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So “good” a nun would eat it…

Is there anything more delicious and satisfying than a cannele? Well, maybe there is, but right now I’m enjoying one and can’t think of anything else. Creamy custard infused with orange zest, baked until the outside becomes carmelized and slightly crispy… That’s a cannele. Sort of like creme brulee in pastry form and it’s utterly … 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

Recipes

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

Recipes / Vegetarian

Quick breakfast post

This morning I created what is officially my favorite bagel sandwich: A pumpernickel bagel with onions from Metropolitan Bakery, Philly cream cheese, sliced avocado with lime juice, Frank’s hot sauce, and cracked black pepper. Delicious. Those orange-tomato beauties are from the Clark Park Farmers Market. Mega-mart tomatoes simply cannot compare. Last night I made another … Continue reading