Lori Brothers: Let LEGS, three F’s guide exercise
With spring’s arrival often comes the re-commitment to getting more exercise. So the question can arise, “How do I design an exercise program that’s right for me?” Great question.
Mitchel Olszak: I like beer, so I’m watching our state closely
I like beer. More to the point, I like good beer. In my younger days, just about any swill would do. But with the passage of time, sophistication and exposure to the possibilities, my interests in beer have sharpened and matured.
Culinary Conversation: A colorful layered cake for Easter
Spekkoek, or spice cake, is a classic Dutch specialty dessert that involves baking a cake in multiple thin layers. A thin layer of cake batter is spread in the pan and broiled until firm and golden. Then another layer is spread on top, and so on. The result is a toasty flavor and beautiful, intriguing pattern inside the cut cake.
Culinary Conversation: Reader shares cake recipe
It’s spring. A few crocuses have started to poke through the ground. And I’ve witnessed the color returning to the goldfinches that congregate at the feeders in our back yard.
John K. Manna: Spring ballot to have few surprises
The ballots are set for the May 21 primary in Lawrence County. There could be some minimum change after Wednesday, the last day for candidates to withdraw. But for all practical purposes, we know who the candidates are, and there are few surprises.
Lori Brothers: Three simple steps to get your sleep back on track
Are you looking forward to sleeping in this weekend to catch up on the sleep you don’t get from your busy lifestyle?
It might be sabotaging your natural body rhythms. Recently, I went without sleep for over 36 hours.
Larry Kelly: Don’t underestimate the Spirit of the Red Hurricane
Before I went to basketball practice Sunday night, I opened a web page to glance at the roster of the Lower Merion High School basketball team. New Castle will play the Aces tonight at Williamsport High to determine who will advance to the PIAA Class AAAA championship game.
Culinary Conversation: You could see your recipes here
Wanted: your recipes. We know you’re out there. The accomplished cook, the neighbor who is known for his or her baking, the experimenter who has more success stories than failures — Culinary Conversation is looking for all of you because this column is for and about you.
Mitchel Olszak: Do the emotional centers of the brain guide our politics?
People who hold specific political points of view like to think their positions are based on serious analysis. They view their given ideologies as careful conclusions reached through assessing the world around them and examining how things work. Thus, liberals and conservatives both manage to claim the intellectual and ethical high ground.
Culinary Conversation: Some dishes fresh from the web
My new “toy” is a combination Valentine’s/birthday gift. I just wish it wasn’t quite as tricky to figure out as the toys of my past — a Barbie doll, the Candyland game and my first Huffy bike.
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