20th & Christian in South Philadelphia
Trying to keep up my culinary momentum since last weekend’s blizzard cook-a-thon, I realized it’s been a while since I’ve made polenta. Polenta is something most people shy away from, but this microwaved version – the brainchild of Barbara Kafka, is easy to make. Creamy polenta topped off with braised beef and tomatoes is perfect cold weather fare. Continue reading
Broad and Spruce — Philadelphia, PA
On the corner of 4th & Fitzwater Streets.
A blizzard gives you the opportunity to bake and catch up on your Netflix list, which is what I did over the weekend. And laundry, because there’s always laundry. Continue reading
It was everything the weather forecasters predicted, and more! A big dump of snow on the City of Philadelphia, has pretty much shut down public transit except for subway travel. More photos after the cut. Continue reading
Here’s another shot of the corner of Broad & Locust shot by the fabulous Tina Garceau back at the dawn of the 1980s. It seems she liked shooting at this particular corner which is about a block from where the Philadelphia College of Art was once situated.
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Tagged 1980s, 1981, analog, Broad Street, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia College of Art, photography, Tina Garceau, vintage
One of the great things about South Philadelphia are the corner stores. They’re everywhere, and places like Melino’s on 15th & Ellsworth have been around for generations. Corner stores are there for you when you run out of milk or eggs. It’s where kids buy candy on their way to school, or hoagies! It’s marvelous to see these old stores still around with their weathered signs and ATM machines.
Yesterday was our first substantial snowfall, meaning it didn’t flurry for five minutes and stop. To celebrate, I made muffins with what I had on hand – which were apples leftover from a cake I made, and carrots which were passed over in favor of steamed broccoli for last night’s dinner. These muffins are sweet, moist, and perfectly spiced with crunchy tops – it’s what’s for breakfast! Continue reading
My favorite tree on the way to work. The sun was hitting it just right so I pulled out my camera and took some texture shots. A little bit of this and that in a photo editor and there you have it.
Tina shot a few frames from the corner of Broad and Locust Streets back in what may be the fall of 1981. Note the poster pasted to the pole for a show at JC Dobbs.
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Tagged 1980s, analog, bus, JC Dobbs, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia College of Art, SEPTA, Tina Garceau, USA, vintage
When the temperatures dip, I’m all about making soups and stews. But you need a little something to go with them – like these breadsticks. They’re soft, and airy, and when served warm out of the oven – absolutely divine! Continue reading