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Rona2: Rancho Gordo Yellow Eye Beans

*sigh* My first failure, sorta… Yellow Eye Bean did not deserve that! I put the beans in water to soak and forgot them and they soaked a LONG time, too long. I also put the wrong liquids in the pot … Continue reading

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Rona2: Rancho Gordo Cassoulet Beans

In my order I bought the Cassoulet Book; I love reading cook books for inspiration, and this one is inspiring.  I doubt I ever make the Real Deal — not likely to buy duck and so forth.  But I will … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Rancho Gordo Eye of the Goat Beans

Trust me, you are going to get bored hearing about my bean adventures… but Rancho Gordo and their beans are keeping me going in this pandemic! I have ordered many different types of beans and *SHOCK* I can taste the … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, MORE Fudge

I rarely do layerings but my Rona journal has lots of them, above! My hunny wants his chocolate!! I have been making fudge with what I had on hand (I ordered supplies now so soon the fudge will be made … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Rancho Gordo White Lima Beans

Finally received the box of beans from Rancho Gordo… Been reading about them, and now I had to have beans… a staple during this damn Rona visit. I started with 1 lb of the big fat White Lima beans. They … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, A gift from Idaho

A package arrived in the nick of time… I was desperate for an onion and we were out of coffee! An unexpected package from Marianne in Idaho brought us both, plus color in ink samples and a lovely hand-painted card! … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Tools of the Trade

Most of you think masks now and think of Covid-19… But we use masks every day with filters, and now we cannot get the filters! They can’t sell anything mask related to us; everything is all about the virus. I … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Mixer

Love my fire engine red mixer! Ink painting with Pelikan Black ink and Robert Oster Fire Engine Red ink and Noodler’s Lexington Grey Ink. To hear about classes, follow me on Instagram, Facebook or check out my new, improved dkatiepowellart.com … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Roast Chicken

Roast Chicken from Carman Ranch! A total gift to be delivered from the ranch… humanely raised and killed, this meets our requirements so it was a lovely break from beans and rice. And of course, the end of the bits … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Dance!

Depression’s antidote?  Dance!  Music! You may notice I’ve been adding to my posts with songs at the bottom… I’ve bee playing loud rock and roll while I worked this week and last — Helps me not get too down… layers … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Blue Cheese and Apple Gouda Sausage Quiche

Mitchell had an idea for a quiche flavor… So when the six dozen eggs were delivered (I had not ordered) I had to use some of them up — and quiches make for nice fast studio dinners when we are … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Andouille Sausage Quiche

Heavenly smokey spicy quiche! Andouille Sausage makes a wonderful yummy quiche! I bought it to make a jambalaya but never got around to it and so, had these humanely raised sausages in the freezer. The heat from both Poblano and … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Maida Hatter’s Aspen Bars

Did you know you can write on the inside of an Alter Eco wrapper? Tipped in this wrapper…. things we miss! Then I could also use it as a painting surface! These bars are almost too sweet for me. Butter … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Surprise Fudge

Mitchell loves fudge… While I was doing all this cooking, I surprised him with an experimental fudge. I used four Altar Eco Deep Dark Salted Burnt Caramel Chocolate bars in place of the bag of chocolate chips! It melted easily … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Groceries

omigoddess, groceries!! Mitchell and I shopping together is like a date… It is one of life’s real pleasures, especially at the farmer’s markets. We were ready and able to go without fresh veggies and fruits, live off canned items and … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Helper Cooking Cat and SoCS

He’s my helper cat in the kitchen! Big goofy lovercat! Can a cat get a bite of something in this joint? Hari-Bol Gibbs decided to make a can box his home to keep me company I was in the studio … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Hot Blackened 2-Pepper Beans and Rice

Hot Spicy Blackened 2-Pepper Beans with Brown Basmati/Wild Rice Blend! This can be made with any bean… in fact pintos are not my favorite beans!  Today I made it with canned black beans and without the wild rice blend, which … Continue reading

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Rona on Grey, Cooking

I have an advance of the new Hahnemühle Toned Watercolour Book (review coming after I have played in it). I was going to test it, but then save ti for something really special. Then Rona came to our shores with … Continue reading

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