Catching summer breezes, Catboating it on gorgeous Pleasant Bay at Pleasant Bay Community Boating... lesson programs for kids & adults, Wednesday evening racing, & sailboat rentals too!
"Just Ask Allison" every now & again inspiration takes over, as it did this Sunday morning knowing that only french toast would do with a twist of ingredients revving up a classic.
Beginning with 'Iggys' seven grain pullman sliced bread, soaking up almond milk & 1 whisked in egg with a good dash of cardamom.
Heat up your skillet with plenty of butter & add your well soaked grain bread, cooking both sides until golden brown.
In a separate pot, warm up a robust Vermont maple syrup to meld with dried tart cherries. The flavors will provide a lip smacking finish with tossed sliced raw almonds. And the most extraordinary ingredient, as taught by my friend Tato in my brother's kitchen, LOVE.
Bon appetit my friends! To life's pleasures. ; )
It was a gray afternoon visit with Teresa Baksa in late April that she shared a private showing with me in the inner sanctum of her studio. Through enriching conversation revolving around the inception, inspirations of her pieces, birthing with the exploration of charcoal tonal studies before painting & transitioning into her masterpieces on canvas presented here. An artistic haven sat before me & held me in awe.
To quote Teresa' "if something is a strong feeling, I go with it."
Shown is "saving grace", "falling to love, when you have no control over it."
Figure study is "white mountain that's restraining, restrained patience but feeling restrained."
A study for a painting of artist Salvatore Del Deo. "Alone & together in his studio, the painter works in solitude, yet he engages in dialogue with the past, present & future of his imagination." "The artist working alone & in his imagination it's crowded."
Enjoy Teresa's brilliance through this slideshow & be sure to watch all the way through...
Unexpected Realtor award recipient from the Massachusetts Association of Realtors... 'Gratitude Project Award'
What an honor to be recognized for my community service with 'Therapy Dogs International, Cape Chapter #253 & Cape Cod Food Pantry! Giving back to the community I love!
Because requests poured in wanting to know how to make the above pictured peach tart, this is my spin & adaptation!
Make your pie crust or use quality frozen pie shells, roll out & place on parchment paper lined baking sheet or into a deep dish pie plate.
Filling: 1/2 cup whipped cream cheese, 1/2 cup ricotta cheese, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 egg yolk (reserving the egg white) 1 teaspoon of vanilla. If you like texture, add in some crushed raw almonds & blend all together.
Thinly slice your fruit of choice: peaches, nectarines, plums, apples.
Place filling on pie dough, spreading out in a circular shape, leaving a good inch of dough edge to roll up over the fruit & cheese mixture.
Next place fruit slices on top, roll up edge of pie crust & brush with egg white.
Bake in a 400 oven for about 30-35 minutes, until pie crust edge is golden. Remove from oven, partially cool, & glaze top with lemon curd!
Bon appetite to lip smacking scrumptiousness! Super simple! : )
A bucket of steamers thoroughly enjoyed and consumed with a slurp, leaves a jumble of soft hued shells behind. The shapes, and variegated texture hold a uniqueness of their own that's fascinating to me.
The grace of swans... early morning. taken by surprise. tidal marsh. hightide. conservation. serene beauties. east dennis. hand held. no time to set up tripod. another aspect of Cape wonder.
The Art of Real Estate...