You Can Never Have Enough Pickles

I’ve always loved pickles – by themselves straight out of the jar, sliced on sandwiches, diced on hoagies, and diced in egg salad. Most of my life, I enjoyed the Claussen brand of pickles. You can find them in the refrigerated section of your supermarket. In 2017, I came across Food in Jars, and decided…

Garden Planning 2019

Winter has definitely arrived in Philly. January 21 will be the coldest day yet (this year) with a scheduled high of 17 degrees Celsius!!! The ground will be frozen and it seems like it has been forever since I’ve been able to harvest my own vegetables and herbs. But, in a couple months, temperatures will…

All About My Books 2018

**2018 READING STATS** This wonderful survey was put together by The Perpetual Page Turnerand I thought it would be fun to fill it out. There are some sections left blank because they don’t apply. Enjoy! Number Of Books You Read: 62Number of Re-Reads: A fewGenre You Read The Most From: Various 1. Best Book You…

A Year of Wine with GaryVee

I’m baaaaccck! Have you missed me? I’ve missed you! I figured there’s no better way to write my way back into your lives than to talk about wine! Today, I picked up my 12th box of wines curated by Gary Varynerchuk. In October 2017, GaryVee kicked off his Monthly Wine Club and I’m am so happy…

Chocolate cake

Wine, Chocolate, and Blackberries

I’m happy to say that my final baking projects of 2016 all included something I had not used or made before. One of my favorite things about cooking and baking is trying something new and finding out the recipe worked. Chocolate Cake with a Red Wine Chocolate Glaze Another recipe I got from Bon Appetit.…

Dulce de Leche Brownies

When I made the dulce de leche for the mocha caramel cookies, I ended up having quite a bit left over. The recipe I used says dulce de leche will keep for a month in the fridge, but I didn’t like the idea of just having it sit around for that long (especially when it’s…