Community, farmers and yumminess....isn't that what it's all about? I have become slightly addicted to the farmer's markets (as they can be on most any day in these parts) and am always in awe of the beauty of real food. But what I really enjoy is talking to the farmers and finding out new ways to work with and honor ingredients (note the heirloom tomato and gruyere tart which will be making a repeat appearance tomorrow evening). I also have found some amazing local cheeses, breads and jams and (and to-die-for hand made enchiladas and salsas which was a saving grace after managing home work and soccer for two yesterday!) There is a great line in the beginning of the cookbook "How to Eat Supper" by Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift:
The world is divided into two kinds of people: those who wake up thinking about what they're going to eat for supper, and those who don't." I'm decidedly in the former camp. But enough about food (well kind of...) My supersized encaustic piece ( 36 x 36) is a bear to work with but I really love the idea of working large. This painting is in process and has to do with houses, communities, farms and the cosmos. Did I mention than from our patio we can see about of billion stars and the planet Jupiter almost every night? With my son's telescope we have been able to see three moons orbiting Jupiter and craters on the moon....how awesome is that???
P.S.: I wish you all at least one bright star to wish upon tonight...