All Put Together / Lovely Afternoon in Philadelphia

A brief trip to Old City/South Street on Saturday. I lost two piercings and NoKaOi Tiki Tattoo and Piercing fit me in for an appointment since Infinite Body Piercing is booked until the end of June (I have to cancel the appointment I had… I’m glad I went today, the helix was closing).On my way to the piercing place, I ran into Rob, owner of Crash Bang Boom and we chatted for a bit. It was nice chatting. 😁 I love that store and the owners.

After, I wandered around Old City and ended up at Reading Terminal Market before I went back to my aunt’s. Dog sitting for a week. Bought a Cornish hen, chicken fat for my gluten free Matzo balls, and brisket. This feast only cost me $15!

That night, I rendered the fat. My first time making schmaltz. Tastes like chicken soup and I’ll use it for soup. Next week I want to go back to get some more chicken fat along with the skin, and make the schmaltz for GF matzo balls.

Reddit’s Judaism sub gave me some good advice for the next time: maybe only a tablespoon or two of water, and let the onion sweat render the schmaltz. I can’t wait to give it a try. And I can’t wait to have matzo balls in the broth I made.

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One thought on “All Put Together / Lovely Afternoon in Philadelphia”

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    These pictures show a warm weather day in Philadelphia and a happy Jessica out and about in her favorite neighborhood. That makes me verklempt, dear friend! I’m happy to now you landed an appointment at NoKaOi Tiki Tattoo and Piercing as an alternative to your regular salon Infinite Body. While visiting Old City/South Street you ran into Rob from Crash Bang Boom, the punk-rock outfitters you like so well. You obviously found good food at an affordable price shopping at Godshall’s Poultry. I can feel your excitement as you learn and try out new recipes and food preparation methods.

    Dear friend, tomorrow is another very important date on the Shady Dell calendar. It is time once again to remember and honor a Dell V.I.P. I have a special post starting in the morning and I hope you can swing by and pay your respects. Thank you, dear friend JM, and enjoy the rest of your week!


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