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    The power of plums

    Confucius wrote about them. Alexander the Great and then Julius Caesar brought them to the Mediterranean region through trade. Early settlers brought them to the New World. Luther Burbank, the “Plant Wizard” botanist, horticulturist and pomologist (cultivator of fruit trees), grew, studied and documented plum trees grown in California, and produced new hybrid varieties. 


    Luscious lemons

    “When life hands you a lemon … make lemonade.”


    Food column: Garden radishes and basil

    Donna Zitter Bordelon shares her radish recipe. 


    St. Christopher School raises money for childhood cancer research

    The first graders at St. Christopher School in Somerton organized an Alex’s Lemonade Stand at the school on June 3. 


    Goo-ing for Gold

    Over 90 sliders helped raise over $22,000 at the American Heritage and Kids-N-Hope Foundation’s 22nd Annual Gelatin Olympics on June 10. 


    Casino Trips: June 3, 2015

    Sisterhood of Temple Menorah Keneseth Chai: June 25. Tropicana. Show The Original Rich Little. $66, includes bus, show, buffet lunch and $25 slot play. 215-725-2002 or 215-941-8145.


    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.


    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.


    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. ••