Sometimes you just need a quick side dish to throw together that is healthy, and most of all… tasty! This is both! This is more of a guide than a recipe, I’ve made it several different ways. For 2-4 servings:
Black Bean Salad with Tomatoes, Corn (and Avocado)!
1 can of black beans – rinsed and drained
Frozen (or fresh) sweet corn – I use a few handfuls
Diced red onion (or Vidalia or green onion, etc.)
1/3-1/2 lime squeezed over the top
A light drizzle of EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
Taste… add more lime if needed. I don’t add salt, but you can. I do add pepper.
It’s also fabulous with the addition of diced avocado – oh, does that make it delicious!
Randall Tipton – What wonderful paintings! I love the abstract quality of this painting. Loose yet you know exactly what it is.
Randall has fabulous strokes that make it that much more interesting. The colors in this painting are dynamic – that fabulous green near the violet shadows, with the little pops of gold in the path making way to the splendid blue sea. Nice!
Read a bit about Randall, from his website:
A Northwest contemporary landscape painter, sometimes plein air but mostly studio work from drawings, photos, hunches and memory, using an experimental approach.
Be sure to check out Randall’s blog – his latest post has me really wanting to visit Iceland and soon!
All images via RandallDavidTipton.com, used with permission…
Images are not for reproduction, they are property of the artist.
The magnetic pull of Monhegan, Maine. A panoramic from the hill near the Monhegan Museum & Lighthouse. What a view – it’s as if you can see forever! Of course this image is better larger (can click to enlarge), but you get an idea! There is a bench overlooking the cemetery, which is such a peaceful place to sit and just take it all in. Most of us would like nothing better than to never leave, however, that isn’t an option. So absorb it with every ounce of your being while you’re there! If you haven’t been – definitely add it to your bucket list!
Charleston, SC architecture and charm. The homes in Charleston have so much character. You will see all the colors of the rainbow, some muted and some not so much. The beautiful window boxes and planters help add to the charm, as does a random bicycle attached to a street sign. Cool shadows on the home as well…
Enjoy your Saturday! Catch you back here tomorrow!
Thank you Susan for guessing today’s artist! Fred surprised me with this during dinner at the Island Inn (Monhegan) – and what a surprise it was! Each year the inn features a different artist/artists, last year it was Frank! I have loved this painting from the moment I saw it! The reflections, the background, the looseness, what’s not to love?
Over the next few weeks (until I run out of paintings), I am posting one of our paintings and then seeing who can GUESS THE ARTIST. I have retouched this photo on the bottom left corner to remove the artist’s signature.
This is the TNH B 08A Plan by Moser Design Group. This is one of their Petite Cottages. They exude so much charm it’s unbelievable. How nice to get the charming exterior and a modern interior! Sweet front porch and side stoop add so much, as does the galvanized/metal roof!
This home is 1,117 square feet with 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms – and a bonus of 10′ ceilings!
TNH B 08A by Moser Design Group
Even though this looks like an older home, the interior is just what most people are looking for these days. From the front porch, you walk into the living room, then into the dining room and kitchen. Behind the kitchen is the guest bedroom and then the master bathroom. On the other side of the hall is the master bedroom, a bathroom for guests and a utility room with a side door and stoop.
This is the perfect plan for those of us who are scaling back and living with less STUFF, also great for those just starting out!
All images via MoserDesignGroup.com, used with permission…
Images are not for construction or reproduction, they are property of the architectural firm.
Striking paintings. Every single painting is just fabulous. I love how his perspective is always spot on, no matter what painting you look at, they are each perfection without being overly done. This painting keeps your eye in and holds interest. My eyes start at the two regal palms, then to the top of the hill, down to the white building on the beach, then to the palm on the bottom left, swirling into the water and back to the two palms.
Look how many colors are in this painting. This painting has color, yet is so soothing to look at. His palette includes beautiful and natural colors. You can also feel movement in this painting, from the palms to the waves – also love the reflections in the water.
Check out David’s Oil, Pastel and Watercolor paintings! I first ran across David’s work via the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association (LPAPA.org), it jumped out at me! Love it! Looking through his paintings makes me want to visit California again and soon!
“David Damm was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated from Art Center College of Design and later studied with the noted Russian painter, Sergei Bongart (1919 –1985). His career began illustrating books, magazines and newspapers. In 1981 he began exhibiting, and has since participated in numerous exhibitions, throughout the country, including the Natural History Museum, the Muckenthaler Cultural Center, The Bowers Museum and others in the Los Angeles area. He was featured in “American Artist” and has received many top awards including first place at the 1996 Mission San Juan Capistrano Plein Air Painting Event sponsored by Joan Irvine Smith. His greatest honor was meeting and completing a commissioned portrait of President Ronald Reagan. Damm is a signature member of the California Art Club and a board member. He is a signature member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association and a member of the American Pastel Society. He divides his work between portrait commissions and landscapes, working in both oil, pastel and watercolor.”
All images via DavidDammArtist.com, used with permission…
Images are not for reproduction, they are property of the artist.
I’ve been seeing a lot of recipes for baked chickpeas. Interesting. A treat. Crunchy & healthy. Hmmm. I’ve got to try it! I made 1/2 batch to see if I liked it. I DID! The crunch is somewhat addictive, if you don’t pay attention you could easily eat an entire can of chickpeas. Probably not the best idea, 😳
I found this recipe on Chowhound, click HERE for the link so that you can print, read reviews, etc. This recipe received 5 stars with 59 reviews (as I write this) . So you know this one is a keeper!
OVEN ROASTED CHICKPEAS via Chowhound!
2-15oz. cans of chickpeas (garbanzo beans) – thoroughly drained and rinsed.
2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil (or less)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon sea salt (I used Pink Himalayan)
Heat over to 400°F and use the middle rack in your oven
Place the spices and olive oil in a large bowl.
Add the chickpeas and toss to coat.
Spread the chickpeas in an even layer on a cookie sheet (with sides so they don’t roll off)
Bake until crisp 30-40 minutes, moving them around on occasion. (I didn’t do that and some of mine were slightly crispy, they were still good). My oven took 30 minutes.
Let me know what you think?? What spices have you used for this? I would love to know!
24 years ago today, I married the man of my dreams. The happiest day of my life! How did we meet? I was dog sitting at a friend’s house. I saw Fred drive by, so I leashed up the puppy … Continue reading →
Botany Bay located in Edisto, SC is an amazing place. The scenery is like going back in time. The grand oak trees with the draping moss, the way the light filters through the trees – the fascinating birds and so much more – all good reasons to visit! Don’t miss the beach, you won’t believe your eyes!