Author Archives: Tina

Looking South – Stairway to Heaven

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Blueberry Buckle

This is the perfect Sunday morning breakfast cake – not too sweet, and loaded with New Jersey blueberries. It’s a quick cake to throw together, and feeds a crowd of 8 to 10. 

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Guardians of the Park

When we bought our house, we were thrilled that it came with a park at the end of the block with trees, benches, and a bocce ball court. Down the road, we discovered that it also came with a group … Continue reading

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Peach Blueberry Tart

It’s peach season, and this easy, single crust tart is the perfect way to showcase these beauties! Even easier, is a method of dropping ripe peaches in boiling water for a few seconds, then to an ice bath, and their … Continue reading

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Baby Back Ribs

The Boy is all about eating meat off of bones – he is a true carnivore who loves chicken wings and turkey legs. So when I was planning my menu for the fourth, I decided on baby back ribs with … Continue reading

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Happy 4th of July!

Celebrate America!  

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Looking South – Train Shed Update

More of the restoration process of the Train Shed on Broad and Carpenter Streets. Additional photos under the cut. 

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Looking South – Letters on Washington

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The Morning the Earth Shook

A book cover I did for a new novella available for Kindle by J.L. Curtis. A year after Calexit, the last US bases in Southern California are under siege, with their power and water cut off. Their perimeters are under … Continue reading

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Marinated Celery and Avocado Salad

This is a nice, light salad for a hot summer night that goes well with burgers or grilled chicken. Just three ingredients tossed with oil and fresh lemon juice and seasoned with salt and pepper – this salad will be … Continue reading

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Dragon Fruit

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Looking South – The USS Olympia

The Boy and I took a stroll to the Spruce Street Harbor Park yesterday, and we got to check out the USS Olympia. From Wikipedia: USS Olympia is a protected cruiser that saw service in the United States Navy from her commissioning in 1895 until 1922. This … Continue reading

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Strawberries & Ladyfingers

The strawberries on 9th Street were gorgeous over the weekend, I decided that strawberry shortcake would be on the menu for our Father’s Day dinner. I didn’t want to make biscuits or sponge cake – I wanted to try something … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day

A photo I took of the fellas in Rittenhouse Square in 2000. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there, especially to my Joe – I couldn’t be more grateful for what a wonderful dad he’s been to our … Continue reading

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