Monthly Archives: August 2010

Fame

Is everyone famous today?  Are we not all one or two steps away from some type of recognition, notoriety, or internet-driven popularity? I used to be able to keep up with the so-called stars.  Now everyone is a star, yet they … Continue reading

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CLW Salad

Here is a salad recipe I created for a cooking class I taught at Lafayette for the Council of Lafayette Women.  CLW SALAD 2 heads frisée lettuce 1 bag arugula or baby arugula 2 lbs. sea scallops 1 lb. pancetta … Continue reading

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Fashioning Fall

It’s about time we discussed what to wear this fall.  With a tanked economy, less than model-thin waistlines, and limited patience with trends, it is time to return to the classics. I am not a label “ho”, but I do … Continue reading

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WFH’g

WFH’g is shorthand (not in texting, just in Weiler-world) for “working from home.”  I work with people who claim they are WFH’g, but I know for a fact they are: a.  Golfing; b.  Gardening; c.  At the beach; d.  At … Continue reading

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Parisian Almond Croissant

I have never been to Paris and I am not a huge fan of marzipan (almond paste), but whatever they are calling “Parisian Almond Croissant” at DiBruno’s and Chestnut Hill Coffee Co. is one of the most sublime pastries around.  I … Continue reading

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Mass Chaos (a/k/a SEPTA)

Yes, today was another example of SEPTA’s (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) incompetence.  Apparently Amtrak lines were experiencing power failures, which affected our regional rail service.  This was not SEPTA’s fault.  It merely shut down an entire commuter rail system serving … Continue reading

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Bearnaise and Hollandaise

Two wonderful excuses to indulge in my favorite ingredient:  butter.  To paraphrase Amy Adams as Julie Powell in the movie Julie and Julia “A meteor is heading toward the earth and you have a month to live.  What are you going to … Continue reading

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