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Just Desserts: A Personal Note.
2020-03-30 14:45
Yesterday, my husband stood under the open hatch of our car with nitrile gloves wiping down our groceries with disinfectant before they entered the house the way a Southerner would clean-ha… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Mon-o-chrome
2020-01-20 14:45
  CULINARY tour I spent 15 days on vacation –one week in Arizona, one week in New Mexico.  Adjusting to the elevation was no joke. I’ve spent most of my life living at… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: P/N 35 – Dolly
2020-01-02 10:45
NUTTY dreams Winter is flying by me.  It is January, and I haven’t even considered a butternut squash.  My food habits are lagging behind, but that can only mean Spring food… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Animalz 2020
2019-12-03 07:00
a sleepy SIP Ginger ale has offered me clarity, of sorts.  As a 40-year insominiac, I have tried everything from warm milk to herbal remedies and tryptophan-laden foods to no avai… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: 57th Annual Masur
2019-11-13 10:45
the SMOOTH move I found a culinary treasure in my own backyard.  Because leftovers are common in our house, I often send my husband back to work with them at lunch, and one of his co-w… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: 2 Shows At Limner
2019-10-11 14:00
this is how we STEW IT I making stew in the slow cooker today. *cues the Fall music*  Like clockwork, soups and stews suddenly appear several times a week once the temperature outside… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: The Art Of Living Black
2019-10-04 14:00
sneaky SNACKS Do you stop eating at a certain time at night?  I have relapsed into late night snacking, and now I have a rock in my stomach every night when I am already struggling to… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Table Testaments
2019-09-03 14:45
SOUPER bowls I plead guilty to taking my eating utensils and dishes for granted.  Because of my love for the art of plating food, I’ve always owned solid white functional dishwar… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Figureworks 2019
2019-09-02 14:45
LETTUCE celebrate I have been on a cold food kick lately.  I am still successfully using a food subscription service (not a paid or affiliate ad) to help streamline foodstuffs during m… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: In Gold We Trust
2019-08-22 14:00
come home, HONEY My local farmer’s market is almost done for the season.  Because the market uses the parking lot between the American Legion and the post office, it is only avai… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Redemption
2019-08-21 14:45
looking for one in a MELON I fall in love with foods, binge needlessly and then tire of them quickly.  It is a pattern.  I have eaten enough watermelon this summer that the very n… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: No Big Heads 2019
2019-08-13 14:45
hugs & QUICHES I make the best quiche in the world. Not hyperbole. (The quiche pictured here is not of my making.) You can say what you want, but I will not be dissuaded, ha.  It i… Read More
OPEN CALL For Proposals: IA&A At Hillyer
2019-08-12 14:45
just BREW it How do you fuel your early afternoons?  I know some of you find it freaky that I’ve not consumed coffee in 20+ years, but I’ve just never acquired the taste.&n&helli…Read More
CALL For ENTRIES:  Winter Solstice
2019-08-01 14:45
SPRING greens Sweet potato pie is a family favorite. As we head into fall and the the pumpkin-spice vs no-pumpin-spice debate rages on endlessly, I’m over hear making sweet potato pie… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Color 2019
2019-07-14 13:00
FLAVOR bombs I’ve never been a fan of frozen green veggies.  The flavor often reminds me of those little peas in one-dollar pot pies, not entirely natural.  But there is a g… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Watercolor Supplies
2019-07-13 14:00
faster FOOD After three weeks on my subscription food plan, and I am thrilled, (NOT a sponsored post), and the beet pesto OMG.  The impact on my available studio time has been fantasti… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: MFA Print Editon
2019-07-12 14:45
COLD complication The school year returns soon.  Many of you know I have a kid in college, so his impending exit will mark a change in my house like so many of you with students. … Read More
2019-07-01 13:00
GREEN me up I’ve always had a hankering for a rainbow assortment of foods, but my personal aesthetic has skewed black and white over the years.  I was the kid that wore black, my… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: The Bicycle 2019
2019-06-28 14:00
