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April, 2009

Spring at Last

It is finally beginning to feel like Spring after several snowy days. The pansies and daffodils are blooming and the grass is getting green so this image that I created for a retail store’s seasonal party invitation seemed like an appropriate post.

Get Your Goat

Recently we, and some of our “foodie” friends, put together a Goat Fest. A local rancher provided the fresh goat meat and everyone made a delicious offering. The buffet had wonderful salads, green coconut rice, and goat prepared in many ways–Rendang, goat chops with wild mushrooms, and broiled ribs. My husband Mikel made an elegant Moroccan basteeya, sheathed in thin layers of phyllo and dusted with cinnamon and powdered sugar (he is the cook at our house). It is traditionally made with pigeon or chicken but he did it with goat and it was a big hit! I wish I had photos to share but you can read a little more about the feast at my friends blog http://shecraves.typepad.com/my_weblog/feasts-1/. In this morning’s New York Times there is an article about dining on goat. Here is the link http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/01/dining/01goat.html?th&emc=th My painting of “Nymphs with Goat” is one of my series of acrylic on plywood.