Chicken Noodle Soup with Baby Kale



It’s soup season, and there’s nothing better than having an enormous bowl of soup in the fridge. Take it to work for lunch, freeze some, make some yeast rolls and you’ve got dinner! (If baby kale isn’t available, you can substitute baby spinach.)  Continue reading

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Urban Texture

Gradient MapPlaying with a run-of-the-mill snapshot in Affinity Photo.

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I COUNT on Affinity Designer

dracula-adHere’s a little Halloween doodle that I cooked up in my favorite vector art program Affinity Designer. Being that my son’s school bus pickup time is just before dawn, I thought it appropriate to work on this icon of The Count! A couple of mornings before sunrise fiddling with shapes produced this little monster. Now that my son is off to school and the sun is rising, it’s time to put this vector vampire away in his crypt.

Happy Halloween!

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The Sun Rises on Washington Avenue

The Sun Rises on Washington AvenueSouth Philadelphia

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South Philly Scene

Outside of BokOutside of Bok Vocational School at 1901 South 9th Street in South Philadelphia.

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Pumpkin Zucchini Cake



Zucchini and pumpkin added to this cake make it magnificently moist. It was such a big hit – it’s now a contender for Thanksgiving!  Continue reading

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Philadelphia Columbus Day Parade 2016


Along the parade route on Broad Street – Jerry Blavat and Grand Marshal Danny Aiello.

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’til the Real Thing Comes Along

If that ain't love...
This year’s birthday card for the lovely Tina features the fabulous feline Plywood in a photo collage cobbled together in the astounding Affinity Photo.

Happy birthday, Tina!

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Apple Cinnamon Cake



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!


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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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



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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