Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Art of Food

My son, (a chef)  met
the Barefoot Contessa at a book signing in NYC
for "Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That.?"
Ina Garten is a fabulous cook.
People who love food are my kind of people!

Sharing a favorite recipe:
I've  made this for the holidays for
over 30 years, in seven different states
and Costa Rica. It was always a hit!

photo by als

Steamed Cranberry Pudding


  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 cups whole cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Dissolve the baking soda in the hot water. Stir in the molasses, then mix in the cranberries and flour. Pour into a greased 6 cup steamer mold.
  2. Cover the mold, and place into a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover the steaming pot. Cook over medium heat for one hour before checking, but it will take about 1 1/2 hours total. A toothpick inserted into the pudding should come out clean. Loosen the edges, and cool on a wire rack in the mold.
  3. Make the hard sauce just before serving: Heat the unsalted butter, cream, 1 cup sugar and vanilla in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook stirring constantly until heated through and smooth.
  4. Cut small piece and pour the sauce over, serve warm...

Monday, November 22, 2010

Flores del Sur

Buenos Dias

Marisa is a graphic web designer,
she resides in Patagonia, Argentina.
Since she was a child she has been
creating and loves to experiment.
Here are some of her latest creations!!

 Rustic wooden buttons.

Colorful, fun
 Rolled ribbon hair pins.
wooden scarf pin.

Flores del Sur, your virtual little bazaar in the Patagonia!

A variety of  lovely, interesting accessories .

Please look at her entire collection

Saturday, November 6, 2010

David Kapp

What a refreshing find.... I love Davids use of color 
and the movement he invokes in his paintings.
Please injoy the rest of his works at:

David Kapp