On Your Table: Cooking in Julia Child’s kitchen

My visit to the legend’s home in France By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times The author, posing with the famous pegboard that husband Paul Child created for French Chef Julia Child in the 1960’s. Thanks to a friend with connections, ten of us food writers and food artisans spent the week at Julia Child’s get-away home in the south of France just this month. The village...

Anthropologie: heaven for a fashionista

Now, finally, open at King of Prussia Mall By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times As if the King of Prussia Mall wasn’t awesome enough…the new Anthropologie is finally open! If you are a fashionista, you have been patiently waiting for this news. I haven’t visited in person, YET (embarrassing disclosure); but, I’m planning a trip, ASAP. If you need extra inspiration to make the...

What’s in my bag?

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times As a member of the social media marketing company, Social Stylate (www.socialstylate.com), one of my favorite blog posts to participate in is a feature called “What’s in Her Bag?” It’s a sneak peek into the essentials we carry around on a daily basis. I am a firm believer that sorting through the contents of a woman’s purse is like conducting...

Just the facts, please

By Stephanie McGann, Columnist, The Times It’s the Wild Wild West out there. No I don’t mean politics. Today’s Wild West is the internet, full of great information, supposition, opinion, marketing and malicious intent. As health care providers it’s our job to know when something is based on solid science or just someone’s opinion or anecdotal evidence. Worse yet, when information on the...

Time for a closet overhaul

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times My closet isn’t big enough for my clothes. Some (like my husband) may peek inside and think “no one person requires that much stuff.” Others (like my girlfriends in similar predicaments) think “poor Kelly, she really should be able to convert that spare bedroom into the closet of her dreams.” Potato, po-ta-toe. The point is, I need to re-organize....

Chef who beat Bobby Flay on TV shows off mushroom dish

By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Chanterelle Mushrooms are Grown by a number of local producers and offer a fabulous taste to add to fall dishes. At the recent Kennett Square Mushroom Festival which took place earlier in September, Chef Robbie Jester of the Stone Balloon Ale House in Newark, Delaware and the guy who beat Bobby Flay of the Food Network in a faceoff earlier this...

All About Connecting: An update on my journey

By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times My Dear Readers, I promised to keep you up to date on my Ovarian Cancer journey, and since there’s nothing like fighting for your life that brings home the gift of all your relationships, I want to share with you an important message. The hero (or heroes) during this journey isn’t the patient; it’s the caregiver{s).

Don’t Retire, Refire: Embrace Spirituality

By Gail Suplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times I want to be clear on one very important point. Spirituality is completely different from religion. Religion is a particular sector with specific doctrine and/or rules attached. Spirituality has to do with self-realization that we, as individuals, are a part of a larger unit, a higher power. That is different for each and every human being because it lies...

Super Six: October is really fun

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times October is here and it (finally) feels like fall! As much as I love summertime, this season is, by far, my favorite. Reading a good book in front of a roaring fire, making chili and watching football, or going to a fox hunt (perks of living in Unionville), autumn is a welcome change I’m ready for.  I’ve packed my Super Six with some really...

Do celebrities impact your fashion choices?

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times I subscribe to a rather long list of online resources that I look forward to reading on a regular basis. I have talked about The Skimm (www.theskimm.com) in the past. If you are short on time and don’t want to rely on Twitter or Facebook for an update on current events (that is a joke, peeps), The Skimm actually imparts real facts. It is enjoyable that...