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Gorgeous day on the island

Can’t believe we had a 40 degree weather change in 24 hours. I torched today with the doors open, played outside with Henry in a t-shirt and Ruby took a walk. While I was at the torch I… Read More

Loveable Bud

  It’s funny, I know I did not like they way they were but I kept doing the same thing over and over. I’ve been working on my dogs snoot and eyes and I think I had a… Read More

Finding Your voice as a Glass Beadmaker #2

Assignment 2 called for us to pick a piece of art from several that were posted and make a bead inspired by that art. We were asked to step out of our comfort zone, I had no idea… Read More

Shrimp & Chicken Gumbo

What could be better then a pot of Gumbo on a cold winter day?   The most important part of Gumbo is making the roux take your time and let the roux get a dark chocolate brown color…. Read More

Finding Your Voice as a Glass Beadmaker

Assignment 1 for Finding Your Voice as a Glass Beadmaker a workshop by our mentor Sylvie Lansdowne. My first challenge was to take the assigned black and white picture and color palette of three colors create a bead with no do… Read More

Bean & Vegetable Stew

I was going to post some tasty Banana Bars I made last week but got up this morning feeling we needed something healthy after our Superbowl fest last night.    Bean & Vegetable Stew   ½ onions chopped… Read More

A Few New Pups

Tasty Crab Cakes

These crab cakes make a great appetizer or just add a salad you you’ve got a great meal. 16 oz. Crabmeat 2 eggs beaten 3 Tablespoons Mayonnaise 1 ½ teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning Pinch of cayenne pepper (depending… Read More

Taking time to make jewelry.

I always find myself at the torch instead of making jewlery.  Yesterday I took the time to sit and and make a few necklaces.  I will be listing this for sale at a 1000 Markets where I sell my jewelry. 

Fireboat on Lake Lure

WOW that is a lot of water coming from the fireboat. It was a nice day and the fireman where out on the lake, I guess making sure everything was working correctly. Soon the mountains will be green,… Read More

Turkey Chili

    Ingredients: 2 pounds of ground turkey 1 medium onion chopped 2 carrots sliced 1 bell pepper chopped (I like red but you can use green if you like) 2 stalks of celery, chopped Pinch of salt… Read More

Peter has a korny joke to tell.

What is a rabbit’s wedding ring  made of ?  …..14 Carrots