Thursday, July 31, 2008

Poetry to Burn Organic Beeswax Candles -- Burn Local

Poetry to Burn candles coming soon to Whole Foods Market. Jars printed with Joe B original art.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The kitchen is cool. ........... Grill Cooking

Shellfish all from Whole Foods Market. Scallops and potatoes on the grill. Oysters, clams and shrimp cooken in a pot on the grill with a baguette heated on the grill. PLCB French chablis and it was dining.

Williams Sonoma Buys

WS has these flexible grill baskets on sale for $19.99, hickory chips also a deal @ $1.99. I could have used the basket on this free range Godshall chicken, I did use the hickory. This bird even with a cure and slow cooking was too lean and lack luster. Whole Foods had a good deal on Danish Blue and we had greens and decent tomato from Iovine along with a baguette from metro and delicious peaches from the three springs farm.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Greek Picnic

Lamb loin from Whole foods Market. Pita from Bitar's, L,T,O from Iovine, tzatziki made with 2% greek yogurt, unbelievably tasty fries.

Missing from my picnic were the chicken stripe sporting posers who get out-cornered by UPS trucks.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Peaches and Ice

Headhouse Market -- Three Springs Fruit Farm -- apricots and white peaches.

White peach and apricot ice.

Philly Soul Slay Sabre Cats CONGRATS

Photo Alex Brandon, AP

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Duckies Market West Cape May

Blackberries from Duckies

Blackberry Ice

Food Lover's Trivia & Wineberry

The buy local vendor in RTM had these Wineberries in 1/2 pts for $4.50. I also purchased a food trivia game there as a gift for my little lady.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Prickly Pear Granita

Used the fruits from OK Lee @ Reading Terminal Market and the directions (used mortar instead of blender) from this blogger.

This ice was amazingly delicious and colorful.

Petite Pickle

I pickled the cornichons from the buy local stand in Reading Terminal Market.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Pizza Steak

Porterhouse $ale $13.99 at Whole Foods. Garlic, mushroom white pizza using the New York Dough.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Heat Wave Hunger

WOW so good without any kitchen heat. Bone in split breasts on sale at WFM quick cured and grill roasted with those potatoes from Beechwood and salad with tomatoes from Kaufmann. The raspberry ice made from WFM Driscoll organics, with whipped cream.


I stopped by and grabbed an American Italian yesterday. Perfecto.

Buy Local

Beechwood Orchards were outside of WFM along with Graiff Farm today. Just dug potatoes from Beechwood and chives from Graiff. Prickly Pears from OK Lee RTM, Tomatoes from Kaufmann RTM, cornichons for pickling from RTM buy local.

Market Pick Point Reyes

I found the hype is a little better than the cheese. Salty, crumbly, tangy Point Reyes from Whole Foods Market $15.99/#.

Stay Classy Reading Terminal Market

Does this practice cause loss of lease?

Driscolls Organic Razzies

$2.99 half pint at Whole Foods Market. These are destined for granita.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Headhouse Last Sunday

There were lots of smiles and good spirits at the market last Sunday. I wanted to stick around for the cherry pit spitting competition but had an appointment.

Blooming Glen had great looking produce including these tomatoes.

Imperial Cruiser?

Watermelon Girl

Mocha Ice

It is now become a habit. This is Mocha Ice.

Sugar Plums

At the West Cape May Farmers Market these were labeled Sugar Plums, they are sugary. I just learned that sugar plum fairies and visions of sugar plums reference something different.

Local Home Grown

Cape May grub here, salad ingredients from my sisters garden and Duckies Farmers market. Local frying oysters from Cape May Lobster House, lobsters from there as well. Strip steaks from the very reliable WestSide market in West Cape May.

Imported Hash

I grabbed a pound of Corned Beef Scraps ($5) from Hershel in the RTM and brought it to Cape May.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Arrrg ... Put it in your blowhole

My little lady gave me a summer makeover.


Parc is a new Steven Starr spot opening next week. Yesterday I looked over the menu for Parc. The dishes seemed indifferent to both the season and the region. Also there are so many classics listed that executing all of these dishes properly would be an achievement in Paris. At a Steven Starr Philadelphia restaurant it would be a miracle.

Although I have every faith in Chef Filoni's cooking the Starr organization doesn't court culinarily savvy clientèle. In my experience theatrics and novelty run interference for high priced, played out trendy cooking. (except Morimoto)

Hmmm maybe all that is not fair? It's staying up until I learn differently

UPDATE: I haven't been there yet (9/15) but last night I got all up in a very qualified Frenchman's grille about Parc. He said his experiences there were very satisfactory. His only complaint was the noisy dining room with all it's hard surfaces and the noisy resonance of 18th st. traffic.

Alabama Jumbo -- still at the shore

Crabmeat for $21/# at Cape May Lobster House was very lumpy, few shells and very nice freshness.

Monday, July 7, 2008