Cheerful and Colorful Paintings

Cheerful and Colorful Paintings in Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media and Collage
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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Pepitas ~ Pumpkin Seeds ~ Healthy Bread ~ New Art Journal Class on Schedule ~ Texas Daily Painter Nancy Standlee




Here is yesterdays journal entry in a small Strathmore Visual Journal. They should be in the stores in July. This is such a great size for travel 5.5" x 8", mixed media, 51 lb. paper but it took the watercolor washes nicely and the paper did not buckle. I typed up the following details and glued the paper onto the facing page.
I am once again going to concentrate on eating healthier because of an out-of-range blood work results due in part for too many late night trips to Braums for a double dip strawberry in a waffle cone. The “Super Good for You Whole Wheat Bread” recipe from “With Love, From Cynthia” cookbook from the Peach Tree Tea Room, Fredericksburg, TX. sounded healthy enough and I’ve always like to make bread. As per instructions, I began the sponge the night before and then later in the morning ran to Kroger for the ingredients I didn’t have, specifically pumpkin seeds. I just grabbed up a bag wanting to get back home to my bread making and threw the walnuts, sunflower seeds and those pumpkin seeds into the Cuisinart for a quick spin. Much to my surprise the blade barely dented the pumpkin seed hulls but in my haste I just threw them in along with the raisins and flax seeds and wondered if that recipe might mean, hulled pumpkin seeds as it just stated, ½ c. pumpkin seeds, coarsely chopped. There’s nothing like doing your research after the fact. While the bread baked, I Googled how to eat pumpkin seeds and Yahoo had lots of answers and opinions on the proper etiquette of eating a pumpkin seed and it turns out it is a personal preference to shell or not but when used as an ingredient it’s usually shelled. I had purchased big old Kroger generic brand of whole pumpkin seeds, roasted and salted because they were a little cheaper and I’d noticed a bag sitting nearby of David Sunflower seeds that I found amusing with the little motto - Eat. Spit. Be Happy.
Back to the finished loaf that included the outer shell or hull or fibrous coat - take your pick. The hull is edible and full of fiber but when you eat a piece of my bread be prepared to eat healthy but Eat. Spit. Be Happy. I’ve got a Whole Foods trip in my future for some hulled pumpkin seeds.
To see the altered recipe go to The Artist Food Network.

Art Journal Class is Scheduled:
And if you're interested in taking a 3 day class in art journaling call The Upstairs Gallery or email J. T. to sign up for the November 6, 7, and 8th, 2010. Telephone 817 277-6961, email info@upstairsartgallery.com. This will be a "Love Your Life" class similar to the ones I taught in July at the Wenmohs Ranch near Marble Falls. Watch my blog for more details and read the labels on your seeds.

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2 comments:

Autumn said...

Hi Nancy, great pages! You are so talented. I love your painted pages. I'm starting Journal Party Mondays on my blog Autumn's Antics and would love for you to link up! I'm issuing a weekly prompt and layout. Hope to see you there.
xx,
Autumn Clark

Nancy Standlee said...

Thanks for the visit.