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Letters to the Editor: May 27, 2015

The benefits of caring for our trees


It’s the season for asparagus

Spring is synonymous with the beginning of daylight savings time, little league baseball games, the Phillies, robins, the promise of summer, young love and asparagus. Each year around this time, asparagus is plentiful at the market, a seasonal vegetable ready to enjoy. Asparagus is a member of the lily family, and is an excellent source of vitamin K along with other vitamins and minerals. It is low in calories.


Op-ed: So long, Letterman

Back in the old days of the 1980s, before television had hundreds of cable and Internet options for your viewing pleasure, there were just seven or eight VHF and UHF options on the television dial.


A taste of Moussaka

Contrary to a once-popular belief, eating eggplant does not cause insanity. Eggplant, once referred to as “mala insane” or the raging apple, was thought to cause a host of ailments. Grown first in India and Pakistan 4,000 years ago, eggplants are members of the nightshade family, along with tomatoes, potatoes and peppers.  Thomas Jefferson loved his vegetables. Disregarding the eggplant’s bad reputation, he introduced it into his Monticello garden.


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Comcast is doing good work in Philly


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FOP is down on Lynne Abraham


For the love of meatballs

Everybody loves meatballs. There’s not a country that doesn’t have its own ethnic blend. Call them polpette, konigsberger klope, boulettes or frikadeller — we’re talking meatballs. If you happen to be attending a graduation party in the near future, you’ll probably sample some meatballs, which invariably show up on the buffet table. Who can resist a meatball sandwich?


A homemade cake for Mom

A few weeks ago, I wasn’t feeling well, and all I wanted was some chicken soup and a piece of homemade cake. Unfortunately, there were no reserve sweets in the freezer. When I had gotten sick or had been feeling under the weather some years ago, my mom would always come through with some soup and a homemade sweet. 


May is national Celiac Awareness Month

Local dietician offers tips for a gluten-free diet.    


Letters to the Editor: May 6, 2015

Democrats have a big choice