Friday, December 28, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

360/366 (2012): The Greatest Gift

The greatest gift I ever gave myself was signing up for a
Wordplay Class with Maureen Ryan Griffin in 2003.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Saturday, December 22, 2012

357/366 (2012): Holly's New Pet

Larry has allergies so I got Holly the perfect pet.
Meet Rudy, Holly's reindeer. We discovered he likes beer, 
particularly Red Nose Winter Ale.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

350/366 (2012): Until We Dance Again

Dancin' John can be found in many MerleFest Youtube videos doing what he loves best - dancing. He dances with such passion and joy, it's hard not to notice him. That's how I first met him - dancing away at a Donna The Buffalo show. Here he is waiting in line for the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam and he looks like he might break into dance any second.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Thursday, December 13, 2012

348/366 (2012): Art-O-Mat

Remember when you were little and you got a box of Cracker Jack? What was the first thing you did? You looked for the prize, right? Art-O-Mat is the grown up version of Cracker Jack minus the calories.

Click on this link to find an Art-O-Mat near you.

This Art-O-Mat is by ArtBot138.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

347/366 (2012): Best Recipe Discovery Of The Year

 Cornell Chicken on The Big Green Egg

This recipe was my favorite discovery of the year. Thank you Stevie B. Cornell chicken is to Upstate New York what BBQ is to Carolina. Think: Firehouse and Church fundraisers. I tweaked it from the original recipe I found online because that's what I love to do. Hope it brings joy to your taste buds.

2 cups cider vinegar
1 cup olive oil
1 egg
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon Weber Chicago Steak Seasoning or Pike's Peak Rub
1 tablespoon poultry seasoning
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 (3 to 3 1/2 pound) broiler-fryer chicken, cut in half

In a medium size bowl, mix marinade ingredients together and whisk briefly.
Pour about 2 cups of marinade over chicken in glass baking dish, cover and refrigerate overnight. Refrigerate the remaining marinade for basting during cooking tomorrow.

Heat up the Big Green Egg (or barbecue) and cook until internal temperature is 180 degrees F. Baste as desired during cooking.

Any leftover chicken makes for an excellent soup base.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

341/366 (2012): Fabric(ated) Memory

I only knew my grandmother through photos and other people's recollections.
Then one day, I discovered this stack of her handmade dish towels. They were stashed in the back of our linen closet, lost and forgotten. I rescued them. But I also think they have rescued me, connecting me to my grandmother in ways otherwise not possible.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

335/366 (2012): A Work In Progress - Listening To The Layers

Each layer tells it's own story, unique to itself, I stop long enough to hear its whispers, then -poof- gone, I add a new stencil, a new stamp, and a new story emerges, the layers are like the walls of a well-loved New York City apartment. But I'm not finished yet. I want to know more. Don't you?

Thursday, November 29, 2012

334/366 (2012): How She Kept Me Amused

When I was a kid and my mom needed to get things done, 
she put one of these in front of me. Magic!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Saturday, November 24, 2012

329/366 (2012): Gingerbread House Party

The family Gingerbread House competition. 
As if there was a question, our house was the winner.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

319/366 (2012): Mr. Roger's Neighborhood

Recently, I came across an 8/31/12 NYT article about a new animated PBS show called Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. It's based from the heart of the original - Mr. Roger's Neighborhood.

Mr. Rogers holds a special place in my heart. I watched so many episodes of that show while babysitting and folding diapers. I thought the Neighborhood of Make-Believe rocked, but I lived for those factory tours.
For the curious, here's a clip from the new show.

Monday, November 12, 2012

317/366 (2012): Nutcrackers In A Row

It'$ two Monday$ before Thank$giving,
and all through the town,
 every $tore$ is bu$y,
getting ready to take our ca$h.

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I love the 365 project. It allows me the opportunity to be creative every day for a year.