Thursday, October 2, 2014

HALLOWEEN Treats from Chefs Secret Vault

         Recipes from the The Chef's Secret Vault...
                  Handmade by something Somewhere Long Long Ago (about 4000000 hours,
             give or take a few) It can only be opened for Halloween Treats
        in the Month of October in the Odd Number Years.
           Even number years require Certain Permissions from
       The Great Chef Spirits that protect their Secret Vault of
       Hauntingly Good Recipes.
                       Beware! No one dare enter without it.

          I'll be back when I have the Secret Combination...
  
            Uwww, I must get that Sweet Monster Potato Recipe!



 
 

  
                   

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Halloween Droneheads

 Summer's almost over, Fall around the Corn
 Ah, the beauty of a September Morn...
  I'm taking out the Sweaters and sweeping the Barn
   oiling up my Wooden Spoons and balling the Yarn.

  ALL  HALLOWS  EVE is calling for Costumes & Decorations to be made,
 it's time to prepare for the Rag-Bag Parade!  This year's costume must be unique yet able to
set a Trend, Futuristic with a Cartoon-like blend. 

                                                 Oh LOOK it's my lil friends!
                                Decorated Miniature White Pumpkins aka The Droneheads

                          On sleepless nights Artisans create
                           sometimes even in Zombie state 

                    Close your eyes and catch some zzzzzzzzzz's
                         Mother may I please please please!

                             Impossible! can't do it just yet 
                           oh no, now a craving for a cigarette
                      
                     Quick find the Candy Corn & Marshmallows 
                                    Tootsie Rolls and Pops, 
                      Wait for it...soon the Sugars' gonna drop

                           So what does a Good Witch watch?
                                
       The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Digital Infusion Photography by kayScana.


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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Renegade Craft Fair Expo Handmade Quality

      Seasonal Crafts are the most fun to make
there's something about Crafting for a particular Season that makes it all the more fun and our imaginations just seem to know and go with it.  Be it a Holiday Bizarre or Seasonal Fair, 
Artisans love gathering to show their works as much as the Buyers that anticipate the goodies
 they'll be returning home with.  

                                                          
  pictured above: Antique Player Piano with Halloween themed characters on wood blocks.

  Summer Craft Fairs have a wonderful assortment of everything.
 Nautical Decor for Seaside Cottages,Rustic for Countryside Cabins,Chic for City Living
 to Autumn & Winter Craft Supplies. Handmade creations can and do take some time to
 complete so Crafters must stock up early whenever possible which allows plenty of time for 
paints to dry and the projects uniqueness to develop,especially if you plan to make more than one piece.

                                          click here to visit the Renegade Craft Fair it's AWESOME!

 At the very least you will be Inspired to create something or find a Quality Handmade Piece,



                      R e - P u r p o s e     R e - C r e a t e     

                        D e s i g n   C r a f t         


                          and don't be afraid to get your hands dirty it's all part of the fun! 


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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Summertime and the Salmon is eSea

        Wild Alaskan Salmon grilled,baked or smoked is
 an easy Summertime meal you'll want to make as often
 as you can while it's still available on the market.
  

  It doesn't get any healthier than this,with a side of Carrot,
 Mango & String-bean Salad your tastebuds will love
 and your body will embrace! If you haven't yet tried  Cedar Planked Salmon
  it's something you'll want to put on your Summertime Menus. You can also use farm-raised
 or other varieties but honestly the Wild, Alaskan is the best in my opinion. A buttery, rich flavor
 it is as tasty as the Tuna, Swordfish or Kingfish. Shown above served with sauteed Stringbeans,
shredded Carrots and Mango chunks in a warmed delicate Balsamic Sauce.

          Great News for Old Bay Seasoning lovers

                      

          You can make these Potato Bites yourself or buy the
       Old Bay Seasoning ready made ones that are Yummy!
       Sprinkle some grated cheese on them and add another
       layer of flavor, if you prefer sweet & savory dust with
       powdered sugar. Deliciousness either way!

      
                            Cedar plank Salmon with Steve
                   
                                 Happy Summertime Eats!
 
                                         Bon Appetit`
 


 
 







 


 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Summer Pallets

       a Summer of Art with inspirations from the heart
    
 Load up your pallets with fresh paints to spread across canvas
                   go big in size for surely you won't miss,
         the chance to express what's waiting to be seen
               layered in shades of Blue, Red & Green...

                               

                            So many colors to choose from...
  as you look around trying to decide,it might just be easier to 
 try Color-blending. A unique way to express mood & reflect light, both of which can be enhanced depending on the paints you choose. Photograph the objects or scene first and then pick a medium or mixed-media suited to your likes.

 You might want to try Pastels or Color Pencils first then
 Paint or visa-versa or perhaps you prefer a more illustrative
technical approach like Pen & Ink. 

                Either way, Summertime is a great time of year
                            to create Awesome works of Art.

                        H A N D C R A F T S   

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                        Masonite or Wood Hand Painted Signs

 
                              M O B I L E S

                      

             H O L I D A Y    O R N A M E N T S  
                (soon it'll be Christmas in July)
                      

                       beat the heat by making some Cool Art!



