• Dennis Rakers, chef at Luther Acres, displays two dishes that made him wildly popular with New York
celebrities in the 1970s: emince de veau zurichoise and spaetzle. (Photo by Michele Walter Fry)
    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
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      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
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  • If you’re trying to cut back on your vices, but still need a comfort
beverage in the evening, try hot vanilla. (Photo by Michele Walter Fry)
    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
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    February fondue

    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
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  • Phyllo Wrapped Beer Brats and Beer Dip make for good eating on Super Bowl Sunday. (Photo by Michele Walter Fry)
    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
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    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
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  • Pork and sauerkraut: if you live in Lancaster County there’s a 75 percent chance you’ll be eating
some on New Year’s Day. Michele’s version is spiced up with smoked sausage, mustard and sour
cream — and a mashed potato stuffed pepper on the side. (Photo by Michele Walter Fry)
    Pork and sauerkraut

    One thing I’ve learned since living in “Linkister” is you don’t fool around with tried and true recipes. In this recipe, to satisfy the natives, just use the first two ingredients and follow the directions as usual....

    • Posted December 23, 2014
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  • Deven Schwartz (left) as Elsa and Kaydee Stratis as Anna were hanging out with Sven and Olaf from "Frozen" during Chocolate Walk. (photo by Michele Walter Fry)
    In character at the Chocolate Walk

    Hello, you can sit here if ya want. You wan’ a chocolate? At the 13th Annual Lititz Chocolate Walk last Saturday, life was like a walk of chocolates, you never knew what you were gonna get. The...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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  • From the White House to the Lititz Farmers Market, Chef John Moeller (left) talks shop with Digory the dog, Toni Stirgwolt (with hat) and her friend. (photo by Michele Walter Fry)
    Hail to the chef

    Former White House Chef John Moeller was mingling at the Lititz Farmers Market last Saturday, and giving a cooking demo of a popular dish he served for three of our past presidents. Since I’m about healthy eating,...

    • Posted July 1, 2014
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  • (Left to right) Kelly Morris, Kenny McFadden, Carolyn Eisenbach and Nicole Eisenbach are happy about asparagus season! (photos by Michele Walter Fry)
    Farmers Market is in season

    I liked going to our West Shore Farmers Market near Camp Hill (go CV!) when I was a kid. Of course, at that time penny candy was the big draw and I didn’t think about vegetables. Even...

    • Posted May 28, 2014
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