There are some meals that leave you wanting more. When dining at Fornos of Spain it’s like sitting down at Nona’s table and staying until the “food drunk” passes. There’s fresh-baked bread, olive tray and dear Lord that salad. This is all before you order your entrée.

Friday’s Date Night brought us back. “Hubby” ordered the crab stuffed salmon ( below). I had the Lobster Crepes. We like to order different dishes so we get to sample a different dish.  This restaurant quickly became one of the places we share with visiting friends and family. Each meal is better than the previous one.

photo courtesy of G L Scott

I’ll just leave this here.       until next time . . .

What a Difference a Day Makes

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Living in the North East has taken some getting used to. The fluctuation in temperatures and seasons can be much for this Southern Girl.  This photo was taken yesterday on what would have been considered a Spring day – the high 64 degrees.

Fast forward a little over 24 hours and the high for today is 27 degrees with about a foot of snow.

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Well, guess I’ll keep that hot chocolate going. . until next time ! !

It looks like Winter will be hanging around for a little longer according to Philly’s resident rodent forecaster.


So where did this tradition start?

A little history :

The Groundhog Day tradition can be traced to Candlemas, an early Christian holiday where candles were blessed and distributed. Those who celebrated Candlemas decided that clear skies on the holiday meant a longer winter.

The Germans eventually began to believe that if the sun made an appearance on Candlemas Day, a hedgehog would cast a shadow — predicting six more weeks of harsh winter weather. And it was the Germans who brought this belief to the United States.

The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club was founded in Punxsutawney, Pa., in 1887 by a group of groundhog hunters. The editor of the Punxsutawney newspaper was a member of the club, and he claimed that Punxsutawney Phil was the only true weather-predicting groundhog. Eventually the furry Pennsylvania rodent became famous (courtesy of

I think Bill Murray’s character Phil Conners in Groundhog Day said it best, “This is pitiful. A thousand people freezing their butts off waiting to worship a rat. What a hype ! ”

Guess I’ll keep those boots and coats in the closet. until next time . . .