Cranberry Bread

This is a beautiful holiday bread. Wrapped in a tea towel it would make a lovely gift for a teacher or neighbor.  Continue reading

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Rocky 50K Run

Ambitious runners on Saturday morning taking part in the Rocky Run, an unofficial 50K race that began in South Philadelphia and finished at The Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Setting Up the Stands


Early Saturday morning in the Italian Market, vendors stocking their stands.

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Cranberry Cake



This is the cake I made for Joe’s birthday. It starts with a box mix – but once you add milk, extra eggs, sour cream, orange zest, and chopped cranberries – you could win over any gourmand. This cake would be a perfect addition to the Christmas dessert table!  Continue reading

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Bust of Ben


Walking home from work yesterday, I came upon this nine foot bust of Benjamin Franklin at 4th and Arch Streets. I stopped to take a few photos – it wasn’t until I got home and looked at the photos that I noticed the texture of his coat was constructed using thousands of keys.  Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Joe!!!


I took this photo of Joe when we were first dating, I used it on the first birthday card I ever made for him, and on every card since then! This year, I’ve incorporated the newest member of our family – Plywood the cat. I tried to imagine how Plywood would approach decorating a cake, if he had opposable thumbs, that is.

Happy Birthday Joe!


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Turkey Soup



The great thing about roasting a turkey are the leftovers. In our house, after the open face sandwiches, crêpes, and a pan of tetrazzini, there’s soup! Nothing’s better on a chilly Sunday afternoon than the smell of a simmering pot of turkey soup with vegetables and ditalini.  Continue reading

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If You Say So


9th and Washington Avenue.

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Waiting for Turkey


Wishing you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Cranberry Cheesecake Tart



Thanksgiving is almost here, and my annual quandary of “What shall I make for dessert?” has been settled with this beautiful tart.  Continue reading

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South Philly Musicians Remix Mural


Traveling down Broad and Tasker Streets the other day, I got my first glimpse of the completed South Philly Musicians Remix mural designed by artist Eric Okdeh.  Continue reading

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This Property is Condemned



It looks as though Heidi and her Grandfather, wary of spotty cell phone coverage, hightailed it out of the Alps. From the looks of it, the Three Bears are subletting and they’re not much on housekeeping.

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Fall on South Broad Street

Fall on South Broad StreetA beautiful autumnal scene on an otherwise unspectacular section of Philadelphia’s main drag.

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The Pumpkin of Dorian Gray

Ghost of Halloween PastSome people have trouble letting go.

Spotted on South Broad Street in South Philadelphia.

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