Tuesday, July 22, 2014
EASY WAY TO DRY HERBS
FEATURING NEW GODDESS TEA VESSEL
Goddess Tea Vessel
The easiest way I know of to dry herbs quickly is to gather and place in brown paper bag. Be sure to label it. Close and let dry in your car for about a day. End result is that your herbs are crisp dry and your car smells heavenly.
I've prepared a little video where you can watch the process. You can also review an earlier post on the subject of herbs.
My latest Healing Woman Goddess Tea Vessel is 8” wide by 5” deep by 5” high.I use only lead free glazes and she features one of my hand sculpted bas-relief faces. She is $78. and can be purchased from me directly by contacting me at my e-mail address. I prefer to use Paypal but I also take checks.
Thank you so much for viewing.
Posted by Healing Woman at 6:53 AM
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
NAMPEYO NATIVE AMERICAN PLANTER
Nestled in the Lobelia and Nasturtium plants
Nampeyo is the name of the Native American Hopi woman who taught me how to create polychrome pottery. I fell in love with the people-the Hopi tribe- who gathered at Isomata in the San Jucinto mountains of California. They traveled from the first mesa in Arizona. It was not only the teaching of making the sacred pots that endeared me to them, but the fact that I was able to listen to the stories the elders told while we waited for the for the sheep dung kiln, that we had built, to burn down and reveal our work. I wrote a story about Bonnie Nampeyo and created a special post about her and our class which you will find here.
Nestled in the Chives
In honor of Nampeyo, I have created this small planter which is 5"wide x8 1/2" high x 4"deep. I used stoneware clay which was fired to a high temperature so that she can remain outside all summer. I used some turquoise for embellishment. She is just $38. To purchase, please e-mail me and we can go from there. I prefer Paypal or a personal check.
In the village of Pollaca, Nampeyo hand sculpts the clay that she gathered from the ancient archeological site of Sikyatki. With Yucca brush in steady hand, she paints the same designs that were handed down from one generation of women to the next.
She works from sunrise til sunset so that she will have enough pots ready for the dung sheep firing that is the traditional kiln used by her people. Her life is not easy but she would have it no other way..for her’s is the life of the Hopi Indian.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
GARLIC CHEESE ROUND
Garlic Keeper and Scapes
How exciting it was to harvest my first crop of garlic! The yield was not as plentiful as I had hoped for but definitely enough for me and mine to share for several months.
I have available 2 more of my garlic keepers. You can contact me via e-mail if you are interested in purchasing. They are $28. each. I prefer to use Paypal or I take checks. I prepared a little video below of me making the garlic round and sculpting the bas-relief face that adorns the top of each garlic keeper. They are all individually sculpted originals made with stoneware clay and non toxic glazes. Each are 5"high x 3 1/2" wide and deep.
Textured Blue Garlic Keeper
Sold. Thank you Angie!
Another Picture of Blue Garlic Keeper
Purple Garlic Keeper
Another Picture of Purple Garlic Keeper
I made this wonderful Garlic Cheese Round recipe with the scapes and fresh garlic. Hope you like it.
Garlic Cheese Round
2 8-oz. package cream cheese-softened
2 t. dried whole basil
2 t. caraway seeds
2 t. chopped fresh chives
2. t. dillseeds
1 whole garlic bulb, crushed
Sprinkled Lemon Pepper seasoning
A garlic scape if you are lucky enough to have one
Chop garlic in food processor. Add cream cheese and then all the other herbs except the lemon pepper seasoning. Mix till blended. Place in serving bowl and sprinkle with the lemon pepper. Keeps in the refrigerator for many days.