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Savoring the sweetness of vacation with the family

12We always know we’ve arrived  at the right house on Long Beach Island each summer  when we recognize the old faded towels that our daughters once dragged to day camp drying on the deck of a summer cottage.


A beet treat

Although I enjoyed them, the beets from my vegetable garden were gone quickly. No wonder. Fresh beets and greens are a vegetable delight. When the harvest ends, it’s time to say hello farmers markets and produce departments.


Op-ed: There are affordable ways to obtain health coverage

Fifty years ago this month, President Lyndon B. Johnson created Medicare and Medicaid with the swipe of his pen, providing access to quality, affordable health coverage to working families and underserved communities across the country. 


Letters to the Editor: July 29, 2015

Why I rejected Gov. Wolf’s historic tax hikes  


Letters to the Editor: July 22, 2015

Some neighborhoods are becoming a disgrace


Satisfy your appetite with baked beans

Recently on a trip that took me to Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, I walked a small stretch of the Appalachian Trail. It made its way across the town and onto the towpath of an old canal toward faraway Maine. I learned that following the 2-inch-by-6-inch vertical rectangles that are painted white on trees, rocks and sign posts will keep you on the trail instead of lost in the woods. (I’m sharing this in case you are ever lost in the woods along the trail.)


Stay cool this summer with icebox pie

Too hot to turn on the oven? Understood. But if you’re craving something sweet that’s homemade, the high temperatures might be a real letdown. How can you have your cake and not heat it, too? Got it. “Bake” an icebox pie or cake. Assemble the ingredients, then refrigerate or freeze. Fresh berries in season now can help to make some delicious desserts for summer.


Letters to the Editor: July 15, 2015

Playing the blame game


Savor the flavor this barbecue season

In Summertime, Smokey the Bear increases his vigilance. But he need not fear every whiff of smoke. After all, it’s barbecue season. As we move into July and August, the smell of grilled goodies fills the air. Many celebrations and picnics over the summer include foods cooked outdoors. It’s the time to get out of the kitchen.


Letters to the Editor: July 8, 2015

Home rentals are a problem