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A Side You Have Never Seen Before

I apologize for sending out more than one email this month- I promise not to make it a habit. I have included some really different examples of my work this time around. I hope you enjoy them. For those who didn’t see my last newsletter, I have been recently diagnosed with a cataract in my […]

The Weekly Soup

  The Weekly Soup This soup consists of whatever needs to be used up in the refrigerator- the nearly forgotten onion half, the leafy center core of celery and those carrots that have become flexible, but haven’t changed color yet.  You can also add leftovers from previous meals such as broiled or roasted meat, vegetables […]

The Mighty Broil

Mighty Broil This is a great recipe for root vegetables. Peel rutabagas, turnips with tough skins before broiling. Yield: Serves 4-5 people Time: 25 minutes Ingredients 1 lb boneless bite sized chicken strips, tilapia fillets or 16 oz 1 large yam or 2 cups of cauliflower, cut into ½-¼” thick slices 2 tablespoons of olive […]

Gluten-free Pancakes

Gluten-free Pancakes Yield: 12 pancakes, 6” in diameter Preparation Time: 1 hour or less if multiple pancakes are cooked at a time I’ve practiced and revised this recipe more times that I care to count, but we love this final version and I make them frequently. This recipe that doesn’t rely on xanthan gum, tapioca […]

Fruit Crisp

Fruit Crisp Yield: This recipe will fill a large 12” wide casserole dish. Taste and examine the fruit before putting it in the crisp. You may want to reduce the amount of sugar if you have very sweet fruit.  I like to combine very ripe and juicy fruit with chopped apples, which are high in […]

Open Studio

Here is some examples of art from my spring 2016 open studio. Please note that some of these pieces are no longer available, but it’s still fun to have them on display. You can check out currently available art on my etsy site under EatBetterFeelBetter. I painted this ball as a demonstration for a watercolor […]

Materials Matter

There’s a dilemma that comes up every I teach a class to a group of beginning students. Newbies can be a nervous bunch. They question, sometimes audibly, whether they are capable of learning the subject. Their egos are especially fragile, and every mistake can seem like proof that they aren’t talented. On the same note, […]

Turkey Tips

Turkey Tips I prefer to roast a tiny bird like the corning game hen above than a giant turkey. Anyone who has roasted a turkey before knows what a challenge this process can be without few special tricks. While a traditional, breast up, whole bird makes a beautiful image, the result is inherently dry overcooked […]

Talent vs Skill

Some people possess natural talent. A friend of mine who runs a successful business turned his first profit when he was eight. My musician husband would make sounds with anything he could find when he was a toddler. I was obsessed with drawing as a kid. You could kept me entertained for hours with a […]

Pain-free Crafting

Anyone who is artistic or crafty knows first hand that being creative is beneficial. The challenge of designing and creating the project builds self-esteem. Creative projects increase learning, brain development, and provide safe and healthy stimulation of feel-good dopamine receptors. Studies have shown that creative activity offers similar benefits as meditation. Crafting has benefited prison inmates, […]