Monthly Archives: March 2013

Happy Easter!

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Easter at Isgro’s

It wouldn’t be Easter without a trip to our favorite bakery – Isgro’s Pastries, a neighborhood staple since 1904. I’m completely smitten with their tiny rose topped cakes! 

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The Craft Movement Pioneers

Before the internet, cable TV, Martha Stewart, and Pinterest there was Women’s Household – a wonderful little magazine published on newsprint in the mid sixties. It featured articles on sewing, knitting, gardening, cooking and crafts. They included a column where … Continue reading

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The Road is Long

The glass negatives for today’s post are another couple of shots that John B. Capewell made while he was in the Pine Barrens. These photographs were with the other shots from the SAWDUST PILE box that I’ve published in recent … Continue reading

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Polenta Stuffed Peppers

I wanted to do a post on side dishes, and since I made polenta fries a few weeks back -polenta stuffed peppers came to mind. Creamy polenta with corn, cheddar, and a dash of cayenne tucked into red bell peppers … Continue reading

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Velvet Touch LIFE SIZE Dolls

I tried to do a search for Velvet Touch LIFE SIZE DOLLS on some of the major search engines and, as anyone would guess, my search came back with an astounding assortment of sex toys. After a few pages of … Continue reading

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Weekend Potpourri

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Sole of the Boot

Rumor is that they’re renovating to reopen, but it’s quiet.

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Friday Five – Number Twenty Eight

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

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Another View from the Pine Barrens

This is another in a series of photographs that John B. Capewell took while he was in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey some time in the early 1930s.

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Street Art on 9th

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Fettuccine & Mussels in Red Sauce

Lately I’ve fallen into a “what am I going to make for dinner?” rut. My Great Aunt Nita had a system – Monday chicken, Tuesday meatloaf, Wednesday spaghetti, Thursday pork chops, Friday fish. There were no menus to mull over, … Continue reading

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So Long, Son of Sketchbook From Hell

Another old sketchbook that has withstood every attempt to commit a decent drawing to it’s pages has bitten the dust. It continued to fight my efforts, but occasionally when I cracked it open on the Market-Frankford El without a notion … Continue reading

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Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

I wonder who decided to combine chocolate and mint, was it the Girl Scouts or did a farmer eating a candy bar trip and fall into a patch of mint? In honor of St. Patrick’s Day and my love for … Continue reading

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Friday Five – Number Twenty Seven

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

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