FOOD to go I have a friend that is a competitive cyclist and one that owns a coffee cart that is powered by custom-built tricycles, meanwhile I can’t ride a bike or a trike, or at lea… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Real People 2019
2019-06-25 14:15
under PRESSURE So, I’m selling my electric pressure cooker.  I got one as a gift a couple of years ago, hesitantly, and thought I would love it.  Not so much.  I tried… Read More
2019-05-31 13:00
ORANGE you glad? I’m going to have orange elbows any day now.  I have been craving and eating carrots daily.  In my area, they are usually around a dollar a pound for full s… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Lay Of The Land
2019-05-30 13:00
dandy DISHES I woke up sneezing this morning for the very best reason — flowers are blooming.  They’ve been blooming for a while, but today, the wildflowers have taken over… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Summer 2019 Print Issue
2019-05-29 13:00
COLD complication For years, popcorn was the ultimate summer food.  Popcorn with a hint of olive oil, parmesan and cracked black pepper was my idea of the perfect snack food. Then, the… Read More
2019-05-28 14:45
a HUNGRY summer I’ve had my head down working and planning and growing.  How about you?  Spring always makes me take a second look at my process, while summer makes me kick… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Opulent Mobility 2019
2019-05-06 14:00
practice what you PEACH I reject the notion that extravagant dishes require exotic foods. I find that the simplest foods, treated extravagantly, remain my favorites.  Have you ever had… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Unique Abstractions
2019-05-05 14:00
abstractly DRINKING SPEAKING The notion of eating healthy is an abstract one. Even putting ethical concerns aside, there are health benefits (and disadvantages) to embracing vegetarianism… Read More
AOTD: Kellee Mayfield
2019-04-14 14:00
No 7 (oil on canvas) completed in residence at Chateau d’Orquevaux by Kellee Mayfield • “What are you doing this weekend?” — Kellee Mayfield • I am having a… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Meltdown
2019-04-12 14:00
lost in TRANSLATION It is no secret that I’m a little, well, let’s call it cheese “focused”. But we all have our priorities.  After being seperated by an ocean… Read More
ARTIST Of The DAY: Alice Wellinger
2019-04-09 14:04
“The Envelope” (acrylic on canvas, 40cm x 40cm) by Alice Wellington • “Kunst ist schön, macht aber viel Arbeit” — Karl Valentin “Art is beautifu… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Content Matters
2019-04-08 14:00
SPRING greens It is time for my seasonal obsession with ginger. I love ginger all of the time; however, about 4 to 6 weeks at the beginning of Spring, I am obsessed.  I find ways to wo… Read More
ARTIST Of The DAY: Sophia Gunkel
2019-04-02 14:00
“Breathe” (mixed media on canvas) by AAAD Artist of the Day, painter Sophia Gunkel • “Freedom, that’s what I feel when I paint… the freedom to explore the… Read More
2019-03-18 15:00
don’t paint with FISH SAUCE Every week I manage to make a handful of Insta-worthy, perfectly staged lunches & dinners, completely by accident.  More often, I conjure tasty di… Read More
2019-03-17 15:45
for the love of DAIRY I did NOT eat haggis in Scotland while in residency.  No one offered it to me.  It wasn’t on any menu that I saw.  No one suggested that I should… Read More
2019-03-16 15:45
working for FOOD And, we’ve returned. I have been working as an artist in residence in Scotland for the past month, so I made the decision to shut us down for a few weeks.  I&rsq&helli…Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Wide Open 10
2019-01-24 15:00
a-PEELING My mother doesn’t own a vegetable peeler.  Well, didn’t.  While I have the benefit of a knife skills class in culinary school, I am not great a peeling veget… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Small Works 2019
2019-01-22 15:00
villainous FRUIT I blew my grocery budget this week.  I ran out of vanilla, almonds, pecans & walnuts all at one time.  I may or may not have fallen prey to a Pinterest recipe… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: 47th Int’l Show
2019-01-21 15:30
focused and FARE I cheated on my husband with shrimp tacos.  He’s contact allergic to shellfish, and on the rare occasion I eat a meal without him, my radar is firmly set on shri… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Persistence
2019-01-20 15:00
the need for CHEESE I had emergency ravioli last weekend.  Well, I had emergency oral surgery.  It was every bit as awful as that sounds, but necessary.  Since my husband &am&helli…Read More
2019-01-17 15:00
here FISHY FISHY FISHY Ten years ago, I just quit eating tuna salad.  I don’t know why. It has never been my favorite, but for some reason it just mysteriously disappeared from m… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Arte Natura 2019
2019-01-16 15:00
