February 2, 2014

Craft Your Inner Chef: Apple Hand Pies filled with Sweet Caramel Sauce

This recipe is ridiculously simple.

Apple Hand Pies filled with sweet caramel sauce. Recipe compliments of Sandwich King. PS Substitute the home made caramel sauce version with caramel sauce from a jar, saves a lot of time and tastes great.


November 17, 2013

Craft Your Adventure: Italy

Blogging 30 days in a row clearly ended in a bust, got to day 22. Not for lack of blogging content (discussing Pearl Jam is easy) but because I haven't found routine in my life since Freckle died, having started a new job, traveling on the weekends and not being able to focus.

Last night we returned form our family trip to Italy. Jetleg is getting the best of me, not to mention catching a a cold on the return flight. The majority of the day has been on and off napping, which is a jetlag no-no.

Italy is a place that feels like a visit to grandma's house on Thanksgiving. A big ole' home, filled with with rich, dark heavy antiques, the smell of delicious food wafting in the air, tons of cousins all over the place, and grandma saying, "EAT!"

In the moment it feels overwhelming but re-digesting the memories brings a real sense of happiness. That was my experience of Italy.
Here's a couple of pics of good sights and great food.

boats. not a bad way to travel. beats the subway.

wine? yes please.

proof. it leans.
                                                                       biggest calzone. ever.

October 28, 2013

Craft your Craft: Day Twenty-Two

A couple years back I completed a DIY project which combined a few of my favorites elements.
1. Crafts
2. Pearl Jam
3. Charity

The result were canvas bags sold at  Pearl Jam concert in Buffalo NY (2011). Proceeds were donated to charity. A little hommage to a few classics; Daughter, Sweet Lew, Do the Evolution, Smile and Dirty Frank.

(Price: $10 each. Pearl Jam on one side, Stickman on the other. If interested in purchase- Email me: Bookworm1969@hotmail.com Subject heading: PJ Bags! we'll go from there!)

October 27, 2013

Craft Your Pearl Jam: Day Twenty-One

Jimmy Fallon, one of the most likeable people on the planet, hosted "Pearl Jam" week.

There were quite a few great musical moments:
Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell and the Avett Brothers performed "Footsteps" 

Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold performs "Corduroy"

Dierks Bentley and PJ guitarist Mike McCready performs "Alive"

The Gaslight Anthem performing "State of Love and Trust."

The fun stuff were the interviews. Ed Norton who is not only a big fan but also a good friend of Ed Vedder.

Javier Bardem also seems to have a friendship with the man himself. It's cool to hear their stories.

The highlight was the real deal performing Lightning Bolt and  Sirens capped off with a fantastic, funny, interview with Ed himself.

October 26, 2013

Craft Your Pearl Jam: Day Twenty

Day Twenty.
Only seems fitting to highlight Pearl Jam Twenty, a documentary by Cameron Crowe marking PJ's twentieth anniversary.

There's also a supporting PJ Twenty book, which provides a great historical look at the bands own evolution. (pun intended)