The Personal Palette

We all have a personal palette.  Fashionistas say all colors are a go. But there are those colors that make us want to sink right in, and relax. Although my painting palette is a rainbow of color, my personal palette is earth tones, accentuated  with...

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Eat! Oysters In May…..

"Eat! Design With Food" documents the results of creative projects that "in their own way have an impact on culinary tradition". "Eating is a cultural asset that reflects the spirit and lifestyle of a society, so there is great aesthetic interest in the preparation, display and...

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The Joy Of Looking

When I was young, I would sit in the kitchen and watch while my Mother prepared meals. It seemed to me a very mysterious process. There were so many parts required: kitchen tools, books, time, and of course ingredients. I was  left to wonder how...

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Squeezed

The lovely lemon has a recorded history dating back to ancient Egypt and Rome. It was brought to the new world in the 16th Century. Aren't we lucky! We use it not only for brightening flavors but also medicinal purposes. It even has an artist's...

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The Orange Messenger

It was late May,  really not that long ago.  The low gray sky and heavy clouds were barely filtering the sun on a cold wet Saturday morning. It was another dreary visit to the Farmers Market on the wettest recorded Spring in 70 years. I love...

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Cheese Chat

From the perfect selection on a trolley that's wheeled around 'fine dining' establishments, to the orange day- glow product extruded from an aerosol can, when it comes to cheese there is something for everyone. Be it artisanal or lowbrow, melting creaminess or plastic wrapped slices, the...

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Space, The Final Frontier

Warning all 'Trekkers': this is about blasting off but not from terra firma. It's about space in the studio, and why I may not be as active on my blog in the coming months. One of my favorite blog posts is by Smitten Kitchen, in which...

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Peace In A Cookie? Part 2

I still write my initial blog notes with pen and paper. And sometimes, I just can't pick up that pen. The words just aren't there. During the last 'pen-less' three weeks I also watched as a human rights revolution, and celebration, spread across the Mid-East...

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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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