First we worked…
Then we celebrated the end of prohibition!
Laura let me know that today is National Beer Day and the anniversary of FDR signing the legalization of beer sales on April 7, 1933, effectively ending Prohibition.
When I heard that news I started salivating for some malty brew.
Matt poured us each a sip to share on our porch swing. Of course working did not end because our conversation kept returning to the layout of our merchandisers in the bakery. Le sigh.
Who likes tofu!
We munched on a few of these new treats – fruit + veggie chips to the EXTREME!!!
Pumpkin crazy – like crunchy roasted squash
Thick banana-chip-like taro
And the ever-sweet crunchy toasted coconut!! AMAZINGNESS!
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Dinner tonight was Extreme Philadelphia Spaghetti
While I was out of town, the town of Philadelphia [Philly Homegrown] sent me a goodie basket of local gourmet foods – pasta, tomatoes, sauce, jam, chorizo, honey, biscotti, cheese, biscotti, bread flour! All made from local Philly artisans.
We took the pasta, sauce and chorizo and made a fantastic twist on spaghetti (ok, ok, those who got on me last time for called any-ole-pasta spaghetti when the noodles were clearly not spaghetti style – I don’t know what these were called! Big fat noodles!?)
We cooked the noodles – which were by Severino Pasta and were thick, doughy and loved – they were like giant lasagna bites! – and topped them with a sauce made of SIW Tomato Sauce (tasted like pizza!), chorizo pieces from the Garces Trading Company, red pepper and spinach. Chickpeas were stirred in and parm on top!
The dish was divine, but I actually couldn’t finish it and had to let Matt polish off my portion!
I tried a piece of the Baker Street Bread Co. Biscotti for dessert. Reminded me of the Great Harvest Cranberry Orange bread. What a great combo – and palate cleanser! It was the perfect mix between bread and sweet.
Have a lovely night!!