I've been very fortunate to have had my work at the Cog and Pearl Gallery for the last four years. Cog and Pearl is little gallery in NYC that has sold much of my mixed media assemblage work as well as the work of other artists from around the country. I got an email from Kristen and Seth today...owner and curators of the gallery...they had a devastating electrical fire on May 1. The gallery itself was completely destroyed, and they lost nearly all their inventory. Because of some of the issues with the building they were renting, they had no insurance coverage for fire damage. They are small business owners, and have started their own online fundraising campaign in an attempt to get back on their feet after such a disastrous accident. I'm certainly wishing them well as they move forward!
Green Smoothie Summer
My artistry has gone to the kitchen. I gave in to the lure of the NutriBullet (As Seen On TV, but sold at Costco) and decided that I wanted to dive headfirst into my own green smoothie concoctions. I actually made this purchase because I had wanted to make my own hummus (more on that in another blog), but today I gathered together my green ingredients for my first smoothie making project...and it turned out to be surprisingly good!
Without sounding too much like a commercial, it appears that the NutriBullet comes in different models...I bought the Costco model...and it has turned out to be one of those purchases that I'll be using often.
Spinach and fruit (for sweetness), both from Costco (only a small handful of each).
A little cacao powder, handful of goji berries and a touch of flaxseed.
This may have been cheating a bit, but I added about a quarter cup of Tazo peach tea (some liquid is needed) along with some ice, and let the NurtiBullet (As Seen On TV) do its magic.
Yes, folks...my drink didn't turn out nice and green like the photo at the top (grabbed from a google image search). My drink was a nice "healthy" brown (probably from the cacao powder, which I'm going to leave out next time). The final product...delicious! I plan to add more spinach and fruit to my mixture next time, as well as some yogurt. I've noticed that there are all kinds of recipes online, as well as many green drink smoothie ideas on youtube. Stay tuned...I've also been making hummus for the past few weeks...and it's MUCH better than anything you can purchase!