2018-11-12

Black Elk Ghost Dance and and elephants I can´t forget


My friend Bengt Braskered said come with me and see Stina Folkebrants exhibit at Dieselverkstaden. 

So we did. We arrived at Dieselverkstaden, which is a very cool building to begin with. If you as me like the industrial type of interiors of a old factory this truly is a inspiring place.

Bengt introduced me to Stina, to whom I took a liking to at once. Stina explained how she read this book by an American Indian Chief called Black Elk Ghost Dance. 

The book and with it Stinas feeling started a movement that ended with her painting life-size  animals. 

Yes the elepants and the horses are all life size. All animals, and they are many, are all life-size.  






This is what Stina says about herself :

“Jag heter Stina Folkebrant och är född och uppvuxen i Borås. Jag har målat sen barnsben, arbetat som dekormålare på teatrar, gått konstskolor och målat väggmålningar på beställning. Det är först nu i år som jag börjat måla på duk och då väljer jag ett stort format där jag trivs allra bäst. Det passar mitt sätt att måla med större penseldrag där hela processen blir mer fysisk bland annat genom att jag måste klättra på stegar för att nå hela duken.
När jag var liten ville jag bli konstnär eller veterinär. Jag arbetade på Borås Djurpark under min tonårsperiod där jag både skötte om djuren och tecknade av dem.”












Dieselverkstaden



 As I said : and elephants I can´t forget. 

Stay in touch

/Jimmy 






2018-11-01

Cooking with pumpkins






When I year 1984 spent my first Halloween in the south meaning, Cary in North Carolina in the US, I found the whole trick or treat thing a bit much as I woke up the day after Halloween seeing our neighbor´s house covered in wet toilet paper....

No I´m not kidding, when kids think they do not get what they should from a family in form of candy or money....this does happen. 

But....what i did find memorable was all the wonderful pumpkin recipes and the food culture that in season makes the most of the local produce that pumpkins truly are in the states. 


2. CHIPOTLE PUMPKIN SOUP WITH CRISPY CHORIZO AND CARAMELIZED APPLES



The fall decoration with pumpkins of all kinds and the food that you can create is such a favorite and stands out from the rest of the year in my opinion. 

I found these recipes from where I look to find new inspiration for gardening normally, and first fell for the jaw dropping photos. So not only great gardening but also recipes when you get the newsletter at GardenDesign.com




3. CHOCOLATE COVERED ROASTED PUMPKIN SEED TURTLE CLUSTERS




Food blogger Thieghan Gerard of Half Baked Harvest shares some mouthwatering pumpkin dishes to add to your repertoire. 




 4. NUTTY WILD RICE AND SHREDDED BRUSSELS SPROUTS STUFFED MINI PUMPKINS





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Since I love to cook and to eat (!) I will cook at least two of these pumpkin filled recipes this weekend. 
Wising you a wonderful weekend filled with tasty pumpkin based food, deserts and deco. 

STAY IN TOUCH!

/Jimmy