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Cooking Classes

  • Sourdough Starter Workshop May 16, 2013 - 6:30 pm Learn how to cultivate natural local wild yeast to make your own sourdough starter for great breads, pancakes & quick breads. We will begin our starter fermentation in class with a follow-up class May 22 to check your progress.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Pretty Things

Amy Butlers amazing fabric tags with little seashell treasures I made with hemp string.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Thousand Origami Cranes

Japanese legend claims that if you fold 1,000 paper cranes you will be granted a wish. Paper cranes are symbolic for long life, recovery from illness or injury, and world peace. The cranes are commonly held together on 25 stings with beads on the ends to help prevent them from falling off. There are 40 folded paper cranes per a string. As a tradition in Japan it is common to give a married couple at there wedding 1000 folded paper cranes from the folder for happiness and prosperity. In western culture it has been custom to give a crane to cancer patients (usually terminally ill) to using them at funerals or on graves.
Sadako Sasaki was a little girl who was two years old, who was living in Hiroshima, Japan when an atomic bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945. She lived 1 mile from ground zero. About 10 years later she was diagnosed with leukemia. Her mother called it an "atomic bomb disease". In November 1954, she developed lumps on her neck and behind her ears. January 1955, she developed purple spots on her legs. In February she was diagnosed with leukemia and was hospitalized.
In August 1955, while in the hospital she became inspired by cranes that were donated, she began folding. Sadako completed 644 cranes before she passed away. Her family and friends finished the remaining and was buried with a 1000 of her cranes. In Hiroshima, there is a Children's Peace Monument for peace in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. It is a monument for all the children who were victims in the atomic bombing. The monument is considered a wish for peace and directly under it there is a peace wind chime.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Cinnamon Infused 58% Chocolate Truffles.
Greek Dolmas, with rice, dill, yellow onion, and seasonings.

Is the study of relationships between culture and food. Refers to the art of cooking, and a small part to the discipline. Fine arts-Social science-Natural science. Activities involve discovering, tasting, experiencing, researching, understanding and writting about food. Gourmet principals. Gastronomy: good observation will reveal that around food, there exists dance, dramatic arts, painting, sculpture, literature, architecture, and music. Fine Arts: involves physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, geology, agronomy, anthropology, history, philosophy, psychology, sociology. The application to scientific knowledge to cooking and gastronomy has become known as molecular gastronomy. Etymologically "the work gastronomy" is derived from ancient Greek gastros "stomach" nomos "knowledge" or "law" -Wikipedia

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Comfort Zone

I am begining to experiment with mixed media. I think right now the hardest thing is trying to get out of my comfort zone and not be "safe". Bright colors are safe for me...things that I make to match are safe.