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HOLIDAY TREATS: Locals share the art of clear toy candy

Wearing a long skirt and apron, Suzanne Wainwright-Evans worked tirelessly in the kitchen of Perkiomen Township’s historic Pennypacker Mills. During last year’s Victorian Christmas, curious visitors filled the room, watching her make an ...

By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media |

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  • Food

    Bountiful Brassicas: Don’t miss these fall veggies

    “What IS that?” asked a skeptical shopper at the West Chester Growers Market, pointing to a spiky, lime-green cruciferous veggie.

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  • Lifestyle

    Berks County native pens book on history of scrapple

    “For a long time, anytime I had the opportunity to write about Pennsylvania Dutch culture and the food of my culture — I would,” said Amy Strauss, food and drink writer.

    Rebecca Blanchard
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  • Food

    Barto native pens book on history of scrapple

    “For a long time, anytime I had the opportunity to write about Pennsylvania Dutch culture and the food of my culture – I would,” said Amy Strauss, food and drink writer. Her first book, “Pennsylvania Scrapple: A Delectable History” hit bookshelves on Monday, Oct. 9.

    Rebecca Blanchard
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  • Food

    CHEERS! Scare up some Halloween cocktails

    This Halloween, area mixologists are putting the b-b-b-boo in boozy with positively “defrightful” cocktails. And they’re sharing those howl-raising recipes, so you too can get in the spirit — starting with a Blood Orange Margarita.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media |

  • Food

    THE YANKEE CHEF: Try this pineapple- and coconut-flavored delight

    We have all had coconut cream pie and by adding the ultimate in sweet fruit to it, you have a tremendously flavored pie that is simple and such a treat!

    By Jim Bailey|

  • Lifestyle

    Pottstown Halloween parade kicks off at 7 p.m. on Oct. 24

    About 350 children dressed in their finest costumes will march down High Street in the annual Pottstown Community Halloween Parade on Tuesday, Oct. 24, beginning at 7 p.m. at High and Bailey streets. Rain date is Thursday, Oct. 26. They will be accompanied by the Pottstown and Pottsgrove high school and middle school marching bands. The Boyertown Alumni Band and the Phillie Phanatic and a contingent from the Reading Royals will also make an appearance.

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  • Home and Garden

    FROM THE GROUND UP: What’s wrong with this picture?

    My friend Pam Smyth made a poignant post to Facebook last week. Along with a photo of some of the beautiful Coatesville fields and woodlands near her home, she wrote,

    By Pamela Baxter|

  • Food

    FOOD: These loaded potatoes pack a healthy punch

    Piled high with toppings, stuffed potatoes qualify as classic comfort food. But with a few easy changes, chefs transform them into nutritional powerhouses. And so can you.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media |

  • Food

    THE YANKEE CHEF: Cooler temperatures demand a ragout

    Peppery Sausage Ragout INGREDIENTS

    By Jim Bailey The fall is the perfect time of year for this ultimate in ragouts! Ragouts are usually heavily spiced and is usually considered a stew |

  • Home and Garden

    FROM THE GROUND UP: Area garden destination, Chanticleer, is a treat

    If you’re looking for a garden destination while there are still some warm-ish fall days to enjoy, I can’t recommend a better place than Chanticleer. Located in Wayne, PA, the garden occupies thirty-five of the forty-seven acres of the former estate of Adolph Rosengarten Jr. Despite its size, the gardens — on what was once just sweeping lawn dotted with trees — have a surprisingly intimate feel to them.

    By Pamela Baxter|

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