my obessesion

my  obessesion
To live a creative life ,we must lose our fear of being wrong
Joseph Chilton Pearce

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wellow Moon

No this is not a mistake.  I was trying to teach Joshua about the different phases of the moon.  Instead of saying Harvest Moon.  I would say Yellow Moon.  He would always say Wellow Moon.(We have a speech
pathologist working with him at school.)  I think it's cute .  He also says money moon instead of quarter moon. I had forgotten what I took these for .  I wanted to do a layout that would record this everyday part of our lives, that I am sure I will forget but I don't want them  to.   My girls don't seem to care one way or the other about the moon , outerspace, baseball so it will be unlikely I mention them in these posts.  Of course I will
have feature there likes ,too. Until next time.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Birda Mae's Recipe Corner:Pat's Broccoli and Chicken Stir Fry

2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1/2 tablespoonrsesame oil
1/2tablespoon red pepper flakes, plus more to taste, if desired
1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon peanut oil, plus more as needed
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons peeled and chopped ginger
4 green onions, sliced
2 cups broccoli florets, blanched

In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, orange juice, rice wine vinegar, light brown sugar,
sesame oil, red pepper flakes and cornstarch. Reserve.

Set a wok over medium-high heat and coat with 1 tablespoon of peanut.  when the oil shimmers add about half of the chicken thigh pieces.  Stir-fry until chicken is fully cooked through, about 3-4 minutes.  Transfer
to aplate and repeat the proccess with the remaining chicken thighs

Add enough peanut oil to the hot wok to coat the bottom.  Add the garlic,ginger, green onions and red pepper flakes to taste and saute until fragrant, about 1 1 minute.  Add chicken  back to pan along with the brocoli florets and stir to warm through.  Pour in the reserved sauce and stir until the sauce is thickened and bubbly , about 345 seconds.  Transfer to serving and serve.

I apologize for taking so long to post but I think this recipe will make up for it. I followed  pretty close
except I use the powder form of ginger.  I prefer the smell of it and to not be aggravated because I detest chopping ginger root.  I loved it  I would probably double everything next time , but I served this on angel hair
pasta.  Also if you go here you can watch the video that goes with this.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Day in the life of an artist/mama/poet

"if you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being ,you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life"Abraham Maslow

It's a dawning of a new day time to embrace the creative parts of myself I have been neglecting , like writing poetry and mixed media.  I guess I have to figure out a way to include scrapbooking as well.  Why does it have to be one or the other ? Why not have all 3?  I am just not at peace  or content  with myself unless I am doing one  of those things. This year is definitely going to be interesting
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Creative Goals for 2012

Hello out there ! I hope everyone had a safe and happy new year.  I really don't make resolutions.   Seems like
I forget about them by the time Valentine's Day rolls around. However if I set a goal  I am more likely to try here
are 3

1.  Try a new medium (pan pastels)

2. Try a new technique(printmaking)

3. Try a new surface(canvas panel)

I am still going to scrapbook I am planning on trying this in art journaling mostly.   Over at Milliande  there is
a discussion about creative intentions for the year so you can click the link and check it out .  Well I want to
paint or something before the kids come from school.  I don't go back to school until 1/17/12. so I want to take advantage of this.



About This blog

My fondest memoreis in my life are the ones at my grandmother's table.I loved not only the warm,velvety ,slightly sweet 7-up cake, but the affirmation that I was loved. What started out as a creative outlet and a place to honor her loving,generous spirit has evolved into a food blog where I can blather on about recipes, food trends, and basically any food related topic that foodies would like, get the idea. I am sure my family and anyone I've been friendly with for more than 2 minutes will breathe a collective sigh of relief, since I don't have to dump my food conversations on them all the time. Also to mix things up I will share scrapbook pages. I want the blog to refect who I am and what I like to do when apart from being a full time Mama and part time college student.Thank you for sharing this journey of exploration with me.