Unique Bakery Breathes New Life Into an Industrial Corridor in Philadelphia

Philadelphia homes for sale Washington Ave. Is No Longer A Destination for Contractors with the Addition of Kermit's Bake Shoppe Kermit's introduces the concept as "imagine if a pizzeria & a bakery had a baby."  Can you imagine it?  Does it sound amazing?  It is. They make pizza, pastries, desserts & breads by hand on site.  There is no seating so it is meant for you to take it to go which is pretty easy on Washington Ave.  We all know that there are really...Continue Reading!

Philadelphia Restaurant Week Commences

Philadelphia homes for sale Easy Monday Morning Activity - Gather Friends...Make Reservation Technically Restaurant Week started yesterday but I have a feeling most of us were watching the Eagles. Anywho...this year Restaurant Week runs from 9.15-9.20 & from 9.22-9.27.  Some restaurants are taking off Saturday (9.21) so make sure you double check the list if you wanted a Saturday reservation. Our Top Picks Tinto, Alma de Cuba, Davio's, Route 6, Butcher & Singer, Garces Trading Co. (with a new bar!) & Barbuzzo. Tips: Three Course Dinner for $35 & Three Course...Continue Reading!

Millions of Peaches…..What to Do?

Philadelphia homes for sale After a Highland Orchards Pick Your Own Expedition I Found Myself Saddled with 40 Pounds of Peaches This is what I did.  I dusted off my Food in Jars cookbook, cracked opened a bottle of wine & got to work!  On the radar was peach jam & peaches in bourbon syrup (for quick holiday tarts).  I'll say it again...if you want to can....get this book!  It's amazing!! How It All Went Down Prep the Peaches 1. Prepare an ice water bath & a pot...Continue Reading!

Rally for the Rail Park Block Party Raises Funds for Proposed Reading Viaduct Development

Philadelphia homes for sale Pig Roast, Craft Beer, Food Trucks & Live Performances this Saturday September 14th The 1200 block of Noble in the Callowhill neighborhood will be home to a block party this Saturday from 5-11!  C'mon, who doesn't love a block party?!?  This block party is hosted by the Friends of the Rail Park & the Callowhill Neighborhood Association & aims to raise funds for Phase 1 of the redevelopment of the defunct Reading Viaduct. Details 5:00-7:30 Sunset dinner & pig roast brought to you by...Continue Reading!

Garces’ Trading Company to Debut a New Bar Tomorrow September 7th

Philadelphia homes for sale Addition to an Already Lovely Restaurant in Washington Square West Today I called over to Garces Trading Co. to find out if I should bring my (empty) bottles of olive oil & balsamic vinegar to be refilled in an attempt to be "green".  I was informed that they were closed for renovations!  What?   I was then told they reopen tomorrow, 9/7/2013, for brunch at 11 a.m. & they will be introducing a brand new bar.  According to the Garces Trading Co....Continue Reading!

How to Find Local Food in Philadelphia

Philadelphia homes for sale Or Anywhere in the United States Thanks to This Genius Website: FarmPlate About a decade ago I read the book "The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan.  It was truly a life changing experience.  I never realized how far removed we were from our food source until I read this book.  Sometimes when something like that clicks it sticks.  One of the hardest things for me in the beginning was sourcing better food on a budget (I was 19!).  I CARE about...Continue Reading!

The Early Bird Gets The…..

Philadelphia homes for sale Prime Reservation During the Center City District Restaurant Week I really don't want to think Fall just yet, however, the dates have been set for Restaurant Week & we know how crazy it gets.  This year marks the 10th year of restaurant week & I can't help but think it draws many people in from the suburbs;  which is a great thing for our local businesses. This year the dates have been set for September 15th - 20th & September 22nd -...Continue Reading!

How to Make the Most of Summer Produce

Philadelphia homes for sale How I Learned to Preserve in Philadelphia I turn into a greedy little animal at a growers market & buy more than we could possibly eat.  I struggle with what to do with all of it; especially the abundance of fruit.  I was always scared of preserving (botulism...eek!) but dreamed of opening up some peaches in the middle of winter that didn't come out of a can. Luckily, my fear is gone because of a fabulous class I took with Marisa McClellan...Continue Reading!

6 Ways to Celebrate National Farmers Market Week

Philadelphia homes for sale Best Way to Eat Better is to Support Local Farms & Farmers There is nothing like fresh produce.  When you shop at a farmers market you get the freshest of the fresh, the food travels less & you're helping to get back to a more diversified type of agriculture that we NEED to bring back.  In honor of this week being National Farmers Market week do something fun & support our local farms at the same time. 1. Find a Farmers Market...Continue Reading!

Big News for Old City!

Philadelphia homes for sale A Farmers Market is On It's Way! I have always wondered why Old City does not have it's own Farmers Market.  Well thanks to Indy Hall & Christ Church we will have one starting August 8th! Another reason to love Old City!Continue Reading!