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My Favorite Things – All That Jazz

In my next life I think I’ll be coming back as a jazz violist (and cartoonist, of course!)   I suppose I could dedicate myself to learning how to improvise on the viola in THIS lifetime; truth be told, by the time I’m finished with my music gigs for the day, I tend to want to “shelve the axe” and get on to other things (like creating silly illustrations and cartoons.) So to feed my love for jazz, I often end up resorting to just listening to it.  I’m a big fan of Stéphane Grappelli and Mark O’Connor and also recently came across this Gypsy Jazz Viola video that blew me away… How about you?  Do you like jazz?  Any artists or recordings I should check out? I’d love to expand my music library…

My Favorite Things – A Triple Treat Day

We all know the saying “When it rains, it pours.”  But sometimes, GOOD things come in clumps, too!  Take today where: A new stove arrived to replace the old one which was leaking gas I had the free time to bake up a storm AND… I learned that yet another of my cartoons has been accepted for publication – this time by a magazine in the UK! In case you’re interested, I adapted the recipe for the pumpkin chocolate loaf (and muffins) from this Taste of Home recipe.  My substitutions were as follows: Instead of 3 1/3 cups of all-purpose flour, I used 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour + 3/4 cup almond flour + 1/4 cup coconut flour + 1 cup Cassava flour. Instead of 3 cups sugar, I used 1 1/3 cups coconut sugar + 1 cup protein powder Instead of 1 cup sliced almonds, I added in a handful of chopped crystallized ginger I don’t have two loaf pans, so I made one loaf and then divided the remaining batter between 12 …