Celebrate National Ice Cream Soda Day

Hello world! Today is the official first day of summer. I am reposting this composition. Collingswood is a beautiful town with a perfect Main Street to stroll along.

On Saturdays in the early morning is a vegetable market with other food vendors until 12:00 pm. Afterwards, there’s their Main Street called Haddon Avenue to explore. Love, the the Ice Cream shop! Another favorite shop of mine is the Painted Cottage, antique furniture like dressers, armoires, desks, that have been repainted shades of white.

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Today is National Ice Cream soda day and the one place I wish that I could be now is at the Pop Shop .  It is a cafe and creamery designed like an old fashioned soda shop.   Here’s some photos of our recent first vist in the month of May.

Here’s a glimpse of the menu:

Among the choices, there’s a a Black Cow, a Brown Cow and an Orange Cow.   There’s create your own Soda Fountain pop, made with soda ( seltzer) , syrup and a shot of fizz.  The flavor choices are :  Banana, bubblegum, cherry, chocolate, cupcake, coconut, green apple, grape, raspberry , peach pineapple, mint , strawberry, vanilla, and an unknown because only half the word is in the photo.

A flavor that called to my taste buds  was Banana Daiquiri, pineapple and banana syrups.   I hear that the Pop shop is featuring…

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Collingswood, Spend a Saturday in July to visit this wonderful town in Jersey!!!

A must see on. Saturday is the town  of Collingswood, a great place to get out and enjoy the fresh air, wearing comfy shoes to walk and explore the many blocks of intriqing places.

One place you must visit if you live in Jersey or near Philly is The town of Collingswood. It is Main Street, USA.

What are the draws? I’m sharing my thoughts, perhaps you would like to see it yourself.

It has been a tradition, I learned, for many years there is a farmer’s market, with representatives of many New Jersey farms selling their fresh produce.
Are you wanting something that you rarely find in a supermarket grocery store?
Zucchini blossoms, no problem.

Arts and Culture:
” Second Saturday Event”
Tonight, the town is having a special event from 6:00 to 9:00 pm , ” A Free Open Air Arts Walk.
On every block of Haddon Avenue, Art and music will be on display.
Dozens of one night exhibitions of jewelers, potters, painters, crafters and artists.
Retailers will offer deals, giveaways and discounts on services.

Antiques.

Antiques abound. It is fun to walk along Haddon Avenue and explore. My favorite place is a cottage, set back from the main road called,” The Painted Cottage”, the owners collect antique furniture, and refinish in white paint, or aqua, silver, pink or sage colors.   In past visits, I’ve dreamed of buying an antique dresser or dressing table/ vanity or wooden desk and satisfied my want by photographing the pretty images. This old style wooden furniture was designed with elaborate carvings that you seldom find in the Big Box type Furniture Stores.

There’s another favorite antique store that I love to browse with my husband. In the display window, the last time we went, there was a small slate board, antique, written in white chalk were the words, ” The First I- Pad”. We smiled and pointed it out and I remarked that as a child, I drew on a handheld chalkboard just like that one. In fact, I still have it!!!

The Restaurants

What to choose is the question. There’s Thai, Latin American, Asian Fusion, Japanese, Mexican, two Indian , American, ” The Pop Shop”, for fountain sodas, shakes, burgers, and belly busting breakfasts, along with several Italian restaurants.

In a review on Yelp.com, a few write of ” That’s Amore” serving a delicious meal called, ” Sunday Gravy made up of meatballs, pork and sausage and a rich red gravy. Growing up in my house, both of my parents referred to mom’s homemade as Sauce of which I have her recipe posted on this blog.

Skywatch Friday and great grilling recipes

The Seashore sky at Island Beach state park .

I just love all the seagulls flying and swooping down to the beach.    This is a continuation of photos (previous post Scenic Sunday).

It was great to have  a warm enough day to enjoy a stroll along the beach in the month of May; alas the water is still yet cold to go swimming unless you’re a polar bear.

Summertime

summertime sunflower at Bethlehem's Music Fest

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Summertime 

It’s sum, sum, summertime…
Ahhhh…finally
sittin’ on the swing
spittin’ out the seeds
swattin’ at the skeeters
puttin’ in the veggies
openin’ the winders
slamminin’ the screen door
barefoot toesies
pickin’ posies
sunburned nosies
wormin’ fish hooks
campin’ by brooks
family picnics
 

lightnin’ bugs in a jar 

s’mores
s’mores
s’mores
t-shirts
swimsuits
flip flops
ponytails
crew cuts
 

summer cicadas
lull me to slumber
sweet serenades
conducted by the masters
filled with water
the old Atlas jar
sets stage on
the front porch with
sweet black-eyed Susan’s
my sunshine in a bottle
 

this is all
I require
today
 

s.wilson

Ruby Tuesday- Italian Festa, Raritan, New Jersey

Pizelle with red sauce

Pizelle with red sauce

Preparing the dough for each pizelle

Preparing the dough for each pizelle

One of the many tents at St. Ann’s church of the annual Italian Festa to honor the San Rocco .

Taste of Italy

Taste of Italy

Patron Saint statue that was in the procession for the feast of San Rocco

Patron Saint statue that was in the procession for the feast of San Rocco

These are my red photos for the meme Ruby Tuesday hosted by www.theworkofthepoet.blogspot.com

 For more red theme photos, please go to the above web address.

Update:

It is August 8, 2015, and I am updating the tags and categories, to include meals, dinner, breakfast, lunch so more searchable.

We try to visit this Italian Festa every summer in June. Yes, this year, I had my Italian Pizelle with tomato sauce. my sister ate one with Powdered sugar.

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