reader asked how to respond to his mother's jabs at his wife, who works full time as an ob-gyn physician. Comment: Um, shouldn't he also have a private conversation with his mother to explain that he will not tolerate these little jabs? Answer: Only if talks break down at the great bilateral cats-and- dogs summit I advised. When you can't fix the source of the jabs, then yes, you try to fix the fact of them.