“Liver…AND ONIONS!” (Part 1)

America is a funny place. All summer long, we will scarf down a mechanically separated pink colored slime in tube-form consisting of fat, cartilage, and “trimmings” affectionately known as the “hot dog”, but will shiver in horror when it comes to liver. It was ingrained into my head as a child, the nastiness of liver…

Photo of the Day: December 31, 2017

What’s this giant mushroom and why are you posting it on New Year’s Eve, you may be wondering? Well read on. The snippet below is from last year’s December trip to Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. And of course, what would a stay at this place on New Year’s Eve be without sticking around to see the…

Photo of the Day: December 19, 2017

Our dinner at the California Pizza Kitchen this past winter in Plymouth Meeting, PA was lackluster… except for this Buffalo Cauliflower. It was so good that we ordered seconds. I don’t think I’ve ever done that with an appetizer. It’s not that it was close to being a vegetarian mock-up of Buffalo chicken—it was just…

Photo of the Day: December 15, 2017

A delicious trio of spring rolls at Lily in Kennett Square, PA. But the star of this dish was actually the spicy mayo on the side. To this date, it’s the best I’ve ever had. December 2016.

Photo of the Day: December 7, 2017

I could go for this scene right now. A slice of Hummingbird Cake (kind of like carrot cake, but with banana instead and more nutty) and coffee, from Nancy’s Village Cafe in Lahaska, Pennsylvania.

Photo of the Day: November 21, 2017

A beautiful looking cocktail at New Hope’s Logan Inn. It’s called the Martinez: Tanqueray Gin, sweet vermouth, Luxardo maraschino liqueur, and orange bitters. It was so good that I continue to make it at home. September 2017.

Photo of the Day: November 17, 2017

The back of King’s Homestead in Lancaster (the Ronks location). Inside is a country and furniture store, but out back, they have a nice fish pond which extends a lot longer than this picture shows. You can feed fish and ducks, and have a seat on their deck and relax. Summer 2017.

Photo of the Day: November 13, 2017

The exterior of the Rumspringa Brewery in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. Winery on the bottom, brewery, small-scale restaurant, and tasting room upstairs. Hard to believe that in a lifetime visiting the Lancaster area, this past summer was the first time I ever ventured inside. It was an awesome experience.

Photo of the Day: November 8, 2017

I always say that you never know what you might find at an antique store. Well, this is an example of it. The Brandywine River Antique Market in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania is actually a fascinating building (an old carriage house) in itself. It seems to wind on forever, one room after another across multiple floors….