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PA Blizzard: Storm Dumps Up To 3 Feet Of Snow

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-01-22 14:10
The latest Patch updates on the Pennsylvania blizzard of 2016.
Categories: Lower Merion

Pa. Storm Updates: Latest Forecast, SEPTA Suspends Service, PECO Says It's Prepared

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-01-22 14:10
The latest Patch updates on the blizzard headed to Pennsylvania Friday evening.
Categories: Lower Merion

with #blizzardpacolypse coming why not bake something?

Chester County Ramblings - Fri, 2016-01-22 12:43

I don’t know it must be something in our DNA that if you are a person termed a “nester” when you hear bad weather is coming you want to cook. And bake.

For some reason pumpkin bread popped into my head. I had one more can of pumpkin in the Lazy Susan and raisins and currants and candied ginger.  I did not have the nuts I like to use in pumpkin bread which are walnuts or pecans, but I did have roasted unsalted sunflower seeds.

So I took my basic pumpkin bread recipe and changed a little.

Enjoy the recipe.


Pumpkin Bread 2016
1 can of pumpkin 15 ounces and NOT pumpkin pie mix

3/4 cup of brown sugar 
1/2 cup white sugar

2/3 cup canola oil

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

4 large eggs

1 teaspoon baking powder

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 scant teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon ground  green cardamom 

3 cups white flour

1/2 cup roasted unsalted sunflower seeds

1/2 cup unsweetened organic coconut flakes

1/2 cup currants

1/2 cup dark seedless raisins

3 tablespoons minced crystallized ginger

Zest of one small orange or tangerine.

Granulated sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease two loaf pans – the ones I use are vintage and about 8″ x 4″ approximately. I grease with either butter or canola oil.

In a big mixing bowl first blend together your pumpkin, sugar, oil, eggs, vanilla.

Next add the spices and salt and blend.

Next add the baking soda and baking powder and blend.

Incorporate the flour 1 cup at a time until blended.

Stir in the sunflower seeds, currants, raisins, ginger. Add the coconut- and it has to be unsweetened. Sweetened coconut would be too cloying in this recipe.

Dived the batter equally between the two pans. Dust the top of the batter with granulated sugar enough to cover top lightly.

Bake on the same shelf in the oven for about 55 minutes – I have had days where it took five minutes less and days were took 5 to 7 minutes more. So keep an eye on it.

When a toothpick comes out clean you’re done.

Cool loaves of pumpkin bread in their pans on a cooling rack for about 40 minutes. Then remove the loaves from the pans and allow to cool completely on the cooling rack for a couple of hours before slicing.

You can freeze these loaves as long as you wrap it well in saran wrap and a good freezer bag.

I have also substituted dried cranberries and white seedless raisins in this recipe.


Categories: Pennsylvania

Local Man Injected Girlfriend With Cocaine, Watched Her Die In Montco Park

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-01-22 11:04
The man allegedly "watched his girlfriend die" inside her car at a local park.
Categories: Lower Merion

Local Man Injected Girlfriend With Heroin, Watched Her Die In Montco Park

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-01-22 11:04
The man allegedly "watched his girlfriend die" inside her car at a local park.
Categories: Lower Merion

Pa. Storm Updates: Blizzard Threat Imminent, SEPTA To Suspend Service, PHL Cancels Flights

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-01-22 09:05
The National Weather Service has upgraded the Blizzard Watch to a Blizzard Warning, advising all residents to prepare now.
Categories: Lower Merion

PECO Says They Are Ready To Handle Ardmore Power Outages

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-01-22 09:01
Back in the summer, the power company was much maligned after what residents and lawmakers called an unreasonable response to outages.
Categories: Lower Merion

WATCH: Wynnewood Girl Qualifies For Millrose Games Mile

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Fri, 2016-01-22 09:01
The local sophomore ran the second fastest indoor girls mile in Pennsylvania history.
Categories: Lower Merion

All flights canceled for Saturday at Philadelphia International Airport

Main Line Times - Fri, 2016-01-22 08:30
NORRISTOWN >> All scheduled arriving and departing flights at Philadelphia International Airport have been cancelled for Saturday airport officials announced Friday.
Categories: Lower Merion

Waiting for the snow

Heron's Nest - Fri, 2016-01-22 07:02
And now we wait.

The Blizzard Watch has been posted.

The State of Emergency is in place.

The only thing missing is the snow.

I wish I could tell you that, like so many times in the past, this monster will change course at the last minute and spare us.

I don't think that's going to happen. The fact is we're going to get snow. Lots of it.

