Cheese Of The Month Club: Almost Famous Cheeses

Achievement: #13. Cheese of the Month
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Last month, we did the hard, selfless labor of trying out some delicious cheeses from a range of regions, along with a little charcuterie and choice condiment pairings. We return now to tell you the grueling tale — take a look! Continue reading

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CSA Spectacular: The February and March Summation

Achievement: #11. CSA - Weekly Posts
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After a too-long hiatus, we return with some farm-to-table recipes we tried out with the help of our CSA from Penn’s Corner. Take a look! Continue reading

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Cheese Of The Month Club: A Trip To Switzerland

Achievement: #13. Cheese of the Month
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When it comes to the cheeses of Switzerland, the challenge isn’t how to present them or how to pair them — it’s how to prevent yourself from eating the whole damn shipment in one sitting! (They’re really, really good.) Take a look at how you can best enjoy some of the Swiss at Penn Mac. Continue reading

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A Mini-Marathon At Row House Cinema

Achievement: #77. See a Movie at Row House Cinema
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We don’t make it out to the movies too often these days, but when we get the chance, we do it right. Check out our appraisal of Rowhouse Cinema in Lawrenceville and the themed series we saw: Tight Pants Week! Continue reading

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MAKENight at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Achievement: #68. 21+ Night at Children’s Museum
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We took another trip to one of the many cool 21+ nights hosted by Pittsburgh’s museums. This time around, we played with all of the things at the Children’s Museum; take a look at all their cool stuff! Continue reading

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The Great Chili Cook-Off: Round One

Achievement: #22. Five Chili Cooking Face-Off
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Today, we present the first installment in a five-part challenge: We’ll be cooking five different chili recipes from five reputable sources, and then rating and ranking them for your benefit, with the help of a special expert guest judge! Continue reading

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CSA Spectacular: The January Report

Achievement: #11. CSA - Weekly Posts
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We roar back with a mega-edition of choice homecooking recipes, inspired by the offerings of the Penn’s Corner CSA. Check ’em out! Continue reading

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Jelly Of The Month Club: Los Gatos Black Currant-Wild Raspberry Jam

Achievement: #12. Jelly of the Month
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We re-launch another monthly feature — Jelly of the Month Club, in which we (and our dog) evaluate various jellies, jams, and preserves that we acquire throughout the year. First up is a New York-based small batch jam made by the Los Gatos Bed and Breakfast in Penn Yan. Continue reading

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Cheese Of The Month Club: In Which We Blue Ourselves

Achievement: #13. Cheese of the Month
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One of our favorite monthly features returns with a fierce entry: blue cheeses! Check out some profiles of various blues and what we found they pair best with. Maybe they can inspire a recipe at home! Continue reading

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Senti Is Heaven Sent

Achievement: #3. 5 New Restaurants
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In the mood for a night of fine, truly Italian-style dining? We can’t recommend Senti highly enough. Their one-year anniversary celebration starts this week, so check out our report, wipe away the drool, and call for a reservation. Continue reading

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