Friday, August 22, 2008

Pin Up and Dance

These two images are from a 1952 calendar, from Bibi's Box blog.

I love this image, found it on a great blog called Exotic Dance.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

My Coffee Jello Attempt

Well, it wasn't bad. Actually pretty good, in a strange way. As is my style, I didn't use any recipe, just added 2 C of coffee (I threw in some powdered cocoa in with the coffee when it was brewing) to the jello powder.

I used orange Jello, didn't have just plain gelatin. I think raspberry jello would be good too.

A little goes a long way! It's like uber coffee! I just ate two or three spoonfuls, and mixed that with french vanilla ice cream. Whipped cream would be a good addition. Sounds weird, but it really was good.

I think next time I should use 1 C of coffee. . . it's pretty strong with the 2 C, even though some recipes call for 2 C.

In searching the web I found a whole world of coffee jello and flan recipes; it seems to be popular in some Asian cultures. And of course, gelatin, used in the U.S. is an animal product, so many use agar instead, derived from plants. Next time I'll experiment with the agar.

I rarely eat Jello, just haven't thought of eating it for decades. Yet once in awhile I do; I've made some yummy and very simple Jello treats, just fruit mixed in, that kind of thing. I made a weird but tasty lime Jello with jalapeno peppers once, lol.

I remember loving it as a kid; my grandmother made it all the time. She was convinced drinking hot Jello was good for you; and she'd let us drink some of the hot, unset Jello liquid before she put it up and in the fridge. (Which was a turquoise color, of course! I wish I had that refrigerator today!)

image source:

I was amazed to find coffee Jello! I've never heard of it before, but I guess it's popular, since Starbucks has some kind of Jelly or Jello Coffee thing. I'll have to check that out. There are coffee jello recipes on-line, here's one I found. They all seem easy and roughly the same: unflavored gelatin, coffee, that's about it.

And of course, we have to have the infamous green Jello ring!

I think I'll experiment with Coffee Jello foodstuffs tomorrow. I'll let you know how that turns out :)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Pin Up Art

I don't know what it is about pin up art but I'm a big fan. Here are two images: pin up, also cheesy cover art for cheesy magazines of the day, lol.

Pin up is classic, vintage, retro, all that good stuff, but there are also artists who are currently painting pin up art images, like this one:

which just happens to be painted by my husband James Rich. You can see more of his images here at, and on his blog, James Rich Studio. I know, shameless promotion, but seriously, I really do love pin up art!

Image source:
The Brink of Sleep, by James Rich

Honey West on Atomic Pulp blog

Honey West synchronicity; I see on Atomic Pulp that he has a post on Honey West -- with lots of detail and info plus a clip.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Anne Francis

Anne Francis with Robby the Robot (of Robby the Robot fame of course) from Forbidden Planet (1956). Francis also was the star of one of my favorite TV shows when I was a kid: Honey West, which only ran for one season; 1965 - 1966, even though it won awards and was popular. There was also a series of Honey West novels, 1957-1971.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Uh - huh . . .

I love how they end with "JITTERY NERVES!" in caps . . .

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Trust Me, I'm a Doctor!

Healthy child raising tips; good to know. But not to be outdone, 7-Up shares more baby tips:

Do we really want to find out?