Thursday, February 28, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
I would like to announce that I will be hosting the Grand Opening of my Etsy store, Soul of a Rose, on March 1, 2008. On that date, I will be offering great sales on beautiful homemade cards and stationary. I will be posting a direct link soon. Also, I will try to post some previews of my merchandise.
In the meantime, please check out Etsy for lovely homemade items!
This is my submission for Illustration Friday's theme of "Theory." Pictured here is Jacques Derrida, the well-known twentieth-century literary theorist. "Différance" is a word that Derrida coined; it is a complicated concept/word that I will not attempt to explain here. In any case, the word "theory" reminded me of this great theorist.
The writing that serves as the background in this image is actually a portion of the work of Derrida. Thanks to this page, I was able to get the French as well as the English translation of Derrida's description of différance.
I hope you enjoy!
Monday, February 18, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
So. What have I been doing with all this free time? Well, not too much as of yet, but I have been crafting some great plans for the next few months. All shall be revealed in good time.
In the meantime, here are some photos of what I have been "cooking up" literally. It should be noted, that while I was enduring the "very sick" part of my recent past I was on a clear liquid diet. I was also taking medication that made me excruciatingly hungry. I began watching the Food Network religiously as well as reading as many cooking magazines as I could lay my hands on. When I finally was released from the hospital, I began to cook. Here, for your perusal, are some of my recent culinary creations.
This is a chickpea salad with a homemade white wine citrus dressing.
This is my version of vegetarian "ribs" with sage risotto (Mom's creation) and some honey-balsamic roasted root vegetables. The "ribs" are made with seitan, marinated with my own special recipe of marinade and then simmered in a pot and served with some of the marinade on top. The root vegetables were really fun to make; the sweetness of the honey contrasted nicely with the balsamic vinegar. This was also my first time preparing, cooking, and eating parsnips -- quite an enjoyable experience.
This is the infamous Angel Food cake I attempted to make. My mom, sister, and I all took turns beating that batter for an hour and an half until it finally whipped into peaks. I ended up killing our little hand-held beater (it had lived a good long life of over twenty years). Thus, this cake was very precious as a beater had sacrificed its life to give birth this dessert.