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Letters to the Editor: March 30, 2016

Solomon has a vision

Op-Ed: Recovery schools could help combat drug abuse

Standing with parents and the principal at the Bridge Way School is illuminating.

Enjoying more reader recipes

Clearly, there’s a lot of cooking taking place in and around Philly, to judge from the recipes sent into the Northeast Times food column. I’d like to share some of the submissions that weren’t randomly drawn in the ongoing gift-card contest. A great many of the submitted recipes really are winners, culinarily speaking, and I plan to share them with you in future columns.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with Chocolate Babka

Who can forget the famous Seinfeld episode when Elaine goes to Schnitzer’s Bakery to buy a Chocolate Babka, only to find that they just sold the last one to the customer ahead of her. You’ll never get into that predicament yourself, if you can make your own Chocolate Babka. You will, however, need a few hours to let the yeast bread rise, then rise again. But it just might be worth it.  

Op-ed: Bill will protect children, give them recovery time after abuse

First, it was Penn State then it was the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Now, just when you think that scandals involving the sexual abuse of children can’t get any worse, we learn about yet another one.

Letters to the Editor: March 23, 2016

Soda tax is a slippery slope

Op-ed: Rewarding the hardworking should be ultimate goal

Imagine you’re a single parent working, struggling to provide for your family.

Keeping a low-sodium diet can pay dividends

Let’s face it. Most people know that too much sodium, aka salt, isn’t good for them. But when it comes to cooking meals at home, some people still can’t resist adding a pinch (or more) of salt to their creations. After all, salt does make food taste, well, tasty. Thankfully, you can step away from the salt shaker and still create meals that are not only delicious, but nutritious as well. It’s been reported that most of the sodium in our diets comes from processed soups, fast foods or meats. So if you’re cooking at home with your own blend of spices, you’re already on the right track to cutting down your sodium intake.

The biggest question of all: When will I fall asleep?

There’s a line in an old song that haunts me: “Last night, I couldn’t get to sleep at all…”

Greens, grains and good nutrition

March is National Nutrition Month. The theme this year, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right,” to take time to enjoy the social interactions and happiness that food can bring to the table.