Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Grate or finely chop cucumbers, carrots, green peppers, whatever crunchy raw vegetables you have on hand
Mix with yogurt, S & P, a bunch of chopped mint, a few dashes of cumin, and a little sugar
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
This could be constructed a million ways, but here's a really simple version
Saute 3 onions, a half head of garlic, some shallots, and a bunch of peeled, chopped carrots (& celery, if you have some) with S & P and red chili flakes til onions are translucent and sweating
Add a few cups of green lentils, stir, and add water or stock to fill the pot (how many cups depends on how thick you like it- I like a thinner soup)
Season water, if using, with soy sauce, molasses and tomato paste, plus more S & P if necessary
You can always add a heel of hard cheese to extract a sweet, nutty, salty flavor
Cook on medium til lentils are just tender, not mushy
Kale, Chanterelles and Carrots
How lucky to get chanterelles!
Peel and julienne carrots
Steam carrots for a few minutes in a covered pot with a bit of water and dash of salt
Finely chop a whole head of garlic
Carefully clean mushrooms with a towel, and chop roughly
Clean and chop kale, including most of the stem
Saute garlic in olive oil, add mushrooms and cook til mushroom extract a lot of juice and brown slightly
Drain mushrooms, put aside, and reserve liquid
Steam kale in the same pan with a lid, the liquid from cleaning will act as a steaming agent
Combine kale, mushrooms and carrots with a little S & P
Use mushroom liquid in soup, make a sauce with a little roux, or drink it up!
CousCous with Dijon-Tahini Dressing
Here's another thing you could make in a variety of ways. Today's version:
Toss measured couscous with olive oil, salt, ras el hanout (a moroccan spice), and currants until each grain is separated
Add the equal amount of boiled water and cover
Fluff with a fork and Serve with a bit of dressing on top
Mix or blend a heap of dijon mustard, a heap of tahini, a shallot, S & P, 1 part cider vinegar and 3 parts olive oil til combined. Adjust flavors if necessary
Wealth Underground Farm supplied the kale, carrots, and chanterelles (amazing!)
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
My first project was based on Irwin Wurm's one-minute sculpture, turned into three-minute sculptures- a project to explore collaboration and immediacy
Amazingly, not all are the Pete Seeger folk tunes we think of. There's a song on the record "Songs of Steel & Struggle" about Pittsburgh by Joe Glazer that is a veritable chipper jingle!
Sean Flora's studio is filled with fun! He's a great engineer- I highly recommend
Being flexible to the needs and time constraints of the staff, we ended up recording a lot of the songs for them, though the staff was very involved in writing the words, some of the melodies, and directing the accompanying videos. It was interesting to be working on two simultaneous collaborations, one with the staff, and one with the musicians: Sean, Garth, Jessica and Dan
Rob Bearden, Operations Manager, recorded his own, incorporating 40 members of his staff
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Somehow two of our band members were missing for this performance...
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Wealth Underground Farms provided the squash, peppers, onions, & carrots. Thank you!
Monday, October 4, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
This could become very useful when working on my thesis, which at this point is a study of my family as a society. I discussed the subject with the great Jorge Columbo while visiting Mildred's Lane- getting down and dirty with the data, and working from there- the essence of the interesting stuff would reveal itself.
I might use it on my students, too...
Jen, Pat, Kate, Nicole, Josh, Justin Flood ( Graphic Design student extraordinaire) & I started busting butt on the 11th & Jefferson PDC space formerly known at the Mandrake Museum / Hotel Mandragoria. temporarily called SuperGeneric (sigh), now Field Work, we have created a modern, flexible space for classes, workshops, events, projects, exhibitions and a home for the library. There is still a lot of work to do but we will have an open call for projects in the late fall.
Saturday, September 4, 2010