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That’s quite a pickle

Are you in a pickle about what to serve this Memorial Day? Whether the weather remains cold and rainy or not, soup can be on the menu along with those burgers and hot dogs. Pickles always seem to show up on the table at Memorial Day and stay throughout the summer season to be munched at cook-outs and picnics. This year, try some pickles incorporated into the following soup and dip. 


Op-Ed: Soda tax will send consumers across county lines

One doesn’t need a degree from the Wharton School to recognize the controversial soda tax proposal now being debated in Philadelphia City Council contains more carbonation and hot air than sound public reasoning. 


Op-Ed: Memorial Day is more about heroes than barbecues

“Every day is Memorial Day for the fallen’s families, friends and comrades-in-arms.”


Letters to the Editor: May 25, 2016

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Letters to the Editor: May 18, 2016

I’m proud to be white


Eat Like a lacto-ovo vegetarian

“I’m a level-5 vegan, and I don’t eat anything that casts a shadow.”


For a smooth start to the day, have a smoothie

Now that the weather is finally warming up, it’s the perfect time to replace those hot breakfasts with refreshing, cold and delicious smoothie bowls. Although smoothies (the kind you make in a blender) and juicing have been popular choices for breakfast for a while now, smoothie bowls have recently become the darling of the food world – and with good reason.


Op-ed: Libraries a great place to check out

“Our tremendous volunteers raise funds, raise awareness about the library as an important community resource, and host a variety of engaging and educational programming.” — Karen D. Lash, President, Friends of Holmesburg Library


Once-shiny new briefcase is now officially my briefcase

I’ve always been impatient about opening gifts. Since early childhood, when scrubbed birthday children would arrive bearing packages, I’ve never been the type to carefully preserve paper and bows.


Nutritional Know-Hows

No one wants to hear the “C” word mentioned — whether it’s about a family member, a friend or themselves. Eating healthy foods is important whether you are fighting cancer or trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The experts at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Eastern Regional Medical Center have compiled some key tips, ingredient swaps and food-prep ideas that they believe will help people make healthy choices when buying and preparing foods.