Friday, August 31, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

"Abbondanza" (abundance)

Summer Fruits from the Farmers Market
(photo by me)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

What can I HANDle?

I quit my nursing assistant job because I pulled my wrist tendons so badly, like overstretching a rubber band: a condition called DeQuervain's Tenosynovitis.
The hand O.T. said it takes 8 to 12 months for them to heal fully. The workplace personnel dept. were less than kind.

I am drawing and pondering the question, What can I handle?

Friday, August 10, 2012

Summer Kitchen

On Thursdays, I often shop at the Farmers Market on Nicollet Mall, downtown. This is today's haul. The luminous basil is soon to be pesto.
Pesto Recipe
1 bunch basil
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2-4 cloves garlic (to your taste)

Grind to a fine paste in food processor or blender... or even by knife.

I'd posted this on Phillips Whittier 365 photo blog, and a painter named Maureen Carrigan asked if she could paint it. I was thrilled with her result: