Monthly archive December, 2009
Vincent Van Gogh – Holiday Lefse

Vincent Van Gogh – Holiday Lefse

In addition to decorating mountains of gingerbread and sugar cookies, a beloved Christmas tradition in my family was eating lefse on Christmas Eve. My Norwegian Great Grandmother would cook the thin potato pancakes every year in her tiny apartment on a piping hot griddle. As soon as the pancake was golden and toasted, we would...
Post-Impressionist Brunch Menu

Post-Impressionist Brunch Menu

Every December disappears in a blink. Between holiday dinners and various projects, my time management skills are seriously tested. That is why I love the idea of brunch – combining meals to save time! I put together this little menu featuring fruity breakfast recipes inspired by Post-Impressionist painters. If you live in the Eastern Suburbs...
Paul Signac - Roasted Vanilla Orange Juice

Paul Signac – Roasted Vanilla Orange Juice

The period of art known as Pointallism was evolutionary due to the mathematical approach to colour and optics. The art up until the late 1880s was driven by the emotive qualities of colour and location. Pointallism marked a scientific foray into the arts similar to the complex perspecitval theories developed by Renaissance artists. The beauty...
Marian Drew – Berry & Lemon Cheese Pie with Lemon Butter Crust

Marian Drew – Berry & Lemon Cheese Pie with Lemon Butter Crust

In her beautifully composed photographs, Marian Drew includes the lifeless bodies of Australian fauna collected from the side of the road. The photographs represent a meeting of Europe and Australia through the insertion of wallabies, kangaroos, and possums into the still life tradition. The images assume a painterly tone achieved by long exposures and careful...