Saturday, May 23, 2009


My little midget pal and a pretty pinwheeled rose in a bouquet.

We're off for a walk on the mountain today, a picnic, and later tonight a backyard bbq.

the wknd is nice to us.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Hat Map Pins

for a landscape that fits snugly into a table vitrine in the foyer of the Library.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Banners for a Space

Of white linen ...for a show opening next week at the oldest lending library in Canada, the Atwater Library and Mechanics Institute. One of 19 works being exhibited as part of the Montréal Off-Biennale hosted by Dare-Dare Centre de diffusion d'art multidisciplinaire du Montréal.
K. sent me this ... Happy May long-wknd planting!

Still Mending

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Tete de violon Soup

With leek and spinach potato gnocchi.
You know it's spring when the magic fiddleheads arrive at the market.

Sauté 4 leeks (mainly just the white parts), a diced potato and a rib of sliced celery in a soup pot with a little butter and a good tsp of salt until slightly soft,
Add 1/2 cup or so of dry white wine. Cook, letting the wine almost disappear, about 10 minutes. Add a quart of water or stock and bring to the boil, then lower to a simmer for about 15 minutes to allow the potato to become tender.
Bring another small pot of water to the boil with a little salt and a olive oil and add a few handfuls of gnocchi, allowing them to cook 'til they rise to the top. Place them in a bowl and keep warm.
Add a cup or 2 of fresh fiddle heads to the soup and cook another minute or so, making sure the fiddle heads only cook to a bright tenderness. Adjust the salt if need be & add a few grinds of black pepper.
Sauté a scallion in butter 'til barely tender.
Place a spoonful of gnocchi in each soup bowl, ladle the soup over and add a few scallions to the top.