Monday, July 26, 2010

The Kid Is Just Right

Saturday afternoon I was marketing at Rittenhouse Farmers Market when my sister came by and handed off a rack of goat. It was a Coleman Brand cryo'd 8 rib package, prime! Thank you so much lil sister.

Sunday morning the Lil Lady went off to HeadHouse Market leaving me with ample time for shopping on my own. At 1pm HeadHouse was still bustling and overflowing with inspiration. Beechwood had a selection of heirloom garlic. I find these varieties plainly superior to supermarket knobs and absolutely worthy of the higher price and the extra fuss. They also offered an authentic French shallot variety.

BlackBird Heritage Farm's red zebra tomatoes were irresistible as was the meaty yellow tomato they were offering. I got KO'd by Blooming Glen's Purple Genovese basil's perfumed punch. I also snatched their zucchini blossoms. We plated the flowers with cheeses and julienned the squash into the tomato salad.

Savoie Farms 'Onaway' potatoes along with a few from a blue variety were headed for the deep fryer.

We started out with BirchRun Hills Blue and a Baguette from WildFlour. We also buttered our bread with suave and smoky walleye dip that we swapped for canelés with Aimee @ Talula's Table.

This was simply great grub.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Hanson Sells Out

West Cape May Farmers Market

Vendors were stepping lively at this market Tuesday.

We sampled some empanadas and picked up some corn. The best buy that day was peach cider beverage from Circle M Fruit Farm.

The peachy juice, mixed with some dark rum and lime juice and shaken over ice, morphed into a real Summer pleaser. I've been calling it Peg Boy's Peach.

Hot Up In Here

Right now It's 1 AM and 87° F in 19147.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Cafe Huong Lan

For lunch today this combo of fresh squeezed sugar cane juice and banh mi from Cafe Huong Lan @1037 S. 8th helped tame the stupefying heat.

Friday, July 16, 2010

From Media Farmers Market

On a super hot night, we were happy to simply rinse off a pint of Stratton's Wynnorr Farms cherry tomatoes and gobble them down with bits of chevre, a grate of pepper and a wedge of tasty olive bread from Big Sky Bread and call it supper.

Shellbark Hollow makes some great stuff. This goat crottin was another example of their crafty and delicious cheeses.

Excellent local stuff completely sourced from Media's Thursday afternoon Farmer's Market.

WholeFoods Deal

Excellent 2 for 1 @WFM TODAY ONLY. 2cases of Pellegrino 15x750 mls for $20.

Grit and Heat on Philly Streets

Friday, July 9, 2010

Red, White and Blue

Last week at HeadHouse we swapped some canele for Savoie Farm's red, white and blue potatoes. They were fantastic. We grilled a bunch off and slapped them with dill and sour cream to go along with some rosemary/garlic grilled chicken. Absolutely spectacular with sweet, light clear potato flavor and amazingly delightful airy texture.

Monday morning I pan fried the rest and plated them up with a pair of Renaissance Sausage n eggs.

Monday, July 5, 2010

5 Months Ago

Feb 5 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010


There's a few eating spots in Philly that deserve this name but I am referring to the documentary Gasland. If you want a look at how the gas industry takes toxic dumps in our water and soil in order to exploit and extract, Gasland is worth your time. Narrow greed and disrespect for life pour off the screen and out of the faucets.

Folks who are committed to excellent, pure food should consider their values under seige. Gasland will make you sick.

It looks like Pennsylvania may become Gasland soon.