For the last few years I was participating with a Tiktok channel called Foodtoktv as well s running its website and blog as some of you are aware. But with Spring around the corner and starting up my more food focus channel on TT under @KitchenBearSF ( in addition to my original profile Frank_Mentorsf) as a way to come back to BiteTheRoad.com more.
I choose to step back from the collab activity recently, and did my last “Live” for them last Thursday, wanting to keep at my retro inspired theme with several dishes I could knock out in an hour.
During my Lunchtime Live that week I did several recipes:
The first two you confined on the blog for FoodtokTV (you can still many of the previous lives on the Foodtoktv Youtube channel here)
and two others I will be sharing here this week for
- Vintage 1960’s Grandmother’s Potatoes
- Italian inspired White Beans & Tomato with fresh oregano salad/Bruschetta
Here is a quick peak at the all and stay tune for more of the recipes soon.
Art? Bookmarks? Keepers?
In December of 2017, I tackled a new art project involving recycling old broken jewelry as pieces of art. I had seen a similar type of art years ago and it stuck with me – so once I have the image and the right person to give one too I gave it a try when I was gifted with a box of vintage jewelry from a friend.
One of the unanticipated outcomes of the project was the amount of extra material left over, that I still wanted to work with. So with the thought of a furlough hanging over my head and knowing I needed something other than computer time to occupy my mind coupled with not wanting to see it all go to waste or sit in a box. I looked around and decided to make Bookmark Jewelry for the people who needed a little bling ( and yes I still have some left). But with those in place. It didn’t end…
As folks shared the gifted ones, I got some requests for a variation for the journal and planner crowd. They wanted something with bling that would work on notebooks or even that would be suitable to put on tablet cases.
My initial prototype
So I put together some Keepers. They are designed to be flexible and adjust with a button/loop end so that as you move through the book, the left side could adapt in tension to hold the pages – allowing you to always open to the current page.
This is the first of the set of Keepers that was done by special request, as a gift. By the weekend I expect to have a bunch of them made for gifting.
It’s likely I will make them available for sale as a donation to some local charitable groups – so to more come on that phase. Who knows – with the tension at work – this might my new stress reduction activity.