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What I did on my trip to Philadelphia

OK, so my trip to Philadelphia obviously involved a lot more than visiting the Reading Terminal Market, checking out 10 Arts by Eric Ripert and other good eats in the city of brotherly love, right? I have to admit, I was very impressed with the lovely architecture all around the city.  Even 30th St Station […]

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Putting on the Ritz at 10 Arts (Philadelphia)

Those of you who read this blog on a regular basis will know that both Neil and I are planners. Especially when it comes to travel and holidays.  So it’s very unlike me to head off to a city I have never visited with no plans. Unless it’s for work, like my recent trip to […]

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Good bites in Philly!

Ten days in Philadelphia, what to do, what to do?  Well in fact I didn’t have that much free time in between attending and presenting papers at both the International Boys’ Schools Coalition Annual Conference and the American Association of Teachers of French Annual Conference but in the little time I did have, I made […]

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Reading Terminal Market (Philadelphia)

I was so excited when I realised that I would have time in between my conferences here in Philadelphia to visit the Reading Terminal Market.  The website’s description is pretty much my idea of a top tourist destination: Mouth-watering aromas. Produce fresh from the field. Amish specialties. Fresh meats, seafood, and poultry. Unique, hand-made pottery, […]

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Tea, Candy, Pies and Pork – oh my!

Nutty Pop Ingredients 230g white sugar 140g brown sugar 90g glucose 230g raw whole almonds 230g raw mammoth pecans 60g popped popcorn pinch salt 90g butter 90g water Method In a large heavy bottom pot, mix white sugar, brown sugar, glucose, salt and water. Bring to a boil and add butter. Using a candy thermometer, […]

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Two nights in New York inspired by Anthony Bourdain!

It might be said that we were a little “obsessed” with the “Obsessed” episode of No Reservations we saw a few weeks before we headed to New York.  We added a few restaurants from that show to our ever-expanding list of places to go in NYC, including Co. Pizza which I already wrote about but […]

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