Good Shoes

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Eggs, Sod, Candy

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Rhubarb Chess Pie

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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

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Gray Houses

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The 1900 block of South 12th Street.

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Pizza Bread

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Dip this bread in marinara and you’re all set! Toast it, or slice a hunk and eat it over the sink like I do. This bread is easy to make – the most labor intensive thing is chopping the toppings. Hey, that rhymed! Anyway, this was a huge hit with the fellas – which means I’ll be making it again soon.  Continue reading

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PIFA Street Fair

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A Ferris wheel on Broad Street!

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Katharine Hepburn’s Brownies

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Katharine Hepburn went to Bryn Mawr, won 4 Academy Awards, and wore trousers before they were fashionable. Personally, I think her biggest accomplishment is this recipe for brownies. They are fudgey, gooey, and a snap to throw together. Make these brownies!  Continue reading

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Davy Jones’ Locker

woltzerI came upon this fantastic memorial during a stroll through Fernwood Cemetery in Lansdowne, PA just outside of the Philadelphia city limits.


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Cinco de Mayo Kick Off

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Carnaval de Puebla Parade – 9th and Washington on Sunday afternoon.

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Jiffy

Jiffy

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Easy French Bread

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We’ve all been there – you need bread for dinner, but didn’t plan ahead to whip up a no-knead loaf, the bakery is closed, and your eyes are rolling like a slot machine at the “Italian” bread in your grocery store. Here’s an easy, four ingredient bread (five, if you count water as an ingredient) to make in about an hour, and it’s good!  Continue reading

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The Edgar Allen Poe School

Poe-school-detailI spotted this fabulous architectural ornament while on one of our South Philly Safaris.

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Cinnamon Sugar Apple Muffins

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On Sunday, the temperature dropped and I regretted storing my winter coat. The wind picked up, and I decided to stay put for the afternoon and whip up a batch of muffins. An apple studded, soft cake with a crunchy topping, perfect partner with a cup of coffee on a chilly spring day.  Continue reading

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Deep End

Deep End

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