On November 10, 1775, the Second Continental Congress resolved to create the Continental Marines, a force of two battalions captained by Samuel Nicholas, a Philadelphian. Later that day, Capt. Nicholas set up his recruiting headquarters in Tun … [Continue reading]

Pumpkin Cupcakes


These cupcakes, the third in a series of pumpkin recipes, are really a seasonal treat — they'll please everyone: On Monday, fearing if I left them in my reach they would disappear as quickly as last week's apple cake, I dropped the remaining 11 of … [Continue reading]



If you've never heard of a pawpaw, don't feel bad — I only learned about them a few weeks ago myself. Well sort of. I'd actually been hearing about them for months from Sam Consylman, one of the farmers at the Livengood Family Farm stand at the South … [Continue reading]