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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Street art by Vinchen

Street art by Vinchen outstanding work!
You can see more at his blog
Quote by~Betty Davis (1908-1989)
This became a credo of mine..Attempt the
imposseble in order to improve your work.

David "Screaming Lord Sutch", as leader of the Monster Raving Loony Party, was Britain's longest serving party leader until he hung himself in June 1999.
Victoria Woodhull (1838-1927) was the first woman to run for office of US President. She and her sister were the first women to run a Wall Street brokerage (1870).
African elephants only have four teeth to chew their food with.
A house fly lives only 14 days.

To dry up a pimple
Crush an aspirin and add a bit of water. Apply the paste to the pimple, wait a few minutes, and then wash off. It will reduce the redness and relieve the sting.Dry, scaly elbows:
Suffer from dinosaur elbows? Treat them with a lemon juice/baking soda paste.
Baked beans
2 cups dried pink beans
8 cups water
1 tsp. salt, plus more, to taste
1 Tbs. olive oil
1 yellow onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 Tbs. dark molasses
2 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 cup brown mustard
2 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1/2 lb. bacon, cooked until crispy and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
Pick over the beans and discard any misshapen beans and stones. Rinse the beans and drain. In an electric pressure cooker, combine the beans, water and the 1 tsp. salt. Cover and cook on high for 50 minutes according to the manufacturer's instructions. Release the pressure according to the manufacturer's instructions. Transfer the beans and their liquid to a large bowl. Set aside. In a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, warm the olive oil. Add the onion and cook until soft and translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat. Add the brown sugar, molasses, dry mustard, brown mustard, vinegar, salt and pepper and stir until the brown sugar has dissolved. Stir in the bacon. Strain the cooked beans into another large bowl, reserving the cooking liquid. Add the beans to the onion mixture and stir to combine. Slowly stir in 2 to 2 1/2 cups of the reserved liquid. Set the Dutch oven over low heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour. Partially uncover the beans and continue simmering, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has thickened, about 30 minutes more; do not allow the liquid to evaporate completely. Serve immediately. Serves 8.

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Stay Crafty !
Have a blessed day and remember to be a blessing !


Gingerbread said...

Hi I know I don't always comment but I do enjoy your links, I just had a look at more of the street art, food for thought very good. Best wishes Julie.C

My Big Mouth said...

I love the natural framed paintings. It's funny actually,I do this stuff with the preschoolers at my job, but I never thought to use natural colors and frame them.

Lisa & Gerald said...

Hey girl friend....Just enjoying the summer....I hope you are too...
Have a great night...Hugs