Halloween Candy, if it ain’t chocolate, don’t bother

I had my first Halloween Candy of the season today. A peppermint batty.

Fantastic stuff.

Also, a good time to speak of the wonders of bats.  mostly they taste like peppermint and chocolate and eat mosquitoes and we need them. so buy a bat box and install it on the side of your house for delicious bats all year round.



Stogie Joe’s

After a long Monday day, we had company over and didnt feel like eating out, so we ordered take out from Stogie Joe’s

This is a good joint. I use the word joint to show my affection.

The house salad is ginormous and comes slathered in meats and sharp cheeses. super unhealthy and delicious.

The linguine with clam sauce comes with real clams and the red sauce is a touch spicy.

Meatball sandwich comes flattened so the balls dont roll off the bun.

Wings come regular or home made bbq and fried or baked. we went with bbq baked and enjoyed them. meaty. no celery or blue cheese, but it didnt really need it since it wasn’t so spicy.

Chicken parm could have used a touch more sauce, but giant and tasty. and finally the sausage sandwich was sweet and came with a hot cherry pepper on the side if you wanted fire.

all in all good stuff. they deliver. for dine in they are cash only but have an atm on premise.

Which do you hate more Cantaloupe or Honeydew?

Great question sparked by @thisisahotjam @YumMarksTheSpot on twitter



Answers will be revealed on Melon Monday!


Foobooz’s Philadelphia Drink Contest

I’ve entered in a few silly cocktails for a Philadelphia inspired drink contest. I was trying to think of things really philly, but drinkable, but silly. Plus I was bored.

Finalists get picked today. fingers crossed. Here were my submissions. Try them at home, if you dare.

Rooby Frooty Cherry Sody

in a tall glass.
fill with ice
3/4 Frank’s Black Cherry Wishniak Soda
1/4 Art in the Age Rhuby

Garnish with a wild free range organic cherry from Lancaster, PAhttp://www.cherryhillorchards.com
‘The Peanut Slew’ and Homage to the Goldenberg’s chew that was.

1 shot Nut Liquor (http://www.nutliquor.me/)
1 shot Godiva Liquor (www.godiva.com)
1 shot half and half

Shakey shake shake in a shaker with ice, pour into a chilled glass.

Garnish with a bite sized peanut chew. Milk or Dark. i like dark.

The Phanatic

1 pint of Miller light
1 shot of absinthe (a green one)

enjoy in lot k, 2st and the like.

the Cheesesteaker

bacon vodka (your own infusion or bakonvodka.com)
splash extra dry vermouth
splash olive juice

shakey shake and serve in martini glass

garnish with pearl onion and sharp cheese cube

Good luck to all the entrants. but mostly good luck to mine. 


Blue plums

Thanks very much to Olivia at My Custom Cookies for offering her GreensGrow CSA share to me yesterday. Flooding was terrible in the area, and she couldn’t get to the farm.

I could.

I WIN! what? Blue plums for one.

They are small and blue. and taste like plums. very pretty. i could see Martha Stewart going wild for them.

Just plummy.

Ground cherries

Ground cherry is a sweet nutty fruit. wrapped up in a brown paper bag shell like a delicious colt 45.

tastes like a nutty pineapplish thing.


we got them at greensgrow yesterday and am eating them plain. but you could make a pie or jam with them too. or put them in yogurt or throw them at your friends.

DInardo’s seafood cracks my schnit up

Dinardo’s “award winning” seafood restaurant was a trip back in time. A time when waitresses cursed, beer was american, and flies were part of the ambiance. Or so they tell me. 

needless to say, i loved it.

a photo book shows the love.

ps sarcasm aside, the fries were actually really good.

ps 2: i grew a really large heirloom tomato that day. bigger than a human man hand.