Sunday, October 30, 2011
|Vegan summer vegetable pasta|
salt and pepper to taste
red pepper flakes or jalapeno if you want
Alright this is a rough estimate of what I put in here. I made this a long time ago and I don't make it the same way every time.
1. Step one make as much pasta as you think you will need. For this dish I like to use a large pieces of pasta as opposed to long skinny types of pasta.
2. While the water is boiling and the pasta is cooking slice all the vegetables, Zuchini and squash into bite size pieces, red pepper and onion julienne, garlic minced, fresh corn cut off the cob, diced jalapeno and chopped cilantro.
3. Heat olive oil.
4. Add garlic until it starts to bubble around the edges. Add vegetables in order of size. Salt and pepper to taste.
5. When it starts to get brownish or just soft depending upon your preference add a splash of white wine. Then add the cilantro.
6. Lastly add the pasta and toss.
You can top this with something like parmesean which I make by putting bread crumbs, almonds, salt, olive oil and brewers yeast into a food processor for a few seconds.
Coming soon vegan cook books, maybe a lasagna, some more art (which I think I might be better at then cooking) and I think I may have figured out how to post some music.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
These are some sketches from my sketch book that I drew on my way to Boston to visit my daughter. The 2 cats are from a photo of our cats Grey Beauty and Tigress that I made before I left and the rest were done in the car on the way here.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
This is my entry for this weeks doodling challenge for the doodling team I am on. The theme is The thing in the cup board. To view other entries you can look at the team thread which can be found here. http://www.etsy.com/teams/9581/doodlers-doing-doodles/discuss/9137753/
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Let me tell you something about myself. Which is I don't like to drive. I really don't like to drive on expressways or in cities. However, recently I have had to make several driving trips to Boston. Believe me I am not complaining because Boston is a very beautiful city and my daughter is going to college there. One thing about Boston that you may or may not know is that driving there is crazy. The sky is full of bridges which I don't like and underneath there are tunnels which I like even less.The first time we went for a few seconds I actually stopped the car and cried a little bit (kind of embarrassing)at a cross roads wondering which way would be worse more bridges? or more tunnels? At one point a guy smacked our car and yelled at us as he drove by.
The first time we went we stayed in a suburb called Malden, because it was less expensive then staying near the college. It was in trying to get to and from Malden that Dahlia and I discovered the tourist flinger.
It is kind of like a round about except that it doesn't go all the way around. So if you miss your exit you just have to take any exit and hope for the best.
The directions read take the second exit on the right. Basically we missed this exit pretty much every time we tried to return to the hotel. The Tourist flinger was only one way and every exit seemed to lead to a maze of one way streets so there was no way to retrace our steps. It took us any where from 1-2 hours to get back to the hotel even though our map quest directions told us it should take 20. Any way, as it turns out we misinterpreted the directions. I kept counting each road as an exit but, the first road was one way. I guess that would really be an entrance. So, it was the third road that was actually the second exit. Probably I shouldn't tell anyone this story. My daughter eventually figured it out. I mainly paniced and tried to avoid getting stuck under ground in more tunnels.
Any way, we spent so much money on parking and trying to find the hotel I have decided that staying in town is really not any more expensive then staying on the out skirts.
The above water color is a picture of the tourist flinger it is not quite as funny as I thought it would be. I guess you had to be there. Actually being there was really stressful but it was funny later.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup apple sauce
1/4 cup almond milk
1/3 cup canola oil
2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 apple peeled and diced very fine
1/2 cup pecans
3 apples peeled and sliced
1/2 cup pecans
4 TBSP co-co nut butter
1/2 cup maple syrup
4 TBSP brown sugar
dash of salt
1.pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Combine all wet ingredients.
3. Sift in all dry ingredients.
5. Add apple cubes and pecans.
6. Cover the top with the slices from the 3 apples.
7. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.
8. Combine all caramel ingredients and heat on medium heat until it thickens slightly.
9. After 35 minutes pour caramel over bars, you may have to press down top a bit so as tp prevent over flow.
10. Bake another 20 minutes.
11. They will still be a little soft let them cool for a bit before eating.
1 red pepper
1/2 red onion
3 cloves garlic
Garlic stuffed green olives
pasta to serve 4
1. Cook pasta to serve 4.
2. Heat olive oil, saute garlic, sliced peppers, and sliced onion until it gets soft. Salt and pepper to taste.
3. Add sausages and sliced olives.
4. Add desired amount of pasta.
5. Throw in diced fresh tomatoes at the end.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
|Happy girl, happy creature in the background...|
|taking a little monster for a walk...|
|the little monster...|
|Sad creature and sad creature...|
I got the idea for this picture from watching The Elegant Universe. I painted it and then filled in the details with ink. As I was looking at it I thought what would make this more interesting? That is why I made the rain connecting the stars. Then I thought...that looks nice but what would make the sky look like that? Searching my mind I came up with a phenomena I am calling star rain.
When I watched The Elegant Universe there was a section about quantum particles and how they can be in 2 places at once and move forward and backward in time. If I remember correctly they also can create tiny wormholes when they come in contact with each other.
So the idea behind star rain is that the people of this planet have come up with a way to rearrange quantum particles to open up giant wormholes that would allow ships to pass through. Star rain is a visual effect created as the wormhole collapses and the particles return to their places.
So here is a water color of a young woman watching star rain...