Parc a la evening
Last Sunday evening the weather was gorgeous and the cafes around Rittenhouse Square were bustling. Slip and I stopped into Parc on our way home to grab a quick snack (/dinner). We sat outside, watching people dogwalking in the park and passerbys on the street, and shared the salad Frissee Lardons and spinach ravioli (with an amazing tomato sauce). Delish! Pardon the bad lighting. Daylight...
Pasta Pumpkin Alfredo
Here’s what you’ll need for pasta with a nice spicy, creamy pumpkin sauce: 1 lb. campanelle, penne, or pasta of your choice 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 2-3 shallots, finely chopped 3 cloves of garlic, minced 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth 1 15 oz. can of pumpkin puree 1/2 cup of heavy cream 2-3 oz. goat cheese 1 tsp. kosher salt 1/4 tsp. crushed red peppers 1/2...
Have you seen the Philadelphia Groupon for today?
Half priced Philadelphia Chocolate Tour. Now that is sweet.
Has anyone tried a pure barre or similar class? It was well written about in Philadelphia magazine and I’m thinking of trying one of the classes nearby, at Fit or Urban Front Pilates. They are kind of pricey classes but are supposed to deliver excellent results, and be fun, too. Any opinions?
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
I’m finding a way to add pumpkin into everything. Why not? ‘Tis the season. Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal (2 generous servings) 1 cup of Quick Oats 2 cups skim milk Dash of salt 1/4 cup pumpkin puree 1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice Walnuts (optional) Maple syrup (optional) 1. Add milk and salt to pot and bring to a boil over medium heat. 2. Stir in pumpkin and then oats. Add pumpkin pie...
Heath Bar Cookies
Saturday I wanted to make something sweet for my sweetie and Naomi sent along this recipe to use up the extra heath bars I had from Caramel Toffee Fruit Dip. The cookies are a perfect mix of sweet and salty, and bake so nicely with crisp edges and chewy centers. Thanks, Naomi! Heath Bar Cookies 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking soda 1 cup unsalted butter, softened ...
The boys are coming back to Philly!
Gotta loves those Phillies and that push through game 5. Saturday in Citizen’s Bank Park!
Home Cook Superstar: Cobbler’s Breakfast: The... →
homecooksuperstar: Still catching up on sleep from my birthday weekend (note to self: I’m too old for multiple nights of celebrating) and events every night this week, has led me to channel my inner college student by staying out too late and sleeping in. Yesterday, after waking up promptly at 11 AM, I was… How good does this look?! Breakfast sandwiches are one of my favorite things....
Kenzoil is my favorite new thing I picked up in the farmers market in Ann Arbor (it is so good that I even checked a bag so I could bring it home). It is this amazing olive oil blended with basil and other spices. I know there are fancy olive oils in shops everywhere but this one is special— the smell is intoxicating and it is delicious on lots of treats! The smell of it on the little...
Just finished my Biostats midterm!
Who would have ever thought I’d be taking biostatistics? Much deserved Vic sushi dinner.
There is nothing like a good delicatessen, and because both of my parents grew up in Detroit I know there is a lot of good deli in Michigan. Well, I’ve never been to Zingerman’s Deli before last weekend, but it is an institution in Ann Arbor and fortunately many of Jessie’s friends told her it was not to be missed. Unfortunately, a lot of people in Ann Arbor for the weekend to...
Wagon Wheel →
Great song to wake up to. My morning is off to an early start with a walk towards the park and enjoying some coffee from Metropolitan Bakery in bed.
One of my absolute favorite things about Philadelphia is that there is always another great restaurant right around the corner. Only downside? It’s always hard to pick a place when I’m going out to eat! When restaurant week rolled around last month I was faced with the same problem— there are so many fantastic places to choose from and I usually only go out for one night of RW. I...
Not only did I go apple picking last weekend but I also have been on an pumpkin kick, so what does that add up to? Pumpkin Pie dip for apple slices, along with some caramel toffee dip. I have been seeing recipes for similar things all over food blogs lately and I had to try this super easy sweet treat for myself (and my classmates who got to indulge, too!) Caramel Toffee Fruit Dip 1 8oz....
Pasta with Hearty Homemade Ragu
A great dinner during these crisp fall nights is a hearty ragu over any pasta of your choice. It’s pretty easy to make, makes your kitchen smell delicious, and is pretty tasty, too. I made this with lean ground beef, but you can make it with buffalo meat or Morning Star Farms faux meat, too, whatever your preference. Also, add in any ingredients that come to mind to spice things up! To...
Chile Rejoices as Miners Taste Freedom →
I have been following the mine collapse and Los 33 really closely over the past few weeks— I honestly teared up when I read this, it is so exciting and moving! Sending many good wishes to Los 33 and their families and loved ones.
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
Last weekend when I woke up early I had all the ingredients in my pantry so I decided to make mini pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. (Sorry to Carys’ mom that it has taken me a few days to post this!) These muffins are easy, fast, and if you stock pumpkin during the fall then you probably already have everything you need. Note: This recipe is for regular sized muffins— I halved the...
Lunch: Mushroom Quesadilla
1. Cook veggies. 2. Honey Whole Wheat tortilla in the pan. 3. Add veggies and cheese. 4. Fold and flip. 5. Cut and add sides of (lowfat) sourcream and mango salsa!
Scenes from Apple Picking in NY
Isn’t it such a pleasant setting? Long lines for the apple cider doughnuts. Luckily we brought our own picnic lunch from Zabars. Yum! Apple picking supplies Beautiful scenery A lone apple My loot!
Happy Birthday Rachy!
In NYC to celebrate Rachel’s birthday on this beautiful day, and guess what we’re doing? Going apple picking! We’re going to Wilkens Farm in Yorktown Heights (or “the country” as many city folk might call it). It looks like just the perfect day outside to go, too. And before we catch metro north we’re going to my favorite place, Zabars!
Isn’t it nice to take advantage of an early morning and a beautiful day? And to top it off, I’m adding pumpkin into the mix.
SO exhausted from this week.
But I think I’m gonna make this tonight (or some modified version of it). It sounds fantastic.
Southwest Philly Pumpkin Sale!
littlebabybigcity: Be there or be square.
I think this morning calls for a pumpkin spice...
"An absolute masterpiece here at Philadelphia"
Wow. That was just gorgeous.
Sweet Potato Chips
Such an easy and delicious snack! And perfect on crisp days like the ones we’ve been having in Philadelphia this week. Start by peeling your sweet potatoes (I used 2 mediums and it made plenty for Slip and I to share) and slicing them up pretty thin. Preheat your oven to about 400. Cover a cookie sheet in tin foil and place sweet potatoes on top in a single layer (might take more than one...
Cupcake Project: 4.0 →
Please click above and check out Cupcake Project: 4.0. This blogger has an idea to tie together food blogging and helping out a food or water charity— what a great idea! All you have to do is suggest a charity and vote. Her goal is to raise $4000 for the winning project, as well as design a brand-new cupcake recipe. Sounds good to me!
Mango apple tea in my mug this morning makes me happy!
Food is power. Are you in control of yours?– John Jeavons
5 tips on Healthy Living
Courtesy of Wholeliving.com 1. Allow yourself the chance to savor each moment. 2. Optimism isn’t just a shift in perspective. It’s an act of bravery. 3. Only you can decide the path worth taking. 4. Don’t wait for your mood to change; take action despite it. 5. Approach gift shopping as an opportunity to honor the people you really love. Received in an e-mail from...