Saturday, July 12, 2008

Onions and things

Here I am still playing with watercolors. This one is for Everyday Matters drawing challenge #179, Draw an onion. It is in my small journal.

And while I was doing that, Laurel Neustadter of An Artist's Journey gave me this award. Thank you Laurel! The rules of accepting are as follows:
  1. Put the logo on your blog.
  2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.
  3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
  4. Add links to those blogs on yours.
  5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.
These are a fun way to share links to blogs. I enjoy reading through many artists' blogs for there is always inspiration to be found and encouragement to be shared. But to choose only seven to pass along the award to is tough. Here is my list of seven, out of the many wonderful blogs I enjoy.
1. Cindy - Color On!
2. Christie - from the Labyrinth
3. Margaret - MaggieArt
4. Linda - Quotidian Curiosities
5. Kathleen - My Creative Spot Blog
6. Rachel - The Jacobite Rose
7. Barbara - One Happy Fool

And here is what became of the onion that I drew in watercolor. I purchased some lovely summer squash and juicy red tomatoes at the local farmers' market this morning. When I didn't find a recipe for the squash to suit my mood today, I created one myself. It turned out pretty well, and we enjoyed it with our grilled fish this evening. So here is what I did:
I beat two eggs with about 1/2 cup sour cream, some pepper, oregano, and thyme. Then I added around 1/2 cup of grated cheddar, 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, 1/2 cup or so of finely chopped onion, two squash very thinly sliced and mixed that all together. (Now my measurements aren't exact because I was making this up as I went along, and not bothering to measure what I put in.) Then I sprayed my small casserole dish with cooking spray and placed a layer of thin tomato slices on the bottom, added the squash mixture, and another layer of tomatoes on top. I sprinkled more cheddar cheese on top and baked uncovered at 375 for about 40 minutes. Sorry for the poor photo, (bad lighting) and it was prettier in real life! It turned out to be the perfect summery dish and a great way to enjoy our market fresh squash. Enjoy!


SCquiltaddict said...

Thanks Ann i accept your to figure out who to give the award too...

kazumiwannabe said...

Nice onion! The recipe sounds fine too. i'd try it but it's hard to find cheddar here...
Congrats for the award!

Carol C said...

Good job on the onion!! There's some very nice art on your blog....I can see why you got the award!

Ann said...

Thanks everyone!
Good luck Margaret!
Kazumiwannabe - any kind of cheese you like would work, or no cheese at all. We just like cheesy dishes at our house!
Carol - thanks!

Debi said...

Great looking onion! Nice highlights!

Kathleen said...

Ann thanks so much for the award How encouraging that was! - I happened to read your blog before I read your comment on mine so it was a shock to see my blog named on yours- I will pass along the good will and kindness thanks again.

P.S. I thought I replied last night but maybe I was dreaming. Thanks again

Anetka said...

great onion sketch!!! nice work on colours:)

seesue said...

Lovin' your onion. Great colour.

PamYla said...

I love your onion! Thanks for the recipe also! I gave you the same award on my blog, but I see you have already participated...Still please accept the award from me also, love your work :)

Ann said...

Thanks guys!
And especially Pamyla - thanks for the award! That is very sweet of you!


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