Category Archives: News

Guardians of the Park

When we bought our house, we were thrilled that it came with a park at the end of the block with trees, benches, and a bocce ball court. Down the road, we discovered that it also came with a group … Continue reading

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Peach Blueberry Tart

It’s peach season, and this easy, single crust tart is the perfect way to showcase these beauties! Even easier, is a method of dropping ripe peaches in boiling water for a few seconds, then to an ice bath, and their … Continue reading

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Looking South – Train Shed

Train shed on Broad & Carpenter being stripped down to it’s skeleton in order to be restored and incorporated into some new construction. The ongoing process has been fascinating to watch. More photos behind the cut. 

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No-Knead Cinnamon Raisin Bread

I made this loaf for my friend Bebe, who loves raisin bread. I’ve never seen a no-knead recipe that used milk as an ingredient – so I thought I’d give it a shot. It was a success! 

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RIP Adam West

Adam West loomed pretty large in my life. He was the greatest Batman, and he will be sorely missed.

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Fettuccine with Mushrooms, Asparagus, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

It’s been a while since I’ve made pasta with my Imperia pasta maker. I call it a pasta maker rather than a machine because it’s powered by a hand crank. It’s a real workout-skip-the-gym thing. Anyway, paired with thin spring asparagus, … Continue reading

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Looking South – Geno’s Painted Lady

It appears Gene’s famous cheesesteak emporium is expanding it’s empire in South Philly. I’m not certain if this is a brick and mortar store for Geno’s t-shirts, and baseball caps – what I do know is that I’m crazy about … Continue reading

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Cherry Berry Galette

It was a pretty laid back weekend – a trip to the market, the fellas went to the movies, and a cook out was in the works for Monday. The cook out looked iffy, the sun was a no show and there … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2017

In memory of many, in honor of all, thank you.

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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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