Ravello: One of Italy’s Most Scenic Towns

The view from the Villa's famous Terrace of Infinity-beautiful yet also dizzying!

Is Ravello, Italy one of the most beautiful places in the entire world? There may be more stunning places in the world that I have not yet visited, but I cannot think of any that have taken my breath away like Ravello, Italy. This quiet, ancient town on the Amalfi Coast of Italy is located high ...

Ginger Scallop Stir-Fry with Leeks and Mixed Vegetables

Ginger Scallop Stir-Fry with Leeks

A Quick and Easy Stir-Fry Recipe For Any Night of the Week I love stir-fry cooking when I want to get a meal on the table fast--and also perhaps use up odds and ends of vegetables in a tasty way that has lots of variety and nutritional power. Scallops are perfect for stir-frying as they cook ...

Iron Hill Brewery in Media, PA

Mmm...beer.

Last Sunday the sweetie and I spent the afternoon hiking the gorgeous nature trails at Tyler Arboretum. It was a great way to end the Fourth of July weekend in relative peace and quiet, away from the hordes down at the Jersey Shore. After three hours communing with nature, however, we were really, really hungry—and in ...

A fabulous evening at Sbraga in Philadelphia

Fluke crudo

Recently a few friends were visiting from San Francisco and I wanted to take them out to a Philly restaurant that would really make for a memorable experience. Unfortunately they were only available on a Friday night—which can make it difficult to find a table at one of the city's top hot spots without securing ...

Asparagus Soup with Bacon and Leeks

Asparagus Soup with Bacon and Leeks

Enjoy the Springtime harvest of asparagus with this delicious soup recipe! Springtime means one thing here in New Jersey: asparagus, and lots of it! It's perhaps the first locally grown vegetable to hit the markets every year; in fact, many produce stands don't open for the season until the asparagus harvest begins. So there's always plenty of ...