Want some good news, especially if you're like me and are not a fan of either snow or winter cold? Today won't be a problem. The kids will get to school. Sorry, kids. You'll be able to make your morning commute. Even the ride home tonight is not expected to be affected.

Snow is not expected to start falling until a little later, around 8 or 9 p.m.

But once it starts, it's not supposed to stop until Sunday morning. You read that right. We're looking at maybe 24 hours of snow. Right now most estimates are calling for 12-18 inches of snow. Of course, that could change, depending on the path of the storm. Down in D.C., which seems like ground zero for this snow monster, they're looking at 2 feet of snow. They were paralyzed by an inch of snow that fell during the evening rush Wednesday night.

Here at DelcoTimes.com, we plan to be posting updates through the day tomorrow.

This is where you come in. We want you to tell us what you are seeing, what conditions are like on your streets. If you happen to be out on the roads (we don't recommend it), let us know how the sledding is.

v By all means, send us your photos and video.

We will have a live blog running all day tomorrow. You can take part by using the hashtag #delcosnow on Twitter. Email photos to editor@delcotimes.com.

In the meantime, here is a handy-dandy Snow Survival Guide chock full of tips to help you deal with the Blizzard of 2016. They tell me they have named this bad boy Jonas.

I don't like the notion of putting cute names on winter storms.

There is nothing cute about what we are going to be dealing with over the next 48 hours.

We'll get through it together.

See you online.
Categories: Pennsylvania

Careers in Beer: Find a Job in the Beer Business Near Ardmore

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-01-21 19:31
Brewing, production, supply, sales, marketing, security and accounting jobs with brewers and related businesses on the Patch Jobs Board.
Categories: Lower Merion

name that storm (to be)…. #blizzardpocalypse

Chester County Ramblings - Thu, 2016-01-21 18:36

This was either from snowpocalypse or snowmageddon of 2010

Sooo…what are we going to hashtag this thing. You know we can’t get through a weather event without a HASHTAG. What would the media do?

Coming up with hashtags and acronyms is amusing to me – games with words, after all.

They are calling this a “blizzard for the ages” and even the New York Times seems all hyped up about this storm.

PA Governor Tom Wolf has already declared a state of emergency.

The media to INCREASE storm hype are calling this Winter Storm Jonas. Since that makes you think of a bad boy band, that might make for an angry storm just out of storm lame name indignation.

Anyway, every good storm needs a hashtag and I say …..(wait for it)….  ‪#‎Blizzardpocalypse‬

#Blizzardpocalypse has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?

Yes I know, I am being all glib now and this time Saturday I might be somewhat crabby and not wanting a repeat of Little House in The Big Woods 2014 or Modern O’Pioneer.

But for now? For now I am having a little fun.

Please remember to use common sense and stay off the roads and keep fire hydrants CLEAR of snow. And don’t forget to stock up on bread and milk.

Again, feel free to post photos of snow in your neighborhood on Chester County Ramblings Facebook page.

Categories: Pennsylvania

Lower Merion soliciting ordinance OK'd amid Facebook controversy

Main Line Times - Thu, 2016-01-21 16:50
After months of discussions, Lower Merion Township officials Wednesday night approved the revised update to the township’s soliciting and canvasing ordinance in response to the well-publicized “snow-shoveling/racial profiling incident” from last January.
Categories: Lower Merion

Snow Time! Weekend storm: Up to 18 inches of snow forecast for the region

Main Line Times - Thu, 2016-01-21 16:49
The warmest winter on record is about to get ugly.
Categories: Lower Merion

Careers in Beer: Find a Job in the Beer Business Around Montco

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-01-21 16:34
Brewing, production, supply, sales, marketing, security and accounting jobs with brewers and related businesses on the Patch Jobs Board.
Categories: Lower Merion

On Banning Huck Finn: Free Speech Group Writes Letter To Wynnewood School

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-01-21 16:01
A Montgomery County school's decision to cut Huckleberry Finn from the curriculum continues to draw criticism.
Categories: Lower Merion

Firefighters Urge Residents To Clear Fire Hydrants Of Snow

Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-01-21 12:53
Residents should clear three feet around so firefighters can quickly access to hydrants during an emergency.
Categories: Lower Merion

Lower Merion Township posts snowstorm information

Main Line Times - Thu, 2016-01-21 12:36
With the region bracing for its first significant snowfall of 2016, Lower Merion Township has posted the following information on its website:
Categories: Lower Merion

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Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - Thu, 2016-01-21 12:20
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Categories: Lower Merion