Sunday, June 29, 2008

Sunday Tradition

Our family has a tradition of eating eggs for brunch every Sunday. This is the only day of the week when we actually do this. The first thing I hear from my kids every Sunday morning is: "Are we having eggs today?" or "What kind of egg recipe are we having?" I keep it interesting by trying out a different recipe every week-- but some recipes are too delicious and warrant an encore. Today's egg recipe was an all around success and is sure to be requested again and again.

Eggs with Asian Tomato Salad
(serves 4-6)

9 large eggs
1/2 tsp of sugar
5 small green onions, thinly sliced
salt and pepper, to taste
1 1/2 cups of cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 tsp of toasted sesame oil
1 tsp of brown rice vinegar
canola oil

In a bowl mix in eggs, sugar, 1/2 of the green onions, salt and pepper to taste. Beat well.
In another bowl, mix the tomatoes, green onions, sesame oil, brown rice vinegar and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

Warm a large nonstick pan coated with a thin layer of canola oil under medium heat.
Pour the eggs in the pan and cook until egg mixture starts to set a little.
With a spatula, scrape one side and tilt pan to let the wet liquid ooze under so that the eggs cook evenly.
Repeat procedure until eggs are cooked to your liking.

Plate with the tomato salad.

Golden Lecture

I went to a Golden products lecture yesterday. The artist representing the company put together an amazing presentation of their whole line of paints, Gesso, gel mediums, and varnishes. It was really informative. I have been using their gel mediums for years as a glue for my collages, to extend acrylics or seal my work.
The one technique that really interests me is called Gel Skins. It's really cool: it basically creates a transparency out of a laser copy that you can then use in a collage or other art work of your choice.
I also want to play around with their texture gels. I have used them in the past but it's been a while. Time to play again. The best part of the event was the little goody-bag we got to take home with samples of their products. Fun. Fun. Fun.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Vegetable Beds

I have been thinking about making a vegetable garden.  The recent price increase of produce is giving me an excuse to finally do what I have been wanting to do for a long time.  In our area fresh produce has increased in price 3 times from what it was a month ago.  I take my vegetables very seriously and thankfully my CSA (community sustainable agriculture) farm provides us with a great bounty of local veggies.  The garden would allow us not to have to shop at the grocery store for any additional fresh food we need. Who am I kidding?  It is just another excuse to get my hands dirty.
Here's a link to a do it yourself vegetable bed:

DYI Vegetable Beds


Welcome to the first posting of Artsy-Foody.  You have entered a place representative of my passions: Art and Food.  It only seems natural to combine the two into a patchwork appetizing to the eyes and mind. 

All of the art shown on this site is mine unless otherwise indicated.  I like to work with various mediums including: collage and painting.

My creative needs are also expressed through the recipes I will post on the site.  I like food-- No actually I love food. I experiment a lot in my kitchen and this will be reflected here as well.

Feel free to explore, try out some recipes or just let your mouth water a little at the site of them. 
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