Apple Cinnamon Cake

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It’s apple season, and an apple cake is in order. What I like about this recipe is the simple batter, topped with thinly sliced apples and cinnamon sugar. Slightly warm, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream – it’s perfection!  Continue reading

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Geno’s Steaks Celebrates 50 Years!

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On Saturday, Geno Vento threw a shindig to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Geno’s Steaks – the man knows how to throw a party!  Continue reading

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Portraits

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Musician Mike Camprola.

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Unintentional Spin-Art

Waste InkRemember Spin-Art concessions at carnivals or at the Jersey Shore? It’s the first thing I thought of when I looked into a 55 gallon drum of waste ink at a local printer. Psychedelic, man!

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Strawberry Banana Bread

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I threw this bread together on Sunday afternoon while the fellas were at the gym. I used up the leftover cream cheese in the fridge, and the brown spotted bananas on the kitchen table. The result is this delicious bread, moist and studded with strawberries!  Continue reading

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Philly Free Streets

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On Saturday, The City of Philadelphia temporarily closed off some of their streets allowing people to bike, run, and walk.

 

 

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Apple Galette

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Galette, another word for “lazy man’s pie!” I had the dough stocked in the freezer, so the most taxing thing was peeling and slicing the apples. An hour in the oven, and we had a magnificent dessert to usher in fall!  Continue reading

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Sun Sets on South Philly

Sun Sets on South PhillySummer is drawing to a close, and we’re starting to get these gorgeous sunsets.

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Monica

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Monica is a short story of a medieval Princess, written by Ron Tempesta and now available on Kindle at Amazon. I designed the cover in Adobe Illustrator.

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Peach Crumb Cake

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Since the produce vendors still have fresh peaches on their stands, I made one last peach dessert over the weekend. A simple crumb mixture pressed into a cake pan, a layer of peaches, and topped with more crumb mixture. With a scoop of vanilla ice cream – it’s divine!

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The Singing Fountain

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Truck Mascot – The Imperial Edition

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This poor slob is from a movie that’s less than a year old and here he is lashed to a SEPTA service truck stopped at 11th & Wharton. Being a Stormtrooper™ has got to be a crappy job.

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Alley Cat

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Joe and I went on a South Philly safari on Monday where I met up with this little fella and his buddy in an alley eating dry food that some good samaritan left for them.  Continue reading

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Peach Blackberry Pie

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Summer is coming to an end, and I had to make one last peach pie, this one with enormous blackberries I found in the market on Saturday. As much as I look forward to cooler days, I will miss the fabulous corn, Jersey tomatoes, peaches, blueberries, and swimming – I’ll miss swimming.  Continue reading

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