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DIY Duck

DIY Duck

Prepping Tips From Chef Shawn Doyle Duck, a premium poultry typically associated with fine dining, offers surprising approachability. “The duck in itself tastes so good, as long as you season it,” says Shawn Doyle, Chef/owner of Savory Grille in Macungie. “When I do duck breast, most of the time I just use salt-pepper, maybe some [Chinese] five spice—but not a lot.” Rather... »

Bridgeton House on the Delaware

Bridgeton House on the Delaware

Photos courtesy of Bridgeton House & Jumping Rocks Photography LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. Bridgeton House on the Delaware, a country inn originally built as a private residence in 1936 and having realized many incarnations before serving in its current capacity as an award-winning getaway, is the only true riverside bed-and-breakfast acommodation serving visitors to... »

Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid

Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid

A home is typically a person’s single largest purchase and investment. It’s essential, then, that when renovating or remodeling your home, you avoid some of the most common mistakes that can leave you disappointed. The following list can help save you stress, time and money.  Safety first – watch for lead paint. If your home was built prior to 1978, it may contain le... »

Best I Ever Had: Surf & Turf Oysters at Bolete

Best I Ever Had: Surf & Turf Oysters at Bolete

A consummate connection between land and sea, Surf & Turf Oysters always make a huge splash on Bolete’s rotating menu. Built on a half-shell foundation, this half-dozen freshly-shucked raw-oyster app features one of Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay signature varieties, either mild-and-silky East Beach Blonde or small, plump and briny Wild Goose, harvested closer to the ... »

Eureka! The Baker Institute

Eureka! The Baker Institute

An old adage maintains that “If you build a better mousetrap, the world will beat a path to your door.” That may be true, but the path to innovation can be daunting. Fortunately, the Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation at Lehigh University provides students with many ways to encourage forward-thinking and problem solving. The center was endowed ... »

Fall Overhaul

Fall Overhaul

Your Seasonal Home Maintenance Checklist Autumn, with all the changing leaves and cooler temperatures, will soon be upon us. Personally I love this time of year—you may need a light jacket, but you can still drive a convertible with the top down. Here are some easy to-do items to get your place ready for the upcoming season, so it will be easy to break it down into weekend... »

Figs

Figs

September Marks The Seasonal Peak Of The Fig Venture beyond the Fig Newton cookie for an au naturel experience with these plump and juicy little treats. From the chewy skin—ranging from deep purple or ruddy brown to bright chartreuse, depending on the variety—to the pulpy, rosy-hued flesh flecked with miniscule seeds, figs offer culinary versatility. “The taste of a fig is... »

Best I Ever Had: Pulled Pork at The Sweet Spot

Best I Ever Had: Pulled Pork at The Sweet Spot

Groundhog Day isn’t as widely celebrated as other holidays, but that wouldn’t be the case if it were up to Terry Ellis, owner of The Sweet Spot in Allentown, who puts the holiday at the top of his list. Twenty years ago, Ellis began hosting a Groundhog Day neighborhood party where he served his homemade pulled pork recipe. As word spread, instead of heading to Punxsu... »

We Tried It: Owowcow

We Tried It: Owowcow

Our staff was fortunate enough to indulge in a sampling of made-from-scratch Owowcow ice cream. Every flavor is uniquely different, each containing an exciting element of something unexpected. Here’s what we think! OWOWCOW Ottsville 4105 Durham Rd Ottsville 610.847.7070 Wrightstown 591 Durham Rd Wrightstown 215.598.3248 Lambertville 237 N. Union St Lambertville, NJ 6... »

Chris Powers

The Power of Being Prepared for a Crisis

The 200-year-old company Brooks Brothers filed for bankruptcy, unemployment claims topped 30 million, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted by almost 40%, and oil futures bottomed driving the price of gasoline down to a near 25-year low. Thanks to COVID-19, many American households and businesses have been under some form of unexpected financial stress since the middl... »

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