There were three spotted, overripe bananas in the fruit bowl begging to be a banana bread. I wanted to try something different, so I substituted peanut butter for some of the oil, and added chocolate chips. Because chocolate chips make everything taste better. Continue reading
This is me gazing at Center City from the roof of an apartment on South Street I was living in at the time.
After nineteen years, the greased pole is back at the Italian Market Festival! The thirty foot, lard coated pole has prizes at the top for anyone daring enough to try. These guys made several attempts, drawing a massive, cheering crowd. I’m not certain if there were any winners, but it was fun to watch, and great to see an old tradition brought back to the festival! More photos behind the cut. Continue reading
The festival was in full swing yesterday – we weren’t gonna let a little rain get in the way! Continue reading
I was having some fun playing around with shapes and gradients in Affinity Designer. This program and it’s sister, Affinity Photo, have made justifying a monthly subscription fee for vector and image editing software very difficult. When they come out with their page layout program, I may be forever lost to Adobe.
On top of South Philly Bar & Grill, owner Kenneth Brownell graciously led us up to the roof for a spectacular view of the city! Another photo under the cut. Continue reading
Center City — Philadelphia, PA
A chess pie is a single crust custard pie made with the addition of cornmeal. It is said to have originated in England and these pies were popular in New England as well as the South. Additions to the basic pie recipe included lemon juice, coconut, nutmeg, cocoa powder, or in this case, rhubarb. The tart rhubarb makes a marvelous contrast to the sweet filling – this pie is heavenly. Continue reading