Tuesday, July 30, 2013

ART on the Greenway

We had a great Saturday with families 
on the Greenway....
 painting shells,         
mini watercolor masterpieces,
 and wooden bead necklaces.

Thank you  Boston Harbor Island Alliance and Liz & Careese


Sunday, July 21, 2013

cherry almond crumble

I found this recipe via pinterest from
 pastry affair blog.
This is so good with the freshest fruit in season. 
I've made it twice this weekend. 
One I brought to NY which we had for breakfast and
I just made another to take to my favorite boy in NH. 
I substituted agave for sugar, 
agar agar for cornstarch, 
and used whole wheat pastry flour.
  In addition to cherries,
I added 2 plums, a peach and lemon juice.

Cherry Almond Crumble
Cherry Filling
1 1/2 lbs (0.7 kg) dark sweet cherries, pitted and halved
1/4 cup (50 grams) brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon brandy or dark rum (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Lightly grease a 10 inch round or cast iron pan.
In the prepared pan, mix the cherries, brown sugar, and cornstarch together until the sugar and cornstarch dissolves. Evenly pour the brandy over the top. Bake for 20 minutes.
Almond Crumble
4 tablespoons (60 grams) butter, room temperature
1/4 cup (50 grams) brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (60 grams) all purpose flour
1/2 cup (45 grams) old fashioned oats
1/2 cup (60 grams) sliced or chopped almonds
In a large mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugar. Mix in the cinnamon and salt. Stir in the flour, oats, and almonds. The mixture should hold together in your hand when squeezed together. When the cherries have finished baking, evenly sprinkle the crumble over the top. Bake for an additional 20 minutes.
Serve warm or chilled, with ice cream or whipped cream. Keep chilled in the refrigerator.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

bringing back the cap

Seriously folks.
Maybe a purchase
of one of these gems
and a run through the sprinkler 
is all a girl needs today.

I think so.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

summerART !

   Before we head into 
take a looky at what we've been up to.

                                                                 printed and painted 
                                                               these masterpieces

                                                                marbled colored circles
                                                            to create these cool mobiles
                                                    sewed and stuffed these tie dyes 
                                                                    into big pillows
                                                    designed and painted bug bags 
                                                              for summer adventures

and made mustaches with all my friends!
                                    WE have spaces available for
                     summerART (4 week sessions, Tues - Thurs 10- 1:00)
                                     email or call the studio 
                                     to reserve your spot!