Mesmerized by the formation. Resting and generating body heat. Some winter day sun bathers.
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Did you ever want to recreate a memorable meal, let alone one that was made by a retired chef? Ha. A tall order, but a phone call to what I have coined, "Just ask Bill" in a courageous attempt to do just that!
It was summer time with all the amazing summer fresh, tantalizing ingredients. From the just picked earth garden greens and snippets of herbs, and farm fresh sweet corn husked, to a succulent Sword cheek chop! Sipping a classic summer Josh Cellars Rose topped off the meal. The evening was gentle. Warm breezes at days end as the sun dropped low in the far marsh distance. The table was set, the meal matching the perfection of the summer moment and skilled hands of a retired chef.
My motto has always been: life doesn't get better than a meal shared with family and friends! My all time favorite!
Note: while ensconced in a very different season use your imagination with complimenting greens.
The method is pretty straight forward:
Beginning with a 1 pound Sword cheek chop lightly season with salt and pepper. Sear all sides in a lightly oiled medium hot cast iron skillet until golden brown.
Place skillet with Sword chop in a preheated 350 degree oven for 1/2 an hour. Don't worry about over cooking as the chop has fatty membranes that will keep it moist.
Finished Sword chop. Ready for plating.
Placed over Jasmine brown rice, drizzled with olive oil and a balsamic vinegar reduction. Accompanied with garlic broccolini and a fresh squeeze of lemon. Moist, tender and beyond delicious! All you need is the perfect company in making this meal complete! Bon Appetite!
Artist Teresa Baksa photographed with her stunning, vibrant earth angel.
With excited anticipation, I explored the many works of gifted artists at the Miller White Fine Arts Gallery's opening reception last evening. A tour of open spaces emanating multi canvases which draw you in, to carefully observe and ponder. With turns to navigate round, the next pieces of artistic wonder wait to be viewed. And if you were lucky enough to meet the artist in person, then chances are you heard their inspirational story that synchronistically paved the way to that which you were viewing.
Thanks to artists Teresa Baksa, goldsmith Michael Baksa, Salvatore Del Deo, bronze sculptor Romolo Del Deo, John Ciro, James Wolf, Ulla Neigenfind, William Allen, Howard Barnes, Joseph Diggs, Jane Eccles, Laura Fantini, Deborah Forman, Raquel Fornasaro, Milisa Galazzi, Anne Garton, Jon Goldman, Jill Hedrick, Grace Hopkins, Sarah Lutz, Joanne Mattera, Wayne Miller, Richard Neal, Cecilla Rossey, Peter Roux, Jackie deRuyter, Kathleen Sidwell, Alan Soffer, Libie Soffer, Dan Wheldon and Curator Susan Danton.
Enjoy the vibrant slideshow and glimpse an evening well spent!
Exhibit here through August 17th!
Miller White Fine Arts 708 Route 134 South Dennis, MA 508 360 4302
I stole away on a brilliant, confetti speckled colored fall afternoon and into the Cape Cod Museum of Art to catch the Salvatore Del Deo exhibit. Unprepared for this master's work, I was immediately taken in and awe struck. Blown away by the magnitude of powerful energy emanating and felt. It made me pause. Time stood still, as I began to absorb what surrounded and engulfed me.
The exhibit is aptly named "A Storied History" reflecting just that. While words escape me, the wonders of life expressed began to unravel, each piece unique, brought questions to mind, to ponder of a person's rich and traveled life. Lived with passion, intelligence, thoughtful contemplation, respect, a study, dedication of what once was.
Standing solo in the exhibit room, I had this all to myself, without interference of crowds and chatter. Del Deo's master pieces of work took me in. I was given a glimpse into a man's heart and soul.
A gift was given and revealed on this afternoon, that was my take away. Once, ever so briefly, I had the good and unexpected fortune to meet with Salvatore Del Deo in a different kind of art environment, the theatre hall. The play had ended. Salvatore shook my hand and quietly stood aside, as his wife Josephine graciously and softly spoke, congratulating me on my performance. I was struck by genuine kindness of heart.
A "Storied History" spoke to the depths of my inner being, resonating fully of life's complexities, layers well lived, loved and shared!
Thanks to the Berta Walker Gallery for loan of art work.
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