The rhythm of life is something with which we are all familiar. Alarm clock, shower, eat, work, relax, sleep. So goes a typical day. I’ve decided that this kind of life structure, while admirable, tried-and-true, is not really how I go about my life. Letting art into my life, in nearly any way possible is my way of making sure that “mundane” is not an adjective associated with my life.
Everyday, I try to appreciate art, whether it be in cooking, reading, watching, writing, going to class…EVERYTHING.
On WordPress and Tumblr, I will share those experiences. I’m inviting you to walk to this beat with me. See you soon.
If you live in Seattle, and are free this Saturday…you should really plan on coming to a HUGE art show down in SODO: Battle Royale Bout 2, presented by SODO Arts. There are going to be TONS of artists and artists’ studios open for all art fiends to take in, as well as a street bazaar of sorts for all you shopping gurus. Make sure to mark your calendars – this one is definitely something you don’t want to miss!
Feel free to download the invitation and event map as well, and send it on to others you think would be interested!
Can’t wait to see you all there! I’ll be there all day, with the Bemis Art Community – stop by and say hello!
ToTD: Cooking Experiments! (And shopping at a Seattle landmark)
The adventure started a couple days ago, when I was Stumbling-Upon (what an amazing idea BTW!). I came upon a recipe on a website called Kathy Maister’s Start Cooking. The recipe was quite peculiar: Sauteed Fiddlehead Ferns. I was so excited and couldn’t wait to visit my local Trader Joe’s, because honestly, I’d never heard of these little treasures! Unfortunately, upon visiting my trusted grocery store, they were no where to be found! I continued to think about these baby fern fronds the next two days. However, a friend of mine also happened to be visiting Seattle for the first time, which means that she naturally wanted to visit the world-renowned Pike Place Market. Here I continued my search for for FF’s, dragging my friend along on the pretense of “showing her the market” of course! The first grower I asked was perplexed, asked me what the devil I was talking about, and upon hearing my explanation said, “Lady, that sounds like something you’ll have to go find in your own backyard. Nothing like that here.” Fail. The second grower we strolled past DID have these little beauties, and my friend was the first one to see the sign! (Thanks Mary!) Upon returning home, with mon petit chou of grocery items in hand, I created the following with the beginnings of Kathy Meister’s recipe, along with many more additions of my own. It was delightful and it only took about 30 minutes TOTAL to make including prep!
Fiddlehead Ferns and Mushrooms with Pasta in a Garlic Cream Sauce (serves 2, with leftovers)
1 lb Fiddlehead Ferns
2 cups sliced white button mushrooms
2 large cloves of garlic
1 Tbsp olive oil
salt, pepper to taste
juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 cup non-fat milk
1/2 cup plain non-fat yogurt
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
2 cups whole wheat pasta (any variety)
1. Fill a large sauce pan with salted water and set on the stove to boil. Prepare the fiddleheads just as Kathy suggests on her website: rinse, boil in the pot on the stove, and then rinse in a chilled bowl of water AFTER boiling. Strain and set aside.
2. Refill the sauce pan with salted water and set to boil. In the meantime, in a frying pan, begin to heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. After a couple minutes, add the garlic. Once lightly browned on the edges, add the mushrooms and the fiddleheads and sautee, sprinkling with the lemon juice. Do NOT over cook! After 2-3 minutes, add the milk, yogurt and salt and pepper. Stir together and allow to boil. Add most of the Parmesan cheese and all of the cornstarch; stir together again, reduce heat, and let the sauce simmer while covered. Stir occasionally to keep from burning.
3. Add the pasta to the boiling pot of water. Cook til perfectly al dente, approximately 7-9 minutes (for my pasta). Strain and add to the sauce, which should now be nearly perfectly thickened. Stir together and allow to cook, covered, for no longer than 5 minutes.
4. Plate, garnish with some of the remaining Parmesan and pepper, and ENJOY! MMMMMmmmm!!!!
Topic of Today: the incredible photography of Eugene Atget
How have I never heard of this amazing man before? I love the interesting subject matter, the black and white compositions, and OF COURSE the French character of it all. Did I mention that it’s just plain beautiful? I also might have succumbed to my Wiki addiction and read a bit about his life…but no one knows.
Merci to George Eastman House on Flickr for this great collection!
Sitting at Bedlam Coffee in Belltown – I like. Great music and Nutella Mochas. Waiting to meet Jenn and Sam for my internship this week. It’s amazing. I just really wanted to tell everyone that. Bemis is going really well. I’m so glad that I have this incredible opportunity to be a part of establishing it. I love that it was just something I happened upon, and can make time for an extracurricular internship. Meeting and interviewing all of these incredible people makes me feel more insignificant but involved and excited and talented all at once. I love it. Well, back to real work.
P.S. I got Chris to join Twitter – FINALLY! It’s such a great way to network with other designers and people, in general. Mine = @KadenceESeattle, Chris = @ChrisLyleDesign
P.P.S. Bemis is there too = @BemisArt. PLUS – my personal art project, the KL Project = @Letartin! Follow all of us!
Chris and I went to Maryhill, WA after his taking a Math course this quarter, and the instructor recommending it. We spent the last few days traveling from Seattle all the way to Lyle, WA, then Maryhill, WA today, and across to Oregon, back west to Portland, and then back to Seattle. It was quite an intense drive on the way home – TONS of sleet! Anyway, it was definitely a GREAT way to relax before the start of the Spring Quarter, Tuesday for me: Commercial Design, Professional Practices & Career Development, History of Design III, and Argumentation & Debate.
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