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1. Arancini ~ Italian Rice Balls
Arancini: Italian Rice Balls, my families recipe has been around for at least 100 years; and we have always made them to have on Christmas Day, it wouldn't be Christmas without them. They can be prepared ahead of time and warmed up in an oven right before you're ready to serve them, they also fre...
2. Zeppole Made Easy, Recipes, Folklore ...
Food & Cooking - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:41:15
Zeppole is no stranger to the United States. If you've been to a street festival in any Little Italy in America, you know zeppole, a kind of fried doughnut that is tossed in a bag with powdered sugar. In Sicily, zeppole are tiny and fluffy and rolled in granulated sugar (that's how I make mine)...
3. Kenner's Super Spirograph
Food & Cooking - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:33:26
While visions of sugarplums danced in others heads, I was busy calling codes, dealing with the switchboard and pulling medical records during a 12 hour shift (with no lunch or breaks).
Kennar Super Spirograph photo by Judy Ferony
Every once in a while there would be a lul in the frenzy of activ...
4. March is National Craft Month
Hobbies, Games & Toys - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:11:44
Did you know March is National Craft Month? I love Crafting! There is something very therapeutic about sitting down and concentrating on one task in a World of multi-tasking. It is also satisfactory to see your project through from beginning to end; and behold the finished product on completion.
5. Italian Anginette Cookies Made Easy
Holidays & Celebrations - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:14:41
It's getting near to Christmas when tins of Anginette's start making their appearance all over the house, you know, the cookie with the colorful nonpareils sprinkled over a butter cookies base covered with glaze / icing (sometimes lemon flavored).
Italian Anginette Cookies photo by Judy Ferony
6. Katazome A Dyeing Art
Food & Cooking - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:12:36
Katazome is a paste resist technique applied to textiles and was used in the making of the Japanese kimono. One of the earliest forms of self-expression, decorating the human body in it's many forms (like tattoos), inspired the practice of textile art. It is thought that dyed clothing started mak...
7. The Day of the Dead
Arts & Design - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:03:44
The Day of the Dead is celebrated throughout Mexico on November 1 (All Saints Day) and the 2nd (All Souls Day) in conjunction with the Catholic holidays. The essence of the holiday is to honor those that have gone before us when the veil between the Worlds is temporarily lifted (similar to the Wi...
8. Struffala ~ Italian Honey Balls
Travel & Places - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:34:29
... the pyramids of honey balls (Stuffala in Italian) start to appear in bakeries. The only problem is all of the bakeries I've bought them from bake them, and I call those "Air Balls", and that's what they taste like.
Italian Honey Balls photo by Judy Ferony
My mother (may she rest in peace) al...
9. Judy Ferony: A "Deadicated" Lensmaster and All Around Solid Squidizen
Food & Cooking - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:14:41
I was raised in the Van Nest section of Morris Park in the Bronx where my family lived and worked for over 100 years. It was a blue collar neighborhood, predominantly Italian American (as well as Irish, German and Jewish).
My family helped build a church (and school), owned Deli's, Bars & Liquor ...
Squidoo Community - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:11:42
Pignolata show up all over Sicily under different names pagnuccata, pignoccatta, pignolata - from the word pigna, which means pinecone, the ancient fertility symbol that they resemble. In the eastern part of the island, pignolata are covered on one side by vanilla icing, on the other with chocola...
11. New York City Staycation
Holidays & Celebrations - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:03:49
I haven't been able to afford a real vacation since 1996, and even that trip to Disney World wasn't all that. I had planned the trip of a lifetime to the happiest place in the world only to find the hotel I had booked my stay at was still under construction; there's nothing like having to dodge b...
12. Pizza Rustica Recipes, New York Pizza Places & Easter Pies
Travel & Places - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:11:43
Pizza Rustica translates to Rustic Pizza, an Easter pie made with Italian cold cuts and cheeses. The following is a recipe I make for Easter. Go to your local Italian Salumeria or a Little Italy near you to get some of the harder to find ingredients like basket cheese. Never Add Salt! Pie Crust:
13. The Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band
Food & Cooking - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:14:37
It's been said "There is nothing like a Grateful Dead Concert!" and you'll get no arguments from me. As I've mention on my other Lenses I've been to about 250 Grateful Dead concerts and perhaps about 50 Jerry Garcia Band Shows (which I sometimes actually liked better).
