Street Art

Art on 9th Street – unfortunately, no signature.

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Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

A cookie jar classic, these chocolate chip cookies are wonderfully soft and chewy. They’re a favorite in our house!

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Rimworld – Militia Up

Rimworld – Militia Up is the third book in a series I’ve designed by JL Curtis.

It was supposed to be a simple contract for a couple of months of security services off world, but the devil’s in the details. Tight Bridge Technologies hired Ethan Fargo and his militia to guard their power stations on the planet Endine against mob unrest and sabotage. When they arrive, they find the planetary authorities don’t want outsiders around to uncover their dirty secrets, and the Galactic Patrol’s not interested in providing backup. They all but order him to stop making waves, kicking asses, and taking names. The harder Fargo works to keep his people safe, the more troubles he finds. Dragoons and pirates are stalking the outer system, while the planet itself is a snakepit of treachery, tyranny, rebellion, and corruption. Everyone wants him to fail, while taking the blame. They made one mistake: they underestimated Ethan Fargo. After the locals kills two of his Ghorkas, and kidnap his lady, he’s out for blood, and to hell with anything in his way…

The book is available here!

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The Musician

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Orange Banana Muffins

I was tidying the kitchen yesterday, when I came across a recipe card from Joe’s Aunt Jean. Guests were asked to share a recipe with me at my bridal shower, and over the years I’ve made almost all of them. Except for sweet potatoes with brown sugar and marshmallows, that’s like sprinkling sugar over a bowl of ice cream. Aunt Jean’s muffin recipe is just perfect – the only change I made was adding a handful of chocolate chips to the batter, because I love the combination of chocolate and orange!

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A healthy breakfast for the new year – she said as she pulled a batch of muffins out of the oven…

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Bright Future

Bright Future

I shot this picture of our fabulous feline on New Year’s Day with a DSLR in the RAW format and processed the image in Affinity Photo. I am resolving to use the Affinity suite of products more and more so that I gain the easy familiarity that I have with Adobe’s Photoshop. The aim is to one day leave Adobe and it’s onerous subscription fee behind.

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Apple Walnut Braided Bread

I had some apples leftover from Christmas baking, and thought it would be nice to make a little something sweet to go with coffee at breakfast on New Year’s Day. Braided breads are relatively easy to put together, and you can use whatever fruit you have on hand – pears, cherries, blueberries, it’s all good!

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2019 Mummer’s Parade

It’s certainly not something I set out to do, but this year’s collection of photos of the parade just happened to be all women. Traditionally, the parade has been all male until the 1970s. Since then women have been filtering slowly into various Mummers brigades. Happy New Year!

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Have A Sparkling New Year!

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