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Since I began shooting these tiled entryways, I now find myself running into them all over the neighborhood. This green and white beauty, almost serves as a welcome mat to a private residence, while the two under the cut provide … Continue reading
This one is located on 9th and Bainbridge. SaveSave SaveSave SaveSave
Last night we celebrated my neighbor Jeanette’s 88th year on this planet. I made this cake, we had coffee, and she chuckled at the birthday card we gave her. Happy birthday to one of my favorite people on the block!
On Tuesday night, The Belleville Quartet – a Philadelphia based acoustic jazz ensemble played at Bardascino Park at 10th and Carpenter. It’s the first in a series of summer concerts my neighbors and I look forward to. SaveSave SaveSave
Polenta Florentine, on a Monday night – we’re so fancy! Actually, it’s a pretty easy dish to throw together when you make the polenta the day before. Then, all you have to do is layer slices of polenta in a … Continue reading
More South Philly tiled entryways – I find it interesting that some had the business owner’s name, or the address, while others were purely ornamental. More photos behind the cut.
They’re all over South Philly, tiled entryways that marked former businesses – bakeries, drug stores, and butchers. I walk by them on a daily basis, and this week I decided to take some photos to showcase the various shapes, styles, … Continue reading
This bowl is an iconic piece of Finnish Mid-Century Modern design. The pen and ink mushrooms are the work of Esteri Tomula, a designer who worked at the Arabia ceramics factory in Helsinki from 1947-1984. This bowl is enameled steel, from the 1960s, … Continue reading
Most of the time, you order take-out when you don’t feel like cooking or are famished and need food PRONTO! That was me, until I moved onto a small South Philly street that cars couldn’t drive down. I’d order a … Continue reading
In Victorian times, the chrysanthemum represented honesty and truth. In Japan, it’s a symbol of the Emperor and the Imperial family. Buddhists use them as offerings because of their powerful Yang energy. I love them for their texture! SaveSave
Summer has arrived, it’s starting to get warm and muggy. I wanted to make a no-bake pie for our holiday cookout, and I enlisted help from Lloyd. This fresh strawberry pie, is chilled, refreshing, and perfection with the addition of … Continue reading
If making home fries in the morning seems daunting, you can make them ahead of time and reheat while you’re frying the eggs! I made a double batch that I served with steak, then reheated the leftovers for brunch the … Continue reading
Day two of the annual Italian Market Festival – the weather cooperated, there was a good crowd, great food, music, and the Procession of the Saints! More photos after the cut!