Friday, September 17, 2010

Color

Well. I think it is safe to say that lately I've been obsessed with color. I've been checking books out of the library about color. Made a trade on swaptree.com for a book on color theory. And subscribed to the Color for Bead Artists blog...where I came across a link to this great article:

http://www.doc4design.com/articles/color-trends-better-outlook/

Otherwise I've been busy working on my Haute Couture beading contest entry! I have started and stopped and taken it apart and started again so many times already!!! But I've finally settled on a design that I'm really excited about! And although the contest deadline isn't until the middle of November, I have about four other contests I'd like to enter between now and January 5! (oh did I say I was obsessed with color? apparently exclamation points too!!!hee hee!)

And as the article above references, I am quite excited for fall and yes, all the colors that go along with it. But I sure will miss the amazing tomatoes I've been getting at the farmers market:

Every other week I've been using the tomatoes to make a wonderful gazpacho (and what a great way to get a delicious serving or two of raw veggies!):
5 fresh tomatoes (I really think the freshness of the tomatoes is what makes this so pleasing!)
2 cloves garlic
1/2 a red onion
half large cucumber
1/2 pepper (green, yellow, red or orange is fine)

Coarse chop all the above items and place in a blender

add the juice of a lemon and a lime
add about 12 leaves of cilantro (torn up with your hand)
add about 1 tablespoon of olive oil

Blend for about 1 minute
Chill for a couple hours
Enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. oh yum, REAL tomatoes -- not the ones on trucks that have been flash frozen so they can make it to the grocery!

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