Monday, December 27, 2010

Lake Marie

Pond hockey on Lake Marie in Beaver Meadows.

The Semenza sisters, Danielle (left) and Nicole.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Forks Farm

Forks Farm in Orangeville, PA held its 1st Annual Christmas Market Dec. 18.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

House Tour

Conyngham Valley Historical Society presents "A Victorian Christmas"

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Downpour On The Square

Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010


Tom looks for an available wall outlet..

Friday, August 6, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010


Sunset in Mountaintop, PA

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Andrew Zimmern Visits NEPA

Travel Channel's Andrew Zimmern comes to Luzerne County to film an episode for "Bizarre Foods" on making turtle soup (at Delmar Anthony's Butler Twp. home). Show is expected to air sometime this fall.

Friday, April 23, 2010

N.Y. Strip Steak Marinaded In Old Brown Dog Ale

For the marinade
2-1/4 cups dark beer (for my choice Smuttynose Old Brown Dog Ale)
2 yellow onions, diced (about 2 cups)
1/3 cup unsulfured molasses
3 medium cloves garlic, minced
3 T bs. kosher salt
2 bay leaves
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

For the rub
1 Tbs. sweet paprika
1 Tbs. ground coriander
1 Tbs. dry mustard
1-1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp. kosher salt

Make the marinade

In a large bowl, combine the beer, onions, molasses, garlic, salt, bay leaves, pepper, and 1-1/4 cups water. Add the beef, cover, and refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours, turning occasionally.

Make the rub

In a small bowl, combine the rub ingredients. Remove the beef from the marinade, pat dry, and rub all over with the spice mixture. Put the meat on a rack set in a roasting pan and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.

Roast the beef

Original recipe calls for a 4-to 5-lb. boneless rib-eye beef roast to be roasted in a 425 degree oven for nearly 2 hours but I opted to use the marinade and rub recipe on New York strip steaks and grilled them on my Weber barbecue instead. The results. ¡Muy perfecto!

Recipe adapted from Fine Cooking
magazine April/May 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Cropping Up

Red Leaf Lettuce mix

Heirloom Green Tomato

Monday, March 8, 2010

Philly: Tinto restaurant

A look at Jose Garces' Tinto restaurant located in Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square neighborhood.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Pipe Smokers

Ward Wesley of Wilkes-Barre sends up a whisp of smoke from his pipe at a recent pipe smoking contest held at El Humidor in Wilkes-Barre.

Stephen Roberts of Butler Twp. lights his pipe.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Ice Flow

View of Hudson River off
Gesner Ave., South Nyack, NY
(Tappan Zee Bridge in

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Just a little fire

Fire destroyed a maintenance building at the Woodlands Inn & Resort in Plains Township on Tuesday.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Taking a cool dip on New Year's Day

Valley with a Heart jump in
lake fundraiser at Harvey's
Lake, PA

Rob Domanski and Selena

Fundraising organizer
Chris Concert