Garlic Beef and Vegetable Ramen

Ramen noodles are a handy item to keep in your pantry. You can usually score them three for a buck at the grocery store, and if you toss the seasoning packets – you’ve got noodles that cook in about three minutes. Which gives you plenty of time to cook the beef, chop vegetables and mince garlic for this dish! Continue reading

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Rainier Cherries

It’s that time of the year!

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A Lady Cabbie and George Sanders’ Brother

Mystery Matinee
Here’s another satisfying but forgotten mystery movie the likes of which used to play regularly at local movie houses when there were local movie houses. Eventually films like this would pad out the schedules of local UHF channels to be enjoyed by insomniacs as they were unspooled during the Late, Late Show. Of course, this was well before the advent of infomercials.

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Feline Friday


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One Touch Colorization

A new set of features in the recently updated Photoshop make it unbelievably easy to cheat by making the painstaking process of colorizing photos into a one button process!

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Stormy Sky

Early evening last night in South Philadelphia.

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Feline Friday

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Ricotta Gnocchi

It’s the end of June (where did the month go?), and the temperatures are beginning to rise. That said, it’s nice to have gnocchi which cooks in 60 seconds, and with a quick toss in a pan of your sauce of choice – dinner is served! Continue reading

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Peaceful Sunday on 9th Street

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It’s the End of the World as We Know It

Movie Matinee
Long before the overstuffed, CGI abominations such as The Day After Tomorrow and Man of Steel which I refer to as disaster porn and four decades before the disaster cycle of films of the ’70s such as The Towering Inferno and Earthquake there was the end of the world opus Deluge. Continue reading

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Jerry’s Artarama Haul

I recently received my first order from Jerry’s Artarama, and I have to admit that I ordered because the store’s name had “arama” in it’s title. I’m glad that I did. Their website is easy to use, and their prices are fairly good. Continue reading

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Fabric Stash Bow Tie

Wading through my fabric stash, I found this fat quarter. I don’t remember where I bought it or why, but small patterns are great to make bow ties with. I set aside a little time yesterday afternoon and made this one for a friend. I hope he likes it!

If you’re interested in making your own tie, there’s a tutorial here,

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