Tuesday, April 17, 2012

THE PLEASURES OF LIFE * exhibition, ONE GALLERY, One Gateway Center, Newark, NJ

THE PLEASURES OF LIFE

Here is the nice handout that I created for my exhibition: 'THE PLEASURES OF LIFE'. I have been the exhibiting artist with a solo exhibition in ONE GALLERY, One Gateway Center, Newark, NJ.

The gallery is beautiful. Ok, ok I admit it ... I didn't love the pea soup green walls and I even cried a little when I found out they were not to be painted until after my exhibition ... BUT ... with that said ... and like a miracle I might add ... the walls look fabulous with my paintings ! Mr. Martini and Ms. Manhattan never looked better !!

I'm still hoping that Mr. Woody Allen will find his way here to check out my latest Jazz series ... featuring the painting 'Soprano Saxophone - Sidney Bechet - dans les rues d'Antibes'. I think he would really enjoy this show ... and maybe would just HAVE to take a painting home with him. One can dream ... can't one ?

exhibition poster

So dear art lovers, if you happen to be in Newark, NJ before April 28th, Monday through Friday, 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, please, Please PLEASE stop in the gallery. I'm directly across from the beautiful Penn Station. I would love to see you and give you the 'tour'.


PRESS RELEASE:

ANN ELIZABETH SCHLEGEL

'THE PLEASURES OF LIFE' - a presentation of paintings celebrating the pleasures of life. Music, Cuisine, Libation, Humor and Love. Deep red hues, swirling crustaceans, rhythmic instruments, humorous personifications ... these senses make up the spirit of her work.

Come and visit international artist Ann Elizabeth Schlegel for her premiere exhibition in Newark, NJ. In addition to several regional exhibitions, Ms. Schlegel has had numerous solo exhibitions in Germany and France where she has been invited as 'artist in residence'. Ms. Schlegel once again has been invited as the 'artist in residence' in Antibes, France for 2012.

" To paint, to create art, to lose myself in the moment ..... that is what drives me, thrills me. To put down my brush and stand back and say, Yes ! it has been a good day".


THE PLEASURES OF LIFE exhibition runs through April, 2012.
ONE GALLERY, One Gateway Center
Street level - across from Penn Station

Gallery hours: Monday - Friday 10:30 - 4:30.
For additional information or to confirm availability, please contact the artist:

Ann Elizabeth Schlegel

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Friday, March 09, 2012

Soprano Saxophone

Soprano Saxophone

I am planning my next solo exhibition which will take place in April. I am the featured artist at One Gateway Center in Newark, NJ. It's an incredible complex and I'm looking forward to being there ... AND as a bonus I'll be just 11 minutes from New York City via PATH. The PATH train happens to be directly across the street from One Gateway Center.

I'll be featuring a wide assortment of paintings and although I'm kicking around a few titles for my exhibition, I'm probably going to stick with what I normally title my exhibitions: The Pleasures of Life. The reason being is because my paintings focus on cuisine, wine and music ... and to me, that's the best there is.

So, as I have more information, I will keep you posted.

This painting above is 'Soprano Saxophone'. I started a collection of 14" x 11" acrylic paintings with the JAZZ theme. They're priced at $400 each - my 'cash and carry' price. I'll be posting them each day so if these paintings speak to you, stay tuned. I already have 14 finished and look forward to painting these each day.

Drop me a line or comment if you would like. I look forward to hearing from you !

Antibes Juan les Pins

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

* JAZZ * featuring Sidney Bechet

Sidney Bechet • Dans les Rues d'Antibes

Loving Jazz, I started my second collection of paintings honoring the music that changed the world. And, in my world, those places are New Orleans and Antibes Juan-les-Pins, France. I was fortunate to be the 'Artist in Residence' during two summers in beautiful Antibes ... and, am hoping each day to return to Antibes with my new series.

In the opening of 'Midnight in Paris', the beautiful soprano saxophone piece 'Si tu vois ma Mére' (if you see my Mother) was composed and played by the great Sidney Bechet. He loved Jazz, New Orleans, Chicago, New York, Paris and Antibes ... Antibes - so much that he was 'King for a Day' and married in Antibes amidst great fanfare.

