Dinner at Sola’s in Bryn Mawr

September 10, 2006 3 Comments
Dinner at Sola’s in Bryn Mawr

My Dinner at Sola’s on the Mainline Friday night our neighbor offered to watch our two young daughters so my wife and I could go out for an impromptu dinner. I said yes before she could even finish her offer. We decided to try a new (new to us) restaurant called Sola in Bryn Mawr, […]

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What Mayonnaise Tastes Best

September 4, 2006 93 Comments
What Mayonnaise Tastes Best

What Is The Best Tasting Mayonnaise Around Today? I was looking through my latest addition of Fine Cooking, one of my favorite cooking magazines, and saw an article on “Rating Mayonnaise”.  I’m not sure what your favorite mayonnaise is but it’s most likely the one you grew up with and you aren’t going to change […]

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Lime Zest and How to Best Zest It

August 30, 2006 2 Comments
Lime Zest and How to Best Zest It

What is Lime Zest and How Do I Zest A Lime? I received an email from a visitor asking about “lime zest” – what it is and do I mean, “pulp”? Lime zest is the outermost part of a lime that is used to add intense citrus flavor to recipes. It is not pulp but […]

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Tomato, Mozzarella, and Corn Pasta Recipe

August 20, 2006 5 Comments
Tomato, Mozzarella, and Corn Pasta Recipe

Pasta with Tomato, Mozzarella, and Corn After  days of eating fresh seafood, we were craving some pasta but still wanted Jersey corn & tomatoes. So I whipped up this simple pasta recipe using some leftover corn from the night before and fresh mozzarella purchased before the trip at Costco. The technique couldn’t be easier and […]

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The Perfect Jersey Shore Meal in August

August 18, 2006 0 Comments
The Perfect Jersey Shore Meal in August

There are few meals I look forward to more than the ones we prepare at the Jersey Shore in the month of August. This is the time when the corn is perfect, the beefsteak tomatoes are full of flavor, the steamers are plentiful and everyone is famished from spending the day at the beach. Speaking […]

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Dining on Vacation

August 16, 2006 0 Comments
Dining on Vacation

Our first day at the Jersey Shore and it was wonderful. A bike ride in the morning, a day at the beach, ocean temp perfect, decent waves and dinner at our favorite local restaurant, Carmen’s in Sea Isle City. Why do I like this restaurant? Several reasons and some of them hit on what I […]

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What’s Cooking at Your House This Summer?

August 10, 2006 11 Comments
What’s Cooking at Your House This Summer?

I’ve been going on in this blog telling you what I’ve been cooking this summer but would love to hear what you’re cooking. I interested in hearing from my newsletter subscribers, bloggers and daily visitors what special dish have you tried this summer season. I’m sure there’s a lot of grilling going on and plenty […]

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Eye of Round, Barding, Larding and Joe the Butcher

August 10, 2006 2 Comments
Eye of Round, Barding, Larding and Joe the Butcher

Talking with Joe the Butcher About Meat Today I had a pleasant experience while shopping at one of our local supermarkets. I met a retired meat cutter with over 30 years of experience who was working in a different department because of a bad hip. His name was Joe and he was a wealth of […]

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What to Do With Leftover Pork Chops

August 8, 2006 11 Comments
What to Do With Leftover Pork Chops

Leftover Pork Chops Can Be Great The Next Day We had some leftover pan roasted  pork chops that needed to be used up and because of the heat I wanted to keep it simple. So, I thought a simple sauce served with rice pilaf and some grilled eggplant would work. Since the meat was already […]

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Penne Pasta with Asparagus Recipe

August 2, 2006 0 Comments
Penne Pasta with Asparagus Recipe

Asparagus with Pasta Every once in a while my wife asks me to make something she has a desire for and Sunday night it was penne pasta with asparagus which we just happen to have in the refrigerator. The asparagus was the young, thin stalks that are so tender and delicious. So I did a […]

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