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THE YANKEE CHEF: A joyous occasion deserves a sweet, decadent treat

By Jim Bailey|

LOCAL DESTINATION: Where sky meets water. Get to know Welkinweir in Chester County

Tucked in a little valley in northwestern Chester County, there’s a place called Welkinweir — “where sky meets water.” Welkinweir is the former home of Everett and Grace Rodebaugh, who in 1935 purchased the property ȁ...

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  • 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|

  • 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.

    By Rebecca Blanchard rblanchard@21st-centurymedia.com @boyertowntimes on Twitter|

  • 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|

  • 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|

  • Food

    FOOD: These loaded potatoes pack a healthy punch

    Piled high with toppings, stuffed potatoes qualify as classic comfort food. But with a few easy changes, chefs transform them into nutritional powerhouses. And so can you.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media |

  • Food

    THE YANKEE CHEF: Cooler temperatures demand a ragout

    Peppery Sausage Ragout INGREDIENTS

    By Jim Bailey The fall is the perfect time of year for this ultimate in ragouts! Ragouts are usually heavily spiced and is usually considered a stew |

  • Home and Garden

    FROM THE GROUND UP: Area garden destination, Chanticleer, is a treat

    If you’re looking for a garden destination while there are still some warm-ish fall days to enjoy, I can’t recommend a better place than Chanticleer. Located in Wayne, PA, the garden occupies thirty-five of the forty-seven acres of the former estate of Adolph Rosengarten Jr. Despite its size, the gardens — on what was once just sweeping lawn dotted with trees — have a surprisingly intimate feel to them.

    By Pamela Baxter|

  • Food

    FOOD: Step aside pumpkin spice, maple pecan flavor is here

    Is pumpkin spice passé? This fall, follow a certain coffee shop’s lead and make the most of maple pecan… in lattes and so much more.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media|

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