Experimenting With Collage

Experimenting With Collage

I enjoy the process of experimenting with collage. For a realistic painter like me it is pure freedom to paint loosely, use torn paper and found materials, and to move it all around - not knowing what the final outcome will be. I shift around the shapes and colors and other elements around until I come up with a final composition that I like - then I glue everything down. For these collages I collected handmade papers, painted over some of them, then tore them into shapes. I also picked up scraps of…
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Hummus is one of my favorite "go to" snacks any time of day. There are lots of store made brands available, but they really cannot compare to homemade. It is easy to make too! Here is my recipe which I make in my mini Cuisinart food processor. You can add more or less of any of these ingredients according to your taste. Roasted Pepper Hummus 1 16 oz. can of chick peas (garbanzo beans) 1/2 cup of roasted red pepper (see recipe below - or use roasted peppers in a jar) 1/3 cup…
A Little Trip To Florida

A Little Trip To Florida

One of the shows I go to year after year to do buying for my stores is Surf Expo in Orlando. The show happens to be right after the holidays when it is getting very cold in New York City. So after the show we take a little side trip to some other nice place in Florida to take advantage of the warm weather. This year it is Delray Beach and Boca Raton. Delray Beach is very beautiful and called the "Village by The Sea" because it is right on the ocean. It…
Squash and Pomegranate Salad

Squash and Pomegranate Salad

This is a simple, but satisfying salad for the winter months. The only real planning is roasting a squash ahead of time and letting it cool a bit. You can make it easier on yourself by getting already cut up butternut squash that you can find in the markets. Or you can do it yourself by first peeling the squash. (butternut, delicata, red kuri, or kabocha are all good choices.) Then slicing it in 1" pieces. Brush with olive oil, season with salt & pepper and roast at 400 degrees until golden. (about…
Blood Orange, Watermelon Radish & Grape Salad

Blood Orange, Watermelon Radish & Grape Salad

I am a big fan of adding as many colors as possible to salads. The more variety you add, the more nutrients you are getting - plus they look so beautiful and appealing! This salad was particularly fresh tasting with all of the combinations together. I think Italian parsley livens up any salad, and I also love all of the new radishes at the markets. Try looking for watermelon radishes - they are amazingly colorful and pretty! Ingredients: enough mixed mesclun greens for 4 1 cup of micro greens 1/4 cup of coarsely…