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FROM THE GROUND UP: Bringing the outdoors in

By Pamela Baxter|

Newly discovered painting shows Washington’s wartime tent. Will go on view at Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA >> Philip Mead was online late one night in May, looking for possible artifacts from the American Revolution, when a painting up for auction caught his eye and got his heart racing. ...

By Kristen De Groot The Associated Press|

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  • Food

    THE YANKEE CHEF: Taming the spice level on a unique lamb dish

    Oh the spiciness of Mongolian Lamb is what keeps the shepherds from overheating in the summertime. Honestly! Those wanderers in Eastern Asia of old knew how to cook with spices.....hot spices, that is. And they knew that the spicier the dish, the cooler they were working in the hot sun. I took the liberty of adding a subtle touch of nature to offset this heat. And served over another one of natures sweet gifts, peas, is perfect.

    By Jim Bailey|

  • Home and Garden

    FROM THE GROUND UP: Garden ‘weed’ turns out to be native plant and might be growing in a garden near you

    Last week I noticed a new flowering “weed” in my garden. It’s tall, with notched, opposite leaves and branching heads of tiny white flowers. It’s also trying to take over. So my first question was, “Is this a native plant or something that was introduced?” My money was on the latter possibility, because once I noticed it on my own property I started seeing it everywhere —along almost every roadway, scattered in gardens in West Chester Borough,...

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  • Food

    FOOD: Tasty ways to try pears now

    After stopping to greet customers, Ed Weaver continued checking the pears on display in his farm market — straightening boxes, occasionally grabbing a ripe one.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|

  • Food

    THE YANKEE CHEF: This simple bread makes a statement

    There really isn’t anything I can say about Maine Black Bread. It is simple and sweet but without being too sweet. Reminiscent of Russian black bread, but with a Yankee flair.

    By Jim Bailey |

  • Food

    ‘It’s five o’ clock somewhere.’ Here are five unique tiki cocktails to enjoy

    There’s something irresistible about a great tiki bar. Whether you’re off in the tropics or here at a local tiki joint, you’re soon overcome by sensations of sun-kissed languor and vacation ease. (Or perhaps that’s simply the mai tais.)

    By Jackie Burrell Bay Area News Group|

  • Food

    FOOD: Local producers offering specialty mushrooms

    “We still handpick all of our mushrooms,” said Linda Phillips Steller, leading an impromptu tour of the family business, Phillips Mushroom Farms in Kennett Square. “We grow shiitake mushrooms in those houses down there.”

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media |

  • Food

    THE YANKEE CHEF: Adding more tang to a favorite dish

    One of my favorite Asian dishes has got to be Tangerine Beef. But I wanted something with more flavor and tang. Here is the best Yanked recipe with Tangerine Beef in mind, but with a tweek.

    By Jim Bailey|

  • Home and Garden

    FROM THE GROUN UP: Pawpaws bring garden club members, friends together

    Last Saturday, my friend Sharon Richardson reached out to several master gardeners and members of her garden club who live nearby. She also reached out to me. The email subject line read, “The sweet smell of success.” When I walked into Richardson’s house the next day, it was as she had promised: the air was laden with the aroma of pawpaws — sweet, fruity, tropical.

    By Pamela Baxter|

  • Food

    FOOD: Kiwi berries pack a big taste

    Years ago, when Ed Weaver of Weaver’s Orchard in Morgantown considered adding kiwi berries, he offered samples to test the market. Many customers had never seen them before, but the response “was phenomenal,” and “the ‘wow factor’ was there.”

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|

  • Food

    THE YANKEE CHEF: This fruity treat will satisfy any sweet tooth

    Pineapple Peach Danish Need I say more?

    By Jim Bailey|

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