September 23, 2016
In California, whole seasoned roasts are strung up on steel rods and then gradually lowered over hot red-oak coals. The roast is sliced and served with salsa and pinquito beans, which are said to be grown only in the Santa Maria Valley. Whether you grill or roast tri-tip, whole roasts, or steaks or chunks for kebabs, it's best done medium-rare. There's not a lot of fuss with tri-tip, either. Whole tri-tip roasts typically have a fat layer. Some will come well-trimmed. But don't remove all the fat because it protects the meat during grilling.
September 13, 2016 |
AT THE END of the third quarter Sunday, the second-most important number was this: Twenty-nine minutes. That is how long the Philadelphia Eagles' offense had control of the ball. Run the ball into the line. One yard. Two yards. Run the ball around the end. Four, 5, 6 yards. Throw it quick, throw it safe, keep hitting the defense of the Cleveland Browns in the ribs until the head became exposed. "It felt," tight end Zach Ertz said after the Eagles scored a unanimous decision over the Cleveland Browns, 29-10, at Lincoln Financial Field, "like we were on the field the entire game.
September 4, 2016 |
Jewelers are placing emeralds, rubies, and sapphires in bold settings. The trendlet In other words, they are fashioning our drop earrings, cuff bracelets, and statement necklaces in the style of the baroque period. That means mixing metals (think rose gold and sterling silver) and piling on the precious stones - a little sapphire here, a few pearls there - in a big, big way. Where did it come from? The baroque period spanned about 135 years, from 1590 to 1725. It was Europe's most opulent period, and artists, architects, and dressmakers were all about the extras - vivid paintings, ornate buildings, and flouncy fashions were considered a hallmark of the era. Baubles were equally ostentatious.
September 3, 2016 |
Mayor Kenney on Thursday condemned a photo of a Philadelphia police officer with an apparent Nazi-style tattoo on his arm, saying the tattoo was "incredibly offensive" and not the sort of message police should be giving the community. The Police Department also said its Internal Affairs unit would review the photo, which began circulating on social media Wednesday night. It showed a bike-patrol officer with a tattoo on his left forearm of an apparent spread-winged eagle resembling a symbol used by the Nazis, and above it the tattooed word Fatherland in Gothic letters.
September 2, 2016
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat of Aug. 30, 2016: Reader: I'm new to Philly. In L.A., where I come from, they have great chili dog and chili burger places like Tommy's and Pinks. Anything like that here? C.L.: Hi and welcome to Philly! I'm sorry to tell you, though, we are not a good hot dog town, as much as some places have tried. I love Tommy's in Westwood - and its chili burger was even mentioned in the chorus of a little song I did years ago in homage to my favorite burgers.
August 29, 2016 |
Cropped pants are making hard stops at the ankle. The trendlet Ankle-length pants - whether boyfriend jeans or cotton twill skinnies - are jazzing up the classic blouse, toning down the graphic T, and dressing up the backless yoga tank. Heels are optional. Where do they come from? In the 1930s, when pants became an acceptable part of women's wardrobes, hemlines had a habit of breaking at the top of the shoe in standard uniformity. Think Katharine Hepburn's pleated, mens-inspired trousers in 1940's The Philadelphia Story . By the time the 1950s rolled around, closer-fitting cropped trousers - essentially any pants with a shorter-than-standard hem - were a casual staple.
August 22, 2016 |
Sharon and Armen DiFilippo's spacious stone Colonial features a center hall and an elegant staircase. On the wall of the second-floor landing are large framed photos of the three DiFilippo children in First Holy Communion finery - the girls in white dresses and veils, the boy in a white suit. Memories of yesterday installed in the house the family live in today. They took up residence here in 2008, a few years after the photos were taken, when Sharon and Armen and the children moved from Collegeville to Ashbourne Estates in Schwenksville.
June 30, 2016 |
Leon Bridges, the 26-year-old rhythm-and-blues singer with the 50-year-old soul, will bring his high-waisted vintage slacks and his playful-to-prayerful love songs to the July 4th Wawa Welcome America! party on the Ben Franklin Parkway. Bridges, who channels Ben E. King's "Stand by Me" and Sam Cooke's "You Send Me" every time he sings his neo-soul serenades, is a young master of old-school vulnerability. "The world leaves a bitter taste in my mouth, girl," he laments on "Coming Home," the title song on his breakout 2015 debut album, which skyrocketed him from obscurity to omnipresence on the concert circuit.
June 23, 2016
Makes 4 servings 2 tablespoons olive or peanut oil 1/2-1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds 1 medium onion chopped 1 tablespoon peeled and grated fresh ginger 1-3 fresh hot green chilies, finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric 21/3 cups parboiled fresh or frozen peas, defrosted under running water 2-3 medium waxy potatoes, boiled, peeled and cut into 3/4 inch cubes Salt and pepper to taste 1. Heat oil in...
May 2, 2016 |
Long eyelashes turn ordinary eyes magical. The trendlet That's why Russian-volume-style lash extensions - applying two to seven slivers of fiber-size hairs on a single natural eyelash to create depth and volume - will keep our eyes beautifully aflutter this spring. Where do they come from? The eyelash's glam history started in 1916, when Hollywood film director D.W. Griffith ordered a wig-maker to fashion some falsies for actress Seena Owen. The two were filming Intolerance , with Owen playing a Babylonian, and Griffith thought adding a strip of human-hair lashes would add to the character's authenticity.