Tag Archives: Amy Zurcher

A Turned Table: A Monastic Honey Fueled Breakfast

May 21, 2012

The calm sweet afterglow of a bees feverish work and the ethereal quality of smoke and morning light. A monastic beekeeper with holiness in his spirit as a bacchus host before a young girl queen accepts her destiny. A sweet afterglow.

Simmer Down Podcast: Telling Secrets About Mom

May 12, 2012

This week on Simmer Down we introduce you to the voices of the Salted and Styled team! We are talking about our Mom’s, being a Mom and filling our listeners in on a few secrets! Listen along and finally put a voice to the faces of Salted and Styled!

Are You A Sprinkle?

May 1, 2012

I want to be a sprinkle. Not the tiny circus-colored variety that crunches like birdshot, or the crystallized pink sparklers that feel as if you eaten a mouthful of sand. “A sprinkle,” Rebecca Gardner tells me, “is someone who walks into a party and they’re peppy, they introduce people, they have self confidence and stories to tell.” It’s her job to know this.

Woodcut Artichoke

April 20, 2012

This week we are peeling back the layers of the dear artichoke to reveal just what it is that makes its thorny heart beat. And what better way to introduce you to the artichoke than through the artwork of SCAD professor Marcia Neblett. She is responsible for the intricate woodcut print before you. For those of you who are a bit sketchy on just what a “woodcut” is, let me clarify this medium a little further. A woodcut is a technique in which an artist carves away pieces from a block of wood. Rather than creating artwork from the pieces taken away or using the wood as a canvas, this form of art, instead, makes the wood itself and what remains of it the artwork. The image that is left may then be covered in ink, as Neblett does so skillfully above, and voila! you are ready to print!

A Blush Pink and Strawberry Red Love Affair

April 13, 2012

Growing up, I was surrounded by strawberries, lots of em! They were everywhere, literally, due to my mother quite innocently mentioning how much she liked them. Her simple preference turned out to be the birthplace of an accidental “collection.” EVERYone for seemingly EVERY occasion began to shower strawberry motif gifts on my mother for EVERY single gift giving occasion. It created something of an unexpected, ecclectic strawberry vineyard in our very own home. I, too, was guilty of seeking out and securing every strawberry knick nack imaginable to honor her with, just waiting with anticipation for the next opportune moment to surprise her with another strawberry delight!

In Defense of Carrots

April 6, 2012

“What’s up, doc?” What’s up is that, much to my surprise, I can scarcely find any fine art that focuses on the splendor that is the carrot. So slender, so sweet and so versatile. Why oh why have the artists forsaken you, my friend?!

The Edible Illustrator

March 28, 2012

I have always loved radishes and their earthy, peppery flavor. So cool, so crisp and so refreshing in a ginormous spring salad (the only kind I like). Really, I have a weakness for any root vegetable but this week I am putting the focus on the so often overlooked radish. I am sure the future will allow for more talk of my other favorite and rooterrific veggies.

Operation Ogee

March 7, 2012

We are about to undergo “Operation Ogee” in celebration of this week’s muse: the onion. No worries, this DIY onion project is totally doable – just sit back as my dear, dear sweet friend Kyle Millsap peels it off layer by layer. We are talking about painting stacked onions on the wall but no one needs to cry about it. You won’t shed a tear—I promise!

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