Turkey Tetrazzini



Faced with a lot of leftover turkey from Christmas dinner – I decided to forgo making crêpes and turn my attention to the one dish beauty of a casserole. Turkey tetrazzini is simple to make, and it calls for ingredients that you pretty much have on hand after a holiday – onions, red peppers, spaghetti, stock, mushrooms, peas, and of course, turkey! It was a big hit with the fellas, and I can see myself making this down the road with leftover chicken. Recipe behind the cut. Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!


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Pear Cranberry Pie



It’s crunch time – I’m finished up with work, there’s an overflowing hamper, gifts to wrap, and my house looks like a cyclone hit it. But it’s okay because the tree is up, and there’s pie – and pie makes everything better!  Continue reading

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City Hall


Walking home from work last night, I was waiting for the light to change and noticed how stunning City Hall looked lit up, and the reflection the street lights had on the rain drenched street. Despite the balmy temperatures and lack of snow, it’s Christmastime in the city!

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Stuck on a Stalled Elevated Train

Looking out at West Philly from a stalled trainThe train sat on the tracks outside of 69th Street for reasons unknown so the combination of boredom and the availability of a camera are why I present you this vista today.

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Santa Baby

Back in my college days, I worked part time at Equus, a long gone gay bar on 12th Street between Locust and Walnut. They had cabaret acts which is how I met Eartha Kitt, who was entertaining at the club. Ms. Kitt was a vegetarian, however – her dog was not, and I had the pleasure of cooking a steak for him. I think of that every Christmas when I hear this song.

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Urban Santa


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Slaves to Star Wars

Cereal Box C3P0Star Wars’ place in the annals of film, fantasy and fandom history is undeniable, and I have no doubt that the film has inspired countless careers in the arts and generated more breathtaking illustrative and sculptural works than any other movie, but when is enough going to be enough? As I peruse websites such as Pinterest and Tumblr, I see thousands of terrific artistic achievements all inspired by a film that came out almost 40 years ago. It’s almost as if there are tens of thousands of virtuoso musicians out there with immediate access to a worldwide audience and all they ever play is Free Bird or Stairway to Heaven.

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Around Westville’s Pond

Around the Westville PondThis is far from being a spectacular photo, but people who live, lived in or walked around Westville, New Jersey probably know exactly where I took this shot.

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Ghost Sign on 12th




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Sunset from 17th Street


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Espresso Meringues



Espresso meringues dipped in chocolate – I use them like some people use Hershey’s Kisses to fill out a cookie box. But these little cookies really deserve some respect. They’re light, gluten free – casein free if you forgo the dipping in chocolate part, and pretty! You can churn out 5 dozen cookies in no time at all! Continue reading

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Taking Holiday Orders


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On Bainbridge


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