Category Archives: News

Apple-Pear Braided Bread

Making braided breads is my Sunday morning hobby. Mix up the dough, drink coffee and catch up on the news while waiting for the it to rise. By the time the caffeine has kicked in, it’s assembly time, 30 minutes later there’s a fruit … Continue reading

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Bomb Bomb Bar-B-Q-Grill

The Bomb Bomb Bar-B-Q-Grill has a glorious sign. Last night I happened to be traveling through the neighborhood, saw it illuminated, and took this shot. 

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Mayor Kenney’s Kids

Mayor Jim Kenney visits students at Children’s Playhouse in South Philadelphia. The pre-K program is funded by the new, controversial soda tax that went into effect in Philadelphia on January 1st.

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Apple Bars

These are more like bars than a cake, they’re dense and chewy. Almost like an apple blondie, they’re sturdy – perfect for packing in a lunch box. 

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All The World Loves A Lover

The phrase “All the world loves a lover” is taken from an essay on love by Ralph Waldo Emerson, meaning that people are always happy to see two people in love. Such was the case on Sunday when a man … Continue reading

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A Long Time Ago About 4 Hours Away…

This is another of The Photo Elective series of photographs that Tina, I and every other illustration major attending The Philadelphia College of Art were required to shoot, process and print. My guess is that the notion of the class … Continue reading

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Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi was on the menu for New Year’s Eve. It had been a busy day, and I wanted to make something that was special and out of the ordinary, but easy. This fit the bill. In the time it takes to cook … Continue reading

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2017 Mummer’s Parade – Part Two

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2017 Mummer’s Parade!

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Bust of Ben

Walking home from work yesterday, I came upon this nine foot bust of Benjamin Franklin at 4th and Arch Streets. I stopped to take a few photos – it wasn’t until I got home and looked at the photos that … Continue reading

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Cranberry Cheesecake Tart

Thanksgiving is almost here, and my annual quandary of “What shall I make for dessert?” has been settled with this beautiful tart. 

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South Philly Musicians Remix Mural

Traveling down Broad and Tasker Streets the other day, I got my first glimpse of the completed South Philly Musicians Remix mural designed by artist Eric Okdeh. 

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This Property is Condemned

It looks as though Heidi and her Grandfather, wary of spotty cell phone coverage, hightailed it out of the Alps. From the looks of it, the Three Bears are subletting and they’re not much on housekeeping.

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Pumpkin Swirl Muffins

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it, and since my family aren’t big pumpkin pie fans – we do like pumpkin breads and muffins. This recipe combines my love of pumpkin muffins and cream cheese – because everything is … Continue reading

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