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More Reading Terminal Market

We’ve been here for 15 years and it’s like I just discovered Reading Terminal Market. I have been seriously missing out. We would stop by when we were in the city, bring out-of-town visitors, you know… play tourist. But I never really though ...

新年好 – Gung Hay Fat Choy

Okay… you’ve heard it all before, but I’m gonna tell it, again… I got to spend Chinese New Year in Hong Kong in 1973, courtesy of Uncle Sam’s Yacht Club. What a total blast. Three of us got a room for a week at the brand-new Excel...

Lentil Soup

As much as I want it to be, it’s not snowing. I know, I know… snow is a hassle and it ma...

Turkey Eggrolls

Since we went for Thanksgiving this year, we had to cook a turkey on Friday because… well̷...

Sautéed Shredded Cabbage and Squash

I married a man who doesn’t like cabbage. I mean, Victor has a bazillion or two other redeemi...

Farfalle Pasta with Lamb Sausage and Pork

I was perusing old issues of La Cucina Italiana last night looking for dinner ideas. I am still piss...

Flourless Chocolate Cake

I got a text at work on Saturday to bring home some whipping cream. Victor said I wouldn’t be ...

Cannelloni

Back in the ’60s when I worked at Pirro’s in San Francisco, we made an outrageous chicke...

Fagioli bianchi con pollo e salsiccia andouille

It’s getting to be time to clean up the garden. We only had a couple months of produce, this ...

Sour Cream Apple Pie, Revisited

Friends came to visit and brought us some apples. That means making something with apples, since me...

A Rare Saturday Off

It’s rare that I’m off on a Saturday. The normal days off are Sunday and Monday, so when...

Beets from the Garden

Our garden out back has been paying off! Victor even ate beets tonight – and liked them! It is...

Apple Roses

  Apple Roses have popped up on my Facebook feed a few times in the last couple of weeks, so I ...

Italian Wedding Soup and Fresh Bread

The Pope is in town so I thought I’d bake some bread in case he stopped by and wanted to feed...

Smoked Maple Peach BBQ Sauce

A month or so ago, my friend, Ruth, sent me a link for Smoked Maple Syrup. Obviously she knows me we...