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Yesterday was the last day of swimming at the Murphy Pool at 3rd and Shunk in South Philadelphia.
Drawn with an unsharpened 2mm red lead. I get lazy about sharpening.
No food post today – our neighborhood pool opened on Friday, and we spent the weekend swimming and lounging. It’s always fun to get reacquainted with the pool staff, what’s not fun is stepping on one of these. I’m not … Continue reading
I labored over a pie for Labor Day! Because it’s a holiday, and because we’re about to bid adieu to the gorgeous, locally grown strawberries in the market. Hard to imagine another summer is drawing to a close, but I … Continue reading
Neighborhood kids cooling off in the dog days of August.
The strawberries on 9th Street were gorgeous over the weekend, I decided that strawberry shortcake would be on the menu for our Father’s Day dinner. I didn’t want to make biscuits or sponge cake – I wanted to try something … Continue reading
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!
As Labor Day approaches, another marvelous summer comes to an end – days at the pool, backyard tomatoes, barbecues, mosquitos, and fruit pies. I found this photo in my neighborhood antique store, while sifting through the stacks. It was taken in Atlantic … Continue reading
Galettes – when there’s no time no make a pie. They’re rustic, show off their luscious fillings, and can be thrown together in a snap. You can even use store bought crusts – no judgment here! A galette is the … Continue reading
As of yesterday, our neighborhood pool closed for the season. Due to budgetary limitations, the city can only keep them open for about six weeks in the summer. However, those six weeks are a little slice of heaven when the temperatures … Continue reading
A while back the site Stuff White People Like did one of their many lists of objects and activities particular to Caucasians, and one of them was women wearing scarves as a year ’round fashion accessory. I chuckled because I … Continue reading
KOLA filters are a set of colored, plastic disks that you manually hold in front of your camera lens or flash to color your photos. I’ve done a bit of experimenting with still lifes, but yesterday I took them to the pool to … Continue reading