- Brickerville Fire Company honors Wilbur May for 68 years of service
- Chocolate Walk tickets on sale now
- Manheim receives three Townie Awards
- Lititz Independence Day: Schedule of Events
- ‘The Odd Couple’ turns 50
- Penn Township, Pleasant View partner for community day
- Witmer earns valedictorian title for Manheim Central’s class of 2015
- Passenger pigeons once flocked to Lititz
- Manheim Central will graduate 235
- Festival of the Red Rose
Fritterin’ away in the kitchen
This recipe is going in the “updated Pennsylvania Dutch” series. It’s where I enhance traditional Dutch recipes. Sometimes the Dutch essence gets lost, but not here — the word “fritter” is plain and clear and I know...
- Posted May 27, 2015
The history behind fruit leather
Bikers and runners have become complex. Multiple things are attached to them all over their body. This is an incomplete list: lights (head, knuckle, belt), gels for fuel, sports watch, glucose tabs, phone, iPod, body glide (for...
- Posted May 13, 2015
Strawberries and champagne, again
I don’t know if I want to call attention to this, but have you noticed I cook a lot with alcohol? It’s an easy way to add flavor. I think of it as an addition to my...
- Posted April 15, 2015
Easter eggs to dye for
Along with the bunny, the egg is the most familiar symbol of Easter. Many Christians believe it is a symbol of life, but so do Hindus. The Persians, Greeks, and Chinese gave gifts of eggs during spring...
- Posted April 1, 2015
Dennis Rakers: Luther Acres’ hidden gem
Luther Acres has been hiding one of their chefs, Dennis Rakers. He and chef Quinn Hackers won second place earlier this month in the Iron Chef Cocalico. Hackers got the glory, held the trophy, and was interviewed...
- Posted March 18, 2015
Pizza crust revisited
The pizza crust that gets thrown back into the box, that’s been me. I’d rather save myself 300 calories per crust and be thought rude than to eat something I don’t like. Not eating the crust means...
- Posted March 4, 2015
Advice for your vices
I’m a runner and I try to watch what I eat. I eat well 78 percent of the time, I’m guessing. This year I turn 50, and that means I’ll be the youngest in my runners age...
- Posted February 18, 2015
Dipping etiquette for non-circus acts Have you ever heard “I love you” in High German? “Ich liebe dich!” For those not schooled in the PA Dutch language of love, hearing that could be a frightening experience. Therefore,...
- Posted February 4, 2015
Brats and dip: an unbeatable team
Even though my dad was a big football player in the early 50s, I don’t get the game. All they do is fall down. They can’t run or something — it’s frustrating to watch — they run a few...
- Posted January 21, 2015
Chai enhances butternut squash soup
I have not run one stride since the “I Can Run” for Hemophilia race on Nov. 15. Not one plank, nothing. I’m feeling badly, soft. I’ve eaten, I’ve cheered, and now it’s time to reign it in....
- Posted January 7, 2015