Monthly Archives: August 2015

Peach Strawberry Galette

Galettes – when there’s no time no make a pie. They’re rustic, show off their luscious fillings, and can be thrown together in a snap. You can even use store bought crusts – no judgment here! A galette is the … Continue reading

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Friday Five – Number Ninety Six

Ninety-sixth in a series creating a collage using five elements.

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Fiddling Around in Photoshop Alternatives

I have a number of less than great photos shot with point-and-shoot cameras, and I decided to have a little fun exploring the possibilities of image editors other than Adobe’s Photoshop. Above is a daytime shot of the Drake in … Continue reading

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What Would Tippi Hedren Do?

Living dangerously at 5th & Washington.

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Across the street from Philadelphia National Bank

Here’s another Photo Elective shot by Tina Garceau. As I’ve said before, all sophomore students majoring in illustration at The Philadelphia College of Art were required to take a minor course in photography where the students would take and process … Continue reading

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A Simple Crab Cake Supper

These crab cakes are one of my do-ahead dinners in summer. Throw ’em together early in the morning, a quick sauté in a skillet, and serve with a salad. It’s a light dinner that’s easy to make, won’t heat up your kitchen, and … Continue reading

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The Owner of the Club Mardi Gras Chimes in

One of the great things about the internet is that it’s so vast that there is always something new  out there. Even if an article was published months or years ago, chances are good that it’s going to be new … Continue reading

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Portrait of a Grandmother as a Young Woman

Pardon the James Joyce reference. Another photo of the grandmother I’ve only heard vague stories about from my father, who was six when she died. I love everything about this photo – the pince-nez, her choker necklaces combined with the … Continue reading

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City of Mirrors

Emerging from the 16th Street Exit of the Market-Frankford El into the heart of Center City Philadelphia.

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Nana’s Peanut Butter Cookies

I found this recipe written on a piece of paper in my grandmother’s 1954 copy of Betty Crocker’s Good and Easy Cookbook. I’ve published a few peanut butter cookies recipes on here, but curiosity got the better of me, and I … Continue reading

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Last Day at the Pool

As of yesterday, our neighborhood pool closed for the season. Due to budgetary limitations, the city can only keep them open for about six weeks in the summer. However, those six weeks are a little slice of heaven when the temperatures … Continue reading

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Friday Five – Number Ninety Five

Ninety-fifth in a series creating a collage using five elements.

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The Gates of Hell

 I know that we’re basking in the dog days of summer, but Halloween is just around the corner! With October 31st in mind, I decided to take a spooky shot and see what I could do to push it a … Continue reading

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School Photo

This is a photo of my grandfather that I forgot I had. He was born in 1891 – so a guess on my part is that this was taken in 1902 or 1903. What I definitely know is that it … Continue reading

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