Jerry Garcia at Nassau Coli...
14. The Bronx Zoo
Music - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:12:36
I'm lucky to have grown up in walking distance of the zoo; I live about a mile away from the Boston Road Entrance of The Bronx Zoo. This is one of the best zoological parks in the country. Did you know that the American Bison was brought back from the brink of extinction here at our facility?
15. It's A Green Thing
Travel & Places - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:10:33
Not only is it Kermit's mantra it's been mine too. We are all creatures of habit, and when you grow up in the Bronx being "Green" and Living Healthy is an uphill battle. Luckily me being a deadhead created change in my life that wouldn't have been likely had I not been introduced to that lifestyl...
16. Halloween Quizzie
Healthy Living - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:12:36
All Hallows Eve, Halloween it's contraction is loved by children young and old; it's a wonderful time of the year and many things to many people. I use to collect Vintage Halloween Postcards in better times, my favorite artist, Ellen Clapsaddle. I spent many a good day rummaging around antique sh...
17. New York, New York; So Nice They Had To Name It Twice
Holidays & Celebrations - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:03:46
In a New York Minute is one of my favorite sayings, and it is so true; at any time of the day or night you can find something to do in the city that never sleeps. Like Rome, London, Paris and other world class cities, it's an overwhelming undertaking to be a stranger in this strange land.
18. Top 5 Moments In New York City History ...
Travel & Places - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:20:40
New York City is rich in history, from the time the continent split at the Palisades to the Attacks at the World Trade Center on 9 / 11 and beyond; if I had to pick out 5 (although hard-pressed to do so) it would be the following moments in time that were all game changers.
911 Memorial at the WT...
19. February 5th Is World Nutella Day
Travel & Places - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:22:27
One of the funniest things I witnessed was a biker dude who took a whole loaf of Italian bread, slice it in half lengthwise and slather a whole jar of Nutella on it, and he ate the whole thing. I love Nutella, it's like peanut butter on steroids with a chocolate twist. Chances are if your Italian...
20. Vintage Halloween Postcards
Holidays & Celebrations - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:12:36
Way back in the 80's (the 1980's) when the economy was better (for me) I use to ride up to the Catskills with friends and buy Vintage Halloween Postcards; at the time you could find them from $5 to $20 a piece. eBay use to be a great source for buying although I have mainly sold on the auction si...
21. SOPA and PIPA Explained
Hobbies, Games & Toys - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:10:33
The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is a United States bill proposed by U.S. Representative Lamar S. Smith (Republican) to expand the ability of U.S. law enforcement to fight online trafficking in copyrighted intellectual property and counterfeit goods.
Internet Black-Out Day photo by Judy Ferony
22. Fire In The Bronx / Tenants Rights
Internet - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:11:42
Let's Get Them Up To Speed With Technology
Websites that are filled with outdated or outright misinformation. Complaints ignored, violations marked as being Resolved when in fact they weren't and "No Access" used as an excuse for inspectors to not do their jobs. Outdated laws that are designed ...
23. The South Street Seaport Museum
Culture & Society - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:21:17
The South Street Seaport is one of the few areas left in New York City that can transport you back in time 200 years to Old New York, a place where there were many Taverns, Tall Sailing Ships, Sea Captains, Counting Houses and Pirates.
South Street Seaport photo by Judy Ferony
The Pirates have g...
24. New York City Was The Big Oyster
Arts & Design - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:12:36
An Oyster Knife is a Must Have if you plan on shucking your own oysters; a good glove and a towel also go hand in hand as well as some history on the oyster industry in New York City..
Photo from the Library of Congress
Did you know that at one time oysters were so plentiful here in New York City...
25. Little Christmas
Food & Cooking - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:14:36
This was Christmas Day when the old Gregorian calendar was still in use. It is the traditional end of the Christmas season and the last day of the Christmas holidays for both primary and secondary schools in Ireland. In Italy and the Spanish-speaking world, Christmas Day is strictly religious, an...
26. Halloween Haunts of New York City
Holidays & Celebrations - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:14:41
The veil between the worlds grows thin now! Tis' the dying time. The Season of the Witch. Harvest, Hallowe'en, Samhain, Sowan, All Hallows Eve no matter how you slice it, its a great time of the year.
In a Graveyard at Midnight photo by Judy Ferony
Yes, New York is a very old town, with many...
