One of the benefits of living in the Village of the Arts is that you're surrounded by talent. When I decided that I wanted a painting done of my TreeHouse, I chose neighbor & friend Joan Peters of Joan Peters Gallery. Today she arrived with acrylic paints, brushes, easel & her discerning artistic eye. Within a few hours Joan captured the essence of the house that took me three years to design & build. You can reach her at (941) 365-9960. Stop by her gallery in the Village at 1210 11th Ave W or visit her website joanpetersgallery.com. I'll post the finished painting when it's available.
Thanks to Leslie & John who bought my antique secretary/china cabinet. It was used by family members for almost a century and now they're entrusted with enjoying it throughout the 21st century.
I've started going through some of my plastic storage totes that hold mysterious contents from my former house & bakery. My plan is to unpack & set everything out for sale that I won't be bringing to NYC. Think of it as a POP-UP SHOP for the entire month of May. I'll post pictures and details when we get closer.
After a few weeks of benign neglect the veggie plants in the Earth Boxes are flowering & fruiting. There are baby
Patty Pan Squash, Juliet Tomatoes and Green Lake String Beans. For the first time I'm also growing a few herbs in a box. The Lemon Thyme is able to withstand the soaring heat without wilting.
The Basil is exploding with tons of new growth, which means fresh pesto to me. I'm sure it will show up in a galette or loaf of bread very soon.
If there is something specific you'd like me to make in the coming weeks, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org I'll give first consideration to those of you returning north soon.
This week I made some jars of Berry Basket Jam, a delicious combo of raspberry, blueberry, strawberry & blackberry. For a more tropical palate I also made Mango Pineapple Rum Jam laced with Appleton Jamaican Dark Rum. This is probably the last chance I'll have to use the unbelievably delicious Keitt mango from my tree.
THIS WEEK'S MENU Pick-up Fri April 17 1-5 pm
THE BIG COOKIE $1.50
Each cookie has its own personality & unique flavor profile. Some are seductive, using the allure of Belgium chocolate to get your attention. Others invoke memories of childhood or a less complicated time. Find your match amongst Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin Walnut, Orange Walnut Belgium Bittersweet Chocolate, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodle, Pecan Coconut Belgium Milk Chocolate.
CHOCOLATE ORGASM COOKIES $5/pkg
My legendary chocolate delivery system made with melted Belgium bittersweet chocolate throughout, toasted fresh almonds, chocolate chips & very little flour. Sold in packages of 4 because you must have more than one.
JEWISH COFFEE CAKE $3/slice
Each starts with a soft rounded bun baked with something inside. BACON has sauteed onions & crisp bacon inside. CHEESE has melted Gouda & Parmesan inside. Make a quick satisfying meal: split the bun, fill with a fried egg & cheese then grill like a panini...delish!
No artificial flavors, colors or preservatives EVER!!
ORDER BY 5pm WEDNESDAY
all items in limited supply... first come, first served
PICK UP FRIDAY 1-5 pm at Bonni's Treehouse
932 12th Street West
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or call me at (941) 746-6647
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Hugs from my kitchen,