On Your Table: Eat a peach

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Meet the perfect summer fruit By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Whether artfully arranged in a tart as shown here, made into a crumble or served warm in a pie, baked peaches make for summer delicacies. Photo courtesy of Simona Carini Peaches are summer’s greatest fruit – soft and warm yet almost impossibly sweet in their fuzzy golden glory.  Bite into a perfect peach...

On Your Table: Zucchini is fresh, local and tasty

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By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Zucchini come in all shapes and sizes. Try stuffing one of these globe varieties with rice and vegetables for a new take on summer taste. There’s no shortage of locally-grown zucchini this time of year, whether from home gardens or farmers markets, and while zucchini is available at the grocery year-round, it tastes best in season. Guess...

Just call me clueless

In a world of Pokemon Go and fried Twinkies, drunken gummis make sense By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Because my job requires me to scour the internet for inspiration and ideas, I stumble across the craziest things that usually make me shake my head. Could it be that I am just getting old and crotchety? Probably. But, I mean, COME ON…some of this stuff is cuckoo. Case in point:...

Protecting yourself from online dating scams

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Be wary if someone seems to be too good to be true By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times You’ve found the perfect man: he’s sweet, he’s sexy and he has a way with words that makes you swoon. But when you ask to see him does he shy away and reschedule again and again? Does he always ask about you and ignore your questions about him? Does he want to talk about your financials and your personal...

Super Six: New looks, new must have products

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By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times With the 4th of July weekend already behind us (waaaaah!), I suppose I should hop to it and talk about my summer Super Six picks before fall fashion takes over the internet. (Psssst, it’s already happening…but, I’m ignoring it, for now). That being said, here are my latest obsessions:

Parents’ guide to summer dental health

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By Dr. Stephanie McGann, DMD FAGD, Columnist, The Times Summer is here and if your kids are like mine, they would rather sleep, eat, stare at their video screens and repeat.  Without regular prodding things that are more normal in their routine seem to fall by the wayside. Keep oral hygiene a priority; I know as a mom I get a much-needed break from the early AM roller coaster of getting kids out...

Don’t Retire-ReFire: Physical health and wellness

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By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times Health and Wellness are two words that are not synonymous. However, they do go hand in hand, when it comes to your ReFirement. Health refers to the physical body and whether or not it is free from disease, while wellness, on the other hand, refers to every facet of our lives. It is the complete balance of our well-being from the physical, the spiritual,...

Fresh flowers are a luxury we all can afford

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Blooms are a ‘must-have’ part of my decor By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times I remember, years ago, watching Oprah when she interviewed interior designer, Nate Berkus, and they were yapping on and on about the need for fresh flowers in the house. This memory is particularly salient because, at the time, both of my boys were really little and we lived in a tiny house strewn...

On Your Table: It’s Grilling Season

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Summer is here, so is delicious flavor By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Grilled fruits combined with vegetables add smokiness and sweetness to summer salsas. In late June it’s already high summer, so get ready to get cooking with fire – grilling that is. Grilling brings out the best in the usual roster of meats, fish and vegetables. After a stint on the grill they emerge...

Just another ‘People of Kennett Square’

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A delightful Q & A and I plan to return the favor By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times I am so honored to be a part of an amazing blog entitled “People of Kennett Square” by the talented photographer, Jie Lan. Her list of featured individuals is impressive and I was humbled to be included alongside those MUCH more talented than I will ever be! It was a beautiful day when Jie came...