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Celebrating Father’s Day, family, with three terrific sons-in-law

I always yearned to have a son. At least one.

Celebrate with steak

Being a father

Letters to the Editor: June 8, 2016

A love letter to Pennypack

The hometown flavor of pork roll

A day of homage to the almighty pork roll was held over the Memorial Day weekend at the Pork Roll Festival. It was held in the home of pork roll — Trenton, New Jersey. In fact, because of a beef between the promoters, there were two Pork Roll Festivals held there on the same day. What could have been the bone of contention?

Spice things up with cardamom

Ancient, exotic and regal — that’s cardamom, one of my favorite spices. Native to India, it grows in hot climates but needs plenty of shade. Guatemala produces a lot of it now. Used in many Indian and Asian dishes, it is also found in many Scandinavian baked goods. 

Letters to the Editor: June 1, 2016

Cut the grass and clean up!

Grandchild’s journey from birth to adulthood happens quickly

I was there when she walked down an aisle of sorts at her nursery school graduation, the type of ceremony in which little tykes wear miniature caps and gowns, stare out at the sea of faces, and in a few cases try to bolt.

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.”