As I’m winding down a tenancy while being down physically and still packing, I take pleasure in the paintings I’ve hung or placed in the house. that aren’t in crates. This painting caught my attention originally because I love pink mountains, another story of which I told previously.* (I know it doesn’t photograph well, but the … More Art as Food: Henry Hewitt’s Pink Mountains, Waterfall, Rocks & Trees
I took this photo to remember — when I’m moved out of this house — this area of my carefully curated, mostly thrift-store art, now with the addition of one painting after the subtraction of a stack of art books to boxes now holding the painting upright. The painting had been hanging on a bedroom … More A Little Art As Food, with Naan Inside-Out Pizza. Faux. Non.
A few days ago I made a Cinnamon Overnighter for brunch using fresh eggy sourdough and slathering the cinnamon goop in the middle AND top.* Having had the leftovers twice and a quart of milk close-on its expiration date, I decided to make a custard pudding with the remaining cubed bits. Trader Joe’s has jars … More Amarena Cherry on Cinnamon Overnighter-now-custard pudding
Yesterday I spent a couple hours having cranberry fun, making cranberries into a candy that I call Cranberry Lolly. My process is secret. The not-secret part is that they’re finely chopped. It can be used on Thanksgiving turkey (and is, at my house when I cook the dinner), but it’s purpose is future use in … More Happy Thanksgiving, and Painting by Jane Nicolet, Tiger/Cougar Mtn.
A chilly morning yesterday along with Sunday Formula 1 from the Circuit of the Americas in Austin and a Seattle Seahawks game on telly meant turn on the oven and bake some more of those super fast, now-they’re-my-favorite-because-they’re-healthier-AND-fluffy buttermilk biscuits.* I shared three, ate one and refrigerated two. Today I lightly buttered one, put it … More Fried Biscuit Raspberry Shortcake, and Romance of Fall in One Photo
On Sunday at the Ballard Farmers Market, I got some apricots and plums fresh-picked from the Martin Family Orchards in Orondo, Washington, to make both of my favorite cooked, non-pectin jams. I stirred them (for what seemed like hours) on Monday and supervised cookie-baking and water-coloring while I was “hosting” two neighborhood children all day … More Jam. More Jam. Apricot. Plum.
This is the name my daughter wanted me to give Sprinkles Jones* and the cookie I dreamed up the same night she suggested it because I was firm on the sprinkles. It’s my Rainbow Jones, the second recent successful experiment! It is a tasty, pillowy soft raspberry and lemon cookie worthy of joining my Joneses, … More New! Rainbow Jones, A Raspberry Cookie with Lemon Cream Rainbows
My University of Washington Huskies won the Apple Cup today, a delirious win over the Washington State Cougars, and I think the win may very well have been due to a dish of spicy, cheesy brussel sprouts rather than mere excellent play on the field. Here’s the story. Yesterday I watched the video of a … More Apple Cup Dinner: Lucky Brussel Sprouts
Sometimes the moon feeds the soul. From my kitchen window tonight, after waiting patiently as the clouds covered it and it moved along behind different parts of the black walnut tree now shed of its leaves and big green nuts … the Supermoon. Some places saw it yesterday, I hear, but in Seattle it was … More The Supermoon as Food
There was a time when sunflower posters, prints and paintings, pillows and paraphernalia adorned my daughter’s room. It wasn’t recently, but a good amount of the wall art has survived mixed in with the rest of my collection. The time has come to clean the sunflower pieces, say thanks for the beauty you brought into … More Art in the kitchen: Angelic blonde with ginger tabby n sunflowers in vintage Burwood frame