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Viewpoint Print Exchange

Viewpoint has been such a wonderful resource for Sacramento. The “print exchange” or a white elephant present exchange was really delightful this year with 67 entries and maybe 100 to 150 people attending. There was some really excellent prints that … Continue reading

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My new found Spice: Panch Phoron

So I followed a recipe for making an indian flavored cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving using Panch Phoron or five whole seed spices that was successful last Thanksgiving, but I wanted to use the whole seeds that the name calls for, … Continue reading

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How grateful I am!

How grateful I am to Dr. Mike Ware, Butler Deardon paper service, the Food Network and my hero Alton Brown! Continue reading

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Changing weather is good

Unless I’m above 10,000 feet, I find I photograph very little when the sun’s apex is overhead; it’s just too warm, too flat, too gray. Now with the changing weather, the cleansing of the leaves, the autumn smells, the low … Continue reading

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Gray Lodge Wilderness Preserve

Just got back from visiting the preserve for the first time. Learned a few things including that most of the park is closed to non-hunters during the migration (October to February) not because the hunters don’t want to be disturbed … Continue reading

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My new classes

Teaching is so gratifying and introducing students to working in the dark. Continue reading

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Webpage Revamp

Sorry about the tabs at the top. WordPress is not playing nice.

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College classes start in a week

Some of my colleagues are counting the days until the semester starts. It’s wonderful, terrifying and a relief to get back into the swing of things. Just refinished my syllabus for introductory photography. It should give a better idea than … Continue reading

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Tollhouse Cookies Update

Yes, using half the shortening keeps the cookie from spreading. Also, I used turbinato sugar, basically raw sugar, which is very granular and put it through a coffee grinder and in seconds produced powdered sugar. I’m quite satisfied with the … Continue reading

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Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookies take 3

Working with amount of alcohol soaked coconut and quantity of Turbinado sugar to perfect the perfect chocolate chip cookie Continue reading

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