August 11, 2016 |
Makes 1 quart, or 8 servings 2 cups fresh or frozen/defrosted blackberries, coarsely chopped 11/2 cups water 11/4 cups pure bottled pomegranate-blueberry juice, plus more as needed 6 tablespoons sugar 1/2 cup clover honey, plus more as needed 1 tablespoon chopped fresh culinary lavender spikes (bloom heads) or 1 tablespoon dried culinary lavender buds (see recipe for Candied Lavender Pecans) 1/3 cup fresh lime juice 1. Thoroughly stir together the blackberries, water, pomegranate-blueberry juice, sugar, and honey in a medium nonreactive saucepan.
August 11, 2016 |
Makes 8 servings For the lavender sugar: 1 to 2 tablespoons dried culinary lavender buds 2 cups granulated sugar For the candied pecans: 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt, plus more as needed 2 cups unsalted pecan halves 1. For the lavender sugar: Combine the lavender (to taste) and 1/2 cup of the sugar in a food processor. Process until the lavender is ground very fine, 4 to 5 minutes. (Alternatively, grind the lavender and sugar in a spice grinder for 1 minute.)
August 9, 2016
YOU COULD sense something wasn't right, well before we would realize it for sure, when Virginia Elena Carta first draped a golf towel over her head. That was on the fifth green Sunday afternoon at Springfield's Rolling Green Golf Club, during the second 18 holes in the championship match of the U.S. Women's Amateur. As signs go it probably wasn't a good one, even if few of those watching - either in person or on TV - probably thought too much of it at the time. But it would soon become a huge deal.
August 5, 2016 |
Nationally, VegFests are on the rise, those one- or two-day get-togethers of meat-free eaters over meat-free food, often with speakers and entertainment. And one way Philly is proving its "Vegandelphia" cred is by upping our own vegan-events game. As August kicks off and our usual crop of late-summer convocations is readied for harvest (see below), one new plant-based event especially stands out: S.E.E.D: Sustainable Everyday Edibles and Drinkables will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Aug. 14 at SugarHouse Casino.
July 22, 2016 |
A Philadelphia doctor was arraigned Wednesday in a Montgomery County Court on charges that he illegally provided drugs for more than a year to a woman he met on a "sugar daddy" website, prosecutors said. Sean Graham Fogler, 47, an anesthesiologist, met the woman on seekingarrangements.com in February 2014 and continued a relationship with her until June 2015, prosecutors said. During that time, he allegedly provided her and several of her friends heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, propofol, Xanax, Percocet, and MDMA, also know as ecstasy or Molly.
July 21, 2016 |
Makes 2 servings 1 cucumber (about 11 ounces) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic 1/2 teaspoon sugar 2 teaspoons light soy sauce 2 teaspoons Chinkiang vinegar 2 tablespoons chili oil A pinch or two of ground roasted Sichuan pepper (optional) 1. Lay the cucumber on a chopping board and smack it hard a few times with the flat blade of a Chinese cleaver or with a rolling pin. Then cut it lengthwise into four pieces. Hold your knife at an angle to the chopping board and cut the cucumber on the diagonal into 1/2-inch slices.
July 3, 2016 |
An avid scuba diver, Wendy Hamilton, 45, general manager at the newly expanded SugarHouse Casino, majored in marine biology. She imagined that one day she'd be teaching - in college, or somewhere like the all-girls' Catholic high school she attended in Bryn Mawr. So how did Hamilton end up running a major casino, one of the few women to hold that job in the nation? "My dad teases me and says it was all that exposure to Catholic bingo that put me into this," Hamilton said. Very funny.
June 17, 2016
Makes 6 servings 21/4 pounds strawberries, hulled 1 cup granulated sugar 1 vanilla bean, split in half lengthwise 2 strips of lemon peel 11/2 cups heavy cream 1/2 cup whole milk 4 medium egg yolks Equipment: Fine-mesh nylon sieve Ice cream maker Plastic freezer-safe container 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Put the strawberries in an ovenproof ceramic dish or a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Toss with ¼ cup of the sugar and tuck one half of the vanilla bean and the lemon peels in with the berries.
June 17, 2016
Makes 8 servings 1 tablespoon softened, unsalted butter 11/4 cups milk 6 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons kirsch 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 6 eggs Kosher salt 3/4 cup flour 3 cups unpitted or pitted sour cherries Confectioners' sugar, to dust 1. Heat oven to 425. Butter a 9-inch cast-iron skillet or baking dish, and set aside. Combine milk, sugar, kirsch, vanilla, eggs, and salt in a blender. Blend for a few seconds to mix ingredients, then add the flour, and blend until smooth, about one more minute.
June 16, 2016
Makes 8 servings 2 cups pastry flour 3 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sugar 2 eggs, slightly beaten 1 cup milk 1/4 cup melted butter 1 pint pitted sour cherries 1. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Combine eggs, milk, and butter. Pour wet ingredients over dry, and mix until moistened. The batter will be lumpy. 2. Spoon batter into buttered muffin cups until about two-thirds full. Place 5-6 cherries on top of each muffin; bake at 400 for 12-13 minutes.