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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. 

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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

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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

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Looking South – Broad Street Run 2017

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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

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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

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Bow Tie for Spring

Calling all modeling agencies – I have a handsome, six foot tall, seventeen year old with a perfected brooding expression, and he can pull off a bowtie! I whipped up this tie in less than an hour, no advanced sewing skills needed. … Continue reading

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Looking South – The Royal Theater Part II

The back wall has been obliterated, the chain link fence removed. I’ve written about the demolition of The Royal Theater before, this is all that remains. It will soon be gone and sadly forgotten. One more photo behind the cut. 

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Looking South – Train Shed

This area of Broad and Washington is in the throes of being developed into apartments and retail space. Fortunately, this train shed which served as a stop for President Lincoln’s funeral train en route to Illinois, is on the National Register of Historic Places and … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip Rice Krispies Cookies

I stumbled across the recipe for these cookies searching for something else. I haven’t made them in years, so I thought I’d give it a whirl yesterday afternoon. The addition of the Rice Krispies make these cookies crispy-crunchy and adds a certain … Continue reading

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Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Arugula Pesto

My boy never met a chicken he didn’t like – or a pot roast or pork chop. Every now and then, I switch it up and make a meal that’s tasty enough so he doesn’t miss his beloved meat – gnocchi with … Continue reading

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In Japan the Hand Can Be Used Like a Knife

Being that my inexpensive but beloved Sketchbook from Heaven will soon be exhausted, I needed to find a replacement. A small, landscape sketchpad roughly the same size was proving impossible to find. The only solution was to make my own!

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Carrot Raisin Bread

I adore this bread – it’s sweet, but not too sweet. Perfect with coffee in the morning, flecked with shredded carrots and dotted with raisins. It makes getting out of bed on these last cold days of winter bearable!

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Looking South – 10th Street Laundromat

 

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