Tag: Family

Fastnachts 2020

Today I was with my relatives for the annual fastnacht-baking festival. Fastnachts are traditional Pennsylvania Dutch doughnuts made from potatoes. The dough is cut, rises, and then we fry it. Before: After: Traditionally they are eaten on “fat Tuesday” in preparation for Lent. We just eat them fresh off the fryer. And there’s always plenty

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Castle on the hill

Today, my parents visited and we went on a guided tour inside the Fonthill Castle where Henry Chapman Mercer once resided: he was an archeologist and tile maker. I’ve never actually been INSIDE the castle! It was incredible with 40-something rooms and we only saw about 15 or so. Mercer read over 6,000 books and

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Merry Christmas (catmas) 2019!

I spent Christmas 2019 with my family in NY. On Saturday, my aunt and cousin visited. We went to an art museum, had a diner lunch, and watched Christmas movies. Julie and Priscilla bought themselves a joint Christmas present: the “Friends” Central Perk coffee house Lego set. Because you’re never too old for legos… On

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Ocean Grove // Asbury Park 2019

It was another dazzling summer at Ocean Grove with the family. Filled with a mix of age-old, somewhat recent, and brand new traditions. There were multiple Playa Bowl meals. I’m torn between the coconut bowls and the green bowls — equally delicious. A lot of people like the dragon fruit. There was the second annual

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