North America shivers in an Arctic freeze….biting, bitterly cold breezes….brutal, potential, record-breaking low temperatures….Polar Vortex– that arctic cyclone that’s swept down from the North Pole ….what’s next? Frost Quakes? They did happen in Ontario, Canada, on Christmas Eve. Apparently, some kids there thought that the loud snap sounds and the shakes were reindeer on the roof. Closer to home, parts of Ohio experienced Frost Quakes in 2011. It’s winter!
The apple, the original forbidden fruit, was the choice fruit in the Garden of Eden. There are more than 7,500 varieties of apples grown in the world today. Eve ate one of them.
Chefs from five Wesley Enhanced Living facilities competed for top honors last month in a bacon-themed cook-off.
During the summer, many people enjoy cookouts with family and friends. Grilling outdoors is particularly popular in my home state of Texas.
When searching for the perfect present for a new mother, the gift of your time is always appreciated. Preparing a meal for the family, presenting it in a pretty casserole dish that she can keep, and including the recipe with the casserole makes a great gift and keepsake for the new mother.
The International House of Pancakes has invited guests to enjoy free pancakes during National Pancake Day on Tuesday, Feb. 5, while celebrating Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ 30th anniversary. That day, the restaurant chain hopes to raise $3 million as the first national fund-raising campaign to kick off the 2013 fund-raising year for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
— 'On My Honor: 100 years of Girl Scouting' is an exhibit at the National Constitution Center chronicles how the Girl Scouts have changed as society has shifted over the years.
Pierogi Week kicks off at the Green Rock Tavern, 2546 E. Lehigh Ave., on Feb. 26.
Grab your grilling apron, the season is upon us yet again. Philadelphia Fire Department Commissioner Lloyd Ayers was at Jack’s Firehouse recently to demonstrate safe grilling tips at the ninth annual Grilling Safely with the Commissioner.