Ada, Rich and I left Huntingdon Valley about 2 pm and miraculously arrived at 3 on the dot, the time the festival began. I say miraculously b/c Rich was guided by the firm but kind woman on his GPS.
And, oh, the wandering way she took us! Seemingly out-of-the-way roads that appeared to dead-end, but did not. All I could think of was How will we find our way home when it gets dark!
Reader, dyou think it's possible that the Fleishers and I could taste all them sample tomaters? And then go out for dinner afterwards?
Aunt Ruby's German Green - Ivory Pear - Ravello - Sugar Plum - Sweet Zen and more! The only thing I brought home were the toothpicks and some seeds from black-eyed Susans, which are still in my pocket.
He was making tomato bisque. In fact, we thought it was made w/bacon, but it was simply the smoked tomato. Is that right, Ada? (She never forgets a thing.)
I was mindful that before my kidney transplant, tomatoes were on my forbidden foods list. High in potassium.
Now I was mindful of my diabetes but I did very well.
Joe Carcione - who used to swallow the seeds.
Did you see the horror movie Children of the Corn? And Sleuth, which I believe took place in a maze in an English country garden. I'll check when I'm offstage.
Off to Frenchtown, New Jersey for dinner.
The Lovin' Oven in Frenchtown, NJ.
We left the car there and decided to explore the town.
"I'm so glad you guys are adventurous," I said to Ada and Rich as we walked along the road.
My friend Carolyn had driven me here a few years ago and I remembered a wonderful art gallery of duck decoys and other artwork.
The Decoys and Wildlife Gallery was closed.
Hector Studio, where Don Hector makes gorgeous stained glass. Biz is good, he said.
You may find this hard to believe, but I also have the business card of this famous artist, as verified by the PBS show "History Detectives." Click here.
I asked Nicole, our young waitress, what the green stuff was.
Kale. Absolutely delicious and as healthy as eating a whole box of Special K. That's goat cheese you see. I told Ada and Rich that when I went on a trip to the Lancaster Farmer's Market, I bought lots of goat cheese from a family who raised nothing but goats.
The pies were heated and served with vanilla ice cream from The Bent Spoon in Princeton.
I've had lots of wonderful meals and this one was among the top!
When I got home, first thing I did was get on my exercise bike to lower me blood sugar. I was on there nearly half an hour, made all the more difficult b/c I watched the Republican National Convention.
The good news is in the morning, my blood sugar was fine!