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Wednesday, November 30, 2011
You can dig Spike cat's extensive sprawl here, and the super duper sugar bowls I made, but look below! A RECIPE for carrot ginger cashew soup, holy cats, soooooooo awesome!*
*carrot ginger cashew soup, done my way
--saute an onion, few cloves garlic, a couple tbs fresh ginger, as it sautees:
--chop 1 1/2 pounds carrots and toss them in too--sauteeing total will be at least 15 minutes, soften things up then
--pour in a cup of white wine and 7 cups broth (veggie broth!) and start it to a boil then
--reduce heat, cover and simmer 45 minutes and then
--add 2 tbs lime juice, 1 1/2 cups cashews and pour into a blender and puree baby, puree!!! you can keep the soup warm in the pot on the stove while
--prepare some noodles, we had these Chinese cellophane noodles which are perfect and beautiful, and prepare a green veg--the original recipe asks for green onion, but I just diced green pepper
--put soup in bowl, put some noodles on top, then add some green stuff then eat! A MILLION times tastier than you could EVER imagine, and super easy to make :)
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
(as my favorite teacher would say, though, "make more!")
(rolling car teapot by Gary Rith)
Monday, November 28, 2011
ANYWAY, me and the wife met on a campus NOBODY would ever call beautiful, when we were graduate students at University of Illinois at Chicago. Much of Chicago is beautiful, although UIC had some pretty spots, most was sorta dark and utilitarian. I was happy there though, and the wife ran the ceramic studio and gallery where I messed around...and it was 22 years ago this week that I met her. 1989!!!! We were friends for awhile, but it was ALSO this week, 20 years ago, that we had our first outing in 1991. Not a date, really, yet, but we started palling around outside the studio 20 years ago this week....(and got married 13 months later, Christmas 1992 :)
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
"the heck with pumpkin pie! I want chocolate cake for Thanksgiving!" and you will recall that I recently made us a small yellow cake stand....and here they are together...its a pretty big, badass cake for a small cake stand, wouldn't you agree? Vegan, no eggs or butter, just chocolate, chocolate, chocolate as far as the eye can see. I am glad the wife has a big appetite because otherwise I wouldn't know what to do with it (the wife also feels about chocolate the way I feel about peanut butter :) Based on this recipe.
Yes, we do some untraditional things for our holidays, it is the anarcho-punk way. I like to make cranberry apple crisp, and we shall have some for breakfast.....I had a picture of last night's sweet potato burritos but it was blurry---another twist on traditional Thanksgiving foods. We are making cashew stuffed jalapenos for Thanksgiving dinners...which is probably as far from turkey as you can get :)
In other news, many of you will know about the secret of the slippers. I will not say any more, except to show my collection here--nearly 20 years ago I asked the wife to turn my pair of grey slippers into mice, and then about 12 years ago I asked her to turn my red slippers into dogs. She is pretty handy with a needle :)
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
(awesome new pottery for sale in Gary's etsy gallery)
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
I was sitting there with the wife having the beer:
she: why are you sitting there with a distant and dreamy smile?
he: I just got an idea!
he: OK, what if you made a car teapot...that rolls for real???
And I did. Wheels not attached in this pic, windows not finished and not fired yet, but this gives you an idea of its awesomeness....and fired and finished car jars in the lower pic....
Monday, November 21, 2011
Anyway, I told you last week I had ordered a slick electric drip coffee pot that never came, so I decided to make us a huge one of our very own, to replace the last drip I had made for us and which I cracked. This doggy drip coffee works FANTASTICALLY and makes about 9 good sized cups. Suz had mentioned she did not know how a pot like this works, so maybe these pics show....
you just heat up water, put coffee into a filter in the funnel top and voila!
(Gary's new coffee pot, made by Gary)
OK, so you know, I am at a new event this weekend in Syracuse, I don't know these people, but they are very nice and invited me to join them etcetcetc, and I arrived to find that I AM THEIR POSTER CHILD. Well, not really, but they had put my work on the postcard, this zebra teapot of mine there. Nice!
Anyhow, this thing is at this nice hotel, and Saturday people are going back and forth across the street to Dunkin Donuts.
I see the hotel cafe and breakfast room "free continental breakfast for guests only" and it is next to the exhibition space. I am no dummy, and I have my mug, so I am in there Saturday helping myself--the heck with Dunkin Donuts. Twice. Ignoring dirty looks from the staff. I figure "I am an invited guest alright, and this space is costing the group TWO THOUSAND BUCKS for the weekend...they can spare some continental hospitality with me..."
OK, after my third trip? I see them locking the door to the free cafe....and further dirty looks from the staff....which didn't seem all that friendly to me. What does 2 thousand bucks get you these days, hmmmmm?
Anyway, lucky me, I was treated well by this nice bunch of folks, all these potters gossiping, such fun!!!!! In the last few minutes, some lady showed up, and I swear I am not making this up, bought TEN of my cookie jars and teapots, holy cats!
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
ANYWAY, I will be at the Syracuse Potter's Guild Holiday Sale Saturday and Sunday, Maplewood Inn which they tell me is conveniently located near where interstate highway 81 meets the NY state thruway, also known as interstate 90...sooooo, you could drive over from BOSTON! Or SEATTLE! Or even, I guess, come over from Montana or up from Philadelphia or......anyway, have a nice weekend, loves ya :)
(pottery by Gary Rith, for sale now at his etsy gallery...6 may have sold, but there are still plenty left!)
The Pythons had a thing about bees....
In other news, Spike cat had one of those days....he sleeps 23.5 hours a day, but sometimes when he is awake? TROUBLE.
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