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
Author Archives: Katie Eckert
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
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
Dear readers, Due to my new full time job, I will be taking a brief hiatus from Philly Grub. I’m actually getting to paid to blog for the library website, which amazingly exciting and fun. Don’t worry, I will be back soon; plus, Marilyn has lots of cool things to post about to keep you … Continue reading
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
Sonic – Limerick, PA
Fast food. It’s a nasty gamble and almost every single time I partake in it, I ask myself, “Why did I do this?” and then go cry in a corner. Today I have eaten, truly, the worst and most debilitating, disgusting chum ever auto-produced by a fast food franchise. Sonic proclaims itself to be “America’s … Continue reading
Banana bread is love.
My kitchen never seems to be lacking in incredibly ripe bananas. This is probably due to the fact that I buy and forget about them until it’s almost too late. In the past, I would save and freeze them for smoothies. These days, I don’t have a blender. Oh, the sadness! In order to cure … Continue reading
Bubble House – University City
This will be a short post; I just need to rant about the Bubble House for a bit. First of all, when making iced tea, ladies, make it double strength! I don’t want my iced green bubble tea to taste like I’m sipping tapioca AND tap water. See, the funny thing about pouring hot tea … Continue reading
Hikaru (“Shining One”) – Society Hill
A few weeks ago, my boyfriend, two out-of-town friends and I decided to try Hikaru, just south of South Street in Society Hill. I’m usually very picky about sushi; in fact, I rarely buy it at all. Many years ago, I spent some time studying in Japan and the food was amazing. Unfortunately, most of … Continue reading
Penang Curry ala Katie
One of my favorite dishes at Thai/Laotian restaurants is penang curry, which I usually get with tofu, because, yes, I actually like tofu! Penang curry is characterized by a peanut curry sauce that is absolutely addictive. Last night I was hungering for something Thai, but didn’t want to run out to buy anything, so I … Continue reading