November 20, 2013
November 18, 2013
.....planning a gathering this Thanksgiving? i'm suggesting
an EXTRAVAGANTLY SIMPLE approach.....
loose and unexpected floral / fruit / vegetable displays.....
a little burlap and string - charming.....
.....be creative - a spiced pumpkin and apple soup
served in a mini pumpkin.....
toss those cranberries with a bit of brown sugar and butter
into a butternut squash and bake for 50 minutes.....
all salads are NOT created equal!
.....glazed pear, arugula, walnuts and a few
crumbled bits of your favorite cheese - STACKED!
.....i adore this wonderful potato dish. slice them thin,
massive amounts of fresh herbs, cranberries, olive oil,
salt - bake until golden brown - devine!
.....don't forget the kiddies - use crab apples (the small
kind) for carmel apples.... little POPS of sweetness
and soooo FUN....
i must confess - i like a bit of theatre at my holiday gatherings.
few things are more amusing than a flaming desert. peel and poach
a pear - sprinkle with sugar - a bit of brandy - turn down the lights
add a flame and presto - your guests will be enchanted!
this desert is ever so SIMPLE but ooooh how EXTRAVAGANT it feels....
November 15, 2013
November 6, 2013
.....pinterest is a fantastic tool for many reasons - i so enjoy
the work of contemporary artists people share. a window
into work often completely new and unexpected. i recently
ran across the work of Illinois artist Chad Wys and
have not been able to stop looking at it.
brilliantly irreverent and it makes you THINK!
.....his statement on his readymades above grabbed me!
check HERE to check works on his website. everything from
sculpture, painting and a series of wonderful photographs.....