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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Up Styled Summertime Gatherings Food with a view

     Sail into Summertime Gatherings with an abundance of Style at your fingertips! Create new recipes by Up-styling some old Favorites just by changing the way they're served. 

 Skewer Veggies, Fruits, (fresh or grilled)  Meats, Fish and cubes or tiny Cheese Wedges over a platter of Greens on a chilled platter.

              Presentation or how the dish is plated 
 is all part of  how to Up-Style your Culinarious Creation!

       Cappuccino Connoisseurs have come to       appreciate the artistry of Coffee Blending, 
   they enjoy the aromas, intense flavor & health benefits 

                              
     and sometimes they even get a work of Art on the side!

      Summertime Gatherings, be it a Brunch or Cocktail Party, Backyard Barbeque or Wedding on the beach always means there's gonna be food & beverages involved so the best way to plan for these fun-filled events is to keep it simple and make it easy and enjoyable for your guests and you!


         Don't miss this FOOD issue of Martha Stewart Living

                            the tastiest Summer ever!

   "Good Things" come in small packages and the June 2014
 FOOD ISSUE is a must have collection of Living Inspirations
like the American Made Everyday Works of Art from morning coffee to candlelit dinner.  Simply Awesome & Delicious!




 
           
                 
 


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Razzle Dazzle Smores Memorial Day Treats


                       Memorial Day is about Honor and Pride
       it's about Courageous Men and Women nationwide...
                Heroes that have gone to a peaceful place
                         while embracing an amazing grace 
                Remember the Veterans who gave their all
                celebrate them everyday for answering the call.

                                 amazing Bill Murray in "Stripes"

  Giant Marshmallows for your Memorial Day Picnics are big kid treats!
 Huge with flavorful fun and lite on the calories, these  little - big desserts can be suited up
with Red White and Blue frosting, Berries or toasted for making Razzle Dazzle Smores.

                                                   
                                 
                            Kate's Razzle Dazzle Smores
            Toast some Giant Marshmallows over the fire bowl or
       b-b-q  by placing them on a long skewer (pre-soak the
      wooden skewers)remove & layer them with Graham crackers,
     Lady Fingers, Pizelles or your favorite cookies, add some 
     sliced Cherries, Raspberries or Blueberries and top with
    a drizzle of dark Chocolate Sauce & Raspberry Liquor. 
     
                   
                           These are Awesome Marshmallows!
 

      On the Saltier side... Onion rings, are a favorite side order
 dish served up with Hot Dogs,Burgers or Hero Sandwiches

                         
             make a batch of Onion Rings with an avalanche of flavor
             proudly serve them to a Hero for a snack they'll savor 

                           Thank you Julia Child for all your great recipes!
   
                                  
                
                 

                               
                                   

                      

                               
                       
                 
 

                                                      

                                   

                                
                         
 

                         
 
                             

                       
       
           
           
       

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Day Baskets Steppingstones to Summer

 There's just something about May Day that nudges our senses
from Spring to Summer bringing back fond memories of preparing for all the upcoming festivities Summertime has to offer.

  Starting with May Day Baskets that later become useful for 

  Summer Linens embellished with beads or hand painted designs turn an ordinary Guest House or room into an Extraordinary retreat for vacationing travelers. Fill up baskets with fresh washcloths, bath salts, scented oils or soaps and toss in loose seashells to create lovely Gift Baskets
your guests will forever remember.   

  Himalayan Salt Lamps said to have healing properties come in all shapes and sizes that complement your decor while providing a soothing light. Some are equipped with dimmer switches so that you can adjust the brightness to the ambiance you desire.

 Gourmet Salt Vessels can be made of everything from Wood to Glass or Metalworks.
 Next to the Spice rack I keep a Salt Basket which holds containers of different kinds of salts, my favorite being the Truffle Salt from Italy. You can also make your own Gourmet Blend just as you would Butter. (Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, Thyme with Garlic Salt) 

Hand Painted Baskets make beautiful gifts, filled with goodies, Picnic treats or
whatever you choose to present in it, May Day Baskets are a nostalgic 
stepping stone to Summertime Fun!


                                          


 

                                            

 





 
                              

 









Saturday, April 5, 2014

Autism Speaks Lindt Gold Bunny Treats

           Across the fine line near yet far
                                how we wonder where they are...

                                                 A U T I S M 

   is one of the most mind boggling mysteries of medicine today.

                  Autism Awareness  continues to reach out and educate people on the importance of learning more about it and helping those who need strong, empathetic alliances.

                      Beautiful Minds across the Fine Line 

                 Please visit http://www.autismspeaks.org 

                               
                                  Lindt Gold Bunnies in Dark, White and Milk Chocolate

       Filling up those Easter Baskets with Lindt Gold Bunnies
                 will bring smiles for miles on many a child

                               
                    
                   Autism Speaks it's time to listen!  
           
                                 
                           Thank You Elvis for this Awesome song, The Wonder Of You