Beginning around 6 months of age, I would pop up my grandson the J-Dude, right onto the pale lime green colored Bumba seat kept set on top of the wooden armed bar stool, then, push the back snugly up against the kitchen island, and together, we would cook.
I can’t say that this stacked high apple pie is the replica coinciding the verse ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’, but then it just might count, at least a smidgen, given the dense volume of thick sliced fruit contained within.
Fresh Picked Blueberries and Lemon Tarts. I hesitate to say that such a classic almost seemed somehow retro when deciding to revisit this sweet treat formerly prepared in most upscale restaurants and bakeries during their singular burst of sweeping popularity in the eighties.
Some years ago, I spent time in Hanoi working on a program for Vietnamese adoptions. For meals, between the bursting freshness of vegetables and herbs combined with various ingredients served piping hot, subtly accented with French culinary influence of the countries past, it seemed impossible to get a less than a perfectly satisfying meal nearing […]
In launching Spiced Peach Blog last July, I had not really given much thought to the fact that the timing was not exactly “Peach Season” well precisely then that is. Sure there would be some early bird picking and recipes to go along, but the real, true, perfectly ripe, soft, juice trickling down the chin […]
‘Pre-Season’ is just around the corner, college athletes from throughout the country will be reporting to their official team sports fields, high school athletes at local schools too will resume with strenuous daily training, player development, hard work disciplines, even paying close attention to nutrition for optimal performance readying for the fall sports season ahead. […]
Almost 7:30 am arriving at the entry gate on Essington Avenue into the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market, the friendly guard bids good morning before offering passage and instructing me into the expansive lot, an immediate right before weaving around to the left, section letter A. The large scope of parking lot surrounding the seemingly miles […]
Sometimes the simplest things make the best memories, like hoisting your grandchild on top a flatbed truck covered with hay, taking a scenic ride along tree lined roads jutting off running streams weaved in between a farm’s vast sections of fields each designating select fruits until some minutes later finally arriving at that special destination […]