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01/13/2012 / avenues of artistry

this & that

this week has been full of kitchen projects, teaching art classes, and prepping for the classes i am teaching this weekend. as i am planning my lessons and ordering materials i am finding a smattering of little illustrations and photos to share with you.

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i am also planning my own projects to complete this weekend and looking forward to coming back with some pieces completed pieces to post about. i’ll also photograph art by the teens i will be working with. the projects i am planning are silk screening, book binding, lino cutting and printing. here are some of the sites i found while doing research …..

 creative kismet is one of the most amazing blogs i have ever seen.

i adapted the recycled paper bags journal tutorial for one of our projects this weekend.

this week in the kitchen i prepped for getting back to school next week and for healthy breakfasts while i am away this weekend.

some of the things i made…. granola, apple sauce, cilantro pesto….

here is the recipe for the cilantro pesto. we used it to top butternut squash enchiladas but would also be great with tacos, black bean salad and so much more!

cilantro pesto
1 large bunch of cilantro, without the big stems
½ cup pepitas
1 medium sized shallot
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
¼ cup fresh olive oil
(you can also add some Serrano chili or hot pepper flakes to make it spicier)

in a food processor pulse all ingredients, except olive oil until well blended.  with food processor running slowly add olive oil. more oil can be added if needed.

makes about a cup

here’s a cool tip i found….. whatever you don’t use, you can freeze. line a ice cube tray with plastic wrap and fill in the individual cube spaces with the pesto. freeze and remove from the ice tray, put in a sealed freezer bag for future use.

cilantro pesto recipie adapted from this site.

you’ll all be on my mind this weekend as I collect thoughts, art and photos for you!

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  1. free typing test / Feb 21 2012 7:24 am

    edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros: esse é o meu carnaval

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