No recipe needed…

One of my food purveyors delivered a case of peaches today from which these two come. Perfect, I thought (or likely said aloud) as I opened the case. I took one and bit in and sweet nectar ran down my chin. In some instances, such as this, I also thought to myself, I could notContinue reading “No recipe needed…”

Sweet, Sour, and Spicy Pickles (in just five minutes)

This is a basic refrigerator pickle recipe that can be made in just a few minutes but is really delicious and will keep excess produce for months (if kept refrigerated). I make this nearly every year at summer’s end to store cucumbers still hanging on their vines. You can make it with just cucumbers orContinue reading “Sweet, Sour, and Spicy Pickles (in just five minutes)”

Three more from a garden…

Though I took these photos today they are really a continuation of a previous post. My apologies if I’m boring you with flower photos all summer but I just can’t help myself…they look so beautiful to me when viewed up close. At any rate, there’s only another month or so of them left before weContinue reading “Three more from a garden…”

In the garden after the rain…

No this is not my personal garden, these photos were taken in the garden of my place of employment. I had mentioned a few times prior that I am lucky enough to work in a place with such a lovely garden (and one which I can walk when it is empty) and I often findContinue reading “In the garden after the rain…”

Playing with Light

One of the many things I like about digital photography is that unlike film photography you can shoot as many photos you want and choose only a few that you really like. This was the case this evening. I shot about 25 photos of Hoyt Lake and Marcy Casino at Delaware Park and these twoContinue reading “Playing with Light”

Chop This! (The easiest and likely the most nutritious and delicious salad you’ll ever make.)

Okay. So if you have a garden–or even if you don’t–now is the time to seize summer’s bounty. Whether you grow it yourself or purchase it at the store, the time is ripe for summer vegetables. And when the vegetables are as perfectly ripe as they are right now, eating them raw (or some lightlyContinue reading “Chop This! (The easiest and likely the most nutritious and delicious salad you’ll ever make.)”

Just One…

Just one photo. That is all. I rode to the waterfront this evening. It was cool, windy, and sort of blustery. Almost autumnal. I really enjoyed it. I ordered a beer and snapped a few photos while I watched the evening clouds roll in. This photo is my favorite. Buffalo Harbor. Click it for aContinue reading “Just One…”

Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my! (and a few other things)

It was such a beautiful day today I was out on my bike most of the day. And one of the places I made a rather brief stop was the Buffalo Zoo, which is in fact the third oldest zoo in the country. I hadn’t been there since my son was young–so at least 10Continue reading “Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my! (and a few other things)”

The green and yellow right in front of me…

So am I the only one that cannot believe it is already the second week of August? As we enter the backside of summer I’ve been trying to appreciate it more by noticing the things right in front of me (which isn’t always an easy thing to do); but looking through a camera lens helpsContinue reading “The green and yellow right in front of me…”

Fishing for night swimmers…and a few photos of the international border in my backyard

If you’ve been to this blog before you know that I am typing from Buffalo, NY. And sometimes I forget that there is an international border and another country in my backyard (the awesome country of Canada). A mere eight minute bike ride from my house brings me to Broderick Park, which leads to BirdContinue reading “Fishing for night swimmers…and a few photos of the international border in my backyard”

Cool as a cucumber (and avocado) soup recipe…

This soup is really delicious and really easy to make. I know…I say that all the time, right? Well, all you have to do is put the ingredients in a blender and puree them. Seriously. Easy, delicious, and healthy…what’s not to like. This is also a great recipe for the crazy heatwave that has grippedContinue reading “Cool as a cucumber (and avocado) soup recipe…”

Super color burst times twenty and why I am thankful for it…

“If the only prayer you ever say is thank you, that would be sufficient.”  ~ Meister Johann Eckhardt   In the general scheme of things I have so many things to be thankful for…but sometimes (oftentimes) with the business of life and distractions it is difficult to remember this. This week, for example, has beenContinue reading “Super color burst times twenty and why I am thankful for it…”

The Sun Also Sets…

It has been so hot and humid these past few days. Last evening I rode down to the waterfront with hopes of some relief (some, but not much), but the sunset I encountered was nothing short of stunning. I took dozens of photos and thought I’d share a couple. The top is of Buffalo HarborContinue reading “The Sun Also Sets…”

Ice Ice Baby

  “Ice is back with my brand new invention.” Vanilla Ice Ice Ice Baby So I’m not sure what part of the world you are viewing this from, or what your local weather is, but the forecast for Western New York is–as it has been and will continue to be for some time–is hot andContinue reading “Ice Ice Baby”

Things That Can be Carried on a Bike (#499)

A cardboard box (wrapped in in plastic because of the rain) containing two extra large loaves of freshly baked 100% whole wheat bread (click here for recipes). An empty dough rising bucket, and a canvas bags containing–among other things–a few books and a journal. Urban Simplicity.

A Few Things I Saw While Riding My Bike Today…

I of course do not know what part of the globe you are viewing this page from, but locally today (and yesterday and tomorrow) it was and will be hot and humid…really humid. Even the simplest actions caused incredible perspiration. The reason I mention this is that as the sun began to set I wentContinue reading “A Few Things I Saw While Riding My Bike Today…”

Silo City Times Ten (or, ten things I saw while riding my bike today)…

These are a few photos of a ride I took this morning with a destination in mind. I’ve been reading (on Facebook) about a flea market being held in an area of the city which is now being called Silo City, which I think is a relatively new term. It’s referring to an old waterfrontContinue reading “Silo City Times Ten (or, ten things I saw while riding my bike today)…”

Five Photos of the Setting Sun…

Dusk and dawn are my two favorite times to take photos…the slant of the sun does magical things. These were taken over the course of the past two days at varying times of evening; from early evening to just as it turned from dusk to night. My favorite, though, is the image above…it’s a cloudContinue reading “Five Photos of the Setting Sun…”