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Friday, December 16, 2011

Holidays Gifts

If you are looking for something for a special friend or family member, you have come to the right place. Just click on the images on both sides of this blog and you will be taken right to the Etsy shop of your choice to see a large and varied selection of wonderful things. Go ahead... give a click.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Recipe Corner - Homemade Applesauce

Sometimes the best things in life are the simplest.  For years my grandmother and I made this together every fall.

Peck of apples (preferably Cortlands)
1/2 cup of water
Pinch of cinnamon

Quarter, core and slice apples into heavy bottomed pot. Pour in water and bring to boil, turn down and simmer until all are mushy.  Run through the larger blades on a food mill discarding the peels.  The pink color comes naturally.  Add cinnamon if desired.  Will keep up to a week in the fridge and freezes well so you can make it now and enjoy it for Thanksgiving.

Recipe compliments of Spongetta.

Friday, November 11, 2011

The Recipe Corner

Garlic with a Side of Chicken 
(adapted from a recipe in Everyday Food that I have long since lost, so it may not resemble it anyway)

1 or 2 heads of garlic, smashed, peeled, and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup olive oil
Lemon sliced into rounds
8-10 skinned chicken thighs
Fresh chopped tarragon (parsley and basil work well too)

Heat garlic in pot with olive oil.  Bring to bubbling then simmer 10 minutes.  Allow to cool.  Toss oil with chicken, lemon and herbs. Season with salt and pepper.  Let sit a half hour.  Heat oven to 400.  Dump chicken mixture into a roasting pan and bake until cooked through, turning once, about 40 minutes.

A great entree for even the most picky eater.

Recipe compliments of Spongetta.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A Tour of Fall Foliage

Blue sky, yellow leaves and all wrapped in sunlight: the perfect Autumn day Long Island. This was taken in Rockville Center, New York, a town about three miles from mine.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Our member, ClayImages, was feature on the Creative Sprinkle blog this week. Follow this link to read about her and what she does.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Terra Nova at the Racine Art Museum

Living in Wisconsin has its perks. Not only do we have wonderful fall foliage, but the Racine Art Museum is within driving distance for me. My husband and I took a day trip on our anniversary. It was well worth it.

The museum is a very modern sleek building full of light near Lake Michigan right on Main Street. Two other exhibits downstairs were also very inviting and interesting, but my goal was the upstairs. This is going to be a very subjective account of my impression of the Terra Nova exhibit and not meant to be an art criticism in any way. For those not familiar, Terra Nova is the first exhibit of its kind solely dedicated to the art and craft of polymer clay.

Even though the square footage was relatively small, the architecture was light and airy. This made the room seem very spacious. We spent about three hours all in all (with a lunch break) and I still did not want to leave. It was a spectacular experience. With only three other art lovers in the building, we had the playground to ourselves.

Entering from the elevator side, to the right and counter clockwise the show started out with the furniture display by Bishoff and Syron. This work was new to me and gave a whole new meaning to the word "veneer". The "do not touch" sign had to be ignored for a split second. Wink

The work of a chosen group of featured artists called "boundary breakers" was displayed in several show cases in the middle of the u-shaped room and on the walls. Supplemented with that, there were showcases and wall displays with one or two pieces by other artists from the museum's own and private collections.

It was absolutely spectacular to see works of so many wonderful artists in person. Even the best photography I have seen does not do them justice. The depth and the texture, the scale and the dimensionality cannot be conveyed in photos. The layers and shiny finish of Dustin's purses (not to be touched behind glass), the matte sheen of Dever's installations, the tiny detail in many of the beads and mosaics, the contrast of colors and textures, all this was a feast to behold.

Naturally, I have my favorites and preferences which will be different for every visitor, and there is certainly something for every taste. Some pieces I found a bit over the top but I certainly could appreciate them as art in their own right. Some work I simply did not understand. For example, I am not sure why PC would be the medium of choice in a picture which could just as well be painted.  The exhibit certainly served its function of attempting to expand my horizon.

