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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles… and Blobfest!

Hi everyone! Have you heard of the 1958 movie The Blob? In case you havent, here’s the trailer…


Parts of it were actually filmed here in Phoenixville, most notably the scene where everyone is running out of the movie theater to escape the Blob! So, naturally, every year, Phoenixville celebrates Blobfest, a three-day commemoration of this nugget of local history. On Friday night, participants re-enact the run-out from the Colonial Theatre. Here’s a video of this year’s Run Out, which took place last night…



Saturday is then packed full of Blobfest activities (see the full schedule here). The Streetfair stretches for a block on Bridge Street, with food, music, a bunch of old cars, and vendors selling various crafts, art, spooky things, and vintage stuff...











Several shops in town paint their windows and other buildings get decorated for Blobfest. Here are some that I saw on Bridge Street...







The Colonial Theatre shows The Blob and several other old horror movies on both Saturday and Sunday, but since I’m not much of a horror movie person, I made strawberry lemonade popsicles as my little way of celebrating Blobfest! The frozen strawberries (2 cups), lemon juice (½ cup), water (½ cup), and sugar (2 T) looked a bit blob-like when they got blended together.



I had one of the popsicles when I got back from my brief walk around the Streetfair; it was nice and refreshing!



Leela likes to nap in this closet, and sometimes she sticks her paw out rather dramatically. 



Taking a picture woke her up, but then I was able to get this really cute shot of her!


Peace. :)

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Strawberry, Banana, and Blueberry Ice Cream

Hi everyone! I had some frozen banana & blueberries I wanted to use up, so today I blended them with frozen strawberries for a nice, cool treat! The resulting color was so pretty! 


Here’s Daisy being a little creeper… 



In other news, Buttons has been quite the brave kitty! At her last checkup, the vet told us to keep an eye on one of her canines that looked a bit questionable but didn’t seem to be bothering her. Recently, however, we’d noticed she’d been eating slower and was being extra sensitive about her mouth, so we scheduled another appointment, at which they recommended a dental exam/cleaning, adding that she probably had two teeth that needed to be pulled, maybe more (they couldn’t quite tell because she was fussing so much). So she had her dental appointment yesterday and ended up having three teeth pulled (her upper left canine and two lower premolars). Once I got her home, she recovered fairly quickly from the stress and was so happy to have her dinner! Her appetite has been great, her energy levels are good, and she seems much happier now that those gross teeth are gone! We’re still keeping an eye on her, though, and will be bringing her back in a week for a follow-up. I’m just so glad to have her home; yesterday was so stressful waiting to hear back from the vet! 



Let’s see, what else… I did a bit of gardening/weeding earlier this morning, and I’ll hopefully do more later. Other than that, I plan to keep reading A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn. It’s really good so far! 



Oh, and I wanted to share this cool website (Native-Land.ca) that a Facebook friend shared. From the site: “Learn more about where you live. Native-Land.ca is a resource to help North Americans learn more about their local history.” (The Phoenixville library has a book called The Lenape, so that will probably be the next book I check out!)

Peace. :)

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Raspberry Lemonade Popsicles

Hi everyone! This week I made my second attempt at raspberry lemonade popsicles. I blended together 1/8 cup sugar, 1/2 cup lemon juice, 3/4 cup water, and 1 cup frozen raspberries. They turned out alright but next time I’m going to increase the amount of raspberries, decrease the amount of water, and maybe just cut out the sugar altogether, haha!


Also, here’s a look at my garden so far! Most noticeable are the cucumber plants, but there are tomato plants and carrots, too. I recently replanted the snow peas (because the rabbits and/or groundhogs got to them when they were little sprouts) and the kale (because the first round died). I planted pepper seeds as well, so we’ll see how that goes!



Here’s Daisy being her silly little self -- I caught her sitting like this at the top of the stairs earlier this week...





Peace. :)

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Sweet & Sour Stir-Fry (Gardein)

Hi everyone! This week I tried Gardein’s sweet & sour porkless bites, using the recipe on the back of the bag to make a stir-fry including pineapple, red & green peppers, and onion. 


I served it with white rice. I thought it turned out really well, and Zach enjoyed it, too. (He said it tasted like sweet & sour chicken, haha!)


Here’s Leela in the sunshine...



Peace. :)

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Fruit Salad Smoothie (Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food)

Hi everyone! June’s MiniMoFo is “fruit,” so I tried a new smoothie recipe, the fruit salad smoothie from Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food. It was really good! The fruit in it is banana and frozen strawberries, but it also contains romaine lettuce, making it the first “green” smoothie I’ve actually liked, hehe!


Here’s Buttons resting in the kitchen...



Peace. :)

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Cookies & Cream Pie (One Raw Bite)

Hi everyone! Last week I tried the Quick Cookies and Cream Coconut Pie recipe from One Raw Bite. It was so easy to make and so, so good! When Zach first saw the pie, he asked, “Where did you buy that?” I told him I’d made it, except for buying the pre-made crust; he responded that it looked really good and “artfully done,” haha! (Jennifer noted in her post that some of her family members seemed surprised she’d made it; theres definitely something special about this pie!)




Last Saturday, Zach and I went to the Chester County Pride Festival. I did this pride flag sketch after we got back...



And on Thursday, we went to the Vigil to Reunite Jonatan and Lillie. Here
s an article about it.

My sign.

Here are Buttons, Cringer, and Daisy lined up in the sunshine in the attic, or as I call it at this time of year, the sauna... 



Meanwhile, Leela had the bed all to herself...



Peace. :)