Petite Making

  (mouse over images for captions) I am temporarily settled into a very diminutive studio space. It's one wall, in a small room.  Although this may seem a challenge, I have embraced my work wall and all it's demands. I refer to it as my "petite making...

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To Bake A Vision In The Cardboard Kitchen

Artists, musicians, writers, chefs and home cooks, or anyone in the midst of a creative endeavor would agree, inspiration is a mystery. It can feel like floating through a delicious cloud, straining just a little to see an image that suddenly appears above the haze. Or,...

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A Morning At Art On The Menu

9 Am: It's cold today, and pouring rain, but I have to get to the post office to ship commissions.  Living in the city has advantages. I live within close proximity to several post offices. But I do have a favorite: it has a large tree...

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Oysters

Why do I find oysters attractive as a subject. I have no doubt it is all the multi- hued layers of shell they build up throughout their lives. Layering is definitely a theme:  in the studio I layer paint; in 'The Cardboard Kitchen' I layer...

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The Beautiful Napoleon

What a wonderful pastry! Traditionally made with alternating layers of puff pastry (mille-feuille) and pastry cream, then decorated with a shiny poured fondant and chocolate drizzle pattern of varying designs, it is elegant, delicious, and graphically beautiful. I read through many online recipes, as well as...

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The Cardboard Kitchen Is Haute Cuisine!

The Cardboard Kitchen was featured in the April issue of Jalouse, the French style magazine! Many thanks to my friend Otilia for providing the translation, and to Florence Valencourt for the virtual interview. Next time I would like to be interviewed while sipping café au lait...

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Iron Cupcake!

Get your cupcakes on bakers!  If you are baking in the "other" kitchen, let's see your batter, bowl and spoons and your oven center stage. This little "Mini Cupcake With Buttercream and Cherry On Commemorative Silver Dessert Stand" is the October prize for the Iron...

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What’s In The Oven?

I've  been baking lots of sweets in The Cardboard Kitchen lately. This cupcake was inspired by all the amazing cupcakes that are produced in the kitchen's of the Flickr bakers. If you look closely at the mise en place pic below, you can see  that...

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mise en place

Welcome to The Cardboard Kitchen! It's a busy place, so I keep it organized. There are utensils, pantry items sorted by color and use, and the necessary odd bits to keep in order. Although not visible here, I use post- it's as recipe cards. This...

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