February 2011

The Valley's Premier Culinary Resource

LehighValleyGoodTaste.com is the complimentary website to Good Taste, a publication, produced by Lehigh Valley Marketplace, whose inaugural issue was published in February, 2011. Good Taste, was created to showcase the best of the greater Lehigh Valley’s dining scene, and provide a beautiful (and easy) resource; one that you can use frequently, and throughout the year when... »

The Search for Sunlight: One Woman’s Struggle to Combat the Winter Blues

By Sara Vigneri January 3, 9 a.m.: The winter vacation is over and all I’m left with is the stark reality of the cold, dark winter ahead of me. Considering the Lehigh Valley begins decorating for winter nearly three months before it begins, how soon can we start decorating for spring? Perhaps I’ll buy some yellow silk tulips and start a new trend. January 5, 7:... »

Pinebrook Family Services

by Jennifer LoConte Pinebrook Family Services, now in its 31st year, is a non-profit organization dedicated to children and their families. What began in 1979 as diagnostic foster care has blossomed into a full-service agency that strives to keep families together while meeting clients’ diverse needs. Its mission is “to promote the well-being and self-sufficiency of childr... »

Culligan Water Conditioning

By Kathryn M. D’Imperio Water is an essential part of everyday life. From drinking to bathing, cooking, cleaning, washing clothes and more, we use water in our homes and businesses more than we might realize. Lehigh Valley’s Culligan Water Conditioning franchise, Reynolds H20 Plus, Inc., ensures that residential customers and businesses have top quality water and water tre... »

Decorating with Feng Shui

By Nancy Moffett “Feng shui (pronounced fung-shway) is an ancient Chinese system of aesthetics believed to use the laws of both Heaven (astronomy) and Earth (geography) to help one improve life by receiving positive chi. Chi (chee)…refers to ‘energy,’ in the sense of ‘life force,’” according to Wikipedia. How can you incorporate feng shui in your ho... »

Date Night

Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day or just looking for new ideas for your weekly “date night,” take a look at what we found to make your evening fun and fashionable! A.                                                      B.                            C. A. Diego di Lucca Kassidy Leopard Pony Hair Covered Platform Pump, with 4 Inch Heel – $209 Made in Brazil The Sh... »

Alex House

By Sara Hodon For a stand-up comic, there are a few things Alex House takes pretty seriously. Her family, for one (she’s a proud wife and mother). Making people laugh for another. And third is her latest gig—she teaches Zumba® at the Human Performance Center in Allentown. It wouldn’t seem as though House’s comedic and fitness careers had anything in common, but she would d... »

Treating Atrial Fibrillation

By James P. Hummel, MD and Darren Traub, DO In normal sinus rhythm (NSR), the heart beats regularly at 60 to 100 times per minute with organized atrial and ventricular contraction. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an abnormally rapid heart rhythm characterized by uncoordinated and chaotic atrial electrical activation. This disorganized electrical activity leads to deterioration... »

Scrapbooking 101

By Jill Spotz As holiday decorations and memories are literally and figuratively packed away, we look forward to spring and warmer weather. But what is a crafter to do when the cold winter still lingers? There is no better time than now to start a scrapbooking project. If you have holiday pictures still resting in their Snapfish or Shutterfly delivery envelopes, or worse, ... »

Chocolate Anyone?

by Mary Beth Schwartz A plate of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies while watching a chick flick. A cup of hot cocoa topped with whipped cream after sledding. A decadent chocolate cake for your birthday. Racing to the pantry yet to see what you might have on hand? There’s something about chocolate that can take the blahs out of dreary winter days and make them much more ... »

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