Sunday, November 11, 2007

Old and New Friends

Yeehaw, what a great day. If you made it you know what a friendly group of people attended the Tancredi and Morgen show on Saturday. I enjoyed my rare visits with Anna Ball, Nancy, Gerry, Carolyn, Marsha and Meegan Alldis, who shared cheese facts from working at the Cowgirl Creamery in San Francisco. Note: True Gruyere is from Switzerland and not France, and should be aged in a cave to acheive culinary greatness. I met Molly, Pam, Louise, and Vallen Queen who has a chatty and fun blog,

There must be a connection between making pottery and baking, because I find rolling out a piecrust as satisfying as throwing a soup bowl. My prize from the show is Tartine, a baking book with real-deal recipies for pastries and breads. The first thing I'll make is the chocolate souffle cake for my husband, who toted every single piece of pottery from the trunk to my table with the resident light in his eyes and never a grumble.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Tancredi and Morgen Milestone Party

This is part of my order for the Tancredi and Morgen show on Saturday, November 10th from ten to five. They are celebrating twenty years in business in Carmel Valley, and as fans of the shop know, its a destination worth driving all day for. Rodger is as steady and knowing as an African Elephant, and when I think of Marsha, I think of bounty. She designs clothes, rooms, crowns, pillows, and her display ability is unmatched. Marsha and Rodger offered me my first opportunity for a one woman show, and I've been returning with my wares every since, for twenty years. When I walk inside, I always hold my breath, drink in the beauty of finely made fabrics, worn french stoneware, piles of remarkable books, American craft and especially the vision of Marsha and Rodger, who have created this wonderful place for us to be. Hope to see you there!

Animals who garden

Animals who garden
Donkey with green paw