Sunday, June 29, 2008

2008 Chestnut Hill Garden Festival Photos

I will admit that I do not read the Local as diligently as my wife Amy does. Today I had some extra time before delivering a cake to Morris Arboretum so I decided to check it out online. This is one page I found and it is great. There are wonderful photos of people enjoying the festival and even a photo of the cake we donated to the Local. I know I had a great time since it was my Birthday. I hope everyone else enjoyed themselves as well.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Amy Joins Les Dames

Recently Amy was invited to join a prestigious group of women known as

Les Dames d'Escoffier International

This is an invite only group which recognizes women of distinction who have
positively contributed to their community at large as well as the community
that is made up of food service professionals.

An Amazing Invention for making water Potable

I found this from my sister Angela's Shared Reader page and thought it was amazing. We are in the process of adopting a girl from Guatemala and even in the nice Westin hotel there one is unable to drink the tap water. So, straw huts aside this kind of invention if made in large enough quantities and sizes could have wonderful benefits today in places like Guatemala. Since it seems that plastics in general are derived from petroleum then I think that the making of this product in large quantities would be a vital hedge against bad water which is in all of our futures.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Transportation Options

Amy and I would love to carpool more often but with me having to get home for my two boys and the animals (one cat and one dog) and her having to do closeup duties at work we often do not get to contribute in the car pool sense. So, transportation is a topic on our minds. We love living in Bala Cynwyd where we can walk to many places like the theatre, restaurants, Murrays, etc. Amy used to have a scooter when young and working downtown and we have often thought romantically of having one again. They are a bit pricey tho and we have yet to find good info on them until I found this link which is brought to us by Metaefficient. I like the idea of the moped going electric and these are cool and the ratings for distance on them would make most of them a viable option for getting to and from work. It would not be carpooling for Amy and I but it would be a lighter way to live then using both cars each day.

Green Clean

I have been having fun with my Google Reader page and collecting blog sites to read. So far it has been about a month of collecting and getting familiar with the process (learning curve thing). Amy and I have always had the environment on our mind but have only recently become more active in doing more then we did about it. Amy got some biodegradable cleaning materials for work just the other day so I have not had time to look into them but I trust her judgment. So, when I found this article and pitch for a product from a fellow blogger I thought I should share it here. It is not easy being Green and I do not think of ourselves as people who will save the world but doing a little bit more at a time makes us feel better about ourselves and more appreciative of life in general. So, enjoy the article about the product with the name based on an old Iroquoi saying:

“In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.”

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Friday, June 20, 2008

Commentary: What does it mean to go green?

Amy comments on going and being Green. The making of this article was the impetus for us starting the blog. I really liked what she did with the article and I should know since she cut out a bunch of drivel that I thought would be good :-).

Night Kitchen Workers

Amy talks about some of our wonderful staff who help us make the wonderful treats that we do.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Tree Hugger

This is a great website that has info about everything from ways to save energy in your home to the latest trends in home improvement, sources for organics, heirloom seeds, world controversies and politics, alternative energy--just about every topic you can think of!


Hello from the Night Kitchen Bakery. Amy Edelman and John Millard run a from scratch artisan bakery in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. We use all natural ingredients (no transfats) and love being a part of our community. We decided to start a blog to facilitate communication on all subjects food related such as cooking, growing vegetables and herbs, composting, recycling and healthy living. We hope you join us on this learning process and come back from time to time to say hello. The idea is that this blog (our first) will be informal and fun so contribute ideas, links and comments or just read and enjoy.
Amy and John (Apuch)