Sunday, March 31, 2013

Mesquite Pancakes - 2013-090

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Happy Easter to those who celebrate.

Mesquite pancakes are my latest favorite southwestern food. Served with vegan "butter" and real maple syrup makes for one tasty Easter breakfast. I'm in heaven!

Here's the recipe in case you are interested:

.5 C mesquite flour
.5 C corn meal (organic)
.5 C whole wheat flour
.5 tsp. salt
.5 tsp baking powder (or baking soda)
cinnamon and nutmeg to your liking
Mix all above in bowl.
Add your favorite milk to desired consistency (I used rice milk today, sometimes almond or soy) stirring it in a little at a time.
Proceed to cook as any other pancakes.

I sometimes add vegan chocolate chips for an extra yummy treat!

Peace to all.

Corny - 2013-089


Corny - 2013-089, originally uploaded by Judi FitzPatrick Studio.

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Not sure if POTD as it is still early but inspiration struck and I acted. Happy Saturday!

EDIT: Yes, made this today's pic. Not up for playing with others I took later in the day - they will keep for sure.

Happy Easter!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Sun Fun - 2013-088

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Just a little yellow flower basking in the late afternoon sunshine.

Peace to all, Judi

Friday, March 29, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Half Wall - 2013-086

Since I was asked in a blog comment on a previous shot how I did it, I am including the steps for this one below.



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iPhone camera HDR
Squaready
Instagram - nofilter

Happy Wall Wednesday!

The Upside - 2013-085

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Still coughing up a storm so went nowhere today.

Hoping you are all feeling well.

Peace, Judi

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Giraffe My Pretty - 2013-084

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One of many giraffes in my collection.

I have a terrible cough that began Sunday with a sore throat and husky voice. Throat is better, voice is getting there, now it's in the lungs. Hopefully it will clear up quickly in this dry climate.

Also had to take my car in for maintenance and a recall today; after dropping it off at 8:00AM it wasn't finished until 6:00PM. At least the courtesy shuttle brought me home and picked me up again.

Hope you and your vehicles are healthy!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Wicked Awesome Day - 2013-083

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After a yummy lunch @ El Minuto, we enjoyed a "Wicked" good performance!

A great day with the girls.

Peace to all!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

4th Ave. Rust -2013-082

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I went to the 4th Ave. street fair today. I bought a mug (which may appear in a future picture) from a Tucson potter. I also picked up a ready-made sandwich at the Food Conspiracy Food Co-Op.

I kept walking south past the end of the tents and potties and continued through the underpass; on the east side is this water feature.
People have stuck small rocks into some of the openings as you can see in the left image.
I just loved the rust and water, but couldn't decide between these two - thus the dippy.

Happy weekend!

Peace to all.

This Is Grate - 2013-081

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My kitchen grater. Since I no longer eat dairy/cheese it doesn't get much use.

#photojojomacro

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Pointsettia Still Life - 2013-080

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This is a small floral piece of Capodimonte made in Italy.

Peace, Judi

Window To The Wall - 2013-079

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Looking out a window to the front-side wall.

Happy Wall Wednesday!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

La Canada Sunset - 2013-078

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It was a little cloudy this afternoon. The good thing is how much more interesting this shows off the setting sun.

Peace to all.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Spicy - 2013-077


Spicy - 2013-077, originally uploaded by Judi FitzPatrick Studio.

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All lined up and ready to cook.

Peace to all!

Afternoon Shopping - 2013-076

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Not a fun trip; had to get new tires.

Certainly a first for me on St. Patrick's Day! Hope yours was more fun than mine.

Peace, Judi

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Swirly Guinness - 2013-075

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Nuf said?

Happy St. Pat's weekend!

Peace to all!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Vegan Irish Soda Bread - 2013-074

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The last time I made this bread, I was vegetarian but not vegan. I substituted soy milk (because that kind was open) with a little acid (used vinegar because that is what I had) for the buttermilk, and some ground flax seed meal for the egg.

I'll be bringing it to a party, so can't taste it just yet - hope it is as good as, or even better than, the original recipe.

Happy St. Pat's weekend!

And if you partake in adult beverages, green beer or otherwise, please do so responsibly.

Peace, Judi

Lunch 2.0 - 2013-073

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Homemade vegan barley vegetable soup.

Have a peaceful day!

Three Part Wall - 2013-072

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Left, center, and right sections respectively from top to bottom of a low retaining wall in Central Tucson.

A happy belated Wall Wednesday!

Peace to all.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Les Fleurs - 2012-071

I hope you enjoy seeing the photo of the day as much as I enjoy creating it.


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Yellow and orange flowers in neighbor's front yard.

Peace to all.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Three - 2013-070


Three - 2013-070, originally uploaded by Judi FitzPatrick Studio.

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The only idea I had today that turned out OK.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Tucson Festival of Books - 2013-069

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Top - lantana seen on campus

Middle - Navajo rug discussion/sale

Bottom left - festive balloons against blue, blue sky entering Science City

Bottom right - Conrad J. Storad, children's author. His books are fun and educational. One of his books is "Don't Call Me Pig", all about javelinas. A few years ago I gave a copy of this book to my pseudo-granddaughter - who knew I'd see the author so many years later!

It was, all in all, a fun day with gorgeous weather.

Peace to all.

More of the Same - 2013-068

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Did some shopping in Oro Valley; this is the view from the parking lot.

It rained off and on all day. Can't wait for more sunny days.

Peace to all.

Friday, March 8, 2013

March Monsoon - 2013-067

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Thunder and lightning earlier this morning! A fun winter storm.

This view from my back yard changed constantly throughout the day today as the storm cells came and went. For a while the mountains weren't even visible.

It's supposed to get cold here tomorrow, like 50s - not typical March weather for Tucson!

Peace to all.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Desert Flora - 2013-066

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It was such a lovely evening, I walked around my neighborhood and found these lovelies.

On the right are bluebonnets, not sure the variety of cactus on the left. If anyone knows, please let me know in the comments! Thanks.

Peace to all.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Stepped Wall - 2013-065

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I drove around looking for a good wall and a place to park; finally found this one across from a playground with parking spaces.

EDIT: Only 300 days left as pointed out by several other 365 participants!

Happy Wall Wednesday and peace to all!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Low View - 2013-064

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Agave and rocks, taken from ground level for a #PJUniversity challenge.

Peace to all.

Trees - 2013-063


Trees - 2013-063, originally uploaded by Judi FitzPatrick Studio.

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Outside the yoga center I found these trees and this lovely blue sky.

Here's to a great week filled with peace!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Brunch - 2013-062

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The "kids" made a wonderful birthday brunch with tofu scramble wraps, guacamole, salsa, fruit, marinated carrots, and blue corn chips - yum!

Thanks so much for this delicious meal and the fun partying last night!

Peace and love to all!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Saturday Sunrise - 2013-061

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Sunrise on my way to 7:15am Jazzercise class, first class of 2013 when it wasn't dark leaving my house!

Have a peaceful weekend!

Friday, March 1, 2013

March Selfie - 2013-060

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The suggested monthly self portrait.

Hard to see here but I am wearing a velvet hat that belonged to my Mum.

Have a wonderful, peaceful weekend!

Sundown - 2013-059

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Silhouetted palms on the horizon as the sun sets.

This was my view as I ate a salad before last night's meeting.

Good-bye to February!

and peace to all,
Judi

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