Author Archives: Tina

Tomato Gravy with Onion & Butter

This recipe originated with Marcella Hazan, I’ve been reading about it on various food blogs for years. All you need are three ingredients, a can of San Marzano tomatoes, an onion, and butter to make an amazing gravy. Simmer time … Continue reading

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Waiting for Pizza

Waiting for pizza at Lorenzo’s on 9th & Christian.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

A Valentine for my Joe, 25th in a series! Happy Valentine’s Day, spread a little love around!

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Tortellini

The fellas went to the movies on Saturday, which I took as a perfect opportunity to make tortellini. I have to say, it was a labor intensive process, but at the end of the afternoon, I had a nice sized … Continue reading

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House of Hams

This magnificent sign hangs at Guy Giordano & Sons’ store at 1037 South 9th Street. There’s something appealing about the human touch of a hand painted sign. In this day and age of temporary vinyl signs cranked out by machines, … Continue reading

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Chocolate Banana Bread

Overripe bananas + freezing temperatures = baking something to keep warm! It was chilly last week, with the thermometer dipping into single digits for a couple of days. The cat abandoned his favorite napping spot on the sofa in favor … Continue reading

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Cold Snap!

The polar vortex that has gripped much of the nation has arrived in Philadelphia. Temperatures are in the single digits. The cat is burrowed under a blanket on the sofa, when he’s not sitting on the radiator keeping tabs on … Continue reading

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No-Knead Everything Bread

An everything bagel is a bagel that’s topped with poppy seeds, onion flakes, toasted sesame seeds, garlic powder, and kosher salt. This no-knead bread is similar, but the seasoning mix is incorporated into the dough, as well as sprinkled on … Continue reading

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The Crack of Dawn

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Catmobile

This street art feline on the side of a truck was spotted on South 11th Street.

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