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Ancho Chili

. Ink Painting with Birmingham inks (Black Olive and Ancho Chili) and Robert Oster inks (Red Candy)… A meditation on a dried chili! To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com “Memory … Continue reading

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Pandemic Recipes: At the Beginning, A Prayer

I am creating a new cookbook, gathering the recipes we relied upon in the last year of this crazy pandemic. I am using a journal I am unfamiliar with, created from heavy unfinished and rough paper from India, a Kadhi … Continue reading

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Recipe, Rancho Gordo Yellow Eye Beans

Rancho Gordo’s Yellow Eye Bean was a bean I tried earlier and ruined…. Now that I am an old bean-cooking gal, it is time to revisit some of the beans that I did early on because now I can coax … Continue reading

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Recipe: Mustard Honey Hot Red Chilies

Thanks Cynthia Leary Stroo for giving me an idea for a different glaze… Bored and stuck in a rut, I didn’t have all her ingredients but made do nicely and we’ll make this again. Yummy with some carrots put into … Continue reading

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Stuffed Poblanos

The newest yummy thing I am making to freeze for quick dinners or lunches. Great for sketching in #notinktober. Inks listed at the bottom of the recipe above. To hear about classes, follow me on Facebook or check out my … Continue reading

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Rona2: Zebra Beans

It isn’t that I’ve stopped eating beans, it is that I am settling into a comfort zone with my cooking of beans.  I still write down my experiences with new beans and am finding new beans to try but have … Continue reading

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True Love, Sweets!

Cooking is important again… and has stayed that way for months! We don’t buy baked goods and other deli items while shopping now… GREAT cookie recipe from http://www.butterbaking.com! I had only brown sugar, and now have a versatile recipe that … Continue reading

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Rona2: In the Groove with Rancho Gordo

You are not hearing me rave as much about Rancho Gordo beans because I am kinda getting into a groove with them.  I cook more of them in the manner described on their site, and then mix it up with … Continue reading

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Pineapple Ginger Garlic Teriyaki Chicken

I’ve made sure that I cooked really good meals for us — versatile and changing, things like this one that can become second meals with white beans added over rice… there is so little goodness around these days that cooing … Continue reading

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Rona2: Wall of Moms

I have so much to say about my disappointment in our government. I don’t recognize my country.  No one works together to ward the common good. The last showdowns with the feds were with the Wall of Moms and the … Continue reading

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Rona2: AOC

I only wish I could do her justice… not quite right! For those of you who don’t think women go through this; it is true. The harassment started for me USC School of Architecture with SOME not all my design … Continue reading

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Rona2: Purple Watercolors

Yesterday I played with  MGraham Ultramarine Violet (left) and Daniel Smith Cobalt Blue Violet (right) here. Today I am showing you my mainstream (not small manufacturers) purples, and talking about why I choose certain paints as KEEPERS… Keepers have a … Continue reading

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Rona2: Delphiniums

Cynthia let me use her images of delphiniums with which to work; In the true theme of an art journal I was playing with paint and direct watercolor versus pen and ink and watercolor. Trying MGraham Ultramarine Violet, the prettiest … Continue reading

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Rona2: Rancho Gordo Midnight Black Beans

So yummy we bought several bags of Midnight Black Beans! Black beans are a favorite — they have a different taste than Pintos and we use them in much the same way. The first time I had black beans was … Continue reading

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Rona2: Can’t Go Home Again

Home home home… The idea of home is so far away from today’s reality… Family figures who were wayshowers became betrayers, My hometown has become a rich man’s enclave, far away from the hippy beach community that was heaven… and … Continue reading

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Rona2: Rancho Gordo Flageolet Beans

Flageolet is another sweet-smelling bean right out of the bag — smells of the earth and it smells GREEN… Flageolet pushed me back a decade to when I had the time to make my own chicken stock from leftover bones, … Continue reading

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Rona2: Wildlife

Blackberries along the back fence attract birds and so, this year, we finally began feeding the birds on the roof of our building’s loading dock. A wide variety of seed and peanuts and corn means a wide variety of bird … Continue reading

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Rona2: Rancho Gordo Ayocote Morado Beans

This a redo and making-it-better of my Rancho Gordo Ayocote Morado Beans. I nearly cried when we finished this batch, especially as they are already out of stock! I pre-soaked these beans for an hour… seeing the beautiful beans in … Continue reading

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