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

By Pamela Baxter|

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 ...

By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|


  • Food

    FOOD: Zounds, me hearties! It’s National Rum Day

    Forget “yo-ho-ho.” When the women behind Full Spirited Flavours need rum, they don’t buy a bottle. They import 55-gallon drums.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|

  • Brewpubs

    Breweries of the Philadelphia suburbs

    Everybody loves a good beer, and the Philadelphia suburbs is home to many breweries that could be the creator of your next favorite. The list below features a range of breweries across the suburbs.

    Digital First Media staff|

  • Entertainment

    TRENDING: Safely celebrating the upcoming Great American Eclipse

    It’s not going to be your average Monday.

    By Brian Bingaman @brianbingaman on Twitter|

  • Food

    TASTE-OFF: Trader Joe’s best — and worst — chocolate cookies

    Cookies are a magical food — especially when they’re studded with chocolate chips or chunks. They’re an instant pick-me-up and all-around great snack. You can make them at home, of course, but another option is to leave the measuring and mixing to Trader Joe’s. The company has gone cookie-crazy, packing their store shelves with tubs of every kind of chocolate cookie — big, small, crispy, crunchy, buttery, nutty and seedy. The only question is which one to...

    By Jolene Thym Correspondent — San Jose Mercury News|

  • Home and Garden

    FROM THE GROUND UP: ‘A Hole In the Wind’ is an engaging ride

    In the spring of 2011, David Goodrich dipped the front tire of his bicycle into the Atlantic Ocean at Lewes, Delaware. The next symbolic ocean dip would be in the Pacific, on the Oregon coast. In between oceans, Goodrich would pedal his bike, solo, across prairies and mountains, through driving rains and moisture-sucking heat, buck stiff headwinds, and make the most of the occasional tailwind.

    By Pamela Baxter|

  • Food

    FOOD: Well-traveled sandwiches for backpacks, beach bags and baskets; local chefs share recipes

    Imagine hiking a sun-dappled trail through the woods. Around a bend, you spot a sparkling lake and stop to enjoy the view. You reach in your backpack and pull out … a protein bar? Make that a hearty sandwich instead.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|

  • Food

    THE YANKEE CHEF: Tangy cake with sweet summer flavor

    I have been experimenting and trying various combinations to get a pound cake to taste just like lemonade for quite some time now. At the same time, I wanted to reduce the amount of sugar without affecting the taste. I was successful in producing a beautifully flavored cake that truly does taste like lemonade, but sadly I was unable to reduce the sugar. So moderation is key (as if I needed to tell you) in enjoying this tangy pound cake.

    By Jim Bailey|

  • Food

    Watermelons, cantaloupes are summer treats. Enjoy these three refreshing recipes

    One by one, they knocked. At Pete’s Produce Farm in West Chester, shoppers tapped “Sugar Babies,” cantaloupes, red and yellow seedless watermelons — listening for a good one, leaving satisfied they’d found the best.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|

  • Food

    THE YANKEE CHEF: Fruity treat features Asian pear

    If you have never tried an Asian pear, you are in for a treat. Although more expensive than either apples or pears, this delicious fruit is a combination of both flavors. Here is a recipe that involves the same taste but with a Yankee touch. Beautifully accented with cinnamon flavor and the slightly salty taste of cheese, this super simple, and quick, recipe will be a hit with everyone you cater to this summer. Want a crispy, smoky addition? Add a small slice of super crispy bacon right on...

    By Jim Bailey|

  • Health

    American Red Cross seeks blood, platelet donations; locations announced in Bucks, Delco, Chesco and Montco

    PHILADELPHIA — Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, but there continues to be a critical summer blood shortage. Eligible donors of all types are urgently needed.

    Submitted by the American Red Cross|

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