Some of the smaller pieces like brooches were especially appealing to me because of their simpler shapes and focus on surface treatment - I find less is often more. Meanwhile, I would have liked to have seen a little less jewelry (there were so many necklaces!) and more sculptural work. I found the choice of artists a bit arbitrary and was missing some boundary breaking names I think should have been in the collection. I also wished I could have seen more work of those who only had one or two pieces represented. It must be hard to be a curator.

I learned how refined PC can be, and how the attention to the smallest detail is of the essence. I learned even more how free and boundless the medium is, how it can be combined with other materials, how it can be whimsical or serious, gaudy or precious, and most of all unexpected.

If you can't make it to Racine, I do recommend to get the book.

The Author Berit Hines has a BfA in Ceramics from the Royal Academy of Art and Design in 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. She has written articles on Ceramics in several publications Europe in the 1980's. She has worked with Polymer Clay for a little over two years. 


A Tour of Fall Foliage

November in Vermont brought 16 inches of snow!

Green River Covered Bridge, Guilford, Vermont

River Road, Guilford, Vermont

A tour of the fall foilage!

November in New York!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Happy Halloween to all the Bats and Belles Free (with nods to Walt Kelly)


 There was some discussion on etsy about the use of the phrase "With Bated breath".  Do you use the correct word bated, or the common word baited, did any of this have anything to do with the original conversation, does any of this give you more sales and really who cares?
That and this lovely soft sculpture creation by ChatNoirStudios inspired the following bit of nonsense.

I baited my breath
to attract the bats
to move into the belfry
along with the cats.

My breath has abated
my brain has been batted
The belfry is scented 

with an aroma that's catted.


With love,
Kristi Smart

Friday, October 21, 2011

Red Onyx Wrist Mala by TrueNatureYoga

15 Vibrant Red Onyx gemstones strung on elastic beading cord finished off with a focal bead of black and cream color. The Onyx are approximately 10mm in size and the focal bead is 3/4 of an inch long. The mala is about 8 inches around and will fit comfortably on 7 - 8 inch wrist. 

Onyx is a protective stone that repels negative energy. As with all of my items it is strung with mindfulness and metta loving kindness!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Lunch in NYC

I had the pleasure of having lunch with tofunutloaf, creator of the 'bots and the monsters, and her husband, Bob, in NYC. She had the stars of her movies with her and would you believe it, I forgot to ask for autographs.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tuesday Tinker- Zephi

The Girl Who Leapt,

"Over time I have come to realize that art is more than just what makes us different from other creatures. Art is a human right. Something we all need, just like food and water. It is nourishing. I want you to be nourished by my artwork."

To enter Zephi's artful world, visit her Esty shop!  You will enter a place of peace, thought, curiosity, and magically soft colors and images. Just like Zephi, the sentiment is elegantly and beautifully simple, pure of heart and a with a witty sense of humor.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Sunday Supplement - Artful Giving

Many artists on Etsy donate part of their proceeds to a charity that touches their hearts or supports a cause they believe in.  Several of our Freethinkers team members have done the same!  

TrueNatureYoga donates part of her proceeds to an organization called YogaHOPE.   This organization was "created to facilitate access to yoga and meditation education specifically for women experiencing debilitating life transitions – those establishing independence from domestic violence, self-sufficiency from homelessness, recovery from drug addiction, or rehabilitation after mental illness."  Learn more about their mission and ways you can help by visiting

Zephi contributes 5% of her shops earnings each year to a different organization.  This year she has chosen to donate to the Heroic Imagination Project (HIP).  It is a program to help youngsters learn what it takes to be a normal person doing extraordinary things to help others.  Get HIP and check out all the wonderful projects currently in the works at

GoodOldBooks donates 50% of her shops proceeds to Doctors Without Borders and Heifer International.  Both of these organizations are doing amazing work to provide medical care and economic sustainability in impoverished countries around the world.  Check out these causes at and

Somalia - Doctors Without Borders

Heifer International -Bringing an end to world hunger.

What could be better?  Artists supporting others through their most beloved craft!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sunday Supplement -Remembering 9/11

We all remember where we were that day.  Each of us in the middle of a tasks when someone told us to turn on the TV.   We collectively, as a nation and a world, watched as events unfolded before our eyes.  Surely this isn't real.  Surely something this horrific cannot be happening.  But it was. 