Sidney Bechet • detail

Dans les Rues d'Antibes • detail

So .... my wish is to return to beautiful Antibes ... to exhibit my new collection of * JAZZ * paintings ... and hope that my 'future French husband' will finally find me ... so I can live and paint and love in Antibes ... C'est paradis sur terre ...

Special acknowledgment and deepest appreciation to the great Woody Allen ... you reached into my heart when you wrote 'Midnight in Paris'. Congratulations on your Golden Globe and Academy Award. It would be with great anticipation and excitement to see you and the 'Woody Allen New Orleans Jazz Band' in the beautiful Café Carlyle ... one can only hope
N'est-ce pas ?


'THE PLEASURES OF LIFE"

My first showing of this Jazz series - and additional paintings - will be in my upcoming solo exhibition
on the ground floor in the fantastic 'One Gateway Center' skyscraper in Newark, NJ (scheduled for the month of April). If you're in New York City, just take the PATH train ... opening reception details to follow ...


Painting:

Soprano Saxophone
Sidney Bechet
Dans les Rues d'Antibes
1 meter x 80 cm
custom frame





Sunday, January 29, 2012

Trumpet


Trumpet
1 meter x 80 cm

Well, it's been two months since I've posted on my Painting Each Day blog ... and I do apologize for that ... but, I have created only one 6" x 6" painting since then. I've been working on larger paintings of instruments ... including the Red Violin, Saxophone (2) and Trumpet (seen here).

I enjoy painting these paintings. The new series * JAZZ * will feature paintings measuring 1 meter x 80 cm. That's approximately 39.5 inches by 31.5 inches. It was necessary to have custom stretchers built because I want these paintings created in metric sizes (I checked nationally and I could not find any stretchers in metric). The reason being is that I have beautiful 3.5" silver frames that work well with these paintings and they were created for my first 'Jazz' series. They were built to the 1 meter x 80 cm specs.

I'm hoping for what would be my 5th exhibition in Europe to take place this summer. Preferably in Antibes Juan les Pins and preferably during the fabulous 'Jazz a Juan' festival. Trust me on this ... it's Paradise. C'est paradis sur terre ...

My next painting will be the Soprano Saxophone in honor of Sidney Bechet. I listen to my Sidney Bechet cds in my studio with the 'Midnight in Paris' dvd playing on my laptop. To me, 'Midnight in Paris' is the perfect film. Thank you Monsieur Woody Allen !!! I'm still waiting for the Sidney Bechet sheet music to arrive from France to complete the background for this painting.

The Clarinet, Trombone and 'high hat with brushes' are also on 'the list'. I'm hoping for a collection of 10 or 12 instruments. Suggestions are welcome !


Feel free to comment if you would like. I appreciate your opinions and observations.

As I complete these * JAZZ * paintings, I will post them for you to see ... Merci et bon Jazz !

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Les trois tomates • The three tomatoes

Les trois tomates • The three tomatoes • sold

The tomato originated in the New World and was brought to Europe by the early Spanish explorers. For much of its early existence in Europe, the tomato was considered poisonous and was used only as an ornamental plant. What may not be as well known is how pervasive the tomato is in modern times in French cuisine.

The tomato, tomate in French, first came to Provence from Italy in the last half of the eighteenth century. It was a group of Provençales who introduced Paris to the tomato on July 14, 1790 as part of an early celebration of the new republic.


For a fabulous and delicious French Tomato Tart recipe by David Lebovitz, please click on the following link:

French Tomato Tart


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Monday, November 28, 2011

La pomme verte • The green apple

La pomme verte • The green apple • sold

Continuing with my 'Hommage à la France • 'Hommage à Antibes' ... I present to you 'La pomme verte • The green apple'.

Normandy is a major cider-producing region (very little wine is produced). Perry is also produced, but in less significant quantities. Apple brandy, of which the most famous variety is calvados, is also popular.

The mealtime trou normand, or "Norman hole", is a pause between meal courses in which diners partake of a glassful of calvados in order to improve the appetite and make room for the next course, and this is still observed in many homes and restaurants. Pommeau is an apéritif produced by blending unfermented cider and apple brandy. Another aperitif is the kir normand, a measure of crème de cassis topped up with cider. Bénédictine is produced in Fécamp.

