Monday, September 20, 2010

Making Juice

My friend has purchase a powerful juicer and we are really getting into making our own recipes for mixed fruit and vegetable juices.  It has been fun with all the experimental proportions we have put together. 

We have come to the conclusion that we really love the apple, carrot, grapes, cucumber, tomato, and a variety of citrus fruits in our mixture.  Additionally, we have always thrown a hunk of ginger into each batch and we wouldn't be without that either. 
We have realized that it can be a messy process and we no longer do it on this counter near the white wall.  We have moved the operation to the center island.  We also preloaded some of the small fruits like grapes and berries and then put the motor on after the plunger tool is in the tube.  That has really cut down on the spattering.

 One book belongs to my friend and the other I have had on my bookshelf for a few years.  We are enjoying browsing through both books.  So far our batches of juice have been a mixture of whatever we think will taste good.  We haven't actually followed any recipes yet. 

This particular batch was particularly delicious.  It had quite a lot of beets in it and several different citrus fruits as well as tomatoes.  It was the first time we had included fresh ginger.  After that we have always made sure ginger root was thrown into the juicer.

Bottoms UP!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Vacation Inspires Art!

I am working on developing some new art lessons based on the tall ships I saw in Duluth. 

 My husband and I happened to be staying in the canal park area, so we were able to walk right out of the hotel and save our spot for the afternoon viewing time.
Tall Ship Sailing into Duluth Harbor
  The ships were scheduled to sail into the harbor right after lunch.  It was exciting, and as you can see by the crowds of tourists; it was a very big event for the city of Duluth. 

To get this shot I stood on a very large iron ship anchor in the park.  For some of my other photos, I wandered down onto the rocks for a more unobstructed view.

The special cruiser bike belonged to the hotel.  I was able to ride it along the bike path for several miles on Lake Superior.
Wouldn't it be fun to have a bike that looked like this !!???