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    Casino Trips: May 27, 2015

    Rose’s Fun Filled Trips: June 29. Tropicana. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. More: July 13. Tropicana. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. More: Sept. 15. Tropicana. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. More: Oct. 28. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. ••

    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.

    Taste of Israel

    More than 100 people attended the Taste of Israel event on April 28 and enjoyed traditional cuisine. 

    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.

    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?

    Casino Trips: May 13, 2015

    Rose’s Fun Filled Trips: June 29. Tropicana. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. More: July 13. Tropicana. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. More: Sept. 15. Tropicana. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. More: Oct. 28. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. ••

    May is national Celiac Awareness Month

    Local dietician offers tips for a gluten-free diet.    

    Casino Trips: May 6, 2015

    Rose’s Fun Filled Trips: June 29. Tropicana. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. More: July 13. Tropicana. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. More: Sept. 15. Tropicana. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. More: Oct. 28. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. ••

    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. 

    Casino Trips: April 29, 2015

    Rose’s Fun Filled Trips: June 29. Tropicana. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. More: July 13. Tropicana. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. More: Sept. 15. Tropicana. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. More: Oct. 28. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. ••

    Have a fiesta this Cinco de Mayo

    Cinco de Mayo (May 5) is more of a regional holiday in Mexico, and it recognizes the country’s victory at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican war. North of the border, the day is celebrated in many cities promoting the commercial interests of purveyors of Mexican food and beverages with parties, festivities and fiestas. It’s probably a bigger holiday in many United States cities than it is in Mexico, and Philadelphia is no exception. In fact, May 1-5 is Mexican Week here in Philly. So, it looks like the bars and restaurants have spoken.

    Eating green on Earth Day

    The Earth neither moved nor stood still on April 22, 1970, but it did get a little help from its friends. University of Pennsylvania professor Ian McHarg, along with students and faculty of many area universities, as well as city planners, lawyers and other environmentally concerned people, teamed up to offer lectures and events that culminated in a rally at Fairmount Park’s Belmont Plateau. U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie was the keynote speaker, but music and rock bands carried the tune of the day. 

    Casino trips: April 22, 2015

    Rose’s Fun Filled Trips: May 5. Tropicana. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. More: June 29. Tropicana. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. More: July 13. Tropicana. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. More: Sept. 15. Tropicana. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. More: Oct. 28. $65 includes transportation, show, slot play and buffet. 215-335-2287, 267-251-7422. ••

    A savory success

    Health and happiness: Aria Health-Torresdale Campus held a health workshop for kids on March 23, where they played Bingo with nutritional facts and made pita pizza with spinach.

    Cracker Jack and baseball

    The Phillies home opener this year, played on April 6, spoke for itself. The nicest thing about opening day was the great weather.

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