Strawberries, blueberries, and peaches are typically the fruits of the summer – however, let us not forget the humble Italian plum. They’re wonderful when baked, this is the delicious torte that The Boy and I made this week. It was so good, that we’re making it again today! Continue reading →
As a kid growing up in New England, one of my favorite comfort foods was my mom’s American Chop Suey. It’s a casserole made with ground beef, elbow macaroni, and a seasoned tomato sauce. Folks outside of New England call it goulash. I’ve seen other versions that add cheddar cheese, cinnamon, or soy sauce – but this recipe is the original, the classic! Continue reading →
I did a double take on Washington Avenue this afternoon, and barely managed to take this one shot of this Harley-Davidson motorcycle hearse before it sped off. RoadMaster Motorcycle Hearse is based in Philadelphia – it is their belief that “your last ride and the last tribute and celebration of your life should be as individual as you are.”
Over the weekend, I passed a house in my neighborhood with a large planter full of basil and a sign that encouraged folks to help themselves. Yesterday, another neighbor was sharing their bounty of peppers. I envy my urban gardening neighbors, as this year’s tomato plant has only yielded two tomatoes – TWO! Sigh. Oh well, there’s always next summer – here’s hoping I won’t have to buy any tomatoes, and maybe have extra to put in a basket on my front steps.