How to Make Hoagie Rolls

I make a lot of sandwiches for the fellas, usually from the leftovers from dinner the previous night – meatloaf, chicken salad, turkey, ham, I like to mix it up! I’ve been toying with the idea of making my own sandwich rolls, because why not – how hard could it be they’re just little loaves of bread! Turns out, not so hard. These rolls are soft and chewy, and make a great addition to any fabulous fillings you pick. Continue reading

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Photo Elective • Denim and a Braid

Denim and a Braid

Art school self-portrait of Tina Garceau. Scanned from a print.

Here’s another Photo Elective shot by Tina Garceau of Tina Garceau! As I’ve written before, all sophomore students majoring in illustration at The Philadelphia College of Art were required to take a minor course in photography where the students would shoot and process 35mm black and white photographs. At the time, it seemed like a needlessly pricey course that stood in the way of what illustrators really wanted to do which was to draw and paint. The illustration students didn’t necessarily want to be there, and the photography students saw the illustrators as an intrusion on their territory. There was a limited amount of darkroom equipment and not a whole lot of space in that eighth floor photography department. Photography majors felt they had eternal dibs on the enlargers although we were all on the hook for tuition and darkroom fees. Arguments would invariably break out. The course was something that just had to be endured for a semester.

I found this terrific print just as I find everything which is while I was looking for something else. I found this treasure, but I never did find what I was originally looking for.

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Dumpster Buddy

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Friday Five – Number One Hundred Seventy Two

One hundred seventy second in a continued series creating a collage using five elements.


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Tuesday Digital Doodle • Type Treatments

Godzilla logoI was searching around a few older hard drives when I found this digital doodle I did in Affinity Designer. In the same way that I scribble away in sketchbooks, I will play around with vector shapes, colors and textures on the computer. If I like the results, I will save the file to maybe use it in some future project. What usually happens is that I forget about it. Continue reading

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Boston Cream Pie

It was The Boy’s birthday and we decided on a Boston Cream Pie to celebrate. Boston Cream Pie was invented in 1856 by a French-Armenian chef. It was called a pie because the cake was baked in a pie tin. At the time, most people had pie tins – not cake pans.

Boston Cream Pie is a sponge cake filled with a rich, pastry cream, and topped with a glossy chocolate ganache. It’s important to take your time and carefully follow the steps, but the results will be worth it! Continue reading

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20240221_184115Happy Birthday, Plywood!

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