heavy meadow in the White Hinterland
ellagraph:

Love this @davidravel @thealtos @alvernopresents #onlocation  (at Oriental Theatre)

We had such a great time! So excited for the opportunity.

ellagraph:

Love this @davidravel @thealtos @alvernopresents #onlocation
(at Oriental Theatre)

We had such a great time! So excited for the opportunity.

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// Caramelized Onion, Fennel & Artichoke Tart with Polenta Crust//

Today was a cold and rainy one. I decided to cook, but couldn’t find any recipes that suited me - so I came up with this one. I love how it turned out, hope someone else gives it a try! 

Ingredients for Crust

  • 2 3/4 c. water
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 tsp. vegetable bouillon base (I suggest organic “Better Than Buillon”)
  • 1 1/4 c. corn meal (I used yellow)
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper (coarsely ground)

Ingredients for Filling

  • 2 med. sweet onions (I used Vidalia)
  • 1/2 med. fennel bulb 
  • 1 small Yukon Gold potato
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. vegan margarine or butter (I used Earth Balance)
  • 1 tsp. veg. bouillon base
  • 1 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. vegan cream cheese ( I prefer Tofutti’s Non-hydrogenated variety) 
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 5-6 marinated artichoke hearts
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1 - 1 1/2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh rosemary leaves

Preparation for Crust

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375
  1. In 2-quart saucepan bring water to boil. Whisk in bouillon and salt. Slowly whisk in corn meal. Bring heat down to “low” and cover, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes. Stir in pepper and remove from heat.
  1. Grease a 10-inch pie pan with olive oil. Press polenta mixture evenly into pan. Don’t forget to push some up the sides. You may want to oil your fingers for this.
  1. Place in middle rack of oven. Bake until set.

Preparation for Filling
  1. Dice potato and boil or microwave until soft. Drain.
  2. Prep onions by chopping off ends and cutting in half through the root. Make thin slices cutting end to end. 
  3. Slice fennel with mandolin, or carefully cut thin slices with a knife. 
  4. Coat large fry pan with oil on medium heat. Melt in vegan margarine. 
  5. Add onions to oil mixtures, stir to coat. Sprinkle with sea salt and let cook with minimal stirring for 10-15 minutes or until soft and beginning to brown. Add fennel and continue cooking until fennel is tender and golden. 
  6. Stir in potato, bouillon, black pepper and vegan cream cheese. 
  7. Once “cheese” has melted evenly, add artichokes, lemon juice and herbs. Stir, adding sea salt to taste. 
  8. Place filling evenly into crust. 
  9. Bake until edges of crust are golden. 

Really nice served with an arugula salad with lemon vinaigrette and white wine. 

abbyladybug:

I shot Hopscotch Music Festival (Raleigh, NC) for the Independent Weekly. Here is a link to the photos from my team:
http://is.gd/indyphotos

BEST WEEKEND OF MY LIFE, 2012.

abbyladybug:

I shot Hopscotch Music Festival (Raleigh, NC) for the Independent Weekly. Here is a link to the photos from my team:

http://is.gd/indyphotos

BEST WEEKEND OF MY LIFE, 2012.

-[B&W roll, APRIL 2012]-

How nice! Glad to be a "tastemaker" with my friends

do414:

Welcome to another Do414 TASTEMAKER SPOTLIGHT! Every month we check in on our great city’s entrepre-Do-ers to see what they have in store for MKE. We take a look at the month ahead and bring you interviews from the month’s featured promoters.

What…

jonsalimes:


Altos January 2012, a set on Flickr.

Video stills from the talented folks who crafted our music video

jonsalimes:

Altos January 2012, a set on Flickr.

Video stills from the talented folks who crafted our music video

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Sing for Trouble (Group of the Altos) Music Video

rousingrecluse:

Awesome.

My band (Group of the Altos) released our first video! Planes, cop cars, fire & horses.

-{My band (Group of the)ALTOS finally released our first proper album}-

{I turned thirty yesterday. Having a hard time processing with all the traveling and holidaze. I think I’ll take more pictures instead.}

{I turned thirty yesterday. Having a hard time processing with all the traveling and holidaze. I think I’ll take more pictures instead.}

//found objects, letters, sights & sounds mingled with my personal music (meadows) & photography//