Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spring Pics

 Still polishing up these eclairs. This is lemon pastry cream with white chocolate, pistachio and candied lemon.
 Pawpaw buds are late this year PLEASE let this translate into more fruit!
Magnolia 'Wildcat' and pollen coated but non pollenating visitor. This lady doesn't make bambinos
The lovely 'Katsura' that once resided here in S. Philly has been relo'd to West Cape May.

2014 Philly Farm and Food Show

Whole Foods Market was present. They brought their best stuff.

The show this year was nothing like former years. Lots of corporate and intensely commercial operations took much of the cozy, local and genuine excellence out of the mix. Barely a farm in sight and so many of the most excellent vendors absent.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

So Much Has Changed....... Spring!

Two Mondays mornings ago I awoke to this.

Savory eclair made with farm eggs, local ham and sprouts. The pastry uses Daisy Mills flour and Trickling Springs butter.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Tile Fish, Whelks, Poached Eggs and Grits

Shore Catch is a vendor at Rittenhouse Square's Saturday Market. This past Saturday I could not pass up  the juicy whelks and tile fish.  I roasted the fish with spices and butter and steamed the whelks then sauteed them off with garlic, parsley, cucarachas and lemon, This pic not so great but this dish was a delight.

The Shore Catch ingredients were superb. The dish was fantastic because of the ingredients.

Poached eggs and stewed spinach (Essene).

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Jolly Tidings

Nem's Black Pearl Layer Cake

Broadway, West Cape May NJ
Cape May Harbor

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Snail Pie

I plan to make a few escargot tarts this weekend using the old Frog Restaurant recipe with spinach, nuts and Pernod. The recipe is not in the Frog Commissary cookbook so if Chef Maranville or any of the cooks from back in the day remember those details ...I could use a lil help?

Joe B's Epic Mural

Watchtowers, Joe's first permanent mural, is huge and it's now complete! Check out the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program for the dedication of Watchtowers on Sunday, November 17, 2pm at the Annunciation
BVM church parking lot between 9th and 10th on Dickinson Street in South Philadelphia.


Friday, October 25, 2013

Chocolate Chestnut Sables

 I made a small batch of these for this weekend's markets.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Farmers & Fall Fare

Beechwood has a complete subdivision of their own at Headhouse!
Amazing Romanesco from Root Mass Farm

The bloomy cheese in the background is Silver Lining from CranBerry Creek an excellent selection from Sunday's Farmer's Market
Porc Salt's galantine made with smoked tongue, red wine bacon, white beans and more. This was an amazing slice of deliciousness.

Farmer Tom Culton and Farmer Tom Murtha