Monthly Archives: August 2018

The Lit Brothers Building

I was running errands in town yesterday, when I passed The Lit Brothers building on 8th and Market. Built in 1859 by architects Edward Collins & Charles M. Autenrieth, the façade is a Renaissance Revival style. It reminds me of a wedding … Continue reading

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The Portrait Sitter

 

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Figs!

I’m happy to report that my bird proofing experiment worked like a charm, the figs were perfectly ripe and delicious!

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Bird-Proofing the Figs

Two years ago, they were wreaking havoc with my basil plants, now the birds are hogging the figs on the lower branches of the tree in our backyard. There are plenty of figs for the neighbors and our feathered friends … Continue reading

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Southwest Coleslaw

As summer draws to a close, be the person who brings the interesting side dish to the Labor Day BBQ. This store bought coleslaw mix is jazzed up with the addition of cherry tomatoes, fresh corn, bell peppers, chick peas, … Continue reading

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Summer Visitor

This beautiful boy made a trip into the city and was waiting to be unloaded from a trailer at 16th & Catherine on Tuesday. He and his buddy were about to give rides to a bunch of city kids who … Continue reading

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The Pope and the Pussy Cat

One of the great things about living in South Philly are our neighbor’s window displays!  

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Peach Blueberry Cake

Summer is winding down, and I feel a need to make all of my favorite peach and blueberries recipes while the produce is still available. This cake is what I refer to as a “one pan wonder” – a single … Continue reading

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Blueberries

One of my favorite things about summer besides swimming, are blueberries! I love baking with them, stirring them into yogurt for breakfast, or eating them as is. The market is now loaded with locally grown berries, and there is nothing … Continue reading

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Looking South – Freezer Orders Filled

Neon sign in the window of Cappuccio’s Meats – a fixture on 9th Street since 1920. Their sausage selection is nothing short of amazing!

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