27. Hand Dipped Taper and Soy Candles
Culture & Society - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:03:46
I bought a dipping vat to make candles because I didn't have the money to support my candle habit. My father bought me a bunch of wax many years ago (he has since passed).
Candle Dipping Vat photo by Judy Ferony
I still have some of the wax he bought me and refer to it as "The Gift That Keep...
28. Christmas For Sale
Hobbies, Games & Toys - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:03:46
Christmas was never the same after my mother passed away, she was my only family member left and my primary reason I celebrated the holiday; I always said that after she passed I'd be done with it.
Lord & Taylor Santa Ornament photo by Judy Ferony
Don't get me wrong I love Christmas, it's the o...
29. Got Grilled Cheese?
Holidays & Celebrations - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:10:33
Did you know April 12 is National Grilled Cheese Day and April is National Grilled Cheese Month? Who knew? Grilled Cheese is perhaps one of the top 5 comfort foods in America. Who hasn't come in from the cold to a bowl of tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich, truly heaven here on Earth.
30. Silver Screen Quiz
Holidays & Celebrations - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:12:36
Who doesn't like the escapism of going to a movie and immersing yourself in the fantasy world of the Silver Screen every once in a while. Even during The Great Depression the movie biz was going strong; and back then you also were treated to a Big Band, News Reels and perhaps a little Vaudeville,...
31. Holga and Lomo Photography
Entertainment & Media - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:12:37
The Holga (you know, that quirky camera with the cult following) was created in Hong Kong back in 1982 - it's no newbie to the world of photography. I was made aware of the Holga's existence thru Flickr Groups and soon after bought one on eBay (along with a Ring Flash).
Lomography photo by Jud...
32. Fit To Be Tie Dyed
Arts & Design - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:03:46
Fiber Arts is an umbrella term for many types of arts and crafts, from paper-making to printing; Surface Design is getting imagery on (mainly) fabric, certainly not limited to. It's a vast subject that appeals to Art Quilters, Mixed Media Artists and Printmakers alike. It must be a daunting task ...
33. Governors Island
Arts & Design - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:11:43
If you happen to live in New York City (or the Greater New York Area), or you happen to be vacationing here this weekend; this Saturday and Sunday is the Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island. You have to buy tickets for this event, they're only $15 each (children under 12 are free) and it's we...
34. Silpat: A Bakers Got To Have It
Travel & Places - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:03:46
Sipat is a silicone sheet you put on your baking sheet to keep your cookies from sticking to the baking sheet. No fuss, no mess; just great baked goods that slide off the sheet. Imagine going back in time with some of these babies. Lol Take along a Bic Lighter and you'd have God-like status for s...
35. Hire A Licensed New York City Tour Guide
Holidays & Celebrations - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:14:42
I am a Licensed New York City Tour Guide and love to share my knowledge of one of the greatest cities in the World: New York City. I've lived here all my live, after about the 25th person tells you "You should be a Tour Guide!" you start to think to yourself, hmmm, maybe I should be a Tour Guide....
36. Homemade Beeswax Candles
Travel & Places - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:11:44
Anyone can make candles, it's a fun and easy hobby to get started with; and there's nothing like the glow of a homemade beeswax candle that emits a sweet honey scent in the air. All natural, and very resourceful if you happen to be a beekeeper, the wax is a byproduct and can be put to good use. T...
37. The City That Never Sleeps
Hobbies, Games & Toys - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:14:41
Where are they all going? Where do they come from? Everywhere you look there are people, people needing to get to where they need to go. New York City is a beehive of activity anytime of the day or night; it never ceases to amaze me.
Grand Central Station photo by Judy Ferony
People who bake an...
Travel & Places - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:11:00
It's all in the stars, your cosmic guide to the universe and the powers that be (or should I say, that be working for or against you).
Astrology Podcast photo by Judy Ferony I started Astrology-Podcasts as a positive thing to do while being my mother's caregiver. She passed away and will be s...
39. Product Review: Kiss My Face Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40
Culture & Society - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:10:37
Did you know there's no such thing as waterproof (or sweatproof) sunscreen? These claims as well as others are why the FDA (after 30 years) have revised the guidelines on sunscreen product labels. Now the manufacturers of sunscreen lotions will have to clarify if the product protects against UVA ...
Healthy Living - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:10:33
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