I’ve been in a bit of a cooking rut as of late. Perhaps it’s just a blah time of year, February and all. The selection at the few farmers’ markets operating this time of year is, not surprisingly, relatively sparse (at least here in Philly) with the exception of root vegetables and hearty kale, which always … Continue Reading

After recently moving from Brooklyn to Philadelphia (wow, nearly five months, has it been that long?) there are definitely things I miss about NYC. Pizza, of course (head to Brooklyn for that), and the seemingly endless number of specialty and ethnic food shops scattered across the five boroughs; Greek, Middle Eastern, Indian, Italian, African, etc., whatever ingredient … 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

On this spring day in late-April, with mixed feelings, I bid farewell to Brooklyn to embark on a new adventure. After nearly 15 years of renting, I’m very happy to write that we finally have a place to call our own. We bought a rowhouse in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood. The property includes a tiny backyard, … Continue Reading

  I’ve eaten quite a few eggs over the past few weeks, as I’ve set out to learn how to properly cook an omelet. It’s harder than it looks. There’s a fine line between light and fluffy and overcooked and rubbery. But, the only way to master something is to practice, practice, practice. After watching … Continue Reading