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The big salad

Although the first day of summer is a few weeks away, the month of June can be humid. Seinfeld’s Elaine knew what to eat on hot days -— eat “The Big Salad,” of course. With minimal effort, some fresh vegetables, and some leftover meat, it’s easy to beat the heat, and serve a real meal on a hot summery day.


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.


Letters to the Editor: May 20, 2015

Comcast is doing good work in Philly


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?


Letters to the Editor: May 13, 2015

FOP is down on Lynne Abraham



Op-Ed: Why discriminate against organ donor recipients?

Imagine you’re a parent or grandparent of a dying child in desperate need of a lung, kidney or heart transplant, only to be told by hospital administrators that due to a physical or intellectual disability, your loved one has been rejected for the life-saving surgical procedure.