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Jelly Of The Month Club: Freedom Farms No Sugar Added Blueberry

Achievement: #12. Jelly of the Month Club

In the February installment of Jelly of the Month Club, we check out another jelly made in the greater Pittsburgh area. Feast your eyes (and then feast your mouth) on this sugarless blueberry jam from Freedom Farms! Continue reading

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Jelly Of The Month Club: Soergel’s B.E.A.R. Jam

Achievement: #12. Jelly of the Month Club

One of our earliest food challenges returns in the January edition of Jelly of the Month Club! This month, we’re reviewing Soergel’s Orchards B.E.A.R. Jam. Check back the first Friday of every month for more reviews! Continue reading

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The Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh: Our Wondrous Kimpton Staycation

Achievement: #44. Kimpton Staycation

When we learned that Pittsburgh was getting its very own Kimpton hotel, we immediately made a date for a little staycation. Here is the chronicle of our trip down the road to the Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh, a lovely new jewel in the Kimpton chain. Continue reading


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Showdown on Route 22: Dick’s v. Dean’s

Achievement: #7. Dick's v Dean's Diner-Off

On Route 22, you will find two diners about 25 minutes apart. Both looked promising, but who would emerge the victor between them? Come see our side-by-side comparison of two lovely greasy spoons: Dick’s and Dean’s! Continue reading

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Oram’s: Home Of The Best Cinnamon Rolls On Earth

Achievement: #79. Donuts at Oram’s

A mere 26 months after we first planned it, we finally made our trek up to Beaver Falls to have a taste of the pastries on offer at Oram’s Donut Shop. The verdict? Four sticky thumbs up! Come read the lip-smacking details. Continue reading


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A Super Saturday Morning In Pittsburgh’s Strip District

Achievement: #56. Saturday Morning in the Strip District

Spending Saturday morning in Strip District is more than a fun time; it’s a Pittsburgh institution. Follow us as we take you on a brief tour of some of our favorite spots in the Strip! Continue reading

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Eats & Sleeps On The GAP: Pittsburgh To Rockwood

Achievement: #75. Great Allegheny Passage Bike Trail

As foodies and travel-addicts, there was more to our GAP Trail bike journey than just putting in the miles on the bike every day. There are a lot of restaurants and bed & breakfasts and coffeeshops to be enjoyed all along the trail as well, so here are some highlights you can find on the first 1/3rd of the trip! Continue reading


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CSA Spectacular: Greens Galore (& Mojitos!)

Achievement: #26. Join a CSA

The week 6 delivery of our CSA gave us the chance to make meals for all times of day, baked goods, and even cocktails. Come see the possibilities! Continue reading

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CSA Spectacular: Scapes, Salads, & Chevre

Achievement: #26. Join a CSA

Week 1 of our CSA covered topics like ‘what on earth is a garlic scape?’ and ‘just what do you expect me to do with all that kale?’. Read on to find out the results! Continue reading

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10,000 Tables: The January Wrap-Up

Achievement: #25. Participate in 10,000 Tables (Monthly Report)

This year, we’ve decided to embark on the 10,000 Tables challenge, with a goal of sitting down to 2 homecooked meals together per week. Here’s our wrap-up of how January went! Continue reading

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