Mannequin on Pine Street

 

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Looking South – Rise and Shine

I ran across this food photo taken at Saté Kampar on Passyunk Avenue while looking for another photo. If you’re in the neighborhood, stop in – it’s a cozy little place and their food is wonderful!

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Broccoli Rabe Pasta Bake

I wanted to make something different to go with the chicken piccata I was making for dinner, and this baked pasta fits the bill. Pasta, sautéed broccoli rabe, and two cheeses baked in a cast iron pan, and cut into wedges like a pie, it’s all kinds of yum!  Continue reading

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Stacked Chairs

Stacked chairs for restaurant outdoor seating is a sure sign that spring has finally arrived! I’ve never been happier to see daffodils, and store my winter coat away – Hello Spring!!!

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Waiting for Breakfast

 

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Looking South – Door on Kimball Street

 

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Lemon Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Lemon desserts always makes me think of spring, and although the temperatures still feel winter-like, there’s always this lovely, citrusy cake.  Continue reading

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Ellsworth-Federal Stop

Ellsworth and Federal StopWhat do you do when the train is late and you’re bored?

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Laundromat Angel

Figure on the wall at Tenth Street Laundromat at 10th & Ellsworth in South Philadelphia.

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Looking South – Spring For Sale

Temperatures in the 40s and the threat of snow, made these daffodils a sight for sore eyes on 9th Street last weekend. Spring, where are you?

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Chocolate Cream Pie

Chocolate cream pie is a diner classic, and was the decadent finish to our Easter dinner. It’s also very easy to make, a pre-baked crust, chocolate filling made on top of the stove, topped with sweetened whipped cream. Of course, you could skip the crust, and use a store bought chocolate cookie crust – it would be delicious either way!  Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

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Bow Tie for Easter

As is our tradition of devouring a Dutch baby pancake at Easter brunch, the other is sewing a bow tie for the Boy to wear to church. Bow ties are a great way to use up small bits in your fabric stash, since they only require two 11″ x 2 1/2″ panels, and one piece that’s 4″ x 2 1/2″. There’s an easy tutorial here.

 

 

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Gaiety Sandwich Shop — an Update

Gaiety Sandwich ShopPeople constantly scour the Internet seeking the newest of the new. What I love about the Internet is that it is also a nearly infinite backlog of information. There is something for everyone, and something that may have been posted years ago is always new to a fresh pair of eyes. Case in point is the above photo which is a 35mm negative I shot as part of an art school course and forgot about in 1982; rediscovered and scanned 10 years ago and wrote a post about it on this website back in 2011. When I wrote the post, I had no idea where I shot it. I knew it was in Center City Philadelphia, but I had no idea of the exact locale until a fresh pair of eyes fell upon the post, and the owner of those eyeballs reached out.

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