Coffee and Biscotti before everything.

coffee and biscotti

A great cup of Java and a so so biscotti.

But the start to a terrific day. This was at Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia. A great place for locals and tourists. I got there early and it was busy with stand workers stocking and getting ready for the day. Always a pleasant time for sketching, thinking, and taking photos.

Sriracha Skewers please.

another butcher at Reading Terminal.

Yes. A trip to the Reading Terminal Market and the butcher. Lots of wonderful things. But Sriracha Skewers? Everything about that is awesome. Whats the worse part about making skewers for oven or BBQ? The cutting bits of meat and putting it on skewers of course. Here it is ready to cook with one of my favorite hot sauces. Couldn’t resist.

Winner!

Oh and the lamb skewers were pretty awesome too.

The garden can be a cruel mistress.

garden gloves

Packing up to leave our holiday weekend hosts I put down a bag and noticed Pierre’s gardening implements relaxing on the floor near the garden door. Well used tools and gloves with the smell of damp soil hovering above the gentle pile. Gardening in the city is a wonderful thing; small scale and every inch rewarding/