Apples are also widely used in cooking: for example, moules à la normande are mussels cooked with apples and cream, bourdelots are apples baked in pastry, partridges are flamed with reinette apples, and localities all over the province have their own variation of apple tart. A classic pastry dish from the region is Norman Tart a pastry-based variant of the apple tart.


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Friday, November 18, 2011

Pomegranate IV

Pomegranate IV

So ... if you just happen to be at Steel Stacks this weekend, I will be painting there. There are lots and lots of beautiful pieces of artwork from local artists including paintings, jewelry, raku, wood carvings, photographs, ceramics and more ...

It's a wonderful comprehensive collection of great works. I hope to see YOU there !

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Pomegranate III

Pomegranate III • sold

Taking the bus ...

Well, Thursday evening I was driving home from my studio in Bethlehem. I was about two blocks from my home when I was driving under the train trestle. Well, I heard a huge noise ... not unlike an airplane motor ... and thought Wow is that train loud. Well, as it turned out the loud noise was my car. Ouch. I did make it home and the next day had my 20 year old but always very reliable car towed to my mechanic's shop. Well, now it's Monday and I still haven't heard a peep. I'm thinking they're still totaling up the bill. Ouch again.

Now, having read this, if you come to my studio at the Banana Factory and see a painting that you just MUST have - for yourself or a loved one - please make a fair offer and I'll probably even do a little better than that - 'In keepin' with the situation!' as Mrs. Dilbert expressed to Scrooge ...

For now, I'm donning my running shoes and heading out the door for the 6.9 mile walk. It'll do me good ... fresh air, exercise ... and I'll be saving $2.00 if I don't take the bus. In Antibes I walked many, many miles each day ... sadly, walking from Allentown to Bethlehem is just not the same as walking around the Cap d'Antibes ... the blue skies, the even bluer water, the yachts, the palm trees, the grand estates ... the aroma of lavender in the air ...

Ahhh, one can dream, can't one ?


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Friday, November 11, 2011

Pomegranate II

Pomegranate II • sold

This is the second of five pomegranate paintings that I have completed this week. Now this is a beautiful fruit !! Its beautiful exotic nature, its wonderful juice and seeds and its extraordinary deep red and alizaron color. You can taste the richness by just gazing upon it.

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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Pomegranate

Pomegranate • sold

Perhaps stemming from the old French word for the fruit, pomme-grenade, the pomegranate was known in early English as "Apple of Grenada".

Pomegranate Pear Cocktail

2 ozs
pomegranate juice
2 ozs vodka (pear)
ice 1 Place ice in a glass. 2 Shake juice and vodka together and pour over ice. 3 Serve.

How easy is that ? Mmmm I could go for a Pomegranate Pear Cocktail right now !



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Friday, November 04, 2011

Les Deux Anjou

Les Deux Anjou • this painting is sold

Spiced Red Wine-Poached Pears

Total Time: 3 hr 50 min
Prep 20 min
Inactive 3 hr
Cook 30 min
Yield: 4 servings
Level: Intermediate

Ingredients 2 cups dry red wine, such as cabernet or merlot
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar 1 orange, juiced (about 1/2 cup)
1 (1 by 3-inch) strip orange zest
1 cinnamon stick
2 cloves
4 firm, ripe pears

Directions

In a 4-quart saucepan, combine wine, sugar, orange juice, zest, cinnamon stick and cloves. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. While liquid is simmering, peel pears, leaving stem intact and being careful not to blemish the flesh of the pears.

Slice 1/2-inch off the bottom of the pears to create a flat bottom. Gently place pears in poaching liquid, cover, and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, turning every 5 minutes to ensure even color, until pears are cooked but still firm.

Remove saucepan from flame, uncover and cool with pears upright in pan. Once cool, cover and chill in refrigerator at least 3 hours or up to 24 hours, turning occasionally, if desired.

Gently remove pears from liquid and allow to come to room temperature. Meanwhile, reduce liquid by about half over a medium-high flame for 15 minutes, until liquid is thicker and slightly syrupy. Remove from flame and let liquid come to room temperature. Drizzle each pear with 2 tablespoons syrup and serve.

