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

My pottery class starts in just a few minutes… and my students should be excited that I scored the two newest flavors to share in class tonight!!! Rocky Road Trip and Strawberry Shortcake!!!

Categories: food, mosaic, tiles

Retro cool vintage decor everywhere you look at Lombardino’s…
like being locked in a time capsule. We were there just for some homemade ice cream,
but eye-candy was pretty sweet too! We each had a flight of three scoops… chocolate, salted caramel and sour cream flavored ice cream! Yes, SOUR CREAM!!!…. kinda tasted like New York style cheesecake!

But I couldn’t decide… if a wall is tiled and painted… is it a mosaic or a mural???

Categories: food

Today’s a big day… it’s NATIONAL S’MORES DAY!!!
Celebrating with a quick treat on a hot summer day.
No campfire in my studio to toast the marshmallows,
so this might be the closest I get to a s’more today???

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Categories: bike, food

During our bike ride Sunday, we were on the proverbial quest to find some homemade pie along the way. One of our biking traditions. Unfortunately, we failed along the route… and the pie shop in Kankakee had already closed by the time we finished our miles. But I am NOT a quitter!!! I still wanted pie… and had to find some. So I found some pie on my way home, but couldn’t decide. And I figured after more than a hundred miles, I “deserved” more than one piece of pie.

But they didn’t sell slices, so I had to get whole pies! So now I have two pies that I need to finish… somehow… I’m sure it will be no problem!!! I’m a trooper.

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Categories: Chicago, food

A fun afternoon break yesterday at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream… my first time to their new location at Wrigley Field. Just as yummy as their other locations!!! And I couldn’t decide… so I went with an ice cream flight of three! Darkest Chocolate, Goat Cheese & Red Cherries and my favorite Bangkok Peanut. They’re right… Flavor Is Everything.

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Categories: food, friends, summer camp

A surprise visit by one of my friends to summer camp this afternoon… became an extra “sweet” visit when she surprised me with a couple YUMMY cupcakes! Thanks Catherine!!! Sadly, not enough to share with my campers… so I just “had to” save them for myself. Shucks!

Categories: classes, food, holiday, mugs

Last night in pottery class on July 3rd, we celebrated the Fourth a day early with FIREWORK OREOs… and in between the cookies, my students also managed to trim cylinders and make a few mugs as well.

Categories: food

After my first day of Summer Camp, and getting my bike tire fixed in like seven minutes, I decided to treat myself at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. I mean I still had time on my parking meter, right? So I went with a classic Brambleberry Crunch and my new favorite Pickled Mango. Sounds odd I know, but O-M-G!!!

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Categories: classes, food

Last night in my adult Beginning Wheelthrowing class we tried two new flavors of OREOs! Of course the Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie was yummy… but it was the Pistachio Thins that seemed to be a surprise hit. Although I’m still not entirely clear as to what “pistachio flavor” really is… and where it comes from? The nuts don’t taste like this?!!!

Categories: food, friends, holiday

Good to see I’m NOT the only one celebrating today!
My friend Allison started her day showing off her little “Donut Day Party”
on Instagram… and I’m sure her coffee never tasted better!!!

Thanks for sharing Allison… the photo that is!
Next time, maybe think about sharing the donuts too???

 

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