chicken / Pasta / Recipes

Quick Note: Trader’s Joe Pasta

On my last trip to Trader Joe’s, I noticed they had Sprouted Wheat Pappardelle Pasta.  I love me some pappardelle pasta, but never tried sprouted wheat pasta before.  I figured what the heck.  I made it tonight along with a delicious chicken marsala.  The verdict: overall, not bad. Definitely edible, had a hint of sweetness … Continue reading

Fox Chase / meat / Recipes / Reviews

Rieker’s Prime Meats!

I work five blocks from one of Philadelphia’s hidden treasures, Rieker’s Prime Meats, a German butcher and deli. Rieker’s is located in Fox Chase, a section of Philadelphia nestled between Elkins Park and Northeast Philly. I feel incredibly lucky to work so close to this unique place. Not only do they make the wursts, sauerkraut, … Continue reading

Pasta / Recipes / Sausage

Rigatoni with Hot Italian Turkey Sausage, Swiss Chard, and Goat Cheese

Inspired by purchases from Clark Park Farmer’s Market, Kate made us another phenomenal meal tonight. It was so delicious, I ate until it felt my stomach was going to explode! 😉  Between last night’s grilled lamb dinner and tonight’s dinner – I am feeling rather spoiled and happily sated. I’d like to share the recipe … Continue reading


Easy balsamic reduction – borderline food porn?

It’s been a while! I’ve been running ragged during the my “job adjustment period”. Things are finally starting to fall into place! So, on to the foods. Fall brings all sorts of splendid items flowing into the Clark Park Farmer’s Market. The huge cornucopia of in-season ingredients, along with the beautiful weather, have inspired me … Continue reading


Marilyn’s Moroccan Stew

I have left this blog stagnant for too long!  It’s about time I post my fab Moroccan Stew recipe – since I made it again this evening!  Kate agrees it is NOMMY. Marilyn’s Moroccan Stew Extra virgin olive oil Sweet Italian Pork Sausage (or whichever type of sausage you prefer) 1 green bell pepper 1 … Continue reading