Low-Commitment Projects: Tae’s “Leafy”

by brittany on October 20, 2014

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Tae’s careful knife-work yielded pretty results for this week’s Low-Commitment Projects; she calls it Leafy.


Moss Patterns Featured in Mission at Tenth

by brittany on October 17, 2014

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Two of my Moss Patterns photos appear in the current edition of Mission at Tenth.  These are part of a series of site-specific sculptures I created on a steep trail at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program by removing moss from oak trees in specific areas.

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Baked Beet Chips

October 15, 2014

It seems fussy to make your own beet chips.  Those ones in the silver and black package–you know, they’re mixed with all of the other root vegetable chips?–they’re pretty decent.  But!  If you have a bunch of beets going nowhere fast, and if you want a snack that’s a little more elegant and less greasy […]

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Low-Commitment Projects: One-Liners

October 13, 2014

I used this week’s Low-Commitment Projects as a way to clear my head of a few one-off ideas that have been nagging.  One-Liners are unrelated to each other and to other projects, so that’s that.

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Pool of the Winds Hike

October 10, 2014

SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY!  THREE WATERFALLS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!!! Really, Pool of the Winds is a nice, short hike with a lot of waterfall payoff.  Perfect for a Sunday morning.

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Watermelon Lime Agua Fresca

October 8, 2014

We’re having a last hurrah of sunny weather here in Portland, and while it makes my climate change radar a little nervous, I’m making the best of it with watermelon lime agua fresca.  If you haven’t tried agua fresca before, it is pretty much what it sounds like:  a refreshing drink made of fruit, a […]

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Low-Commitment Project: Tae’s “Pencil”

October 6, 2014

Tae made really beautiful little sculptures out of pencils for this week’s Low-Commitment Project.  Go check out her project, Pencil.

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Cowboy Caviar–a Total Pot Luck Bowl

October 4, 2014

Everybody’s mom made Cowboy Caviar, and probably still makes it, for pot lucks, right?  I’m just saying, now it’s our turn.  It feels somewhat shameful to dump the cans of ingredients into the bowl, knowing you’re only spending about 15 minutes to assemble your offering, but all traces of embarrassment disappear once you set it […]

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Speculoos Icebox Cakelets

October 3, 2014

Icebox cakes tend to be easy, low-fuss desserts that require no heating of any ovens, but they promise a high delight-to-work ratio.  There are many flavor and ingredient variations, but most involve layering pre-made cookies with a creamy element in a large, cake-shaped arrangement, then refrigerating it until the ingredients meld into a unified cake. […]

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Grilled Corn and Poblano Salad

October 1, 2014

Quick, before corn season is over.  Get on this.  Grab some corn, poblanos, avocado, and a few other sundry items and get to work.  Grilled Corn and Poblano Salad is so “just one more spoonful from the serving dish before I put it away.”

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