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Thursday, November 03, 2011

Pear

Pear • this painting is sold

Continuing with my 'hommage à France'
Here is yet another pear. I'm taking all of my 'unsold' 'Painting Each Day' paintings to the 'Cocktails and Collecting' event at the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley. It will be my third time as an exhibiting artist. It's a FANTASTIC event .... so much Fun !!

So ... I do hope that I see YOU there .... we'll listen to great live Jazz, sip the cocktail of your choice ... mine will be one Bourbon Manhattan with two cherries at the end of the evening ... and let's find the perfect home for the perfect painting.

See you there mes Amis !!

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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Green Apple, Red Pear


Green Apple, Red Pear • sold

You might have noticed that I didn't post comments since October 27th ... well ... that was because I spent Trick or Treat evening with my beautiful great nieces .... AND .... then on Saturday, October 29th, we had a very heavy and wet snowfall in the northeast. We still had lots of beautiful Autumn leaves on the trees and with the heavy snow it created a perfect storm of downed power lines. Electricity returned just yesterday for me ... ouch.

Because of the storm I couldn't even visit my studio ... doors were locked, no way to enter. Sooo ... I lit the candles and played my beautiful antique Baby Grand piano - Brambach nee 1934.

I played the complete score of 'Yentle' several times (Michel LaGrand) and the beautiful and haunting 'It's not Mozart' ... composed by Hans Zimmer and translated for piano as a gift to me from my lovely friend Julia. I played all weekend and it was musical bliss for me. Each night after blowing out the candles, I covered my piano keys with the leather piano keys protector, a gift from Michaele and Conrad ... each of these friends from my beloved Schwaebisch Gmuend, Germany.

The only thing missing ... my future husband ... maybe by the time we have another power outage, he will have found me ... J'espére ...

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Deux Poires Rouges

Deux Poires Rouges • sold


Gâteau aux Poires


2 pounds pears
100 g butter
250 g confectioners sugar

juice of 1/2 lemon

2 tsp Calvados or Pear Schnaps

250 g flour
1 1/2 tbsp backing powder

3 egg yolks

125 ml milk

1/2 tsp vanilla

a bit salt

28 cm pie plate


Preheat the oven to 350°F and butter the pie plate very well and sprinkle with sugar. Peel and core the apples and cut them in thin slivers. Melt 1/2 of the butter in a pot and add pears and 1/3 of the sugar, the Calvados and let caramelize. Take out the pears and keep the remaining liquid and let it reduce to a nice syrup.


On a clean counter pile up the flour and baking powder and make a well add the remaining ingredients and with your fingertips form a dough and fill in to prepared pie plate.
Arrange the pear slice nicely on the cake.

Bake 30-40 min till the dough is golden brown. Minutes before you take the cake out sprinkle with a bit Calvados and salt if you like! Drizzle with the syrup and let bake a bit.
Let the cake rest couple of minutes and serve with whipped cream or crème fraîche.

Enjoy
It tastes best eaten the same day - but you can also keep it up to two days in a cake tin.


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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Perrier

Perrier • sold

I remember my first taste of sparkling mineral water. It was several years ago ... I was artist in residence in Schwaeabisch Gmuend, Germany. The sparkling mineral water was heavier than tap water and refreshingly bubbly ... it tasted great and made me feel great. Each morning when I was artist in residence in Antibes, France, I started my day with sparkling mineral water ... and then took my two hour brisk walk around the Cap. It made me feel sharp and healthy and alive.

The spring in Southern France from which Perrier is drawn was called Les Bouillens. It has been used as a spa since Roman times. Local doctor Louis Perrier bought the spring in 1898 and operated a commercial spa there; he also bottled the water for sale. He later sold the spring to Sir Saint-John Harmsworth, a wealthy British visitor.

Harmsworth was the younger brother of the newspaper magnates Lord Northcliffe and Lord Rothermere. He had come to France to learn the language. Dr. Perrier showed him the spring, and he decided to buy it. He sold his share of the family newspapers to raise the money. Harmsworth closed the spa, as spas were becoming unfashionable. He renamed the spring Source Perrier and started bottling the water in distinctive green bottles. The shape was that of the Indian clubs Harmsworth used for exercise.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Angostura Bitters

Angostura Bitters * this painting is sold

Well, I am happy to report that this little 6" x 6" oil painting has a new home ... in Trinidad ! More exactly, at the ANGOSTURA company itself !!

