Jack’s Hoop House Suppers

Jack Goldenberg grows veggies in his yard and sells them to Philadelphia restaurants like Le Bec Fin and The Farm and The Fisherman, where he works part time. His garden, which grows in hoop houses alongside his Kensington rental house, also inspires pop-up dinners that tend to draw a vibrant crowd, from hipster kids to […]

Greensgrow

Every fall, I love heading over to Greensgrow, an urban farm a few blocks from my house. Not only do they carry apples and honey from the ‘hood, they offer a fridge full of local cheese. And right now, this cooler holds some gems. You’re looking at me with Alex Smith, my go-to dairy grrrl […]

Ice Cream at The Franklin

I’m looking to get heavy. What I mean is, I am ready to binge on fall flavors: pumpkin, brown butter, baked apples, boozy cheeses wrapped in bark. Earlier this week, tea blogger Alexis Siemons had the brilliant idea to organize a spontaneous ice cream lunch. And if you think about it, ice cream for lunch […]

Goat Cheese and Hibiscus Tea

It’s so bleeping hot in Philadelphia that there is only one thing to do: invent new pairings for goat cheese and iced tea while listening to Kishi Bashi. On July 4, I did just that. Musically, Kishi Bashi is frisky chevre on a cracker, and visually, this spiked hibiscus tea made with Rhuby┬áis A.C. in […]

Cranberry Creek Cheese Tasting

Word of new cheese travels fast in Philadelphia, especially when it appears at Headhouse Square Farmers’ Market. That’s where I picked up this pretty chevre from newly anointed cheesemakers Mary Jean Bendorf and Jeff Henry from Cranberry Creek Farm in the Poconos. Tomorrow, June 23, they’ll be at Quince Fine Foods, 209 W. Girard Avenue, […]