Holiday Spirits

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With the temperature dropping and the holidays around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about winter beverages.  The pumpkin-flavored days of October and November are gone, and now that we’re in December, it’s time to break out the wassailing spices—cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. As it turns out, Frank has been working on a […]

Mise en Place Cups

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Frank has been working on some funky little cups in the studio lately.  Here’s a look at the process: The cups were created by removing the tops of some forms Frank cast, and then adding a foot: After finishing the lips, the cups were then bisqued, sanded, waxed, and glazed… And then fired again to […]

What’s Growing Now: Collards

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Collards are such big, beautiful plants, and they’re growing like crazy in the garden right now. A member of the cruciferous family, collards are a great source of Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and calcium.  Collards are thought to aid in digestion and help to lower cholesterol, and they’re also delicious. Here’s an easy recipe for […]

Strawberry, Balsamic & Black Pepper Jam

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Well, strawberries are definitely in season right now, and they are growing in abundance … although not necessarily at our house. Here is one of our little strawberry plants, which is set up out front: Not bad for its first year, but I don’t think we’ll be seeing any strawberries from our efforts anytime soon. […]

What’s Growing Now: Beets, Turnips, and Kohlrabi

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After a slow start caused by some wonky weather, the garden is really starting to produce now. One of the first major hauls of the summer has been the root vegetables.  Check this out: This is a whole basket full of very ugly — but very delicious — vegetables.  We’ve got some beets in there, […]

The Art Cart

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For a while now, Frank has been talking about building a mobile ceramics display. The reason for this is a matter of scale.  When he displays his work at larger shows and festivals, the display looks something like this: Although the set up goes fairly quickly these days, it does require quite a bit of work: […]