Thursday, September 29, 2016
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
THE SHRUTI BOX
Well known to forms of Indian classical music,
the "shruti box" is a bellows instrument
modified after a harmonium
to provide a harmonic background drone
for a variety of traditional and new world music.
The shruti features a squeeze bellows
and movable keys to produce minor drones
to accompany various instruments.
Thom Pallozola (Thom Dawg) who performs
locally and nationally with his handmade shruti
and ukulele ('30s to modern tunes),
and pedals the bellows by foot.
and world class wood worker.
Monday, September 26, 2016
Sunday, September 25, 2016
THE ALLURE OF CRYSTALS
This is the weekend for the
2016 Midwest Crystal Fest.
Metaphysical & crystal vendors,
energy workers, crystal medicine,
readers, interpretive spiritualists,
meditation circles, live music
and perfect weather.
This festival has grown and
attracted a very serious audience.
Interesting, attractive, spiritual.
I love alternative solutions.
to learn more.)
Saturday, September 24, 2016
PUTS ON A FEAST
Feast Magazine publisher,
stepped into the kitchen
with Kaldi's Culinary Director,
to prepare a one-of-a-kind
globally inspired gourmet dinner
made with locally raised ingredients,
while sharing anecdotes from her life
as a traveling food journalist.
It was a sensational culinary
event for 33 lucky attendees
at last night's pop-up dinner.
Friday, September 23, 2016
Thursday, September 22, 2016
". . . on an open fire . . ."
It seems early to hear that
unmistakable holiday lyric,
but fresh chestnuts are now in season.
And they do need to be roasted to enjoy.
If you see some at your local market,
why not give it a try?
It's easy. Here's how . . . .
Wash some chestnuts, and dry.
Cut an X in the top of each nut
(to keep them from exploding),
place in an iron skillet or
heavy baking sheet,
and place in a hot oven (375˚)
until golden brown.
Or you can place the skillet
"on an open fire",
and move the nuts briskly around.
And definitely serve with a mug
of holiday punch.
Don't wait for Jack Frost to nip at your nose.
(P.S. Today is the first day of autumn.)