These Cookbooks Add a Dash of Science to Your Holiday Meals

These Cookbooks Add a Dash of Science to Your Holiday Meals

It’s almost the time of year where it feels like an important cookbook comes out every day. Before that kicks in, let’s look at some year-to-date favorites. The post These Cookbooks Add a Dash of Science to Your Holiday Meals appeared first on WIRED.

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Calendar Girls – pt 4

Art by Regina Lord

Frida with Blackbirds

12×12 acrylic on cradles wood panel

(sold)

I haven’t painted a Frida in a while and have been feeling the erge, especially with the new Frida exhibit at our local botanical garden. It is the same exhibit that was in NYC. So exciting!!  Going to see it in about a week!

Art by Regina Lord

Autumn Winds

11×14 acrylic on flat panel board

Art by Regina Lord

Fallen Star

11×14 acrylic on heavyweight artist paper

All of these beautiful gals are in my new 2017 calendar.

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Calendar Girls pt 3

Art by Regina Lord

Magic Pond

11 x 14 acrylic on heavyweight artist paper

Art by Regina Lord

Moon Dream

11 x 14 acrylic on heavyweight artist paper

Art by Regina Lord

Boundless

9 x 12 acrylic on mounted panel

Available here

Three more paintings for my 2017 calendar.  Getting ready to put prints and the originals in my shop very soon!

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Calendar Girls pt.1

Art by Regina Lord

Dreamer

Acrylic on 11×14 flat hardboard panel

Art by Regina Lord

Self Love

Acrylic on 11×14 artboard

Art by Regina Lord

With Wings

Acrylic on 11×14 artboard

Busy, busy, busy prepping for a studio tour this weekend as well as a holiday market the weekend after. Have hardly had time to breath!

The above paintings are the first three months of my 2017 calendar, which is now is my shop!

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My art at Tucson Coffee Roasters

Creative Kismet at Tucson Coffee Roasters

I have my art hanging at Tucson Coffee Roasters for the month of September.

Creative Kismet Art at Tucson Coffee Roasters

I don’t drink very much coffee, but when I do I believe in support local only.

Tucson Coffee Roast is a treat for my husband and I.  They give chocolate covered coffee beans with every cup. YUM!  The coffee is good too, but I like to get me a chai latte – nice and spicy.

Regina Lord Art at Tucson Coffee Roasters

I don’t know if it is common to buy art at a coffee shop, but I thought it would be a great place to hang my art during a non-art-show month. Just to get more eyes on it.  So far, I’ve sold five pieces which is very exciting and completely unexpected.  So cool!

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Swept Away

Art by Regina Lord

Swept Away

11×14 acrylic on cradled wood panel

I love being swept away by a good book.

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Vineyard Update: Summer 2016

If you asked me to summarize what starting a small vineyard on my property this year has been like I’d say roughly 50% digging holes and 50% crossing my fingers and hoping everything doesn’t die.  (So much of life on a farm– when you don’t have any farming experience–is crossing your fingers and hoping everything doesn’t die.)

I’ve been thinking about grapes for a while…

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I don’t know why I kept thinking about them…

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OH. Maybe it was the wine. (Also, that bottle in the last pic was a birthday present from one of my friends and has a guinea hen on the label. So basically perfect.)

But even I was a little surprised that I just up and decided to buy 18 grapevines one day this spring. And next thing you know? My life is just a series of digging one hole after the next.

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That’s dramatic, but seriously… even with an auger on my tractor it’s a pain in the ass.

Still, 18 holes for the vines and 20 holes for the posts later, I had a partial trellis and what looked like some poor, dead twigs planted in the ground…

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Then I pruned them back to just 2-3 buds, which seems crazy… they’re only a couple of inches out of the ground at that point. But pretty quickly they sprouted leaves.

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And then started growing real quick

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I think that was the 4 week picture.

I used some growing tubes around them which protect from rabbits and groundhogs, and also filter the light and heat that gets to the vine like a mini-greenhouse.

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They worked great, but as soon as the vines started poking out of the top of those 18″ tubes the deer started snacking on them.

So…

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More fencing.

Also?

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More watering.

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I swear I spent more early-summer nights after 10 PM out on my tractor swatting mosquitoes and making sure my grapes got a drink. Who knew wine was so much work?

Still, things were going swimmingly until about two weeks ago, when I went out to check the vines and…

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I noticed a collection of beetles on several of the vines and– when I checked down the tubes– more than one had ALL of the leaves eaten.

So guess what else got sprayed when I was taking care of the fruit trees?

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Yeah, you randomly buy a farm one day intending to fix up the house and the next thing you know you’re out in a field wearing overalls, muck boots, a big hat, and a bandanna over your face while you spray some grapevines because life.

Other than the beetles all but one of the 18 vines seemed to be doing well, with no visible disease. But, because I wasn’t as diligent as I should have been about watching for (and eradicating) beetles, there are probably 3-5 more vines that are on “death watch”… I’m really not sure how they’re going to make it in the shape they’re in, but plants will surprise you sometimes.

Without fail though, my Concords are doing great (which means lots of grape juice and grape jelly in my very, very distant future.) And I also have a few other vines that are well over 48″ tall, which means sooner rather than later I need to get out there and set the last of the trellis posts and string the wire.

I’ll replace any vines that don’t make it through the winter next spring, then I’m going to wait a year to see which grapes do the best out here before planting a third row in another year or two.

I can’t wait to be eating grapes straight from the vine though.

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