Thursday, October 24, 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Road to the Big Beach a pastel on sanded paper and a great recipe for chicken. The road in Cape Cod where my friends live.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Friday, August 9, 2013
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013
Monday, July 8, 2013
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Heirloom Tomato & Basil Bruschetta
- 3 1/2 lbs of tomatoes, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, mashed
- 10 fresh basil leaves, julienne
- 3 Tbs olive oil
- 1 Tbs balsamic vinegar
- 1 loaf French bread
- 3 cloves garlic, whole
- salt & pepper to taste
Combine diced tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, vinegar and basil in a bowl, stir. Cover and let marinate.
Slice the loaf of bread, on the bias, into 3/4-inch slices. Place bread in oven on sheet pan and broil until golden brown on both sides, approximately 2 minutes for the first side and 1 to 1 1/2 for second side. Remove to a platter and rub each slice of bread with the garlic and then brush with olive oil. Using a slotted spoon, top with tomatoes and serve immediately.
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
roasted baby artichokes with a garlic lemon aioli
Prep Time / Cook Time
20 minutes / 15 minutes
20 pieces, an appetizer portion for 3-4 people
10 baby artichokes
1 lemon, juiced
2 tablespoons of olive oil
salt & pepper
1/4 cup of bread crumbs
1/4 cup of parmesan cheese (optional)
lemon garlic aioli:
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 clove of garlic, pressed
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
a pinch of salt and white pepper
- Preheat oven to 425º
- Place a medium sized pot of water on the stove and bring to a boil. Prepare a large bowl of water and squeeze in the juice of one lemon. (You will place the artichokes in the water once they are peeled and sliced to keep them from turning brown.)
- Start prepping your artichokes. Pull off the dark green outer leaves until you get to the tender, inner yellow ones. Cut off the top 1/2 inch. Then cut off most of the steam, and using a paring knife shave off the rough edges around the base. Slice the artichoke in half and place them in the bowl of lemon water. Repeat until all of the artichokes are done.
- Transfer the artichokes into the boiling water and blanch for 3 minutes.
- Remove the artichokes from the water and place them on a foil lined baking sheet. Toss them with the oil and arrange them with the outer edges facing down.
- Season the artichokes with the salt & pepper, and then sprinkle the bread crumbs and parmesan on top.
- Place them in the over and cook for about 15 minutes, or until the edges start to brown.
- While the artichokes are baking, make your aioli. Place all of the ingredients into a small bowl and whisk until they are combined. Cover and place in the fridge until you're ready to use.
- Serve the artichokes warm with the chilled aioli.
Enjoy. I love them!
Friday, May 24, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Prep Time: 10 Minutes Ready In: 35 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes Servings: 40
"These cookies consist of a shortbread crust, firm caramel center, and a milk chocolate top. They are super-easy to make and they take only 20 minutes to bake."
2/3 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup white sugar
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/2 cup sweetened condensed
1 1/4 cups milk chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 C).
2. In a medium bowl, mix together 2/3 cup butter, white sugar, and flour until evenly crumbly. Press into a 9 inch square baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes.
3. In a 2 quart saucepan, combine 1/2 cup butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and sweetened condensed milk. Bring to a boil. Continue to boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and beat vigorously with a wooden spoon for about 3 minutes. Pour over baked crust (warm or cool). Cool until it begins to firm.
4. Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 1 minute, then stir and continue to heat and stir at 20 second intervals until chocolate is melted and smooth. Pour chocolate over the caramel layer and spread evenly to cover completely. Chill. Cut into 1 inch squares. These need to be small because they are so rich.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
A Pastel is a drawing or painting done with a soft, chalk-like pastel "stick" composed of powdered pigments held together with an aqueous gum binder.
In appearance, the pastel stick essentially looks like a piece of chalk, although it is actually somewhat softer and smoother.
A drawing or painting created with this kind of stick is called a Pastel. An artist who works in the medium of pastels is called a "Pastellist".
I got this recipe from www.food.com
1 Cup diced onion
1 Cup of diced celery
1 Cup of diced carrot
1 Cup of diced turkey ham
1 Tbsp of minced garlic
2 Tbsp olive oil
6 Cups low - fat chicken broth
1/2 lb ground turkey
1/4 Cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
1/2 tsp fresh pepper
1 of drained and rinsed cannellini beans (15 ounce)
2 Cups of fresh whole spinach leaves
1/2 Cup parmesan cheese, grated
1 Sweat the onions, carrots, celery, ham and garlic in 2 T. of olive oil in a soup pot until soft, add 6 cups of chicken broth; simmer 15-20 minutes.
