October 30, 2008 § Leave a comment
These last few mornings have been cold and the air crisp.
There are few things that I like about cold weather and winter, but hearty soup with salad and a grainy bread …the best!
The other good things about winter (in my mind) are:
2. No bugs
3. No road and highway construction
4. Staying home and working in the studio, when the weather is horrid
The list is short.
The soup that I will make is Fairhaven’s Manhattan Clam Chowder. Yum…..
Here is the recipe.
Crockpot: Fairhaven’s Manhattan Clam Chowder
7 generous servings
½ lb. Chopped bacon: Cook and break up. Keep a little bacon drippings to add later.
Finely chop: 4 medium onions, 3 large carrots, 2 celery stalks, 2 Tbsp. parsley
3 finely diced medium potatoes
1 1lb.13oz. can tomatoes
2 10oz. Cans chopped clams in liquor (or a combination to equal approximately 20 oz. clams)
2 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
1 ½ tsp. thyme
1 can Campbell’s Manhattan clam chowder (Optional) plus 2 soup cans hot water, (which is 2 ¾ cups).
Crockpot on high for about 3 – 4 hours, or on medium for 6 – 8 hours.
Note: You can use 3 cans if you like lots of clams. We use Snow’s brand.
If you don’t include the Campbell’s soup, still add 2 ¾ cups hot water.
October 27, 2008 § Leave a comment
October 21, 2008 § Leave a comment
We went walking in the woods Sunday, such a beautiful day, actually a perfect day. Obie and Sunny, my long coat shepherds, accompanied us. The only thing better in their minds than riding in a car, is walking around outside.
Obidiah and Sunny
Color was tops. I think the height of fall color in the Indianapolis area is the time right in the middle of October. We veered off the paths and hiked up the hills through the woods where Maury found cock-in-the- woods fungi at the base of a tree. I took digitals of the fungi, which I will include in my next post.
October 11, 2008 § 1 Comment
This is my newest work which will be shown in the “Sky’s the Limit” exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Houston later this month. Then it will be at the IQF shows in Chicago and Longbeach next year; it will travel for three years before coming home.
It is of a sunset in Southcoast, Massachusetts, in Fairhaven at Wilburs Point. The piece is disperse dyed onto satin. It was long arm quilted by Cathy Franks of Carmel, Indiana.
Here is a detail.
October 7, 2008 § Leave a comment
October 5, 2008 § Leave a comment
I think you’ll get something out of seeing this You Tube video. It is titled:
You Are Worth the Time.
It is also, WORTH the time to to see the video. The message is
pertinent to artists of all mediums and beautifully explains why artists DO make