Monthly Archives: August 2011

Santa Fe: Red, Green, or Christmas?

When asked where she’s always wanted to go my Mom answered “Santa Fe” and for that reason my family chose to travel to New Mexico earlier this month.  Our flight from Philadelphia to Albuquerque via Dallas was so early in … Continue reading

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Irene the Hurricane

For at least three days now we’ve been watching the weather forecast for this big hurricane that’s been coming up the East Coast.  My brother, my aunt, uncle, and I are all at my parents’ house in Pennsylvania and have … Continue reading

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Happy 65th

Dad turned 70 yesterday and today it was my Mom’s turn to celebrate her birthday.  I had planned on making a vegetable frittata for breakfast, but my aunt beat me to the kitchen this morning and cooked up a traditional … Continue reading

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Happy 70th

Most of us in my family are Virgos and today marked the start of a string of birthdays.  My Dad turned 70 and this morning I made banana blueberry pancakes for breakfast, one of his favorites, to begin the day.  … Continue reading

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City of Brotherly Love

Philadelphia is a city I should know well since I went to university there and my parents live just an hour away.  As a student I even had a few part time jobs that took me to Center City so … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania: The State of Independence

I was thrilled to reconnect with my friend Paula last week when I returned to New York.  We’d last seen each other in Paris on December 22, 2010 and since my parents refer to Paula as their other daughter, I … Continue reading

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Kalbijjim: Braised Short Ribs Recipe

This Korean style braised short ribs is a crowd pleaser and easy to prepare.  With my friend Paula being our guest and my aunt and uncle also visiting us, my Mom thought she’d make a large batch of kalbijjim- braised … Continue reading

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