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Month: September 2017

Newspaper Zombie and the City on Redbubble

Newspaper Zombie and the City on Redbubble

Here’s another design I have on Redbubble from an image taken at a Portland Zombie Walk. Great for Halloween. I’m not sure how I feel about this layout accident with the Samsung Galaxy phone cases. I should probably change it but the placement of the camera over the face is also wonderful.

Pickles Tongue Blep on Redbubble

Pickles Tongue Blep on Redbubble

I’ve started putting some of my photographs onto a service called Redbubble. Now you can buy the silly face of my friend’s cat Pickles on everything. I think she looks great on a cell phone case. And then there’s this delightful whoopsie.

My Referral Codes

My Referral Codes

If you’re interested in the same services that I use, either I or both of us should receive a kick-back. Transportation Lyft. Hey it’s less terrible than Uber. Beauty Industry UrbanWaxx Shopping Chinook Book: local coupons for sustainable businesses Looptworks: Upcycled bags and accessories Bouqs: Ethically-sourced flowers Amazon Prime

Easy and Very Easy Pastry Crusts

Easy and Very Easy Pastry Crusts

It’s another entry from my dead mom’s recipe book. This note card has a separate recipe for pastry crust on each side. The card is water damaged, but my will do my best to decipher my mother’s blurred handwriting. Pretty straightforward stuff. Pastry Crust (Easy) 2c unbleached flour 1/2t salt 1/2 t sugar 3/4c butter lemon juice 3T cold water Mix flour, salt, sugar Cut in butter Sprinkle w lemon juice + iced water Chill before rolling Pastry Crust (very…

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Russian Hot Pot

Russian Hot Pot

This appears to be one of the newest recipes from my dead mom’s recipe box. The paper is still white. The printing is still dark. Since my mother died in April of 1991, it can’t be any more recent than that. It’s Russian Hot Pot! This recipe has already been digitized in a blog called No Whey, Mama so I don’t have to type it out. This blogger says her mother probably clipped the recipe out of Woman’s Day, so I…

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Perplexing Country Pizza

Perplexing Country Pizza

My dead mom’s recipe box is very full. She must have been collecting recipes before my sister and I were born. (I was born in 1984.) I don’t know if there’s any organization to it. None of the tabs are labeled. This entry is for “Country Pizza.” How is this a pizza? There’s no yeast. The dough doesn’t rise. This is a lard/butter pastry pie crust with pizza-like toppings as a filling. I haven’t found a online version of this…

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Ham n’ Spinach Puff Pancake

Ham n’ Spinach Puff Pancake

It’s another recipe from my dead mom’s recipe box. This one is for a “Ham n’ Spinach Puff Pancake.” It’s clipped from a Land O Lakes butter box. The recipe calls for frozen spinach, but otherwise doesn’t seem too bad. I remember when I was a very young child that getting fresh vegetables out of season was unusual. That changed sometime during elementary school. Here’s a post at The Whole Bag of Chips from a food blogger who says the…

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My Dead Mom’s Recipe Box

My Dead Mom’s Recipe Box

My first mother, Irene, my biological mother, died in 1991 a month before I turned seven. The last time I went back to my childhood home, my sister and I sorted through photographs and finally threw away her disintegrating old purse. I brought her recipe box back with me to Portland and will be digitizing it. I don’t remember her being a remarkable cook. I remember some mediocre meatloaf, boxed mac and cheese, tuna melts, and not much else. The…

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Why You Should Consider Facebook Advertising on BlogPaws

Why You Should Consider Facebook Advertising on BlogPaws

I wrote about the advantages of Facebook advertising for BlogPaws. Facebook can target ads to people with bachelor’s degrees who are veterinary technicians who own homes, are interested in soccer, and are parents with children in elementary school. That’s how narrow Facebook advertising can get.

How I’m Surviving the Fires: A Product Guide

How I’m Surviving the Fires: A Product Guide

I have asthma, so the smoke billowing from the nearby Eagle Creek Fire (and others!) is very serious for me. I’m not leaving the house unless I really need to. Except that time yesterday when a neighbor said they had 6 pounds of free plums and I was on them like a colony of sugar ants. For the past few days it has been raining ash upon my my home. Today, it looks just as smoky but at least our…

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