Sometimes I can be an impulsive buyer. It’s so easy nowadays, it just takes one click…should I buy, should I buy, as my mouse hovers over the Amazon complete purchase button. Click. There have been a few impulsive purchases over the years. There was the ice cream machine (and aspirations of being the next Ben … Continue Reading

Like many, I eagerly await summer and its splendid tomatoes. Can’t think of many things better than a vine-ripened tomato. This year, I have four tomatoes plants in my backyard. Love plucking the (cherry) tomatoes right off the vine and popping them into my mouth. A sprinkling of sea salt and now we’re talking. So … Continue Reading

Hello pollinator. This busy bee wanted to be part of the photo… On a different, but most important note, Maryland recently became the first state to ban bee-killing pesticides thanks to the Pollinator Protection Act. Hopefully other states will follow suit. What are you waiting for?? I’m sure many of you have seen these photos. “Our honey … Continue Reading

The Italian market spanning several blocks on 9th street in South Philly is lined with old-time butcher shops, bakeries, grocers, eateries, and a stellar kitchen supply store. Can’t go there without at least poking my head into Di Bruno Brothers and sampling some of their excellent cheese and charcuterie, and then wandering around Fante’s Kitchen Shop. That’s where … Continue Reading

Pondering what to make for dinner? Running low on time and/or motivation? A stir-fry is the perfect solution. It’s quick, versatile, and flavorful. Once the ingredients are chopped and your wok is hot, it’s just a manner of minutes until the finished dish is ready to be enjoyed. For today’s stir fry, I used thinly sliced … Continue Reading

In my opinion, summer is by far the best time of year.  Give me sunshine. Give me flip flops, shorts and a tee, that’s when I’m most comfortable. Throw in a lazy day at the beach and I’m as happy as a clam. And of course this…summer’s bounty  — tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, chiles, zucchini, summer … Continue Reading

My recent move to Philadelphia came with a small, but very rewarding, first; that is, the first time I’ve ever had space to plant a garden. Enough room for a small raised bed plus an assortment of potted plants. I have four tomato plants, a cucumber plant (which has gotten entirely out of hand and taken … Continue Reading

My love and appreciation for Mexican food developed when I moved to Chicago in 2001. What does Chicago have to do with Mexican food? While Chicago is of course nowhere close to Mexico, it has the second largest population of Mexican immigrants in the United States (Los Angeles is first). That statistic is from 2014, so … Continue Reading

First things first, Wild Greens and Sardines got a makeover. I’ve spent many an hour over the past few weeks redesigning the site. That’s a big feat for someone who is by no means tech savvy. Hope you like the new layout. Now, let’s get back to cooking….I’ve been busy in that department too. One of … Continue Reading

Happy Independence Day weekend. Any plans for the long weekend? My plan, sit on the rooftop and watch the fireworks with a slice of pie (and something sparkling to drink). Let’s celebrate with a summery fruit galette (and a glass of bubbly). I spotted these lovely tart cherries and berries (blueberries and black raspberries) at … Continue Reading