lost in TRANSLATION What you do if your grocery option were cut by 90%?  I recently read an article about the single largest threat to independent or regional grocers being small-box d… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: 2019-20 Solo Exhibits
2019-01-15 15:00
COCO-nutty Most of my secret foods are trashy, throw-away garbage foods, but occasionally a decent one sneaks into the mix. I’m not going to lay claim to avocados because they are, wh… Read More
2019-01-14 15:00
parking lot PICNIC Shame eaters raise your hands, or avert your eyes, whichever is most comfortable.  I shame eat junk food while I am running errands.  I could go inside and orde… Read More
2019-01-13 15:00
BA-NANA–nana-nana How many bananas do you throw out every week?  Back after the wildfire in 2016, I had to clean out my refrigerator after 9 days without power.  When I ope… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Fantastic Fibers 2019
2019-01-09 15:00
I YAM what I yam I make fantastic mashed potatoes.  No, really, I do.  My husband wants to know why I refuse to share my technique, but he secretly suspects it is the volume of but… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Scapes 2019
2019-01-08 15:00
WATER you up to? It feels like it has been raining forever and may just never stop. Ever. I’ve never had a green thumb, but my grandmother tried to teach me the basic.  I re… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Dairy Arts Annual
2019-01-07 15:00
you’re the ZEST! The hourglass on citron is running low.  Citron (aka Buddha’s hand) is that freaky-looking fingered citrus fruit that is commonly found in fruitcake a… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Saturated
2019-01-06 15:00
oh, KALE no! Somebody help me love kale.  I want to love love kale (in some other manner than deep fried kale chips, ha)., but I just don’t.  If I’m gonna eat a leafy g… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Blue 2019
2018-12-31 15:45
CUCUMBER and berries Between granola and smoothies, I am on a constant hunt for decent fruit.  This time of year, it is a challenge.  The strawberries are horrific, fibrous little… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Women Artists
2018-12-29 15:00
COLD complication As winter approaches, I am more & more distracted.  I buy a handful of pantry items for single recipes.  For example, I use canned cream-style corn in one in… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: 28th Nat’l OPA
2018-12-19 15:00
celebratory EDIBLES Do you make food resolutions?  No, I don’t mean diets.  Do you make promises to eat healthier or cleaner?  Or maybe to cut some food that make… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: New Contemporary
2018-12-15 15:00
real SMOOTH I have pureed everything today.  I made black bean soufflé early in the day to go with the slaw-topped taco my husband made later.  I cooked & pureed extra… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Artists In Action
2018-12-04 15:00
CRAVING connections We had three days of Spring-like weather, but Monday was 15° colder than Sunday.  Tuesday is predicted to be 21° colder than Monday was. So that means SOUP… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Portraits 2018
2018-12-03 15:45
chuh-chuh-chuh-CHIA I’ve often spoken of my emotional eating & closeted love for junk food.  I occasionally comfort myself with the notion of artisinal junk food like loving… Read More
2018-12-02 15:45
  the SMOOTH move I finally have a use for all those black, frozen bananas cluttering my freezer –the afternoon smoothie.  I live with two high-metabolism guys, so the 4 o&r&hell…Read More
2018-11-27 14:45
CHEERS to change I seem to always anticipate being done with the year, exhausted & ready for the idea of a fresh start do-over.  This year I feel a subtle, but significant change… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Art Olympia 2019
2018-11-19 14:00
wholly MINE I’ve spent a lifetime drinking 2% & skim milk without concern to its origin, only the expiration date.  As the world has become more conscious of what we put in o… Read More
2018-11-12 14:45
nuts for NUTS I make a lot of granola these days.  I tripped across this mostly Paleo recipe & altered it to taste.  (We don’t eat Paleo, specifically, but I am often dr… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Red 2018
2018-10-30 14:00
flushed FRUIT Red is my favorite color.  On an unrelated note, I’ve never eaten a red food I didn’t love.  Hmmm.  I find it hard to resist even the red-adjacent … Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Animal Life 2018
2018-10-23 14:00
bear-ly HUNGRY I live in black bear country, and hyperphagia is coming to an end soon.  Hyperphagia is the time of year when the bears gorge themselves in preparation for their winter… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Create! Winter 2019
2018-10-18 14:45
