Monthly Archives: May 2016

Lemon Crumb Loaf

A lemony loaf with an crumbly topping and fresh fruit. It was the perfect light dessert for our BBQ on Saturday night! And the perfect light breakfast on Sunday. For the topping: ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons flour ¼ cup … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

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 … Continue reading

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Above South Street in 1991

This is me gazing at Center City from the roof of an apartment on South Street I was living in at the time.

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Italian Market Festival 2016 – The Pole

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 … Continue reading

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Italian Market Festival 2016

The festival was in full swing yesterday – we weren’t gonna let a little rain get in the way! 

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Ronald’s Raygun

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 … Continue reading

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Penrose Diner

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Chocolate Chip Cherry Cookies

The upside to getting up really early in the morning, is having time to bake cookies and eating them for breakfast. Cherries and chocolate and a great combination! 

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Up on the Roof

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. 

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Chocolate – Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Peanut butter and chocolate – the perfect match in this soft, chewy cookie. They’re so good, my son (who once went out for Halloween as a Reese’s peanut butter cup) was sneaking them off of the rack as they were cooling. … Continue reading

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