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    Cocktail hour clams

    “He that sups with the devil needs a long spoon.”— English Proverb


    Get extra calcium from yogurt

    At any time, hundreds of species of bacteria — both potentially harmful and potentially helpful — inhabit the human digestive tract.


    Best of Basil

    My basil was out of control.   


    Dig into some French Onion Soup

    “Let’s go to Pittsburgh,” I said, when the possibility of a long weekend trip came up a few weeks ago. Why not? Having traveled some miles over the years, Pittsburgh was one relatively close destination we’d talked about but never visited.


    Take Back Your Neighborhood civic gets advice about voting

    Members of the Take Back Your Neighborhood civic association last week heard from city elections commissioner Stephanie Singer and Assistant District Attorney Jacqueline Coelho.


    Snow in the summer

    As we flip the calendar and leave July, we leave behind National Ice Cream Month, which was first declared by President Reagan in 1984. August usually brings even hotter temperatures and higher humidity to Philly. What better way to beat the heat than to enjoy some icy indulgences? 


    Garden State grub

    There’s something about fresh-picked corn (and tomatoes and peaches) at roadside stands in New Jersey that makes my car immediately pull to the side of the road. Last weekend, on the ride home from the Shore, the signs reading “Fresh Corn - $2.99 a Dozen” forced me to make a bee-line to the roadside produce stand. And I certainly wasn’t disappointed. Jersey corn is coming into season, and ready for harvest.


    Baked blueberry bliss

    “Oh, I forgot to add the blueberries!” exclaimed Aunt Doris, who frequently brings her fabulous blueberry cake to share after our art class each week. We are not blood relatives, but Aunt Doris is the kind of person anyone would wish to have as an aunt. And she makes some mean cakes.


    Sweet Summer Spuds

    Bonjour! Vive les Frites!