City Mugs

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For a few months now, I’ve been working on some new mugs.  They began with pictures.  Not pictures of mugs, but pictures of the city.  Since arriving in Brooklyn five years ago, I’ve taken quite a few pictures, and I recently began experimenting with decals.  I printed some and then applied them to mugs I […]

Coconut Curry

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As much as I can, I try to use what’s coming out of the garden to make dinner.  This often includes kale, which is incredibly happy growing here in Brooklyn. Sometimes it seems daunting to try to use up the veggies I’ve been getting in novel ways, instead of defaulting to something familiar.  (By the […]

Buttermilk Apple Cake

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My mother used to make this cake for breakfast sometimes.  My mom, bless her heart, would insist that we have breakfast every morning. Sometimes, it would be a very healthy bowl of oatmeal or cream of wheat.  She did an incredible job switching it up and getting us fed before going to work herself.  Sometimes, […]

It worked! Celebrate with Cake.

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The last time we checked in, Frank was sifting dirt through a sieve, in the hopes of making the garden root-vegetable-friendly. Guess what?  It worked.  Here are some carrots we pulled out of the garden this week: Pretty, right?  The carrots we pulled out last year, before the soil was sifted, were sad and stubby […]

Sifting the Dirt

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If it seems like it has been a while since our last post, it has.  For the past few months we have been hibernating, waiting for this winter to pass and for spring to finally arrive. But then a couple of weeks ago, after a long and unrelenting winter, spring finally arrived.  The birds were […]

Making Tile

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Frank has been looking for a way to reclaim a lot of the clay that gets left behind when he cleans his tools, his work table, etc.   The clay that gets left at the bottom of the bucket is a mixture of different colors, and is perfectly good clay, but is not appropriate for […]

Picture Day

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Lest we give the impression that life in the studio is all throwing pots and mixing glazes, here’s a glimpse at the one of the more glamorous aspects of running a ceramics studio: taking pictures of the work. Once or twice a year, Frank sits down to photograph what he has been making in the […]

Apple Crisp

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Here’s a little sweetness to start your new year off right.  It’s easy, healthy, tastes like it’s not, and it comes together in less than 30 minutes. APPLE CRISP For the apple layer: 3 apples, sliced in 1/4-inch slices 2 T lemon juice 1 T cornstarch 2 t cinnamon 1/8 t nutmeg 1/8 t cloves […]

Holiday Spirits – Glühwein

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This recipe was inspired by a delicious spiced wine our brother-in-law Rob made last winter. It’s called Glühwein (which roughly translates to “glow-wine”) and believe me–this stuff will definitely make you glow.  It’s like fireside in a glass, and it makes the house smell great. And while it’s just basically wine, fruit, and spices, there’s […]

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