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Monthly Archives: February 2016
Last week was the boy’s birthday. I took a cue from his current favorite candy – Whoppers – to make this cake. A rich chocolate cake, flavored with malted milk powder, mini-chocolate chips, with a whipped cream frosting. Topping the … Continue reading
Since our son’s first birthday, I’ve been making birthday crowns for him. Despite his age, he insists on a birthday crown – and I’m all too happy to comply. This year he chose a Johnny and June Carter Cash crown.
Here’s another Photo Elective shot committed to a frame of Pan-X film by the incomparable Tina Garceau. This was a busy newsstand at the corner of 15th and Locust Streets in Center City Philadelphia back when newsprint was one of … Continue reading
I love that you can take the ugliest brown spotted, mushy bananas that no one wants to eat, and recycle them into a delicious bread. Adding cocoa powder, and mini chocolate chips to the mix results in a magnificent loaf … Continue reading
One hundredth in a series creating a collage using five elements. Four years ago I started this series, making collages using five elements. I thought I’d create 20 or 25, but in the process, I seemed to gain momentum – and … Continue reading
The Market-Frankford El had made an unscheduled stop along the rails due to one of those mysterious and omnipresent signal problems. Fortunately this delay afforded me the opportunity to shoot the three-dimensional cigarette sign I had always admired as the … Continue reading
When the temperature dips below freezing, all a gal can do is hunker down and bake. Since it was Valentine’s Day – I wanted to make something red, like strawberry shortcake. However, none of the vendors on 9th Street had strawberries, … Continue reading
…and here’s my Valentine to Tina. I saw this poor guy on a stoop in South Philadelphia during one of my South Philly Safaris, and I knew I couldn’t pass it up with February 14th right around the corner.
Keeping with our tradition of making cards for each other, my 22nd Valentine to my dear husband, Joe. Wishing you all a day filled with love and really good chocolates!
Here’s a photo I took as part of an art school course during the Fall of 1982. It’s a storm pipe somewhere in the vicinity of the pond in Westville, New Jersey if I remember correctly. It was in-between a … Continue reading
Eerie architectural detail above the entrance at the Southwark School located at 1835 S. 9th Street in South Philly. It looks either like on of the ghosts from Scooby Doo or one of the demonic cenobites from Clive Barker’s Hellraiser.
I’m a big fan of simple, one pan cakes. This cake is dense, with caramelized pears – perfect for after dinner, but would do in a pinch if you just so happened to run out of oatmeal!
20th & Christian in South Philadelphia