Saturday, August 29, 2009
WholeFoods has their 85% ground beef on sale. They have iceberg for $1.49/head! Heirloom tomatoes are $2.99/#! Ya, I was surprised on the produce. The iceberg heads were really nice and the tomatoes were varied with some big beauties in the mix. I grabbed a small green tomatoe to use on this burger. WholeFoods sells the button mushrooms loose $3.99/#. This burger not bad at all but not as good as it looks.
Posted by Gaetano at 3:35 PM
Here's the deal for 1 standard 2.8oz canele:
Thanks to Spark Recipes for the calorie/nutrition calculator.
Posted by Gaetano at 3:22 PM
Friday, August 28, 2009
It's hard to get across how much better one pizza pie is than another with a photo.
Charlies Pizzeria has a lot going for it. You need to eat it to understand. Here's a few of the critical qualities. 1- The crust is thin but it's not a cracker. The crispy crust has a thin, nicely chewy layer above that is an excellent structure for what is on top. 2- the sauce is not sweet, and it's not fatty. It has tangy tomato flavor that compliments the nice mozz flavor and texture, heightening the qualities of both. 3-the cheese is rich and tasty, no gumminess and it doesn't release its oil all over the pie. 4- the price is right, the pie in the pic is extra cheese , sausage and mushroom it cost about $14.
Posted by Gaetano at 9:25 PM
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Ripe and juicy prickly pears 3/$1. Excellent minneolas 5/2$. Good avocadoes $.50/each. Found at the Italian Mkt.
Prickly pears were destined for the best usage I've found. Minneolas were for zesting first (canele) and straight eating second. The avocados got worked into breakfast 2x with chorizo and tortillas from the Mexican grocer on the corner of 9th & Carpenter.
Posted by Gaetano at 7:58 PM
Sunday, August 23, 2009
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Yesterday the lil lady accompanied me as I hit Philly streets to hawk my canele. This was a superb batch consisting of a very crusty and carmelized exterior encasing a nicely set cakey layer and just a bit liquidy custard at center. The mineolas used to season it were prime as were the the excellent vanilla beans. All are married together with a dose of dark rum.
I visited in Di'Bruno Bro$ on Chestnut St, La Colombe on 19th and Capogiro on 13th.
I did take a quick survey of Di Brunos. The fish station has some great looking stuff. The softies were $8 each! The lil lady found that preposterous. But a whale sized crab that is tissue soft and lively is worth that much sometimes. The grouper was priced the same as WholeFoods Mkt and it looked superb.
Posted by Gaetano at 6:41 PM
Sunday, August 16, 2009
I heard Michael Vick saying that he deserved what happened to him and that what he did was wrong. I can't think of any superstar athlete so blatantly accepting responsibility.
Pundits are questioning his sincerity. He's been in jail, lost $$$$ and has been recruited by the Eagles. How does he not deserve respect and a fresh opportunity?
Maybe someone can supply an example of a Philly athlete manning up so plainly?
Will Michael Vick offer the shock to the system that the Eagles need to get real?
Welcome to Philly. I'll snap you a canele anytime!
Posted by Gaetano at 11:21 PM
Thursday, August 13, 2009
We had a few raw scallops leftover from cooking in Cape May. Not enough for dinner for 2, so we grabbed some WholeFoods Mkt ingredients last minute. Perfectly ripened hunk of Brillat Savarin with heirloom tomatoes and a half l/o parc baguette was magnificent. Halibut too was delectable pan seared and fininshed in the oven. WholeFoods corn was tasty at 5 for $2.
Posted by Gaetano at 1:07 PM