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Berwyn Man Among 2 Who Drowned In Jersey Shore Town

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-08-04 15:51
Two more people have died in drownings at the Jersey Shore this week, both in the same town. Eight have died this week alone.
Categories: Lower Merion

savoring summer

Chester County Ramblings - Fri, 2017-08-04 15:16

Summer always means fresh pesto sauce. And fresh pesto is totally easy to make.

All it is is olive oil, huge bunches of fresh basil, salt to taste, fresh garlic cloves, a pinch of thyme, a sweet onion, a dash or two of balsamic vinegar,and a red bell pepper if you have one laying around.

Today I probably used about a cup and a half of olive oil. I easily used four cups of fresh basil because my plants need it to be pruned.

You blend it all together in a food processor or blender and you let it sit in the refrigerator to chill so the flavors meld. When you go to heat it up with pasta you can add pine nuts and grated fresh Parmesan cheese. I also like to sauté chicken tenders and add that to a pesto and pasta dish.

People also use pesto sauce in vegetable soups like tomato in particular. Some people also like to add anchovies and sun-dried tomatoes, but I don't really care for that taste combination with pesto sauces .

Often homemade pesto will not be as thick and gummy as store-bought pesto sauces but those sauces have thickeners and / or preservatives in them. I love homemade pesto sauce, store-bought not so much.

I will also note that I saw the "West Chester Food Co-Op" is advertising a Gazpacho Adaluz (I put them in air quotes because they aren't a real bricks and mortar store they are just a booth I don't understand at the West Chester Growers Market. ) So I thought I would remind my dear readers that I shared such a recipe with you five years ago. It is called Kendall's Gazpacho as it is named after my late mother in law who bought the recipe back from Spain many decades ago.

Click here for the recipe to Kendall's Gazpacho. and the photo you see below is a batch of the gazpacho I made recently. The color of the soup is determined by the color of your vegetables. So when I use green bell pepper it stays green. When I use an orange or red bell pepper, the soup takes a red or orange hue. This is different from other gazpachos and doesn't actually have as many tomatoes as you would put in one of those.

Anyway I hope you make yourselves a batch of pesto and/or gazpacho before the end of the summer. The flavors of fresh vegetables this time of year can't be beat!

Thanks for stopping by my kitchen.


Categories: Pennsylvania

Get Coffee With Lower Merion Cops Aug. 18

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-08-04 12:58
Police officers will meet with the community over a cup of joe at the popular event in Wynnewood.
Categories: Lower Merion

Fight Blindness At 11th Annual Philadelphia VisionWalk​

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-08-04 12:24
Join the fight against blindness in October at Independence National Historic Park.
Categories: Lower Merion

Haverford Homicide: Police Still Searching For Witnesses

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-08-04 09:15
Police are urging anyone with information on the killing of John Le to come forward with what they know. A reward is being offered.
Categories: Lower Merion

Cricket Ave. Closing Monday: Lower Merion Twp.

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-08-04 08:58
Flaggers will be out to help direct traffic.
Categories: Lower Merion

Your Guide to Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood and Nearby Open Houses

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2017-08-04 08:48
Looking to move? Here is the list of upcoming open houses nearby.
Categories: Lower Merion

Crane Installation At One Ardmore Place Begins Friday

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-08-03 17:11
As pieces of the main construction crane are brought into the site, traffic may be interrupted, the township said.
Categories: Lower Merion

Endangered Bird Spotted At Montgomery County Preserve

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-08-03 16:29
The rare and endangered sedge wren was spotted at a preserve in Montgomery County recently, an environmental group has announced.
Categories: Lower Merion

Patch Contributor Roundup: Vocalist 2017 Winner; Homeless West Mifflin VFW Recognized; 1 Mile Dog Walk; More Local News

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-08-03 16:08
Some of the best and most useful content comes from the Patch community. Here's a roundup of stories from this week.
Categories: Lower Merion

Second Wynnewood Home Burglarized In Under A Week: Lower Merion Police

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-08-03 14:26
Just days after a Meredith Road home was hit by a burglar, police are reporting another Wynnewood residence has been burglarized.
Categories: Lower Merion

Animal Cruelty Investigation At Montco Farm Moving Too Slowly: U.S. Rep. Boyle

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-08-03 14:21
After a PETA investigation revealed animal cruelty at a Montgomery County farm, the USDA investigation progressed too slowly, Boyle said.
Categories: Lower Merion

PA's Best Colleges Ranked: St. Joseph's University

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-08-03 13:05
Many Main Line- and Philly-area institutions made the list from Forbes. Find out where St. Joe's landed.
Categories: Lower Merion

Ardmore Chipotle Donating Half Of Bills To SPCA Aug. 10

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-08-03 09:43
Make Mexican the menu for Aug. 10, as Chipotle will donate 50 percent of your bill to the Pennsylvania SPCA.
Categories: Lower Merion

'Suspicious' Vehicle Fled From Police At High Speeds Before Fatal Norristown Crash: DA

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-08-03 09:25
BREAKING: one is dead after a vehicle fled from police at a high rate of speed and crashed into a off-duty sheriff's deputy in Norristown.
Categories: Lower Merion

Montgomery Ave. Lanes Closing Today: Lower Merion

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2017-08-03 08:58
The lanes will close through 1 p.m. Thursday, according to the township.
Categories: Lower Merion

$10,000 Reward Offered In Gunpoint Sexual Assault In Norristown

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-08-02 16:17
Authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for information related to the sexual assault of a runner at gunpoint in Norristown on Tuesday.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion Fords Closed By Rain

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-08-02 16:14
Nearly half of all flash flood deaths are vehicle related, according to the National Weather Service.
Categories: Lower Merion

Daycare Owner Sexually Abused Two Children: Philadelphia Police

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-08-02 15:40
Breaking: The owner-operator of Sprouts on South 9th Street faces two counts of eight felony charges, including rape, authorities said.
Categories: Lower Merion

Haverford Homicide: Police Seeking Potential Witnesses

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Wed, 2017-08-02 14:07
The people pictured are not suspects, but are possible witnesses police hope can shed light on the July 29 shooting death of John Le.
Categories: Lower Merion