My Grandma used to mix a great 'Old Fashioned' and then sit on her porch across from West Park and sip and enjoy and listen to the Allentown Band ! How wonderful those times must have been ... to sit across from the park, set up the card table, play some Bridge and enjoy. I still wish that I lived in that beautiful home ... where my Father and Aunt Betty were born ...

When Hess' Department store closed its doors (then The BonTon) several years ago, my brothers and sisters and I visited 'The Patio' on its last day ... and we sipped Old Fashioneds ... what a great drink ! Those people really knew how to enjoy themselves back in the day. And, I enjoy the taste of Bourbon too so .... maybe tonight on my way home I'll stop at Pistachio Bar and Grille (where my cocktail paintings hang) and treat myself to an Old Fashioned and think of Grandma.

Thank You Angostura !! I appreciate it ! Cheers !

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Two Pears

Two Pears • sold

If Apples Were Pears

If Apples Were Pears
And peaches were plums
And the rose had a different name
If tigers were bears
And fingers were thumbs
I’d love you just the same.

-Anonymous


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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Brer Rabbit Molasses

Brer Rabbit Molasses

This is possibly the fourth time I painted a bottle of Brer Rabbit Molasses. My Mother used to keep a bottle on the pantry shelves lining the steps to our basement. I don't remember what she used it for ... maybe pancakes and desserts ... Wouldn't it be the best gift to go back in time and have that chance to bake with your Mother ...

Brer Rabbit Spiced Fruit Cobbler

Ingredients

  • 4 cups apples and/or pears, unpeeled and sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 1/2 tsps. baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup BRER RABBIT Molasses, light or dark
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbls. margarine, melted
  • nonfat vanilla yogurt, optional

Directions

In 8x8x2 inch baking dish, arrange fruit; set aside.

In medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon. Stir in milk, molasses, egg and margarine just until blended (Batter will be lumpy). Pour batter evenly over fruit. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve warm topped with yogurt if desired. Makes 9 servings.

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

ILE de FRANCE • Le Brie

ILE de FRANCE • Le Brie • this painting is sold

This is the 576th painting completed in my 'Painting Each Day' project (actually there are lots more but I didn't document them ...)

In 1936, Ile de France Brie was brought to the United States aboard the famed Ile de France ocean liner - the first refrigerated sea vessel. It was the first time Americans had access to the delicate French fromage. Ile de France takes its name from the famous ship and continues to supply authentic French Brie to American cheese lovers.

The Ile de France Ocean Liner

The SS Ile de France was a French ocean liner built in Saint-Nazaire, France for the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique (CGT). Known to cheese lovers as the first ship to carry Brie Cheese to the United States (it also was the first ship ever equipped with refrigeration) it had a long and illustrious story beyond its role in the history of fromage.

The first major ocean liner built after World War I, it is often considered the most beautifully decorated ship ever built by the CGT and was the first ocean liner decorated entirely in the Art Deco style.

The Ile de France was launched in 1926 at the Penhoët shipyard and was greeted by thousands of government officials as well as workers, journalists and French citizens.

In 1927, the Ile de France traveled from Le Havre for its maiden voyage to New York, where it received great attention from American media. A crowd of thousands congregated at the docks to see it.

Later, the ship served members of the American and British military after being converted to a troop ship in 1941. It would serve the Allied interests until September 1945.

In 1947, it was returned to France and underwent a two-year reconstruction to once again become a luxury passenger ship. It played a major role in a 1956 rescue operation after a collision between two other passenger liners near Nantucket. About 750 out of the 1,706 passengers and crewmembers on the Andrea Doriawere ship were taken aboard the Ile de France during a six hour rescue operation.

