Cinco de Mayo Kick Off

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Carnaval de Puebla Parade – 9th and Washington on Sunday afternoon.

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Jiffy

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Easy French Bread

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We’ve all been there – you need bread for dinner, but didn’t plan ahead to whip up a no-knead loaf, the bakery is closed, and your eyes are rolling like a slot machine at the “Italian” bread in your grocery store. Here’s an easy, four ingredient bread (five, if you count water as an ingredient) to make in about an hour, and it’s good!  Continue reading

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The Edgar Allen Poe School

Poe-school-detailI spotted this fabulous architectural ornament while on one of our South Philly Safaris.

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Cinnamon Sugar Apple Muffins

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On Sunday, the temperature dropped and I regretted storing my winter coat. The wind picked up, and I decided to stay put for the afternoon and whip up a batch of muffins. An apple studded, soft cake with a crunchy topping, perfect partner with a cup of coffee on a chilly spring day.  Continue reading

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Deep End

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In the Eye of the Beholder

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East on Carpenter

Down Carpenter StreetWalking home from the YMCA early in the morning.

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Lemon Meringue Pie

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LemMerSliceI love lemon meringue pie, although I’ve never made one before, I decided that Easter would be a perfect opportunity to do so! It looks like there’s a lot of steps – pre-baked pie shell, cooking the filling, making meringue, and the more steps, the more things that can go wrong. But it’s actually pretty easy, and I decided that even if I screwed it up and it was inedible – there’s always ice cream in the fridge!  Continue reading

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Marie’s Grocery

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Holiday Fatigue

it-came-from-the-SB-bannerHoliday FatigueSomewhere at the end of the ’80s I started dating a girl just after the holidays. I sketched out this little cartoon combining Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter for her as a gag greeting card.

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Spring on South Street

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Urban TextureUrban texture on Carpenter Street off of Broad.

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Bow Tie for Easter Sunday

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Easter is approaching, and the Boy requested a new bow tie for the occasion. A bow tie is easy to whip up – instructions are here!

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