2 Mix ground turkey with bread crumbs, salt, pepper and egg. Drop in simmering soup with a melon baller and cook until the meatballs float to the top (about 10 min).
3 Stir in 1 15 oz can of cannellini beans, drained and rinsed, 2 cups of whole fresh spinach leaves. Simmer 2 minutes.
4 Combine 2 beaten eggs with 1/2 cup parmesan cheese and whisk in soup off heat.
5 Serve with crusty bread and a salad ! It is yummo !
6 This recipe is dedicated to my little guy with Autism and my hope for a cure. If you want to know more about the devastating effects of Autism.
Use turkey kielbasa in place of ham I do not add eggs to soup just sprinkle with Parmesan
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Source: © EatingWell Magazine
Total Time: 40 Minutes
Yield: 4 servings, 2 pancakes each
Serve these light pancakes with our Chunky Blueberry Sauce, maple syrup or honey. Sprinkling the berries on top of the cooking pancakes ensures even distribution. Keep finished pancakes warm in a 200°F oven, if desired, while cooking the rest.
1/2 cup whole-wheat pastry flour (see Source)
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
3/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1 large egg
1 large egg white
1/2 cup nonfat buttermilk (see Tip)
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
3/4 cup fresh or frozen (not thawed) blueberries
Tip: Source: Look for whole-wheat pastry flour in the natural-foods section of large supermarkets and natural-foods stores.
Tip: No buttermilk? Mix 1 tablespoon lemon juice into 1 cup milk.
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Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and nutmeg in a small bowl. Whisk ricotta, egg, egg white, buttermilk, lemon zest and juice in a large bowl until smooth. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined.
Brush a large nonstick skillet with 1/2 teaspoon oil and place over medium heat until hot. Using a generous 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake, pour the batter for 2 pancakes into the pan, sprinkle blueberries on each pancake and cook until the edges are dry and bubbles begin to form, about 2 minutes. Flip the pancakes and cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes more. Repeat with the remaining oil, batter and berries, adjusting the heat as necessary to prevent burning.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
2 tsp. butter
1 tbsp. plus 2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 1⁄2 tsp. fine salt
6 eggs, at room temperature, separated
1 1⁄4 cups sugar
1⁄2 cup whole milk
1 1⁄2 tbsp. dark rum
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 12-oz. can evaporated milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 16-oz. jar dulce de leche (milk caramel)
1. Heat the oven to 350°. Grease a 9" × 13" baking pan with the butter and dust with 1 tbsp. of the flour. Invert the dish, tap out the excess flour, and set aside.
2. Sift the remaining flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl and set aside. Put the egg whites into a large bowl and beat with a hand-held electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form, about 2 minutes. While the mixer is still running, add the sugar in a gradual stream and continue beating again to soft peaks. Add the egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition. Alternately add the reserved flour mixture and the whole milk in 3 parts, beating until smooth after each addition. Add the rum and vanilla and beat again briefly until smooth.
3. Pour batter into reserved baking pan and bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Set the cake aside and let cool slightly for 30 minutes.
4. Whisk together the sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and heavy cream in a bowl. Using a knife, poke the cake with holes all over, penetrating to the bottom of the pan. Pour the milk mixture over the warm cake and set aside to let cool completely.
5. Cover the cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate until well chilled and liquid is absorbed, at least 4 hours. Spread the dulce de leche across the top of the cake and serve.
MAKES ONE 9" × 13" CAKE
Saturday, February 23, 2013
This painting from a photo taken while visiting Maui . It has been sold ! I painted it for us ,guess I will have to paint another.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
3 cans crushed tomatoes
Handful chopped basil leaves
Heaping tablespoon Turkish oregano
7 or 8 cloves minced garlic
1/2 cup Parmesan and Romano grated cheese
1lb. Hot Italian sausage links cut into 2" pieces
Couple boneless chicken thighs
Salt ,pepper to taste and tablespoon sugar
Just dump all in a large pot and simmer all day. .