Nature's Heart

Nature's Heart

Monday, March 25, 2013

Bunny Bread

Sometimes, you need to do something that makes you smile...yes, it might not be practical or efficient but the amount of pleasure it gives makes it well worth any extra effort required...hence BUNNY BREAD!!! I came across an amazing assortment of pictures on where loaves of bread had been shaped and formed to look like a rabbit/bunny in one way or another!

How cute are those!
The recipe that I attempted to re-create can be found here: bunbread

I decided to invite one of my dearest art buddies to join me...after all, cooking and trying new things is always more fun when shared with someone.
 We used just a store bought Rhodes bread dough and rolled out various sized pieces to take a crack at our own bunnies...brushing each with a light coat of egg white to help it brown and to help the seasonings stick.
We tried three different seasonings on various bunnies. Some had a Parmesan cheese and garlic mixture, others had McCormick's Grill Mates roasted garlic and herb, and the rest had just a pinch of salt.
 We found that each bunny was the perfect size/portion and complemented our "pizza chili" perfectly.
The cute factor is almost too much to handle!!! We were all smiles at dinner so for a first try, I have to say that "Operation Happy Bunny Bread" was a complete success!

The start of a new drawing!!! I was absolutely captivated by the composition of this picture and the stripes!
Don't you just love it when you hair cooperates the way you want it to?!? Hooray for good hair days and beautiful sunrises!!!!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

It's that day to wear green, sing a few songs, eat some good food such as the popular corned beef and cabbage and as some like to do...partake in a beverage or two...
I had a last minute opportunity to join a few music friends and perform at a new venue called, "The Mix" in Georgetown in Seattle on St. Patty's Day (March 17th, 2013)...finishing off the Forte set and to lead off a very talented musician and friend, Kitt Bender with his set.
 Singing a few Irish themed tunes as well as some original works by some local artists, such as the classic and popular "Siúil a Rún" which basically translates to mean, "Go My Love" which has a combination of English verses and a Gaelic chorus and is one of my favorite Celtic tunes. The version that I sang is as follows: 

Siúil, siúil, siúil a rún
Siúil go socair agus siúil go ciúin
Siúil go doras agus éalaigh liom
Is go dté tú mo mhúirnín slán

I wish I was on yonder hill
'Tis there I'd sit and cry my fill
And every tear would turn a mill
I'll sell my rod, I'll sell my reel
I'll sell my only spinning wheel
To buy my love a sword of steel

Siúil, siúil, siúil a rún
Siúil go socair agus siúil go ciúin
Siúil go doras agus éalaigh liom
Is go dté tú mo mhúirnín slán

I'll dye my petticoats, I'll dye them red
And round the world I'll beg my bread
Until my parents shall wish me dead

Chorus x3