Apple Pumpkin Crumb Cake

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I made this cake over the weekend for my groom! The pumpkin puree with the addition of shredded apple makes this cake incredibly moist, and who doesn’t love a crumb topping?  Continue reading

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Tradition!

It is Tina’s and my tradition to exchange cards we’ve made ourselves for holidays, birthdays and anniversaries rather than add to the pile of clutter exchanging gifts to be forgotten. My wife is not really the Kay Jeweler type, and I wouldn’t know what to do with golf clubs. So, as is our tradition, this is my card to Tina for our 18th wedding anniversary.18-ANN-out Continue reading

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Eighteen!

18Anniversary Eighteen years ago, I walked two blocks to a church in the pouring rain under a gigantic golf umbrella to marry the man of my dreams. I’m lucky to have met a man who “gets” me. He champions my work, will eat anything I cook, makes me laugh, and loves me. How lucky I am to get to spend my life with someone like that – happy anniversary Joe!

 

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Friday Five – Number Sixty Nine

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Sixty ninth in a series creating a collage using five elements.

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Blue Baby

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This looks to be a photograph of John B. Capewell’s eldest son, John, Jr. The negative is a little worst for wear, and it had turned a yellow brown which when inverted in Photoshop, turns an interesting blue.

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Cranberry Apple Cake

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Yes, another apple cake. It feels like a dress rehearsal for Thanksgiving, but I made it for a friend who needed cheering up. This cake is jam packed with apples and a sprinkling of cranberries. A dusting of confectioner’s sugar should make it just about perfect, but if you happen to have some vanilla ice cream in the freezer – everything’s better with ice cream! Continue reading

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PCA – The Class of ’68 – Environmental Design

As I said in recent weeks, Tony Visco handed me a blast from our Alma mater’s past — The Philadelphia College of Art’s yearbook from 1968!ED-text Continue reading

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Basil Fettuccine with Crab

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I made more basil fettuccine last week and stashed it in the freezer for the weekend. Then all I had to do was figure out what I was going to do with it. I decided on a quick San Marzano tomato and crab sauce. San Marzano tomatoes have a thicker flesh, fewer seeds, and are sweeter than ordinary canned plum tomatoes. The combination of crab, tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, and dry white wine in a pan with a relatively short simmer, means you can throw this together in less than 30 minutes – perfect for the weekend! Continue reading

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Friday Five – Number Sixty-Eight

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Sixty eighth in a series creating a collage using five elements.

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On Maneuvers

maneuvers-detHere’s a shot by John Capewell from the time when men wore straw hats and the army still utilized horses for transport.

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Topless Spinach

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Occasionally when I’m shopping on 9th Street I’ll see a produce box with great graphics on them. Such was the case on Saturday when I spotted this crate. I’ve decided that I’m going start shooting the exceptional ones, and share them.

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Happy Birthday, Tina!

10-07-2014Here is this year’s birthday card for Tina. I decided to ape her Friday Five fashion with this one.

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Apple Crumb Pie Bars

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I love bars because they’re portable – they pack into a ziplock bag and you can just toss them into a lunch box. No plastic container or fork needed. Apple crumb pie is a nice way to start your week! Continue reading

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Friday Five – Number Sixty Seven

FridayFiveHeaderFridayFive67Sixty seventh in a series creating a collage using five elements.

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