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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: 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: 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: 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: 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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Rona2: Rancho Gordo Santa Marie Pinquitos

Bored with talk of beans yet? Oh well. because I have lots more beany things to explore! These beans smelled like fresh grass when I opened the bag. Now I am smelling ALL my bags — but so far none … Continue reading

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Rona2: Rancho Gordo Best Cassoulet Beans

This a redo and making-it-better of my Rancho Gordo Cassoulet Beans. I nearly cried when we finished this batch! Doubled my 4 pieces bacon to 1/2 package, so almost double. A bit more Chipotle — but then we love things smokey … Continue reading

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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: Day in a Pandemic Life

We are working, still, harder than ever it seems. As we have no employees and the people we work with all have their own studios, it is an easy thing to do except that now we spend much more time … 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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Found: Recipe pages!

I am thankfully finishing up a few journals — and I found a couple of images I’ve not posted! I used to create recipe pages for fun which I used on my foodies blog (which I’ve not been posting too … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Cow Goddess

Two days off — this is a big deal this year as we’ve been working round the clock. As I’ve not been up to snuff (bad cold!) we didn’t do some things we might have — Like putting up twinkle … Continue reading

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Inktober, Week Four

Inktober is done!  I don’t know if I inked every day — my priority was writing our book — but I certainly pushed the boundaries of inking and playing with ink. Most of these drawings will be taken further into … Continue reading

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Inktober, Week Two

Again, mostly I feel like I am cheating because I use ink for under-drawings all the time. Under-drawing for watercolor, our soapstone Quan Yin. I am going to ink her or watercolor her . . .  stay tuned! We own … Continue reading

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