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
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
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
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
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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