Saturday, April 28, 2012

Incredible sculptures by Ellen Jewett!!

I was on etsy the other day when I stopped dead in my tracks. Now, this does not happen often when I'm quickly glancing at the front page. But good Lord!! BLOWN AWAY!!! Ellen Jewett of Creatures from El produces seriously jaw dropping sculptures! I visited her shop, clicked on every listing, and went back to look at her sold pieces. MASSIVE talent!! They are so unique, I've never seen anything like them. It's impossible for me to pic a favorite from the collection below, but I just love that beast of burden....and of course, the boar!! They're just all SO fabulous!!!

Ellen's etsy shop

Sunday, April 22, 2012

My jars runneth over...

So my friend and customer, Rachel, is one wacky woman! Talented and brimming with ideas 24/7! I've been making her lots of jars to fill the shelf in her cafe, and she asked me to make some "exploding cherries"...which of course led to more messy ones. And I've only just started! You know how I go a little nuts once  I start making something :-O!!
Her's what I've made so far...

Friday, April 6, 2012

Grilled, stuffed Calamari

I love me some fried calamari, but I also love it grilled...or hell, raw! Sometimes this dish is paired with a tomato based sauce, but I just added straight up olive oil ;-).

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

No jars! Grilled Eggplant and Bruschetta

Not that I'm not still banging out jars, hehe. I've been filling an Italian order, and I make extras to list, of course ;-). This is a platter of Grilled Eggplant with Caponata, and Bruschetta. I love Italian food (although not as much as my beloved Asian)!! I might have to make a pizza next, which is something I haven't done in years. I love my deep dish and my NY style, but there's nothing like the taste of pizza in Italy!