By 1959, air travel had become commonplace and business for posh ocean liners was rapidly declining. The last public appearance of the Ile de France was as a floating prop for a Hollywood film - "The Last Voyage." After filming ended the ship was taken to a scrap yard.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Christmas Bulb Earrings

Christmas Bulb Earrings • this painting is sold

Well, today marks 65 days until Christmas. Sooo ... if you are considering a hand painted gift exclusively for that 'special someone', just let me know. I have painted fruits, vegetables, flowers and plants. I've painted board games, sports items and items in jars and cans and wrappers and bags. I've painted instruments and ballet slippers ... sneakers and hats and earrings and brooches. I've painted cat toys and toys for children. I've painted antiques and modern items ... and mostly everything under the sun.

If you would be interested in owning - or giving - one of my 'Painting Each Day' paintings, just let me know. You can check out my website and click on the link 'site map' under my name on the left panel to give you some ideas ... just scroll down to the 1000 6"x6" paintings listed there. Or maybe you already have an idea of what you would like ... perhaps it's something that I haven't already painted ...

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If you would like to purchase a 6" x 6" oil painting on stretched canvas that you see on this site, or commission a painting that is special to you, please email me.

These paintings are priced at $100.00 plus s/h.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Corkscrew and Cork

Corkscrew and Cork

Well, we had a great time at the Bacchanalia on Saturday ! That is a great event ! With the price of admission you are treated to several delicious restaurants from the Lehigh Valley including Cactus Blue, Bolete, Blue Sky Café, Tally Ho, Sal's, Molly's, Claudio's and Yianni's ... AND each restaurant is paired with a lovely wine.

All that while listening to the fabulous The Gary Rissmiller Trio ... nothin' better than great food, great wine and great jazz !

Hopefully we will see you next year - get your tickets early because they sell out fast !

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These paintings are priced at $100.00 plus s/h.

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Friday, October 14, 2011

GOYA Capers

GOYA Capers

Goya was started in a small storefront in Lower Manhattan, New York, catering to local Hispanic families by distributing Spanish foods such as olives, olive oil and sardines. Driven by the belief that there was a growing consumer market for high-quality, fresh-tasting, Latino foods, the Unanues infused their personal philosophy throughout the company. This commitment to excellence is the cornerstone of Goya's popular credo, "If it's Goya, it has to be good". The result of this simple, yet deeply resonant pledge is the evolution of Goya Foods into a leader in the Latin American food industry, with operations spanning the globe.

Chicken Breasts in Caper Cream Sauce

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained and rinsed

Directions

  1. Season chicken breasts with lemon pepper, salt, dill weed, and garlic powder.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Place breasts in skillet, and increase heat to medium-high. Turn chicken frequently, until brown, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, and cook 5 to 7 minutes, until breasts are cooked through. Remove chicken to a warm serving platter, and cover with foil.
  3. Return skillet to stove, and increase heat to high. Whisk in whipping cream, whisking continuously until reduced to sauce consistency, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in capers. Pour sauce over chicken, and serve.


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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Lime Wedges

Lime Wedges • this painting is sold

Le Margarita Des Artistes Drink Type: Cocktail

Ingredients

1 1/2 oz. Cuervo Tequila

1/4 oz. Grand Marnier
1/2 Lime (Juice of, fresh)
1 splash Triple Sec
1 splash Orange Juice
2 drops Vermouth
1 oz. Sour Mix

Instructions Shake to a froth and pour into a chilled and salted up-glass.

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These paintings are priced at $100.00 plus s/h.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Apples 2

Apples 2 • this painting is sold

I am happy to say that I am beginning my Painting Each Day project again ... after a short hiatus this summer. I painted all larger scale paintings and now look forward to my daily discipline of affordable paintings. It's nice for me to know that mostly anyone can afford one of my Daily Paintings.

I also accept commissions ... sooo ... if you have a nostalgic idea, don't hesitate to drop me an email. They make very nice and personal gifts ... and the holidays will be here before you know it.

If you're a little short on ideas, check out my website where you can view many, many of the Painting Each Day paintings.

www.annelizabethschlegel.com

If you visit my comprehensive website, click on 'site map' (under my name on the left panel) and you can see all of the Painting Each Day paintings at one time.

If you would like to purchase a 6" x 6" oil painting on stretched canvas that you see on this site, or commission a painting that is special to you, please email me.

These paintings are priced at $100.00 plus s/h.

info@annelizabethschlegel.com

www.annelizabethschlegel.com

Thank You!

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