Commonwealth Ciders – local, dry ciders have arrived

It’s Fall in Philadelphia! The air has finally begun to crisp, the leaves to turn, and I’m digging my cardigans out from storage. Fall means, apples, and apples mean, among other things, delicious cider. I love a cup of hot spiced cider when the weather cools, but the rest of the year, cider, especially the bottled, alcoholic kind, doesn’t make my “must have” list. I … Continue reading Commonwealth Ciders – local, dry ciders have arrived

Pumpkin-Sage Savory Waffles

I’m the very lucky owner of an industrial waffle-maker that I believe was once stolen from a waffle house, and many years and owners later, gifted to me. It’s gigantic, unwieldy and makes incredible waffles. Unfortunately, I always prefer savory breakfasts (and lunches, and dinners) and so I like to play with savory waffle recipes. My friends still talk about the cheddar habanero waffles I … Continue reading Pumpkin-Sage Savory Waffles

Winter Quinoa Salad with Roasted Vegetables

  Quinoa is a near perfect food, and an easy grain to fold into almost any soup, salad, casserole, or main dish. This quick fall salad braises instead of roasts your winter vegetables, without sacrificing that golden flavor. I was treated to a similar dish the other night at a friends how, but she used roasted turnips, onions, rutabaga, sweet potato, and garlic – delicious! … Continue reading Winter Quinoa Salad with Roasted Vegetables

I’m Back: and Whole Grain Salad with Cherries

It’s been a long hiatus. I didn’t intend it, but a new job, a new commute to New Jersey, and all that comes with such a major life change sidelined the blog for a bit. Honestly,  I got so behind that it started to feel to difficult to start back up again. But I’m back. I’m excited to keep talking about food – good, local, … Continue reading I’m Back: and Whole Grain Salad with Cherries

I’m Back: and Whole Grain Salad with Cherries

It’s been a long hiatus. I didn’t intend it, but a new job, a new commute to New Jersey, and all that comes with such a major life change sidelined the blog for a bit. Honestly,  I got so behind that it started to feel to difficult to start back up again. But I’m back. I’m excited to keep talking about food – good, local, … Continue reading I’m Back: and Whole Grain Salad with Cherries

Veggie Cheesesteak

Though many would say that it’s not actually our best sandwich (in a city with plenty of serious sandwiches), Philadelphia is certainly known for its cheesesteaks. Greasy, gooey hoagies with enough salt and fat to make your heart stop, part of their charm is their excess. But for vegetarians, and those that like a few more interesting ingredients than a Sarcone’s roll and ‘whiz, there … Continue reading Veggie Cheesesteak

Easy Weekend Breakfasts – leeks and eggs

Some weekends it seems to blustery to go outside, and you just want to cuddle, watch movies, listen to NPR and have breakfast in. This is one of my “special” breakfasts. It doesn’t take long, but long enough that I want to save it for a weekend occasion. No real recipe – just sauteed leeks and garlic, farm, fresh eggs in a soft scramble, and … Continue reading Easy Weekend Breakfasts – leeks and eggs

Venturi’s Pizza, Goshen, IN

Downtown Goshen, my hometown, has done an amazing job revitalizing it’s downtown in the last few years. I love all the reburbished facades and new restaurants, including a new Neopolitan-style pizza place started by a college friend. Venturi’s features wood-fired pizza, certified authentic (Yes, Neopolitan’s take their pizza that seriously). In a lovely renovated storefront with it’s original stamped tin ceilings and a full liquor … Continue reading Venturi’s Pizza, Goshen, IN