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FROM THE GROUND UP: Apples for the season

By Pamela Baxter|

WINE: A witty way with wine

A year of good wine? Yes, please. Especially when it comes in page-a-day calendar form from the pen of Karen MacNeil (“The Wine Bible”). ...

By Jackie Burrell Bay Area News Group|

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  • Home and Garden

    FROM THE GROUND UP: Family vineyards hold fast in line of fire

    The first time I went to Santa Rosa, California it was just a pop-up visit. In San Francisco on business, I rented a car for a day and drove north up Route 101 to visit my aunt in the senior-living facility she had moved into, and to see my cousin Lauren and her husband John, who live a little farther up the road near Calistoga.

    By Pamela Baxter|

  • Food

    FOOD: Colorful pomegranates pack a punch

    What ingredient works equally well in a smoothie, salad, hummus or vodka? It’s pomegranate, a superfood in season now. In fact, November’s National Pomegranate Month.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media |

  • Home and Garden

    FROM THE GROUND UP: Mystery caterpillar reveals nature’s intricacies

    I’ve been on the planet for more than six decades and out and about in nature for much of that time. While I’m still often awe-inspired by a new place or plant I come across, I’m rarely surprised anymore. But I’ve been surprised twice in just the past two days.

    By Pamela Baxter|

  • Food

    Bountiful Brassicas: Don’t miss these fall veggies

    “What IS that?” asked a skeptical shopper at the West Chester Growers Market, pointing to a spiky, lime-green cruciferous veggie.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|

  • Lifestyle

    Berks County native pens book on history of scrapple

    “For a long time, anytime I had the opportunity to write about Pennsylvania Dutch culture and the food of my culture — I would,” said Amy Strauss, food and drink writer.

    Rebecca Blanchard
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  • Food

    Barto native pens book on history of scrapple

    “For a long time, anytime I had the opportunity to write about Pennsylvania Dutch culture and the food of my culture – I would,” said Amy Strauss, food and drink writer. Her first book, “Pennsylvania Scrapple: A Delectable History” hit bookshelves on Monday, Oct. 9.

    Rebecca Blanchard
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  • Food

    CHEERS! Scare up some Halloween cocktails

    This Halloween, area mixologists are putting the b-b-b-boo in boozy with positively “defrightful” cocktails. And they’re sharing those howl-raising recipes, so you too can get in the spirit — starting with a Blood Orange Margarita.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media |

  • Food

    THE YANKEE CHEF: Try this pineapple- and coconut-flavored delight

    We have all had coconut cream pie and by adding the ultimate in sweet fruit to it, you have a tremendously flavored pie that is simple and such a treat!

    By Jim Bailey|

  • Lifestyle

    Pottstown Halloween parade kicks off at 7 p.m. on Oct. 24

    About 350 children dressed in their finest costumes will march down High Street in the annual Pottstown Community Halloween Parade on Tuesday, Oct. 24, beginning at 7 p.m. at High and Bailey streets. Rain date is Thursday, Oct. 26. They will be accompanied by the Pottstown and Pottsgrove high school and middle school marching bands. The Boyertown Alumni Band and the Phillie Phanatic and a contingent from the Reading Royals will also make an appearance.

    Digital First Media|

  • Home and Garden

    FROM THE GROUND UP: What’s wrong with this picture?

    My friend Pam Smyth made a poignant post to Facebook last week. Along with a photo of some of the beautiful Coatesville fields and woodlands near her home, she wrote,

    By Pamela Baxter|

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