Closing party for EMERGENCE on Saturday

Hello people of the world,

I am having a closing party for my show (more like a coffee time) on Saturday the 28th. The show is at Launch Pad Gallery, 534 SE Oak Street, Portland OR.

I’ll be there from 2 to 4. Please come see my work. If you look at the Launch Pad website you can see the paintings.


experiment involving berry liqueur

hi people!

so, now that my art show’s up and the opening is over… i have been doing non-art things!

like later today my husband and i will travel from one park to another along the sandy river in an inflatable kayak.

and i’ve been toying with putting up liqueurs for the winter.

berries this time of year are amazing, and i often want them in winter, but end up eating mostly toast and pot pies.

and i’m interested in fun, tasty things.

so i found a few recipes online and am messing around with berry liqueurs.

i had an amazing pear liqueur made by my friend renee… from pears she grew. that was a big part of my inspiration.

so this week i put up one blackberry vodka based liqueur, one blackberry/blueberry/spice vodka/brandy based liqueur, one cucumber blueberry borage vodka based liqueur, and a teeny one with just borage, sugar and vodka (this one maybe is more of a tincture as it’s about 1/2 a cup).

fun times!

i’m not a big drinker, especially in winter, but it’ll be fun to have summer flavors later in the year. some little bit of sunshine in the rainy oregon winter months.

apparently they’ll be best in december or some such.

if you are interested in making things to drink here is a great web resource by gunther anderson. also there are lots of oldschool recipes, so ask your grandma – she might surprise you.

i’ll let you know how things go with this…

zucchini bread recipe from the art opening

hi folks!

my art opening was fabulous! it was so much fun!!!!!

thank you so much everyone who came!

i’ll post more about it later, with photos.

many of the people who came were excited about the zucchini bread i made for the opening. yeah, i made 4 loaves! it was an easy recipe. i made it vegan, but the only thing i needed to change were the eggs (i used egg replacer from a box). i’ll post the recipe so you can make it if you want to. it was really easy, i doubled the recipe, and it worked great.

i am going to make more for the closing reception too, if you want to try some. that’s on saturday august 28th, from 2 to 4 pm. at the launch pad gallery, that’s 534 SE Oak Street, Portland OR 97214.

ps I used zucchini from the farm i work on.

art opening zucchini bread:

3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
(mixed these in a separate bowl)
3 eggs (or “3 eggs worth” of egg replacer – I used “energ-e” brand, and I also added 1 teaspoon of applesauce to the batter after i mixed in the “eggs”)
1 cup sugar (I used like 4/5 cup)
3 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup oil (I used about 3/4 cup of a mixture of grapeseed and coconut oils)
3 1/2 cup grated zucchini
(I stirred it all up here then added:)
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup raisins

i also made one loaf without walnuts or raisins, simply by scooping some into a bread pan before mixing in the walnuts and raisins. it was very good both ways.

so, bake it at 325 for 60 minutes. the recipe I made it from said you can do it for 70 minutes too, but 60 was great in my oven.

oil and flour the pans first. It’ll make 2 loaves.

Happy Baking!

Love, Katie