COLD complication As winter approaches, I am more & more distracted.  I buy a handful of pantry items for single recipes.  For example, I use canned cream-style corn in one in… Read More
2018-10-07 15:00
BITE me The darker my mood, the darker the chocolate needs to be.  The past few days have given me many reasons to eat emotionally, none of them good, but I cannot seem to find a choco… Read More
2018-10-06 14:00
the PLATE truth Where are the beautifully plated foods?  I have been home from my residency for 3 days, and I miss my housemates, my studio, the time to focus solely on creation, and… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Light Of Day
2018-09-25 14:45
  BREAKFAST eggspert I miss breakfast.  I have been complaining about being sick of eggs for 10 years, but I’d give anything for an egg sandwich right now.  My residenc… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Emerging Artists 2019
2018-09-09 14:00
lost in TRANSLATION So, I’m writing this post from an artist residency in New York.  I have been here for three days, and I have lost 5 pounds.  I am eating glorious food pr… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Open 2018
2018-08-24 14:00
the PRICKLY truth Sometimes you just have to be open to trying new foods.  So, when handed a nopales taco by a friend, I thought “why not”.  Nopal is a common nam… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Boys Will Be Boys
2018-08-22 14:00
COOK for me Why are there so few female chefs and so many female cooks?  It turns out that professional cooking jobs are like so many other jobs –ruled by gender stereotypes… Read More
2018-08-20 14:45
   FRUITY dollars What food can you buy for one U.S. dollar?  The answer is “it depends on where you are”.  Where I live, one dollar will buy you nearly 2lbs… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Drawing 2018
2018-07-28 14:00
the EGGY truth Sometimes you just need a win.  In the kitchen, my win is usually an egg dish.  I think of them as the basics — hard boiled, frittata, omelette, quiche. … Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: A Show Of Heads 2018
2018-07-27 14:00
brain FOOD There are lots of foods I eat that give others pause.  There are lots of foods that I have tried once but will never consume again.  Then there are foods that make no s… Read More
2018-07-24 14:00
FEEDING the anxiety I’m notoriously an emotional eater.  I find comfort in food, and I know it is a slippery slope. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve quit trying to fight th… Read More
CALL For  ENTRIES: Abstract 2018
2018-07-13 14:00
something SALAD For most people, the concept of salad is abstract at best –egg, chef, Caesar, Cobb, chicken.  Something loosely defined by intent but not really definable. … Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: 12 Cubed
2018-07-12 14:00
SWEET squared When is the last time you saw a sugar cube in a restaurant?  Me neither.  Maybe I’m going to the wrong restaurants, ha.  Did you know that before the Vict… Read More
ARTIST Of The DAY: Gabrielle Shannon
2018-07-09 14:00
“Copper Storm 1” (acrylic on canvas) by AAAD Artist of the Day, painter Gabrielle Shannon • “. . . the brain mirrors the expanse of the entire cosmos… and beyon… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Dreams 2018
2018-07-03 14:00
the DONUTS on the bus I had a dream last night that I was a member of an elite task force who job was to stop the getaway of bandits driving cars with Boston-creme-doughnut wheels.  I… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Bemis Benefit
2018-06-29 13:00
deep ROOTS The benefits of a vegetarian diet are undeniable, but only by most reports, only 3-6% of Americans follow a plant-based diet.  But why?  Volumes have been written expou… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: The Human Condition 2018
2018-06-27 14:00
all JUICED up I have to learn to stop reading the comments sections on social media posts.  Even when I think I found a safe, foodie-friendly post, I end up amazed by the viciousness o… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: 2018 Encaustic
2018-06-26 15:00
WAXING the rounds To wax or not to wax the cheese.  I have a friend with cows that makes cheese regularly.  Her production is up to more than what they can eat, and her refrigerat… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Opulent Mobility 2018
2018-06-22 14:00
daily FRUIT I long for a fresh market I can walk to every day.  We have a one-day-a-week farmer’s market, but I want to be able to shop daily for produce and meat grown close to… Read More
CALL For ENTRIES: Material Matters 2018
2018-06-07 14:00
ROLLING into spring It matters little how well you cook if you have missing ingredients.  I’m addicted to simple homemade spring rolls; fresh produce transforms into crispy littl… Read More

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