We spent the rest of that day glued to the TV screen, watching scenes that would haunt our dreams and waking hours for a long time to come.  We watched the TV screen to feel connected to a nation that was hurting and numb.  We called our loved ones to hear their voices and make sure they were ok, even if they lived no where near NYC, DC or on flight 93.  All of us woke the next day to a changed world.

This day, an amazing 10 years later, our hearts hurt once again for the families who lost their loved ones on that tragic day.  Our hearts hurt for a world that is less trusting and more fearful.   Today we cry fresh tears for old wounds.

In whatever way you choose to commemorate this day, whether by watching all the memorial coverage on TV, spending time with loved ones, or quietly sending up a prayer for our world, do remember the heroism shown that day, the coming together of communities across America, the collective tenderness we treated strangers with for the days following, the increased patriotism, the hundreds of thousands of men and women who serve our country everyday, and most especially, the souls that paid the ultimate sacrifice on this day, with their lives.

For the families, the firefighters, the rescue workers, those in the towers, pentagon, and planes, our nation, our world.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tuesday Tinker - beachcomberscove

Beachcomberscove lives on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico from which she draws her inspiration. Besides prints of her art work, she also makes cards and jewelry.

Visit her shop and see her many creations.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Sunday Supplement - On Location with Our Next Tuesday Tinker -Beachcombers Cove

Many of our team members take their Etsy shop on the road to local Arts and Crafts shows.  Many times they report back to the team that they had a great show, sold a good number of items, and made some new friends.  Other times they brings reports of slow sales, sunburns, weird neighboring vendors and exhaustion.  With it's 50/50 chance of being great or really stinking, what keeps them going back for more?  For some it seeing customers eyes light up when they really like their work, having a face to face conversation with their buyer, and building relationships within their community.  For others it's a way to support a favorite cause, reach a greater audience of buyers than selling on Etsy might allow, make a larger chunk of change, and to just experience something new and different. Whatever the case may be, as a team, we all enjoy hearing about each others latest show excursions.

Beachcomberscove just completed a mini set up at the Treehouse Art Collective, in Galveston, Texas, where she is a member.

Should you not be able to get to a beach anything this summer, stop by BeachcombersCove's Etsy shop.  Her marine inspired jewelry and tropical art pieces will soon have you feeling like you are walking down the beach, collecting shells, hearing the breeze, and smelling the fresh salty air!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Tuesday Tinker - Altar Space

Grow, Transform and Fly Magnets

We all have a place in our home where we keep our most precious things.  It could be the crayon drawing your now grow child drew when she was three years old, it could be a favorite picture of you and your dad, it could be a knick knack you picked up on a family vacation.  Altar Space has several of these spots and collections about her home, including a handmade altar table where she keeps her favorite crystals, rocks, and any other trinket that has special meaning.  She tries to carry this theme of sacred and special things in her shop, hoping to allow others to find something lovely to add to their collection.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Sunday Supplement - On Location with our next Tuesday Tinker

Most of the country, and particularly those of us on the East Coast, have been glued to the coverage of hurricane Irene.  We have several Etsy Freethinker Team members who live in her direct path.   I, altarspace, am one of those!  However, I live in Vermont, so it won't be as bad for me as for others.   The whole teams thoughts and prayers go out to MarthaHorman who is really really in the direct path of Irene and deciding to ride it out.  She has made good preparations and made sure she had all the beads she would need to weather the storm and complete the beading project she started.  In an effort to get the Sunday Supplement created and on the web before our power goes out, I figured I would share pictures of the preparations we have made for Irene.

Water storage!  We filled every container we had in the house.  Don't worry, this isn't all we have, there are 6 large jugs of water on the kitchen floor.  We are keeping these cold to help cool the frig when the electricity goes out.

Weather radio, lantern, flashlight.  We have candles too.

