Looking South – Pool with a View

I adore the Marion Anderson Pool, it’s HUGE – in the deep end, I’m up to my chin, and then there’s the view! There’s a spectacular view of The Drake as seen in this photo, and of the Center City skyline. Stop by for a dip and a look, the last day is Friday.

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Italian Orzo Salad

I’ve made lots of potato salad and coleslaw this summer – I needed to break out of my food rut. So here’s Italian Orzo Salad, pasta, greens, beans, and sun-dried tomatoes – a perfect partner to grilled chicken or fish.  Continue reading

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Looking South – Flags at Marion Anderson Pool

The Marion Anderson Pool has been renovated thanks to neighborhood volunteers. The chain link fence between the seating area and the pool has been removed, and umbrellas and lounge chairs dot the area around the pool.

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Looking South – After the Storm

 

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Dymo-Mite Tapewriter

Sometimes the old way of doing things is the best way.

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Chicken Enchiladas

This dish is a “what to do with leftover chicken” and a “what can I make ahead to throw in the oven after the pool” dish. It’s quick, it’s easy, and there were leftovers for lunch the following day. It was a big hit with the boy!  Continue reading

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Looking South – The Boys of Summer

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Killer Chocolate Cupcakes

These are the perfect cupcakes to take on a summer picnic or to the beach. They’re rich, soft, and full of chocolate chips – so good, you’ll want to eat two. So good, they don’t need frosting, and really, who wants to spend anymore time in the kitchen than they have to?  Continue reading

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Assorted Fruit Tart

So Tuesday was my friend Dan’s birthday, and I know this because one of the Boy’s many talents is keeping track of everyone’s birthdays – friends, family, as well as celebrities.He’s been keeping us keenly aware that August 1st is the date of our friend’s birth, which means a fruit tart is in order! Continue reading

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Saturday in the Park

No, this is not Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom. While I was shooting the Red-Tailed Hawk – I spied this little fellow snacking on a pretzel perched on the edge of a wire trash can.

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Looking South – Ridgeway Raptor

An unusually cool day at the end of July, brought an unusual visitor to our urban landscape. At the Ridgeway Pool on 13th & Carpenter, this fellow was pointed out to me sitting on the branch of one of the mighty shade trees surrounding the city pool. We were lucky to see it, he stayed on his perch for quite a while, affording me the opportunity to take these pictures. Generally, we see squirrels and pigeons in the city, we have seen the occasional possum, but this mighty bird is something we don’t see every day.  Continue reading

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Peach Blackberry Galette

Yep, more of the “Fill and Fold Faux Pie”!  What makes it even easier is my newly discovered method of dropping peaches in boiling water for 30 seconds, then an ice bath, which makes the skins slide off. Assembly time – 20 minutes!  Continue reading

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Robbie the Robot Meets Mr. C

As I’ve written before finding something to watch on Netflix has been proving to be more of a challenge than it’s worth. The tedious scrolling through titles of little interest has chased me to some of the stranger and more obscure channels available on the Roku. While surfing, I found the curio that I am writing about today.

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Looking South – Stairway to Heaven

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