Author Archives: Tina

Potatoes O’Brien

Potatoes O’Brien are potatoes, pan fried with red and green peppers, onion, and garlic. This dish is said to have been invented in the early 1900s, with a dispute that the recipe originated at Boston restaurant Jerome’s or possibly Jack’s in Manhattan. It is thought to be … Continue reading

Posted in Lovin' from the Oven | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Italian Market Festival 2017 – Day 2

Day two – the sun made an appearance, along with Jerry Blavat, The Verdi Band from Norristown, and some Saints! It was a blast!!! More photos behind the cut. 

Posted in Italian Market, News, Philadelphia, Photography, South Philly Safari | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Italian Market Festival 2017

Saturday was the first day of the Italian Market Festival – the rain held off, and 9th Street was packed with people. Join us on Sunday for the Procession of the Saints, artisan vendors, music, and great food! More photos behind … Continue reading

Posted in Glorious Food, Italian Market, News, Philadelphia, Photography, South Philly Safari | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Looking South – Sketching in the Park

I turned the corner and was surprised to see artists making representational art rather than what I usually see – coffee drinkers fiddling with a smart phone.  

Posted in Looking South, Philadelphia, Photography, Sketch | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Rhubarb Syrup

I made a rhubarb pie, cut up enough to freeze for a future pie, and made syrup! I used one part syrup to five parts seltzer, although it would be good in lemonade or with champagne.  Recipe under the cut.

Posted in Lovin' from the Oven | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

On Saturday morning, the vendors on 9th Street had 2 pound boxes of gorgeous strawberries for $1.50. Which made me peckish for strawberry rhubarb pie – problem was, no one had rhubarb. Then I got the bright idea of hitting up Anastasio’s … Continue reading

Posted in Italian Market, Lovin' from the Oven, News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Looking South – Broad Street Run 2017

Posted in News, Philadelphia, Photography | Tagged | Leave a comment

Looking Up at The Drake

 

Posted in Philadelphia, Photography | Tagged | Leave a comment

Rimworld – Into the Green

The latest effort of author Jim Curtis arrives today in the form of Rimworld – Into the Green. Ordinarily, Mr. Curtis writes in the action adventure genre, but this time he’s giving his readers a novel length science fiction saga. … Continue reading

Posted in Book Design, Illustration, News | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Sautéed Dandelion Greens

The boy and I were on our usual Saturday jaunt on 9th Street to shop for dinner and pick up lunch at Lorenzo’s. We were on the lookout for asparagus, when we stopped at Pat and Larry’s stand. They had … Continue reading

Posted in Lovin' from the Oven, News | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Bird Watching

 

Posted in Photography | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Looking South – Snakes Alive!

Wildlife for sale on 9th Street.

Posted in Italian Market, Looking South, Philadelphia, Photography | Tagged | Leave a comment

Cherry Tomato Tart

What I love about shopping on 9th Street is that you never know what you’re going to find on the stands – boxes of baby arugula, two red peppers for a dollar, or cauliflower in a hue that would make Prince … Continue reading

Posted in Lovin' from the Oven | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

French Strawberry Cake

9th Street had gorgeous boxes of strawberries on Saturday, I picked up two, one would be macerated for brunch, and the other for this cake. I’m a big fan of “one pan wonder” cakes – this one is light, custardy in the … Continue reading

Posted in Lovin' from the Oven | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments