Thursday, November 27, 2014

Parc Bistro: Charming Cuisine in Skippack

November 25, 2014 12:35 pm

Parc Bistro's slogan is “a little bit French, a little bit country, a little bit Italian,” and that about sums it up. Patrons rave about the lobster eggs Benedict, a highlight of the brunch menu, as well as the wood-fired pizzas, described as having a thin, crispy crust. Also recommended are the mussels, which are steamed in farmhouse ale.

The desserts are delightful, and include crème brulee, double chocolate cake and peanut butter coupe. Parc also offers a variety of dessert coffees, such as the DiAmore, served with a shot of Frangelico. During warm months, you can ask for a seat on the brick-paved patio.

Hours are Mondays through Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (lunch) and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (dinner). Brunch is served 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. Sunday dinner is served 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Parc Bistro
4067 Skippack Pike
Skippack, PA 19475
(610) 584-1146

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Philadelphia School of Circus Arts: Fitness, Flexibility, and Fun in Philly

November 18, 2014 1:23 pm

Make no mistake: The Philadelphia School of Circus Arts is not just for people who are pursuing professional acrobatics careers. Instead, this school is open to anyone who is interested in improving strength and flexibility while having a blast and learning the moves of professional acrobats!

Beginners should consider the introduction to aerials workshop, which is limited to just six students, and will teach you the basics of trapeze work, silk aerials, and rope stunts. More advanced classes and private lessons are available for students who already have some experience already. Specialty classes in non-aerial skills, like juggling and unicycling, are also available, as well as conditioning classes that will help you develop the strength and flexibility to improve your acrobatic skills.

Whatever class you choose, be sure you bring a camera, because you’ll definitely want to get some shots of you performing the kinds of feats that will impress your friends!

Philadelphia School of Circus Arts
5900 A Greene Street
Philadelphia, PA 19144
(215) 849-1991

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Making a Pie? Here Are the Best Apples for Baking

November 11, 2014 11:35 am

Not all apple pies are created equal, and a large part of your pie’s taste depends on the type of apples that you use. While some apples lose their flavor, others are simply too tart for a sweet pie. Don’t fret, because this list of the best apples for baking will steer you in the right direction the next time you decide to put your oven to use.

  • McIntosh. McIntosh apples are some of the most popular apples for baking because they have a tender flesh that quickly turns soft and juicy when heated in the oven. They also offer the perfect combination of sweet and tangy tastes, which is essential for a great apple pie.
  • Granny Smith. Granny Smith apples offer a bit more of a bite than most, and their firm texture stays in tact even in heartier recipes. No matter how many other seasonings you use in your dessert, this type of apple can hold its own.
  • Honeycrisp. This lesser-known apple is very large and crisp, which makes it ideal for caramelizing or baking for long periods of time. These apples are often used in tarts or other dishes in which the apples are directly exposed to the heat of the oven.

Types of Apples: The Best Apples for Baking, Cooking and Eating [Eating Well]
The 3 Best Apples to Use for Baking [Bon Appetit]
12 Great Apples for Baking [Midwest Living]

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