Exotic origins usually translate to jacked-up pricing in coffee talk. But for a Souderton roaster, they’re an easier excuse to start a much, much larger conversation. By Scott Edwards Within a sentence, maybe two, a conversation that originated with the impetus behind One Village Coffee, a modest, family-owned roaster, launches from a small, communal room […]
One for You, Two for Me None of us actually needs any of the stuff featured on the next seven pages. Then again, when was Christmas shopping ever about need? (Mom, don’t answer that.) This is a holiday fueled by pure lust. You want what you won’t let yourself have. But, if your significant other’s […]
Written by Tracy Smith, Garden Center Manager Christmas is a time filled with good tidings, joy and merriment. The spirit of the season fills our hearts with cheer and the joy of gift giving. Come shop our specialty gift and boutique departments for the perfect gift for that special someone. With a chill in the […]
When it comes to extracurriculars, landing on common ground with your kid is a daunting proposition. So, try the sky instead. By Courtney Greisman Signing your kid up for an afterschool activity should be an exploration that’s rife with possibility, like your own play-at-home talent search. But then you’re reminded, and probably abruptly, that both […]
Numbed out of your mind by winter yet? Here’s your lifeline: Little more than a four-hour flight away, there’s a place where the sun is always hot, the water, always inviting, and the easiest way to appreciate it is by doing absolutely nothing. By Scott Edwards White light gradually broke through the slats of the […]
Unplugged, a world filled with humbling natural beauty, indulgent eating and restorative isolation rushes in to consume the gaping void. By Scott Edwards By the time you read this, they’ll be gone. But the leaves, at the peak of their fall color, were commanding, especially over the last half-hour of the five-hour drive to Lake […]
In the era of cocky celebri-chefs, Scott Anderson, the most innovative chef working in Philly’s suburbs today, exudes a refreshing humility when it comes to breaking down his work. “It just seems like everything I do in life has to do with food,” says Anderson, the chef and co-owner of the Princeton, NJ, restaurants elements, […]
The resident bartenders of SAVONA and elements invest much time and labor in keeping their cocktail menus seasonal, locally-sourced and entirely distinct. So, we asked them to remind us why winter ain’t so god-awful. By Jennifer Hetrick A thoughtfully-crafted cocktail is one of the few surefire remedies for cabin fever. Considering the new lows to […]
Four years after its inception, the Doylestown Food Co-op is preparing to launch its own full-service market in the heart of the borough. By Lynne Goldman From a cluster of neighbors intent on filling their dinner tables with fresh, local food to a brick-and-mortar storefront in the heart of Doylestown Borough—that’s a lot of ground […]
The bones date back to the 18th century, but nearly every amenity indulges a forward-thinking existence. Essay and photography by John Troxel Growing up in Philadelphia, I longed for the weekends when my family would escape to the rolling terrain of Central Bucks and the proud estates that speckled it. Much of my extended family […]
Nine ways to endear yourself to the most astute people on your shopping list. Sure, you could handover a gift certificate and be done with it. Easy-peasy. But the holidays are a prime opportunity to flash your style savvy. And for someone who trend-watches on Pinterest and Instagram with the same fervor that the NSA’s […]
Being someone who is fairly active this bit of information came as a bit of a shock. I’m no couch potato, but I do sit in front of a computer, sometimes for hours on end. Check out these statistics and you may want to get up and walk around. As soon as you sit: • […]
The main reason is that they trigger the release of an especially-high amount of insulin. Under normal conditions, sugar’s really just energy-in-waiting. As easily as it’s absorbed by fat cells, among others, during digestion—with the aid of a relatively low dose of insulin—it’s released when the body needs fuel for activity. But carbs spark a […]
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Sophisticated cooking (and blending) in vegetarian restaurants and cafés throughout Bucks is tempting even stalwart carnivores to reconsider. When the eating’s this good, it’s easy not to notice what’s missing. By Lynne Goldman Most carnivores, even today, dismiss vegetarian restaurants with the thought it takes to blink. But where it was once widely believed that […]
If great chefs cook from their soul, how do you detect the difference between a euphorically-satiated appetite and inspiration? And what if you never can? Matthew Ridgway dredges his past for any indication that cooking is more than simply a skill he learned. I feel robbed. My grandparents were either passed on or too far […]
At the Golden Nugget, style runs rampant and in the most unexpected ways. Photos and text by Thomas Robert Clarke The most convenient label for my style: eclectic. From the music I listen to through the subjects I shoot, I’m all over the place. The low-grade ADD that keeps my brain humming like a car […]