Our makeshift altar, where lot's of praying is being done to protect us, our house and those we love.
We know we will lose power so we plan to spending the day making art, playing cards, and praying that the river by our house doesn't flood over it's banks, the trees behind the house don't fall on us and that the road to civilization doesn't get washed away!   So while we are riding out Irene, you can visit my etsy shop for all your spiritual decoration needs.   Stay tuned for aftermath pictures!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tuesday Tinker - AuntMartha

AuntMartha used to be an Antique and Collectibles dealer. When she closed her business, she just packed up her stock and put it in her basement and her attic. Now she's started to open the boxes and put the pieces up for sale in her shop. It's a good idea to check her store often because she tries to list at least one new piece a week. 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Sunday Supplement - On Location with our next Tuesday Tinker

As a larger part of the country is still baking in the summer heat, we all dream of the cooler weather, colorful leaves and pumpkins of October!   Our Etsy Freethinkers Team member AuntMartha, to fill our longing for fall, has shared some vacation photos she took while hiking in the Loire Valley of Central France several years ago.

The Loire River

 The house on a little creek running into the Loire where they stayed

A picturesque building near the trail.
Bluebeard's Castle - apparently the man who owned this in the 15th century went
through more children than the neighbors thought was acceptable.

Should you be interested in other items with European flair, visit AuntMartha's Etsy Shop. She has a lovely assortment of antique plates, figurines, cups and other fine haberdashery.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Recipe Corner -Chicken and Mushroom Soup

These measurements are all approximate; it's your soup - wiggle the ingredients around to suit your taste.

1 Cup Chicken Broth (I use College Inn when I don't have home-made, which is most of the time.)
1/2 cup of cooked chicken cubed or in hunks - you can use more if you want.
1 oz of uncooked pasta (I used spaghetti when I made the soup in the picture.)
1/4 cup frozen peas
1/4 cup dried mushrooms or 1/2 cup fresh mushrooms. What kind?  Any kind you want. I have used Black Trumpets, oysters, portabella, morels,  porcini, shiitake and chicken mushroom. You can also use those uninteresting white mushrooms that you see in every grocery store. 
Olive oil

If you are using dried mushrooms, reconstitute them with boiling water to cover. Don't throw out the mushroom water; it's a good addition to the soup.

If you are using fresh mushrooms, saute them for about 5 minutes in a little olive oil and basil.

Bring broth to a boil, add basil if you are using dried mushrooms, and cook the pasta. When it is al dente, add the frozen peas, and the chicken. Bring back to a boil and add the mushrooms with the basil and oil or with the mushroom water depending on what mushrooms you are using. 

Oyster mushrooms in the wild.

Serves 1.

Recipe compliments of GoodOldBooks.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tuesday Tinker - ManicManx

If you go to ManicManx's shop you will see an "On vacation" sign and none of her wonderful jackets, coats and vests. I'm here to tell you that this is not true - she's at a show! and shows are fun but they are too much work to be "vacations". She should be back by this time next week.

Go to her shop and click on the button that lets Etsy alert you when ManicManx is back. You won't be sorry.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday Supplement - On Location with our Next Tuesday Tinker

Our Freethinker Etsy Team is made of of lots of wonderful people, all very different, with all kinds of different views, hobbies, senses of humors, and beliefs.   But the one thing we all love is a good poem or story from ManicManx.  The Freethinkers Team calls her MM, the world calls her Kristi Smart, we all call her funny!   This Sunday she has graced us with one of her poems about her beloved cat Henry:
I woke up this morning with a feeling of dread.
I found Henry’s rectum was glued to my head.

It wasn’t his usual choice of repose.
The artful arrangement, his torso, my nose.

I wont be surprised if I break out in a sty.
Due to new sleeping habits, his anus, my eye.

I hope he goes back to his chest, my ear.
My armpit is willing to snuggle his rear.

The first light of day is now up my cats butt.
In considering trading him in for a mutt.

I love little Henry with all of my heart.
I'm ever so grateful he cant pass a fart.

Kristi Smart

Henry, having a laugh.

We are also lucky enough to have Kristy write for our Recipe Corner, where she always has a wonderful spin on every yummy concoction.   Not only is she a gifted story teller, but a gifted seamstress as well.    To view her eclectic and beautiful hand made coats and vests, visit ManicManx's Etsy Shop. MM, when is your first book of poetry coming out?   Stay tuned.....

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thursdays Recipe Corner

Beachcomber Pasta Salad
Brought to you by Beachcobersgrove
Paintings and jewelry with a sandy point of view. Its only appropriate that the first ingredient in this recipe is shells.

