Archive | August, 2010

Philadelphia in July

20 Aug

Shawn, Bella, and I visited Philly a few weeks ago.  We had a great time, especially at the Reading Terminal Market.   Everything was so fresh, and very affordable.  I also found my newest favorite product – Charlie’s Soap.  One tablespoon cleans a large load of laundry, no fragrances, phosphates, conditioners, etc.  I was skeptical, but it really works.

We had an amazing view of the city from our hotel room on the 22nd floor, and Bella spent most of her time in the room standing on the window ledge looking out.  She also ran all the way up the step of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and impressed the hell out of a cabbie when she hailed his cab.

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Miscellany

18 Aug

I guess I took the summer off…

Anyway, here’s a selection of foods I’ve made, not much new, just some old favorites.

Zucchini “Crab” Cakes ~ shredded zucchini, a little mayo, dry mustard, lemon juice, an egg, breadcrumbs and Old Bay.  These taste remarkably like crab cakes.  I topped them with Japanese white sauce, recipe here.

I like to use just enough mayo to hold everything together – form it into a ball, roll and bread crumbs, flatten, and fry in a just a little olive oil.

Blueberry Pie – Happy Birthday Dad!

I love this recipe for Sloppy Joes from Simply Recipes.  I made these with ground turkey and added some chopped zucchini – the kids tried to complain, but they just tasted too good.

Blueberry Butter ~ words cannot describe but I’ll try – just sweet enough, a hint of tart, but no bitterness, cinnamon & spice, and smooth as silk.

Next year Shawn’s coming with me to pick the blueberries!

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