Pork Chops Al Pastor-Style

Pork Chops Al Pastor-Style

1 can crushed pineapple 3 packets sazon seasoning with cilantro and achiote 2 tablespoons ground annatto seed Juice of 2 limes 4 thick pork loin chops (about 2 pounds) 1 pineapple, peeled and sliced 2 onions, cut into wedges Lime wedges, for serving Olive oil Salt and pepper In a resealable bag, combine the crushed […]

Staying cool is a matter of survival

By Sara Newberry Ah, summer! We have already had more than a couple of days of temperatures in the triple digits. While I love air conditioning and ice water, sometimes I need a treat to take more of the edge off of the temperatures. Lucky for me, there are numerous options for frozen treats nearby. […]

Del Toro ‘oozes quiet menace’ in ‘Sicario: Day of Soldado’

By Chic DiCiccio When the credits rolled in 2015’s “Sicario,” there couldn’t have been many people thinking they couldn’t wait for the sequel. That borderline perfect crime thriller wrapped up its story and the characters, while intriguing, had a sense of finality. When the news broke that “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” was moving forward, […]

Trusting your pet sitter a must for good vacations

Trusting your pet sitter a must for good vacations

By Dr. Beth Leermakers A friend spent this weekend interviewing pet sitters. Her senior dog is incontinent and has to be hand-fed several times per day because of a medical condition. She was reluctant to leave her special-needs baby at a boarding kennel, so she’s looking for someone to care for her pup in the […]

Music therapy wins grant for Alzheimer’s help

Music therapy wins grant for Alzheimer’s help

By Sharon Adams AWARE president Sharon Ballew has announced the grant recipients for the 2018-2019 year. Applications were submitted from nonprofit organizations located in Dallas and Collin County that are working on the front lines in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. The final selections have been made and the recipients are: • Texas Winds Musical […]

Blueberry-Basil Granita

3 cups blueberries 3 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves Juice of 1 lime Pinch of salt In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients and process to a smooth puree. Pour into an 8 x 8 baking pan and freeze for 30 minutes. Scrape with a fork to break up the […]

Action, horror, comedy from around the world part of annual film festival

Action, horror, comedy from around the world part of annual film festival

By Teresa Nguyen The Asian Film Festival of Dallas celebrates its 17th year from Thursday, July 19 through Thursday, July 26. This festival year boasts its first Kashmiri drama film and returns with a women’s showcase of Asian directed and produced films by women. Sixty-six films will be screened throughout the week: six short blocks […]

Lack of intelligent thought leads to a ‘Fallen Kingdom’

Lack of intelligent thought leads to a ‘Fallen Kingdom’

By Chic DiCiccio After about 10 seconds of screen time, it’s apparent that Jeff Goldblum is wondering, “What the hell am I doing here?” Unfortunately, it takes longer than 10 seconds of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” for audiences to reach that same moment. This sequel to a reboot of a franchise with several sequels (the […]

Physician has important role in challenging show

Physician has important role in challenging show

By Shari Goldstein Stern “Nants ingonyama bagithi baba, Sithui (uhm) ingonyama,” opens “The Lion King’s” (TLK) “Circle of Life” in Zulu. Said another way, “it is the lion’s way; the lion is winning; it’s a victory.” That familiar first note tells you you’re in the right, familiar place. The mysterious, haunting melody opening the first […]

You can lead a horse to DART but you can’t …

You can lead a horse to DART but you can’t …

Officer Smokey, from the Dallas Police Mounted Patrol Unit (DPDMU), along with his four-legged and two-legged colleagues, participated in a student safety event with Dallas Area Rapid Transit this week. The DPDMU was established in 1982. The police horse is mostly used as a “patrol vehicle” that can be deployed on back streets, alleys, apartment […]

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