Art Explorations, Kitchen Creations

Why make art and coconut cake.

I routinely ask myself why I even bother to make artwork that hangs on a wall simply to make our rooms look nice.  Really.  When some folks have barely enough coins to feed themselves and others with no walls at all to hang things on, I question my motives. But the reality is that, like… Continue reading Why make art and coconut cake.

Color Theory, Gardens, Kitchen Creations

Fooling mother nature: Autumn color study

The Autumn chill is really late in coming this year here in my tree surrounded property and much of my summer garden is still perky. So I have had a creative impulse to see if I could keep it that way until my Open Studio on November 4th and 5th utilizing some frost gardening tricks… Continue reading Fooling mother nature: Autumn color study

Kitchen Creations

FOR THE LOVE OF PRODUCE: pickled cherries

I got to Canterbury Farmers Market late last week, but in time enough to grab the last small basket of local sweet cherries: half to eat, and half to pickle.  The season is fleeting—and our own Sour Cherry tree was loaded—so I got busy with all things cherry.  Here is one unusual way I came… Continue reading FOR THE LOVE OF PRODUCE: pickled cherries

Kitchen Creations

FOR THE LOVE OF PRODUCE: grilled beets with asparagus salad.

The last of the spring asparagus, the largest wintered-over beets: I just had to grab my final taste before they disappeared at my Canterbury Farmers Market.  As part of my self-imposed summer challenge* of preparing fruits and vegetables in a way I have never done before, I came up with this recipe.  Grilled beets—sugars caramelized,… Continue reading FOR THE LOVE OF PRODUCE: grilled beets with asparagus salad.

Kitchen Creations

Creamy cream-less broccoli “cheddar” soup

Although here in New England it is technically spring—a time when we think about body cleansing rituals—there is still a chill in the air that beckons warmth and comfort. So while all my west coast & southern friends are chugging their chilled green smoothies, we northeasterners can feel more comfortable downing soups for the same… Continue reading Creamy cream-less broccoli “cheddar” soup