My Favorite Things – Lovely Lisbon (where even the gloom of November doesn’t diminish the beauty of this city!)
Friday’s Thought – The Present (Or, look who shows up when you whip up a batch of holiday cookies…)
A drool-worthy virtual tour through Portuguese cakes and sweets.
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…
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 …
Why I’m loving The Great British Baking Show…
My Favorite Things – Clean Eating (and Simple Living)…because living well doesn’t have to be complicated!
The perfect lemon bar recipe paired with an almost step-by-step cartoon video tutorial.
A photo shoot of my favorite cartoon friends…somehow they all behaved long enough for me to snap this picture!
Get Happy! (And if Happy Hour isn’t coming soon enough, you can enjoy it vicariously with this short cartoon video.)