Thursday, October 2, 2014

Local Talent Takes the Stage at Peoples Light and Theatre Co.

September 30, 2014 1:06 pm

If you haven’t been to Peoples Light and Theatre Co. since a middle school field trip, you're missing out! This community theatre began in the mid-1970s and has since spent decades dazzling Chester County audiences. Each season, a large professional staff performs seven to nine plays that run the gamut from the classics to world premieres of original work. Every winter, the theatre performs its annual "Panto," an improv and vaudeville performance for all ages.

Theatre-goers are regularly impressed with the quality of the productions at Peoples Light. The space is well kept and includes two black box theatres with comfortable seating. A concessions stand is open during intermission for coffee and light snacks. Prices are appropriate for the professional performances.

Peoples Light and Theatre Co.
39 Conestoga Road
Malvern, PA 19355
(610) 644-3500

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Grand Slam USA: Laser Tag, Mini Golf and More

September 23, 2014 1:54 pm

You might have a blast at Grand Slam USA in Malvern! This arcade and amusement center is a popular destination for families with kids. Children can blow off steam via a seemingly endless list of activities, including an arcade, black light mini golf, and laser tag. On weekends the basketball court fills with moonbounce courses and slides. A snack bar offers standard concessions. Grand Slam excels at group events and parties, with numerous options and friendly coordinators.

Grand Slam is also known for baseball education and skill development with several batting cages and lessons. In addition to summer camps, kids can take private lessons year-round that focus on proper hitting, throwing, pitching, and fielding techniques. Even if your child isn’t into baseball, Grand Slam offers fun weekly camps that explore other activities hosted at the center, like laser tag and mini golf.

Grand Slam USA
11 E. Lancaster Avenue
Malvern, PA 19355
(610) 647-6622

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All the Taste, Less Fat: 2 Handy Stand-Ins for Butter

September 16, 2014 3:41 pm

Whether you practice a vegan diet or you simply want to reduce harmful fat and calories from your meals, cutting out butter is a healthy food choice. These simple butter substitutes will enable you to eat the foods that you love in a healthier manner, and they’ll taste just as delicious.

  1. Olive oil. While olive oil is also high in calories, it has a number of other health benefits that butter doesn’t. For every cup of butter, you can easily substitute 1/4 cup of olive oil plus two tablespoons in order to maintain the same texture and consistency. Olive oil is also completely vegan, and it can be used to grease pans as well.
  2. Commercial butter substitutes. Your local grocery store likely sells a wide variety of commercial butter substitutes and margarines that can be used in place of butter. These products usually have the same look, feel and taste, but they have much less fat and calories. Brands like Earth Balance and Smart Balance taste very similar to real butter, but unlike butter they’re completely vegan. Most chefs advise against browning commercial butter substitutes, however, because they burn very easily and don’t achieve the same effect.

Common Ingredient Substitutions [All Recipes]
Top 3 Ingredient Substitutions [The Kitchn]

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