Saturday, November 25, 2017

short n' sweet

The lowly sweet potato is an American vegetable consumed since prehistoric times, dating back 10,000 years.

Let’s make a sweet potato casserole!

Roast 4 or 5 potatoes, cool and scoop out.

Then add an egg, a little bit of OJ, 2 melted tablespoons of butter, a dash of vanilla extract, plus salt and pepper.

Turn it out into a roasting dish, dot with butter and pecans and sieve a little dark brown sugar on the top. 

Not too much.

30 minutes at 350.

Friday, November 24, 2017

aspirin and water

Thursday, November 23, 2017

more Powers to ya

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

bringing it all back home

the good things never change

Times Square 1930

Times Square 2011, AP

all about me

When I find a great example of American automotive it’s in my life’s philosophy to take pictures.

I found this 1953 FORD pick-up along Route 22 just north of Brewster.

In sweet shape and all the good stuff still intact.

I noticed myself in the mirror.

See me there?

I was in almost every shot.

I never found an easy way to get out of the picture.

I tried. But it was sunny and the truck was shiny.

So even the closeups turned out to be all about me.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

sarko shoutout

I’m sitting here listening to Davina and reading about DJ Anita Sarko in the 1980’s.

For most New Yorkers, the 80’s were a well paid party, a runaway train of intoxicant’s and not-so-quiet indescretions.

Anita Sarko was the very best host.

She went to school for child psychology and once said in an interview:

Over time HIV took its awful toll, the clubs closed down
 and Anita tried hard to adapt.

For awhile she curated cd’s for shopping music and “keep it cool” is still one of the best captures of the era. 

And Davina?

She was so good.

Sunday, November 19, 2017