Sunday, April 17, 2011

for the eyes...and taste buds

It's always satisfying to come away from a class with something you'll enjoy for some time to come. Such is the case with this "wood collage totem" I created in Karen Michel's workshop at Artfest this year. It was fun to put all these bits and pieces together...some from my stash and others from friends. Karen is a wonderful artist and teacher...I'd highly recommend that you check out her work, and take a class, if you have the chance.

And something tasty...Smoked Salmon Spread

1 8-oz. pkg. Philly cream cheese, softened
4-6 oz. smoked salmon (not lox)
2 Tablespoons Best Foods mayo
juice of half a lemon
1-1/2 teaspoons dried dill or 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh dill
2 teaspoons worchestershire sauce
Tabasco sauce, a few dashes, or more to taste
3-4 green onions, chopped

Put all in food processor and pulse til smooth. Garnish as desired with chopped green onions and lemon slice. Store in fridge a while to develop flavor. Yum!


Shari said...

This is such a fun piece, Suzanne! Glad to read you had such a good time... xoxo

Robin Olsen said...

Great piece and it looks like it was lots of fun to collect for and make!

Paula said...

Gorgeous work Suzanne!

Dayna Collins said...

I love the piece you made in Karen's class. I agree that she is an excellent and inspiring teacher and I love how many of your bits are bold enough to be outside the box!