Cranberry Mule Mocktail

Cranberry Mule Mocktail |

Last I heard, New Jersey was the third largest cranberry producing state in the country. Lots of the tart berries that end up as jellies and relishes for Thanksgiving come right from the Garden State. Cranberries and their juice are also wonderful in drinks, and I created two cranberry mocktail recipes (non-alcoholic cocktails) for Mother Nature Network. […]

All the raves you’ve heard about Philly’s Russet are well deserved


Earlier this month, I met my sister-in-law Cheryl at Russet for Sunday brunch. Raves about Russet have abounded from various friends in my food world so I had high hopes for a wonderful meal. I was not disappointed. This cozy, BYOB on Spruce Street in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood is located in an 1870s townhouse […]

Local Kickstarter: Birchrun Hills Farm – Raise a Cheese Cave

Let's Raise a Cheese Cave

I’m back after quite a long hiatus. There are a few things that have compelled me to jump back onto SJL, and the first one is the Kickstarter campaign for Birchrun Hills Farm. Birchrun Hills is a dairy farm in Chester Springs, PA. Their cheesemaker Sue Miller creates artisan, raw milk cheese using the milk from the […]