1 lb pasta (sm shell)
1 handful black olives, pitted
  1 c. sun-dried tomatoes in oil
1 c. broccoli crowns (firm cooked)
1 bunch fresh basil
1 c. corn/peas
1/2 red onion chopped(or green onions)
1 bottle italian dressing
Optional: parmesean cheese & bacon bits
Salt, pepper, thyme to taste

Beachcombers Cove, Your Oasis of Fun , Tropical Art

The peaceful spirit of the seahorse is represented here for your wearing pleasure. Handmade in 16g. sterling silver wire and combined with natural, bone beads, it is approximately 8" long and fastens with a handmade clasp. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tuesday Tinker - tofunutloaf

Introducing one of tofunutloaf's robots.

One might think that, with a clock on her chest, Leota would be punctual to all events. This has not proven to be the case, however....  for more details of Leota's life and problems check out tofunutloaf's store.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Sunday Supplement - On Location with Our Next Tuesday Tinker

Tofunutloaf, who lives in Urbana, Illinois, might be best known to us all for creating her super creative and potentially world dominating, cute poly clay robots, but Tofu beats the summer heat by making paper in her basement! 

Basement set-up, complete with new crappy blender!

"As you can see, we have kind of a functional basement. It has a low ceiling, is unheated, and floods easily, so we don't spend much time in it. It's the coolest part of the house in the summer, and making paper gives me an excuse to hang out down there, so I tend to restrict my paper making activities to heatwaves, says Tofu.

The heat hasn't been Tofu's only challenge this summer.  "My old crappy blender decided to stop working altogether, so I put it out on Facebook that I needed a new crappy blender for making paper. One of my friends had one, so I picked it up the next day and finished my paper batch. I now know the true value of FB: finding used crap in a hurry."

Old crappy blender - Tofu pushing the button to no avail!
Stop by Tofunutloaf's Etsy shop and stay tuned to see the results of all this summertime paper making.  In the meantime, you might find a new robot friend to spend the summer with!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Thursdays Recipe Corner

Today's tasty toast recipe is brought to you by the appropriately named Tofunutloaf on If you are a fan of breadyness, she has a mascot for you. Meet the Burger Bott who is cute enough to eat.
And now for the eats.

Yeah, I'm writing up how to make toast. But, this was really awesome toast, and really awesome toast is not an everyday occurrence. You will not find this toast at any fancy brunch, or on a high-class continental breakfast buffet, or in any fancy breakfast spot anywhere. It can only be had by searching out (or making) the best local food around. To have this incredible toast experience, you will need:

1 thick slice of amazing bread
really good fresh goat cheese
The best honey you can muster

Toast bread. Spread with the desired amount of goat cheese, and drizzle with honey. Eat.

If you happen to be near the Greater Champaign-Urbana Metropolitan Area, and would like to experience this toast as I did, you will need:

1 thick slice Mirabelle honey walnut bread
Prairie Fruits Herbs de Provence chevre
honey from Sasse's Apiary

Toast bread. Spread with the desired amount of goat cheese, and drizzle with honey. Eat. Toast more bread, spread with goat cheese, and drizzle with honey. Eat.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tuesday Tinker - AltheaP

AltheaP, an outstanding artist, who paints with dye on silk scarves and pouches, such as the one shown here.

Check her shop to see her other wonderful creations.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sunday Supplement - on Location with our next Tuesday Tinker

Though the official heat wave of several weeks ago has passed, some of us are still in the hot grip of the summer sun.  Freethinker team member, AltheaP, says that she can't really beat the heat, so she tries to deal with it all by keeping her sense of humor.  On a recent excursion around her hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina, she came across a sign that made her laugh.  She thought she would share it will all of us.  Could there be a better reason to get our oil changed?

Need a summer hat to wear while getting that oil change?  Visit AltheaP's Etsy shop where you can also find hand painted and dyed totes to take to the beach or a lovely scarf to complete your summer evening outfit!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tuesday Tinker - CircleANaturals

Anne and Paul from CircleANatures specialize in making handmade natural and organic products, but in the near future will be taking the shop in a new direction.

