Panini at Milk and Honey

Milk and Honey, a lovely little grocery on Baltimore Ave. in West Philly, sells local produce and foods and specialty food items, alongside olives (I’m obsessed with the Sicilian Green), international cheeses and deli meats. The also offer ice cream, pastries, prepared food, and a full breakfast and lunch menu. On a recent sunny Saturday afternoon, I found Clark Park overfull with a flea market, … Continue reading Panini at Milk and Honey

Roasted Butternut Squash and Carmelized Onion Tarte

A last-minute minute potluck dinner party, I’m hosting, and I find that I do not have the phyllo dough in the freezer that I thought I had. Nevermind, I decided to make a risotto instead. But the aborio box only has a cup of rice in it! A quick ingredient search on epicurious.com (squash, onions, kale) turned up this recipe, classy enough for a dinner … Continue reading Roasted Butternut Squash and Carmelized Onion Tarte

Giant Crusty and Creamy White Beans with Greens

I’ve been enjoying recipes in Heidi Swanson’s “Simply Natural Cooking.” While I don’t usually follow recipes to a T, a new cookbook always offers new inspiration, and Heidi’s recipes aren’t so complicated that they can’t be made for a weekday evening dinner. I also love her focus on vegetarian superfoods, grains, and vegetables! Above is the salad. I soaked the beans overnight and made the … Continue reading Giant Crusty and Creamy White Beans with Greens

Brunch at Local 44 – Rueben for the win!

Local 44 has just (finally!) revealed a new brunch menu, Memphis Taproom/Ressurentction Alehouse owners have finally brought us the vegetarian and vegan options to rival MTR (Don’t even get me started on the fried pickles). I stopped in on brunch opening weekend, and had a hard time making a decisions. Eventually, I went with the fried mushrooms, coated in a buttermilk batter and with a … Continue reading Brunch at Local 44 – Rueben for the win!