Category Archives: News

Happy Birthday Plywood!

We met Plywood when he crashed a BBQ we had in early June. We didn’t realize it, but he was auditioning for his new family. 

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Coconut Cream Pie

I wanted to make dessert for Valentine’s Day dinner last night. Being short on time, I skipped the traditional pie crust for a store bought graham cracker crust, and frozen whipped topping instead of whipping heavy cream. Despite the shortcuts, … Continue reading

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Talluto’s Turns Fifty!

Talluto’s, the undisputed king of marinated mozzarella, are celebrating 50 years in the business of making great pasta! Pictured is Dave Brown, long time employee and manager of the store on 9th & Carpenter Streets in the Italian Market. Happy anniversary … Continue reading

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Buttermilk Blueberry Muffins

Sunday is kind of a “get ready for the upcoming week” day. There’s grocery shopping, laundry, and baking something in case someone lingers in bed a little too long to have a proper breakfast. The addition of buttermilk along with the … Continue reading

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Eggplant Parmesan and Polenta

Polenta and eggplant parmesan is cold weather comfort food at it’s finest. Creamy polenta paired with meaty eggplant topped with a spicy tomato gravy and mozzarella – it’s good stuff! Any leftover eggplant can be layered in a small baking … Continue reading

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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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