Anne explains, "We are adding a whole new area to our shop. Vintage jewelry and vintage jewelry repair or repurpose items. I love jewelry and am forever looking for interesting pieces. A lot of times, I find great pieces that are missing a crystal, or pieces that are broken that have a ton of potential, and were basically going to be thrown out. I thought, instead of throwing these out, why not offer them for parts or for rebirth? The idea that such beautiful things were headed for the dumpster because they weren't perfect just bothered me. So, we're going to offer a large spectrum of 'perfect items', as well as, pieces that hopefully will fit into someone's vision, and they will give them a new life, or be able to take a piece from them, to give life back to a piece they already own. I can promise there will be lots of cameos, as they are an addiction of mine. I've also recently become drawn to micro mosiacs and have bought several to offer in our shop. They are truly tiny pieces of very intricate art. We think the new items will complement what we already offer and hopefully find a niche among artists looking for supplies that they won't find other places. We want to be the go- to shop for artists looking for inspiration for repurpose and for people who need that one crystal to fix their favorite brooch."

Samples of vintage jewelry and repair parts.

Along with vintage jewelry and supplies you'll also find handmade organic and natural soaps, moisturizers, healing salves, and body creams.

Lilac Soap
Visit CircleANaturals and find something to soothe your soul and bling your fingers, ears, and neck!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sunday Supplement - On Location with the Next Tuesday Tinker

This week we asked Anne and Paul from CircleANaturals who live in Steven's Point, Wisconsin, how they beat the heat:

"My least expensive and low calorie way to deal with the heat and humidity of the summer months, is peppermint. We farm, so there's always chores to do whether it's 90 degrees or 10 below zero. I really enjoy the cooling tingle of our peppermint soap after doing chores, and I keep a atomizer with peppermint water in it, to mist myself with when I feel like I'm in the last stages of melting. It's also a natural bug repellent and masks the wonderful aroma of our all natural fertilizer producers (also known as cattle).  I also believe that if it's over 85 degrees, the calories in ice cream evaporate!

I am so blessed to be surrounded with so much peaceful beauty here on our farm. No neighbors or traffic. The first photo is of a truly beautiful sunset we had recently. It was actually raining and I drove the truck down to get clear of the tree line so I could take photos. Like an idiot, I stood in the beam of the headlights and got eaten alive. These will be on new original photo art cards coming out in our Etsy shop. Then we have ones of our new babies. I never get tired of following our chickens around. They have so much personality!"

If you would like to try out the refreshing peppermint soap after a hot day, visit Anne and Paul's CirleANaturals Etsy shop. 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Recipe Corner - Almond Delights

Today's Thursday treat comes from WhimseyFish.  An artist with a range of talents. From large jewelry to tiny knitted sweaters. She has wonderful sense of color and texture which is well represented in her cooking.

Almond Delights
Makes 50

The Cookie:
½ cup Slivered Almonds
1 cup Butter, softened
½ cup Confectioners' Sugar
2 tsp. Almond Extract
1/8 tsp. Salt
2 cups Flour
Chocolate-Almond Filling

1. Bake the almonds for 5 minutes in a 350° oven until they are lightly browned. Let cool, finely chop and set aside.
2. Mix butter and sugar until smooth and creamy. Add almond extract, salt and flour. Mix well.
3. For each cookie half, roll a rounded ½ tsp. of dough into a ball the size of a marble. Place 1½ inches apart on an ungreased
baking sheet and bake in a 350° oven for 10 to 12 minutes until firm, but not browned. Cool completely on a wire rack.
4. Put together 2 cookies with about ½ tsp. of the filling. Don’t skimp, as you want the frosting to ooze out the sides so the nuts have something to stick to.
5. Generously roll the exposed chocolate frosting edge in the chopped almonds.

Chocolate-Almond Filling:
2 tbs. Butter
2 tbs. Heavy Cream
3 oz. Semisweet Chocolate Chips
½ tsp. Almond Extract
1 cup Confectioners' Sugar

1. Bring the butter and cream to a boil. Remove from heat and add chocolate, stirring until smooth. Mix in the remaining ingredients.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tuesday Tinker - MarthaHorman

MarthaHorman sells Original Paintings, Photographs and digital prints of her fine art work.

This is an original limited edition linocut print and it is now for sale in her shop.