Category Archives: Sustainability
When I first met Doylestown native Bonnie MacAllister more than two years ago, she was helping me curate an art exhibition in the Mantua section of West Philadelphia for an online publication I was editing. I soon learned that MacAllister knew anyone who mattered in the Philly art scene, and that she’s also a prolific performer, writer and maker.
Since we opened The Tasting Room, her and her husband Victor have been big supporters of our seasonal cafe, and we’re proud to exhibit her talents on one of the Ardmore’s biggest art stages, First Friday Main Line, on Aug. 1 from 5-7:30 p.m. (more…)
One of our favorite days of the year is Earth Day, and for the last five years, we’ve spent it at NarbEarth Day at the Narberth Playground.
This year marks the event’s 25th anniversary, and once again we’ll be there to serve up great things from our giant grill, as well as tasty sides, sweets and drinks. (more…)
They say The Masters, held last weekend, is a tradition unlike any other. That might be true if you turn a blind eye to Augusta National’s legacy of racism and sexism. In our minds, a true tradition is one worth maintaining, and we’re super excited to be heading back to our annual Earth Day tradition — the NarbEarth Day celebration. (more…)
Even though game meat is typically richer in flavor and leaner in fat than other domesticated animals like cows or chickens, it rarely captures enough attention to build an event around it. Rarer still is when multiple game meats share a starring role in an all-game meat throwdown. We were pleased to put together a game meat feast for a birthday party whose guest of honor is a big fan of duck, quail, rabbit and goose. (more…)
Jennifer got me hooked on dark chocolate in the last few years, and I now prefer the 55- to 70-percent cocoa versions to milk chocolate, mostly because you wind up eating less of it (but still get to indulge regularly). Now one of our favorite food suppliers is giving us another huge reason to love the dark stuff — DARK CHOCOLATE MILK! (more…)
Tis the season to get engaged. Statistics offered by wedding supersite The Knot claim almost 4 in 10 engagements take place between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day. Soon thoughts will turn from sharing the big news to planning the big day, and there are other statistics we should all keep in mind. (more…)
What do you think of when someone mentions “slow food?” If you said local ingredients, freshly made, dinner with friends, or increased accessibility, you’ve got the idea. (more…)
Finally the bun is out of the oven. Jennifer delivered our first child on Jan. 6 at 11:09 p.m. in Bryn Mawr. He was 7 lbs., 9 oz., and 21 inches long, and has demonstrated quite the appetite in his first three weeks on the job. We also welcome a new partnership with one of the most talented, most sustainability-minded young professionals in the region. (more…)
I’m cashed on lists as much as the next person, but after having scarfed on bacon-maple cookies, egg nog and straight-up homemade caramel the last couple days, I feel compelled to spread some holiday health. Glad tidings for our tickers. (more…)
This summer, JPM Catering and Events has used tomatoes, herbs, and flowers grown from a 24×8 parcel of our next-door neighbor’s sun-drenched backyard in Ardmore. After all this rain and Jennifer’s hard work, things are really popping in our organic garden, so we thought we’d share the sights with you. (more…)