May 23, 2014 |
The first one to burst through the door for after-school cooking class at Lawton Elementary - as usual - is Christian McKinney, this week sporting a fresh mohawkish buzz-cut. He wastes no time: he glances at the recipe, sizes up the ingredients on the stainless steel prep table, and starts right in, peeling, then chopping the garlic. If I didn't insist that he save some jobs for the others, he might get through most of the work before they even arrive. "Nick is so excited for the fish curry today," he said.
January 27, 2014 |
Karen Salmon Klarman, 62, a public schoolteacher in Merchantville and then in Pennsauken from 1992 to 2010, died of lung cancer on Sunday, Jan. 19, at her home in Cherry Hill. Born in New York City, she graduated from Freeport (L.I.) High School in 1969, earned a bachelor's in sociology at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, N.Y., in 1973, and later a master's in the art of teaching from Marygrove College in Detroit. Mrs. Klarman was a buyer for the Macy's headquarters store in Manhattan from 1974 to 1976, then a buyer for the Lit Brothers department store in Center City Philadelphia, before leaving to raise her family, her husband, Edward, said in a phone interview.
November 28, 2013 |
The good news: Bianca Perez announced that she made the chicken and spinach quesadillas she learned in class for her family last week! The bad news: A plastic bag left in our school kitchen with half a bag of chips, half a bag of pretzels, and a package of snowball cupcakes was described as a "breakfast/lunch combo," as in, half eaten for breakfast, the rest for lunch, as a veteran teacher told me. And right there, in those two moments, was...
July 26, 2013
Party platter These trays, handcrafted by furniture designer David Rasmussen, are both elegant and funky, made of classic black walnut with just a touch of color around the edges. So they can serve up fancy hors d'oeuvres as well as a pile of hot dogs. Each tray is sold separately, so mix and match. - Michelle Dembo Wud Walnut Platter, 18 by 12 inches, $49.95, at cb2.com Rolled and ready Buttery, smoky Scottish-style salmon is rolled with cream cheese mixed with chives and a hint of lemon to create these pinwheels.
June 27, 2013 |
Juicy peaches, fragrant tart berries, soft and silky melon - with such wonderful summer offerings, why not abandon the Fourth of July burger tradition and give these seasonal stars a chance to really shine - in savory dishes. While a simple fruit crisp is a sound strategy for showcasing these bright flavors, summer fruit rises to another level when paired with savory ingredients. From classic prosciutto and melon to a modern take on tacos with pineapple salsa, fruit lends a delicate sweet contrast to salty or spicy, enhancing both, while adding color and pizzazz.
April 18, 2013 |
This is the sixth in a series on healthy cooking classes at St. Martin De Porres School in North Philadelphia. Maliyah Gregg was first to arrive and was hoping for a private lesson: "If I'm the only one, do I get to do everything myself?" she asked. Moments later the rest of the troops showed up and her face fell. Not only did Hope Wescott, Jayla Reeves, and Kayla Reid come, but also Chamya Davis, 11, a new student. Mariah Bey did not. She was absent last week too, and it turns out her family moved out of the area because of an emergency.
April 11, 2013
Makes 4 servings 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon caraway seeds 1 teaspoon mustard seeds Four 4-ounce portions wild king salmon, skin-on 2 cups rendered chicken fat (schmaltz), melted For horseradish sour cream: 1 cup sour cream 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish Juice of 1/2 lemon Salt and pepper Chopped dill 1. Combine salt, pepper, caraway, and mustard.
February 3, 2013 |
Although it's not typical for three players who grew up in the same area to be on the same NBA team years later, for Plymouth Whitemarsh High School product John Salmons it's not a first. Salmons is one of three local players on the Sacramento Kings. The other two are guard Tyreke Evans (American Christian Academy) and forward Jason Thompson (Lenape). Before Friday's game at the Wells Fargo Center, Salmons, a 10-year veteran, reflected on his second season with the 76ers (2003-04)
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.
October 25, 2012 |
In chef Harald Osa's version of packet cooking, presented here, he shared Norwegian sensibilities. Norwegian Salmon in Foil 4 servings 2 teaspoons canola oil 2 medium carrots, cut into matchsticks 1 small leek, peeled, cleaned, and cut into thin slices 1 small sweet onion, cut in half, then into thin half-moon slices 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, cut into 8 equal wedges 1/4 cup creamy peanut...