Here is another little book I made at a class, this time with Carolyn Waite. Carolyn is such an organized instructor and great fun. I am so missing workshops. I keep looking for some here, but to no avail. I am tempted to organize them myself. I even found a place right on the lake that is large enough for maybe a class of 25-30 students, but if I organize it, I can't sit through the entire class myself. While I was in CA, I took quite a few workshops and really, really liked being a student. If any of you out there in blogland know of Cleveland area workshops, please oh please let me know.
John and I have been on a quest to find a good Mexican restaurant for us to call home. We have made the huge sacrifice to try every one we can find within an easy driving distance. First we judge them on ambiance. Of course most Mex restaurants have little ambiance. Then comes the service and the food and for John, the margaritas. We like to try the fajitas. If there is no sizzle, then there is no return visit. Ohio is not known for it's great Mexican restaurants, but we forge ahead. We think we found one called Fiesta Jalapena. The first vist was great, but we will force ourselves to return a few times to make sure.
Once a few years ago, we were in a wonderful Mexican restaurant that had the absolute best salsa. It was fresh and spicy and oh so tasty. After thinking about it for a few weeks, I decided that I would write and ask for the recipe. I really did not expect an answer, but then one day I received a letter from them with the recipe written out for me and a warm thank you for my compliments. I eagerly opened up the recipe, my mouth watering at the memory of their fine salsa. The recipe began "take 35lbs of fresh tomatoes...".
Okay so the second best salsa is actually really easy. Start with Lawry's Salsa mix (if your store doesn't carry it, check Amazon in their grocery section) and add fresh chunks of tomato and a wee bit of fresh cilantro. Mix as directed and chill. Don't let it sit overnight, it gets mushy. It is really good and fresh tasting for a quick salsa. Great over grilled salmon, too.
Several of you have asked to see the inside pages of our Ephemera Playbooks. They are all similar inside.
Here are a few photos:
The books are reconstructed with more than 50 pieces of antique. vintage and really old book pages including music, ledger, foreign, poem and school book pages. They are really cool. Take the books apart and use the pages in your art projects or maybe use as a journal, adding and altering what is there already. They are $25 each.