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Dining

So Many Choices … So Little Time:
Lancaster City Restaurant Week,
March 4-10

It was apropos that the preview of Lancaster City Restaurant Week was held at a restaurant named Decades. The annual celebration of food and hospitality is marking its 10th anniversary ...Read More

Cheesecake Revival

Have you noticed? Cheesecake is experiencing a resurgence in popularity. From grocery stores and bakeries to specialty shops such as KelSas SweetBox, the dessert is once again enjoying must-have status ...Read More

CoffeeCo: 40 Years of Coffee, Food & Community

Forty years is a long time for any business to both endure and succeed. CoffeeCo achieved that milestone in December.  “It’s amazing,” says current owner, John Smucker, of CoffeeCo’s achievement. “Chuck ...Read More

Here’s to Your Health: Dry January … and Beyond!

The first “dry January” was an act against aggression, not alcohol. Today’s version of teetotalling to start the new year has blossomed into a year-round trademarked movement, as well as ...Read More

Oola Bowls: Flavor & Nutrition in a Bowl

It’s that time of the year. As we usher in January, we resolve to lead healthier lifestyles, beginning with the food we eat. Oola Bowls, a berry bowl and smoothie ...Read More

The Belvedere Inn: Cheers to 25 Years

What constitutes success in an industry that is rife with challenges? In the case of The Belvedere Inn, the buzz that surrounds the menu, the décor, the staff and the ...Read More

A Christmas Miracle! Michter’s Whiskey Cake 

In early December 2018, I was invited to a celebration of Dick Stoll’s 85th birthday. The last master distiller at Michter’s Distillery in Schaefferstown had gone on to become the ...Read More

Spice It Up With Saffron

No doubt, you’ve seen the small packets of saffron at the checkouts of local supermarkets and specialty stores. I would also wager a guess that you have no idea what ...Read More

Isaac’s: Cheers to 40 Years

The year was 1983. Sally Ride became the first American woman to go to space. We were listening to Michael Jackson’s Beat It and Billie Jean. Shoulder pads, large belts ...Read More

Spelt: The Local Grain Economy

An ancient cereal grain that originated in Europe, spelt is growing in popularity. Versatile in its delicate gluten profile, it’s an excellent substitute for all-purpose flour while offering better flavor ...Read More

Butt, Who Knew!

This year I saw two of the movies that were up for a fair share of Oscars. Those were Maestro

Get Composting with Lancaster Compost Co-Ops!

And you thought composting was just for people who have large yards and/or expansive gardens. Think again! Composting is for

The U.S. Women’s Open is Returning to Lancaster!

May 28-June 2 at Lancaster Country Club Golf fans, the ladies are making a return trip to Lancaster and the

No Foolin’, April Has Arrived

Spring has sprung! It’s time to get out and enjoy all that the season has to offer. Best Kept Secrets

So Many Choices … So Little Time: Lancaster

It was apropos that the preview of Lancaster City Restaurant Week was held at a restaurant named Decades. The annual

Oh, Henrietta!

Henrietta Heisler is one of the talented women who Eliot Sefrin, the founder of Kitchen & Bath Design News, credits

Cherry Blossom Time

Mention cherry blossoms and visions of Washington, D.C., immediately come to mind. However, you don’t need to travel to the

Cheesecake Revival

Have you noticed? Cheesecake is experiencing a resurgence in popularity. From grocery stores and bakeries to specialty shops such as