Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: food, special events

And to celebrate the first day of Spring, looks like most non-mall Dairy Queens will be giving way free vanilla ice cream cones today!!! All day… and did I mention FREE?!!!!

Categories: classes, food, holiday

Always looking for a good reason to celebrate… and eat PIE!!!
Tonight is the last night of my pottery class and we’re celebrating with a potluck as usual.
But today’s a holiday… NATIONAL Pi DAY !!!

So I planned ahead and baked two Chocolate Chip Tollhouse Pies.
Keeping it obvious for those slow on the take!
Pi…  3.14…  March 14th…  get it?! Any excuse for PIE!!!

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Categories: food, holiday

One of my favorite days… one of my favorite holidays!!!
Who doesn’t like Pi?… or even better PIE?!!!
I might just have to eat 3.14 slices myself to celebrate?!

Categories: food

After yesterday’s “National Holiday,” today I decided to stray off the path a bit with the new OREO chocolate candy bars for my class treat tonight. Not quite the same as the creme-filled cookie… but not too shabby when layered with fudgy milk chocolate either!

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Categories: food, holiday

Today’s the day and I hope you’ve been celebrating…
I know I have been… a couple times… but who’s counting?!

It’s March 6th… which is also National OREO Cookie Day!!!
If you’ve got ‘em, pile ‘em in!!! And wash ‘em down with a big glass of milk!!!

Categories: classes, food

A super “sweet” class last night when a former student brought us some “peeps”…
and a current student brought two packages!!! Thanks Laury & Steven!!!
The new Peeps OREO’s are VERY bright, VERY pink and VERY sweet!!!

Just one small bite was more than enough for my friend Pam who stopped by to check on our class festivities!!! So I “just had to” finish it off for her!!!

 

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Categories: food

If you see it on the Internet, it’s got to be true, right?!
Well, I sure hope so… especially if these new OREO flavors
are indeed new and coming soon!!! Yes, yes, yes and YES please!!!

Special thanks to @candyhunting for “breaking the news” on Facebook!!!

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Categories: bowls, food

I love when customers share their pottery with me… and their pears! So much fun to see my pottery actually being used in people’s homes. Like this pinched split rim bowl filled with bosc pears! Thanks George for sharing your perfect pairing… or would that PEAR-ing?!

Categories: classes, food

So my new “cookie hook-up” came through this weekend.
And I now have more Thin Mints than I probably need?!
As well as the new Girl Scout S’Mores Cookies… which are pretty darn tasty.

I hope that my students “appreciate” that I am willing to share my stash
with them in class tonight!!!

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Categories: food, tiles

One of my friends has been busy in the kitchen making some loaves of banana bread…
and letting them cool on a couple of my textured tile trivets!!!