Does anybody else feel like someone was playing a joke on you that Easter is April 1st this year? I sure do. Ha!

The year feels like it’s already flying by…but the good news is Spring is officially on it’s way! And boy, am I ready for it. I can’t wait for the world to come back to life again and the best way I know to come out of hibernation is to get out there and explore a new neighborhood.

I’m always ready to stretch my legs and my taste buds, and if you feel like you’re ready to come out of that cave and into the world…come with me to explore Philadelphia’s Garden District in beautiful Chestnut Hill.

Philadelphia’s Garden District in beautiful Chestnut Hill

Named one of the Top Ten Great Neighborhoods by the American Planning Commission, Chestnut Hill is Philadelphia’s urban enclave, home to artisanal fresh food stands, world-class restaurants, and chic boutiques. There’s truly something for every appetite on these walking tasting tours.


Taste of Chestnut Hill Tour

Abundance of Chestnut Hill Tour

Chef Jacquie in Chestnut Hill

I’ll unearth hidden foodie gems along the cobblestones of this beautiful historic locale for a spring outing you won’t forget!

And you don’t have to wait for the Eagles to come back to Lincoln Financial Field to take a bite out of one of the most iconic Philly sandwiches at their concessions stand…I’ll take you right to McNally’s Tavern the birthplace of “The Schmitter” (and trust me, it’s even better there hot off the grill!)

The Schmitter at McNally’s Tavern

Here are some great Spring Recipes for you (cause I love ya!)

Artichokes alla Giudecca Roman-Jewish Style

Artichokes alla Giudecca Roman-Jewish Style

These artichokes are so beautiful, they look just like Spring blooms! Make them as an homage to Philly’s Garden District!
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Arugula, Strawberry, Goat Cheese Salad with Lemon Honey Mint Vinaigrette

Arugula, Strawberry, Goat Cheese Salad with Lemon Honey Mint Vinaigrette

Now I know that people usually think Summer when they think strawberries, but, strawberries are actually one of the first fruits to pop out in Spring! Add them to some spicy arugula, toss in some goat cheese and top it with this beauty of a vinaigrette.
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Roasted Garlic

Roasted Garlic

A simple spring lunch suggestion if I may (beautifully green and good for you!) Make the roasted garlic and spread it on your crostini then top with these fava beans and drizzle with nice extra virgin olive oil. You can serve this right alongside that strawberry salad! Yum.
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You can pick up some really beautiful, award winning EVOO at The Spice Rack on our tour of Chestnut Hill!

Join me and taste the good life in Chestnut Hill! It’s time to put the winter blues away and take a bite outta spring!

You can book your tour right here!