Category Archives: Before and After

The Profound Nature of a Single Drawn Line

What most impresses me about Picasso’s etchings was his gift of expressing the features of a face or a body with utter simplicity. Picasso could compose the silhouette of a face by using only a single drawn line.  Delicate, expressive eyes in 1 or 2 fluid … Continue reading

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Garden, Before and After 30-Aug-2011

Today’s Harvest: Young eggplant Cherry tomatoes (heirloom Black Cherry) Fresh basil Before: (Roast 4, 6-8 oz eggplant, cut in 1/2″ slices, quartered, and 3C cherry tomatoes, both veg drizzled with olive oil and seasoned with sea salt and pepper, for 15 … Continue reading

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Garden, Before and After 22-Aug-2011

Today’s Harvest: Asparagus Farm eggs Before: (butter crust; 6 eggs, 2/3 C cream, 1 C whole milk, 1# fresh asparagus, 8 oz Manchego cheese, 1/2 tsp marjoram, salt, pepper) After: (Asparagus quiche: this was an exercise using whatever I had … Continue reading

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Garden, Before and After 18-Aug-2011

Today’s Harvest: Pennyslvania Peaches Before: After, option 1: (two peaches, three celery stalks, juice of 1/2 lemon, juiced) After, option 2: (peach pie: butter crust, 6 peaches,  18 packets stevia, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/8 tsp freshly ground nutmeg, 1/4 … Continue reading

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Garden, Before and After 09-Aug-2011

Today’s Harvest: Black Cherry tomatoes Garden Peach tomatoes Tiffen Mennonite tomatoes Before: After: (Tomato Tart: roll and par-bake a quick butter crust, stir together an egg custard, layer tomatoes, grated Locatelli Romano cheese; pour custard over; top with additional cheese.  … Continue reading

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Garden, Before and After 02-Aug-2011

Today’s harvest: ‘Hog Heart’ Roma tomatoes Fresh basil Before: After: (sliced fresh mozzarella, grated lemon zest, a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, herbed salt)

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Garden, Before and After 18-Jul-2011

Today’s harvest: Black Cherry, cherry tomatoes Green beans Leaf lettuce Before: After: (remember that poached salmon and Locatelli Romano in the frig?)

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