A little guide to the who's who of the Spring farmer's market.
Check out your local market for some of these tasty treats! If you're in Rhode Island check out the lovely folks I put together this guide for, Farm Fresh Rhode Island. Poke around their website for market information and other yummy local goods in the Rhode Island area.
I am officially committing to welcoming Spring into my life.
I think it's the combination of Providence being completely overtaken by buds and blossoms and my cooking being dominated by spring onions, ramps, and asparagus. I love you squash, I really do, in all of your forms, but I've been craving those fresh, pale and yellow-tinted greens that scream spring. They've been wiggling their way into my work as well ( a spring vegetable guide is in the works!) so for now I'll just let myself enjoy their company as I gear up for the last month or so of school. Enjoy the lovely weather!
This is an image from an ongoing project I'm working one that stems from a fascination I have with inherited rituals, recipes, and cures. I love the idea that every family has its own cures and treatments for physical or emotional ailments, and I've found that it is a topic that speaks to most people on a deeper level. These remedies call to mind a specific place and time and remind us of a personal heritage that goes beyond cultural. They are evidence of the shaping of a family's identity and as I am surrounded by young people experiencing the world as an individual for the first time, I have found that a way to guarantee a deeper connection with someone is to understand their particular heritage as it relates to traditions and habits formed by their family. This project may evolve in form as time goes on but I hope to continue exploring these ideas through the collection of these little recipes and rituals.
So here is the first of many! Maybe even give it a try, it sounds delicious.
I head back to Providence tomorrow, so in the attempt to continue to desperately cling to my Spring Break I wanted to take a little gander down memory lane. Not so much memory lane I guess, considering I touched down in Boston from Iceland all but two days ago. Regardless...
The other day (March 14th to be exact) was my lovely friend, Layla's, birthday. As a little morning treat for her I threw together some lemon blueberry scones with the plan to toss in some dried sage that I had dried from the garden this past summer. But of course I forgot. That's what I get for late-night, impulsive baking. I included it in the recipe because I still think it would be a fabulous little earthy note to go along the sweet and citrus of the berries and lemon. Those fresh moments with the kind of dense, sweetness of the whole wheat flour is right up my alley. They seemed to go over well.
As if I wasn't already a little too smug and pleased with myself about coming up with my own recipe for this one so I went ahead and painted it. Oops.
Quick update! A while back two pieces of mine were accepted into 'YOUNG & EMERGING'
A Juried Exhibition of New England Artists Age 18-30 at Gallery Seven in Maynard, Massachusetts. The show runs from February 26th to March 30th, I'm actually making the trek home to go to the reception.
Let me be clear, when I say trek I mean a 20 minute train ride. That's true commitment.
If you're in the area do stop by and take a look at some of the lovely work they've found!