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‘God Bless America, Land That I Love’

Let me give it to you straight:

Freedom, fireworks and food

As America celebrates her 238th birthday bash, and fireworks light up the sky, fun foods will certainly be on the menu. This red, white and blue day calls for a dessert that shows off those colors. Serve a dazzling dessert that incorporates our patriotic colors. Make a 4th of July Poke Cake.

World Cup Calimari

Not quite Latin American cuisine, Brazilian food is a blend of European, African, Native Indian and Japanese influences. Brazil’s national beverage is coffee, and its most popular cocktail is the Caipirinha, made from cachaca (Brazilian rum), lime and sugar. Brazilian cuisine has yet to have its moment in the sun in the Philadelphia area. But with the World Cup and the upcoming Olympics being held in Brazil, we may be tasting more of their foods— including octopus.

Tips to let go of your excess

As William Bridges says, “Without releasing the fruits of one season, you cannot blossom into the next.”

Letters to the Editor: June 25, 2014

Stand up for students

A slow cooked spread

You’ve come a long way, Baby! What I’m talking about here is the Crock Pot. From the device’s humble beginnings in 1970 as “The Bean Pot,” Rival Manufacturing tweaked its design, changed its name to “Crock Pot,” and made a fortune selling it.

Letters to the Editor: June 18, 2014

The truth about the Triple Crown

Op-ed: On PGW, look beyond UIL’s promises

Promises, promises …

Letters to the Editor: June 11, 2014

Philadelphia’s prized public employees

Witnessing the wonder of fatherhood

I remember as if it were yesterday.