Author Archives: Tina

Happy Birthday Plywood!

We met Plywood when he crashed a BBQ we had in early June. We didn’t realize it, but he was auditioning for his new family. 

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First Library Card

Kindergarteners at Philadelphia’s Southwark School get their first library card.

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Dom’s Shoe Repair

A magnificent sign located at 13th and Tasker in South Philadelphia.

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Cream Cheese Apple Cake

This apple cake certainly isn’t much to look at, but in the taste department, it’s Miss Universe! It’s studded with apples with a fine crumb, moist – thanks to the cream cheese, crowned with the perfect amount of brown sugar and … Continue reading

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Sunrise

 

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Coconut Cream Pie

I wanted to make dessert for Valentine’s Day dinner last night. Being short on time, I skipped the traditional pie crust for a store bought graham cracker crust, and frozen whipped topping instead of whipping heavy cream. Despite the shortcuts, … Continue reading

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Be Mine!

23rd in a series of Valentines for my boyfriend/husband. They’re the same person, by the way – just thought I should clear that up! Happy Valentine’s Day, dear Joe!!!  

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Talluto’s Turns Fifty!

Talluto’s, the undisputed king of marinated mozzarella, are celebrating 50 years in the business of making great pasta! Pictured is Dave Brown, long time employee and manager of the store on 9th & Carpenter Streets in the Italian Market. Happy anniversary … Continue reading

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Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and I can’t think of a better way to say “I dig you”, than baking a batch of these big, soft, chocolate chip cherry cookies for your significant other. No significant other? No problem! … Continue reading

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The Soda Jerk

Today’s collage is aimed at The City of Brotherly Love’s mayor,  and his recent imposition of a sugary drink tax.    

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Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins

Sunday is kind of a “get ready for the upcoming week” day. There’s grocery shopping, laundry, and baking something in case someone lingers in bed a little too long to have a proper breakfast. The addition of buttermilk along with the … Continue reading

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Waiting for a Haircut

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Technicolor Cauliflower

 

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Eggplant Parmesan and Polenta

Polenta and eggplant parmesan is cold weather comfort food at it’s finest. Creamy polenta paired with meaty eggplant topped with a spicy tomato gravy and mozzarella – it’s good stuff! Any leftover eggplant can be layered in a small baking … Continue reading

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