July 28, 2016
ARIES (March 21-April 19). The shepherd and the sheep have an interesting relationship. The sheep are known to drift to new horizons and greener pastures at will. The shepherd expects no loyalty, but understands the job: Corral and protect. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). What seems boring to you is riveting to another - not every other, though. Being a winner with your crowd will depend on choosing your audience or censoring yourself. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You are driving yourself crazy trying to figure out the answer to a puzzle.
June 24, 2016
I crave hard cave-aged cheeses because of their complexity. But that complexity takes time - at least 60 days by law in the United States if it's made from raw milk, plus extra weeks to harmonize. But aging time, of course, costs money, both for producers and consumers. And raw milk cheeses can't be eaten by everyone (i.e. pregnant women). So Valley Shepherd Creamery's Eran Wajswol has come to a tasty compromise with a new cheese made in the Italian caciotta-style. His latest creation, called Nanticoke after one of New Jersey's Native American tribes, is made from 100 percent pasteurized sheep's milk cheese and finished within just 35 days, as opposed to the 90-plus typical for many of Valley Shepherd's other products.
June 9, 2016 |
There was a time, easy to forget now, that Nolan Carroll and JaCorey Shepherd were supposed to be something more than invisible. They sit two lockers apart from each other in a corner of the NovaCare Complex locker room. They were sitting there Tuesday, minutes before the first practice of the Eagles' mandatory minicamp this week, their first practice since an injury ended each of their seasons last year. Carroll was one of the Eagles' starting cornerbacks last season, for the team's first 11 games, until he broke his right ankle Nov. 27 against the Detroit Lions.
May 25, 2016 |
'So I'm waiting . . . right here . . . on the ground," vocalist Spenser Michaels intones - for about the 10th time - before the music abruptly stops. "Pretty much the [melody's] structure stays the same. After the second chorus, we can change the timing," guitarist Rob Gibbs says. "We got to get drums on that one," bass player Jules Hinson adds. Gibbs concurs. Everyone puts monitor headphones back on. Drummer Gary Dann counts off another take of "Find a Road Back to You," a song the four-piece was hoping finally to record one recent Sunday at the Boom Room in Kensington.
February 26, 2016
6 to 8 servings 11/2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 1 large carrot, diced 1 celery rib, diced 1/2 cup stemmed and diced shiitake mushrooms (or mushrooms of your choice) 1/2 cup diced zucchini 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, more as needed 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped Leaves from a few sprigs fresh thyme 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary, or more as needed 1 teaspoon dried oregano 3/4 cup red wine 1 cup dried green lentils 21/2 cups no-salt-added vegetable broth, or more as needed 11/2 tablespoons red wine vinegar Fresh ground pepper 11/2 cups fresh or frozen corn kernels 3 cups mashed potatoes 1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
December 15, 2015 |
WHEN GREGORY Garcia met Kim Annette Shepherd she had to teach him that it was OK to take a vacation. Greg, a longtime postal worker, apparently enjoyed his work because he didn't like to take a break from it. Kim assured him that the sky would not fall on him if he left the job for short stretches. Kim also taught Greg how to work in her beauty salon, not exactly second nature to a manly man. In return, Greg taught Kim how to drive, and she got her driver's license. When Kim was stricken with multiple sclerosis and years of slow decline followed, Greg was there every day to care for her. He had a simple explanation for why he did it: "I loved her. " Obviously, their relationship was the epitome of quid pro quo. Kim Annette Shepherd-Garcia, whose beauty salon, Studio 13, at 13th Street and Erie Avenue, was a neighborhood asset, died Dec. 2. She was 57 and lived in Willingboro, N.J. Through her long illness, Kim never complained and never lost her enthusiasm for life.
August 12, 2015 |
JaCorey Shepherd's rookie season is finished before it even started after an MRI exam revealed Monday that the promising cornerback tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. With that diagnosis, the Eagles lost a player who left them intrigued on draft weekend and excited during the spring workouts. He was the first player to take snaps at nickel cornerback after the team dealt Brandon Boykin on the eve of training camp, and Shepherd had been the front-runner for the position.
August 12, 2015 |
THE EAGLES have a whole group of young cornerbacks they like, so the season-ending right ACL tear suffered Sunday by JaCorey Shepherd definitely can be overcome. But there's no denying the secondary group is weaker now than it was a couple of weeks ago, when Brandon Boykin was the top nickel corner, and Shepherd was his precocious rookie backup. Now, the focus shifts to 2014 fourth-round pick Jaylen Watkins, whose first-year performance didn't keep the Birds from drafting three corners this year and signing another prominent rookie free agent at the position.
August 11, 2015 |
JaCorey Shepherd was carted off the field during a training camp workout Sunday, and the rookie cornerback is due for an MRI exam on his right knee Monday to determine the severity of the injury. If the diagnosis proves to be a torn knee ligament, it would be a tough loss for the Eagles' secondary. Shepherd, a 22-year-old, sixth-round draft pick, is the front-runner to replace Brandon Boykin as the team's top nickel cornerback. He has had a strong training camp and stood out to the coaching staff since the spring.
August 11, 2015 |
THE MOST interesting charge leveled at Chip Kelly this offseason had nothing to do with race. That honor belongs to former Eagle Cary Williams' suggestion that he and his teammates were "exhausted" toward the end of the year due to the coach's unapologetically intense practices. Whether or not Williams' summation is accurate, it is worth mentioning in connection with something that happened midway through yesterday's open practice at Lincoln Financial Field. At the end of a nifty catch-and-run, running back Darren Sproles collided with JaCorey Shepherd, knocking the cornerback awkwardly to the turf, where he remained for several minutes before being carted off by the training staff with an apparent leg injury.