September 10, 2016 |
Jane Austin Stauffer, 89, formerly of Bryn Mawr, a squash player who won 16 national championships, died of cardiorespiratory arrest Monday, Aug. 22, in a nursing home in Atlanta. Mrs. Stauffer won her first squash championship in 1950 and her last in 1978. That 28-year span is the longest-running championship career in squash history, according to the association U.S. Squash, which will induct her into its hall of fame in October. "She practiced almost every day that I can remember," said her daughter, Penny Cooper.
August 18, 2016
Makes 4 appetizer or 2 entree servings 1/4 cup olive oil Salt and pepper 1 eggplant, split in half lengthwise 1 small summer squash, sliced into rounds or small cubes 11/2 cups plain thick yogurt (such as Greek or labne) 2/3 cup chopped fresh herbs (any mixture of chives, mint, tarragon, parsley) 1 small clove of garlic, peeled and minced 1 large tomato, cored and cubed (reserve juices) 1/4 cup walnut halves or pieces, toasted Sprigs of parsley or mint, optional 1. Heat oven to 500 degrees.
May 3, 2016 |
Services are planned for Saturday, June 18, for Thomas B.K. Ringe Jr., 88, of Berwyn, a former Navy pilot, lawyer, and businessman. He died Saturday, April 9, from complications of pneumonia at Paoli Hospital. Mr. Ringe became an associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Philadelphia after graduating in 1956 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Two years later, he broke away to form the Center City law firm of Ringe, Peet & Mason, and he continued to practice general corporate law until the mid-1970s, when he cofounded Meditel Inc., one of the first companies to attempt to use computers in medical diagnosis.
April 8, 2016 |
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and Ireland-based Allergan scrapped their merger plans Wednesday, two days after the Treasury Department announced tough new rules to thwart U.S. companies' moving their headquarters overseas to lower their taxes. The $160 billion deal would have been the biggest acquisition in drug industry history and would have created the largest pharmaceutical company in the world. The new Treasury Department rules make it harder for companies, through a merger, to move their tax addresses out of the United States and then shift profits to low-tax countries, a process called inversion.
January 28, 2016
Makes 4 half-pint jars; 32 ounces total 10 lemons 4 cups water 3 cups sugar 1. Use a vegetable peeler or channel knife to zest 4 of the lemons. (You don't have to be too careful about the amount of pith.) 2. Bring the water to a boil in a large, wide pot over high heat, then add all the lemons, including the zested ones, and the strips of lemon peel. (Depending on the size of your pot, you might have to do this in batches; the fruit must be submerged.) Cook for 2 minutes, then transfer the lemons to a bowl to cool.
October 30, 2015
When I saw chef Tal Ronnen's butternut squash farinata in his gorgeous new book, Crossroads , I followed his lead and cooked small cubes of the squash first, then poured the batter over them before baking. The result reminded me a little of a Spanish potato-egg tortilla. Butternut Squash Farinata 8 servings 11/2 to 2 cups chickpea flour 2 cups water, preferably filtered, at room temperature 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, more as needed 1 tablespoon vegan butter (or sub unsalted butter)
May 1, 2015 |
Brittany Jordan was so excited that she was ready to burst when I arrived for cooking class at Roberto Clemente Middle School last week. "I made the chicken for my family!" she exclaimed. "It was so good! My mom was so proud," she beamed, as she pulled up a beautiful photo of nicely browned chicken drumsticks on her cellphone. "Oh, Brittany, I am so excited for you!" I said. The aspiring cook had used the marinade recipe for the honey mustard chicken wings we made in class, but adapted it, using it on drumsticks instead of wings.
October 16, 2014 |
More than a quarter-century ago, U.S. squash little resembled the game played almost everywhere else. The courts here were narrower, the balls springier, the styles and strategies uniquely American. Then in the 1990s, the sport, whose U.S. roots run deep in Philadelphia, adopted international standards and America was forced to play catch-up. The subsequent transition, slow and costly, helps explain why at this week's 2014 U.S. Open, being contested at Drexel University's Daskalakis Athletic Center, no U.S. men or women reached the round of 16. While Egyptians, British and Malaysian players continue to dominate, a broadening of the once-clubby game's appeal here and a push by its U.S. leaders to identify and support young talent might soon lead to a new world order.
May 22, 2014 |
On a recent rush-hour Market-Frankford train, a woman lugging a large bag settled into a spot just inside the doorway - or, more precisely, blocking it. As the next stop approached, a man yelled "Coming through!" and tried to squeeze by. She suggested he wait his turn; he suggested she calm down. Bickering ensued. SEPTA ridership is up, but, given scenes like this, some would say common courtesy is not keeping pace. Passengers who a decade ago might have had a couple of seats to themselves are now being packed in more tightly than ever.
April 23, 2014 |
Donald A. Scott, 84, of Lafayette Hill, a Philadelphia corporate lawyer and partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius L.L.P., died Monday, April 14, at Chestnut Hill Hospital. During 41 years at Morgan Lewis, Mr. Scott specialized in mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance, and corporate governance. He retired in 1998. In 1960, he worked on the proposed merger of Philadelphia National Bank and Girard Trust Co., which was not completed because it was challenged on antitrust grounds, said colleague Howard Meyers.