Happy Labor Day!

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Plywood the Cat

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The Grey Man – Partners

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Surprise! The book you’ve all been waiting for, fourth in The Grey Man series – The Grey Man – Partners was released on Amazon last night.  Continue reading

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Nectarine Tart

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We spent a couple of days in Atlantic City last week, and except for pouring waffle batter on a waffle iron at the hotel’s complimentary breakfast – I didn’t have to cook. So when we got home, I pulled some pie dough out of the freezer and made this tart. Nothing like being knocked around by killer waves, requiring bedrest at the end of the day, to inspire iPad searches of tarts to bake when you eventually get full use of your limbs back!  Continue reading

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Out and About in Atlantic City

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What I like about Atlantic City is that it’s not as scrubbed up as it’s neighboring shore towns. It’s a gritty city that hosts the Miss America Pageant – with a beach!  Continue reading

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Leaving Parts of Atlantic City in Atlantic City

During a recent visit to Atlantic City, I stepped out upon the balcony of our hotel and was visited by a breathtaking sunset complete with stunning shafts of light piercing the clouds. It begged to be photographed. Sadly I was only on the second floor and my point of view was spoiled by lamp posts, electric lines and all manner of modern contraptions that utterly kill a terrific scene.before-inpaintingIf I had the money to splurge on a room in one of the city’s taller hotels, I would have had a terrific shot, but I had to settle on what my budget would allow.

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Atlantic City

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We spent a few days at the beach in AC – the waves were fantastic for body surfing, and the boardwalk was a splendid spot for people watching.  Continue reading

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Morris Super Deli

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Corner store at 24th and Morris.

 

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Corn Chowder Salad

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We’re closing in on the end of the summer, and if you have to bring a dish to a barbecue and want to be the star of the show – make this. There’s bacon in it, everyone loves bacon! The vegetables are sautéed in bacon fat, and everything cooked in bacon fat is delicious, besides – by the end of August, everyone is tired of potato salad. Best reason of all to make this – it’s heavenly!  Continue reading

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Charlie Gracie

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Charlie Gracie dropped by DiSilvestro Rec Center on Saturday to check in on progress being made on a fabulous mural that is being worked on by neighborhood volunteers that will be installed at Broad and Tasker. Mr. Gracie, along with a number of other South Philadelphia pop stars are the feature of this mural designed by Eric Okdeh.  Continue reading

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Gate at Fleisher Art Memorial

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Grotesques at Jefferson

Grotesques at JeffersonLooking up in Center City Philadelphia

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Laundry Basket Cat

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Peach Tart

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This tart is a snap to throw together – a press in dough, sliced peaches, and a sprinkled topping. A short bake time is perfect for the heat wave we’ve been having!  Continue reading

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