Thursday, February 25, 2016

Best Stuff Ever

It's been awhile since I've made this indispensable ...condiment?  For lack of a better description. A couple years ago while visiting son & daughter in law in Chicago we had the TV on & an episode of some cooking show with Rick Bayless, Chicago Chef, came on. They talked about this recipe. His Garlic MoJo.

Today was the day I decided to make a batch. 
It takes a little time to peel all the cloves of garlic. But you end up with this liquid gold "stuff" that makes the whole house smell wonderful. Then you get to lick the masher & the bowl you made it in if you are so inclined, and in this house we are! The salt & the lime are perfect. You can use the oil to make your own salad dressing and the yummy garlic mush is wonderful in or on almost anything.

Give it a try, and I dare you not to be licking your fingers & the vessel you roasted it in when it's done.


Friday, February 19, 2016

Photo Phun

Wanted to share some photos from the last few My Still Sunday class prompts. I'll be sorry when the 16 weeks is over. Hopefully I will continue to play with what I've learned.

                                                      This was "what's for Breakfast?"

 "Just Three"

"Tell a Story", the caption "He was an artist who knew how to fly". The nibs and metal Faber tin were my Dad's. These are old pictures of him as well.

These next few are the playing around with "Just Three". Only the middle one made my cut to go on Instagram

 But I'm liking this one.

 These last few are from a "just one thing" prompt. So many possibilities on staging all these prompts. I could spend a whole day, at least while the light holds, playing with vignettes.


I'm liking the fact that now I have a collection of backgrounds to use for when ever the mood strikes to create a composition.  Amazing what an old piece of black vinyl   from an upholstery project, or an old wooden box, or piece of lace or linen from the fabric stash can become.

Next up I'll be posting a collection of my current & older hand made Valentines.