Friday, April 3, 2020

Corona Cooking Challenge

Stewed apples 

I tried the recipe and the apples turned out very tasty. My next door neighbor dropped off a bag of granny smith apples and oranges. They're like that with them. Immediately I took an orange and squeezed it and added the juice to the pitcher of fresh brewed ice tea with lemon. You got to use one a day to enjoy them at their peak. Keep it fresh.
Apples keep and but now I have plenty. I have enough to have to do something about it. I looked in the old cook book for something simple and found stewed apples. I looked at a few more online and found that what I had on hand matched the recipe. It's easy but prepping the apples are time consuming. You got to develop a rhythm to the slicing and peeling. It's worth it.
I didn't have a corer of peeler. I quartered the apple to remove the core. I eighth the apple to remove the skin. This produces a lot of garbage. (There's more than one way to skin a apple.)
The apple wedges get placed in a large skillet with cover. Add 1/2 cup water with 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract, 1/4 cup brown/Lt brown sugar and lightly and carefully sprinkle with cinnamon.
Cover skillet and turn heat on high for five minutes. They cook up fast. Turn heat off. Can you smell it?        #coronaart
It's like apple pie without the crust
Even made an omelet for the morning microwave along with chilled stewed apples
Toasted cinnamon and raisin bread with a few apple slices

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Corona 182.8800 Centimeters of Caution

Doing it right

Deb's sister was passing by and decided to stop in for awhile. We were glad to have her here. We were most happy that she knew the protocol of social safe distance. Deb captured it in this picture.
It was right after I opened the door that I reached for my Stanley FatMax BladeArmor 16 ft measuring tape. Add it up. I got more than enough. I let out 6 ft . which satisfied both of us.
It just came down to her washing her hands before we relaxed enjoying the gossip. She had a couple of funny stories, you know, the human condition kind of things.
Yes. It seems to have come down to this even with your loved ones. It's best if we go along with safety measures as long as we don't drive each other nuts about it. #coronaart

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Friday, March 20, 2020

The Corona Captive Creative Community

Avoid the stain of the mundane

Welcome to the world of social distancing. We should avoid crowds and the usual contacts we normally had. It's best to go out only when there's a real need but otherwise stay in. We can only do the best we can do which is why I'm here to entertain you. Maybe you can entertain us too before I post a singing video which is coming. Comedy routine anyone. I'd love to see poetry written by someone who isn't revealing an underlying mental health issue. Stupid human tricks to the truly talented could keep us entertained while avoiding the cloud.  #coronaart

Today I take you on a journey through the suburbs of Fishtown. Come cross the street into Old Richmond. It is here that you'll travel back in time and re-discover the fading art form of inspired first hand community art. There's a place for it. Add to it.

"It's been about creating a community oasis in a world of concrete."  
Mary Seton Corboy co-founder Greensgrow Farms 

Gaul and York
 Cumberland  and Almond

 Salmon and Sargent

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concept free for all

Thursday, March 19, 2020

The Corona Car Corner

I never seen one of theses

Our journey into the Old Richmond also lead us to a surprise spotting of a 1982 Dodge Rampage. The forgotten trucklet found at Gaul and Cumberland. I got to speak with three different people all six feet apart. It looked like a Mexican Stand-off. No one, however, was familiar with this model.
I never saw a Rampage in my life. I didn't even know they were made. They were produced from 1982 to 1984 under the Dodge banner and sold about 40k vehicles before the plug was pulled. It also appeared under the Plymouth banner for one year, 1983, as the Scamp. I only remembered the Scamp by name but no visual.  It was Chrysler's effort to compete against the El Camino and the Subaru Brat.
It's an interesting read if you want know more about this car or (the worst term ever created) trucklet.
Remember to wash your hands every time you come back into your home. #cornoaart

 words and picture by roman blazic__all rights reserved 

Tuesday, March 17, 2020



I told her she's my other women.
She lets me create her.

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