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FROM THE GROUND UP: Getting the most out of the Flower Show

With its stunning garden exhibits, floral displays, miniatures, individual plant entries, and so much more, the Philadelphia Flower Show is always a delight to the senses — plenty to engage the eye and the nose. But if you know where to look, t...

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    By Bette Banjack|

  • Home and Garden

    FROM THE GROUND UP: A few minutes can help the birds

    Do you have fifteen minutes? No, this isn’t a GEICO ad! It’s an invitation to join in the 20th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). Launched in 1998 as a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, the GBBC was the first online “citizen-science” project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.

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  • Food

    SNACK BOARDS: Offering something for every Super Bowl fan

    Wearing a Steelers cap, Joe Martinelli carried a tray of Super Bowl food fit for a quarterback. Even though his team didn’t win, fans are sure to cheer his “snack board” suggestions for the big game.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|

  • Food

    THE YANKEE CHEF: Warm up with this Italian-style split pea soup

    If pancetta is too expensive, by all means try other cured hams, or even boiled ham. I have used a new product from my deli called Italian Hot Ham, and the heat is absolutely perfect. And if you are wondering if there is a difference between Canadian split peas and green split peas ... no, there is not. Other than the color, they are equally interchangeable in any recipe, including this one.

    By Jim Bailey|

  • Lifestyle

    Snow is on the horizon with Pennsylvania Snowshoe Race at Spring Mountain

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  • Food

    Food just might get you high at High Street

    We first met Ellen Yin while having dinner at Fork shortly after she opened it in a pretty much deserted stretch of Market Street in Philly’s Old City 20 years ago. Ellen, who worked in small restaurants while growing up in Rumson, New Jersey, in the late 1970s, wrote a business plan for a restaurant while she was a student at the University of Pennsylvania, where she would later earn an MBA.

    By Len Lear For Digital First Media|

  • Home and Garden

    FROM THE GROUND UP: Time to think about the next veggie garden season

    In just a few months, vegetable seed display racks will be going up in garden centers, hardware stores, and supermarkets. So many inviting varieties vying for your attention! Or maybe you’ve already gotten a mailbox-full of seed catalogues from Burpee, Parks, Johnny’s, and other seed purveyors. It’s not just last year’s varieties to consider. Seed companies work continuously to come out with new and better varieties of old standards. The choices can be...

    By Pamela Baxter Columnist|

  • Food

    FOOD: Dig into breakfast, lunch or dinner bowls

    “Ooh. What’s that?” a woman in workout gear asked, admiring a colorful combination of banana, blueberries, granola and coconut atop a spoonable smoothie.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|

  • Food

    THE YANKEE CHEF: Jezebel Sauce complements these appetizer croquettes

    Jezebel Sauce is a Southern condiment usually reserved for the holidays as a sauce for baked ham or even warm, melted Brie cheese. Consider it a perfect accompaniment to these delicious croquettes. And before I hear all about what croquettes really are (deep fried), this is almost the same thing, but without any added fat as a binder or any that may be absorbed from cooking.

    By Jim Bailey|

  • Lifestyle

    Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Overlooked but valuable antiques

    Ever wonder what valuable antiques are hiding in your house? There are many antiques, works of art, and collectibles that have significant value which many people want you to just toss out with the trash or put out on your front lawn at a low market priced yard sale.

    By Lori Verderame|

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