There's always room in my life for a little more of the beloved Swiss writer and illustrator Roger Duvoisin, so here is what I found around the web this morning.
This week I finished a painting...
Want to go glamping? What better way to experience the wild than ensconced safely in a cool mid-century modern style A-frame cabin ? Far meadow is 14 miles above Bass Lake in the Sierra National Forest, close to Yosemite National Park. It sits on 20 acres of private land, surrounded by a beautiful meadows and streams. There are two A-frames available to rent at $275 per night, each sleeping 2-4 with a sleeping loft. A friend and I were going to book their vintage trailer "lodge" where you get two trailers in which to sleep, cook, and hang out, but were not able to get it together. The trailers are not currently listed on the Far Meadows site, but it was a great idea, I've included photos anyway. Bring your dog, it's allowed!
It's 9:30 a.m. and I should be showered, dressed, and walking my dogs. But, no. I must see just one more New Yorker cover illustrated by Ilonka Karasz. I'm searching. Obsessively. Loving each image better than the previous. Ilonka Karasz was something of a wonder, really. Born in Budapest, she came here after studying at the Royal Academy of Arts and Crafts in Budapest, and began illustrating New Yorker covers in the 1920s, while still in her twenties herself, and would eventually illustrate 186 covers between then and the seventies. She also designed many books and book jackets, pottery, tiles, wallpaper, toys, lamps, fabrics, rugs, silverware, china and furniture. She passed away in 1981, but left so much for us to enjoy. Look closely, there's much happening in these worlds.
When I was still eating some meat and some fast food, I have to confess I was addicted to Wendy's Spicy Chicken Fillet. It's still hard to resist, but having this sandwich in my lunchtime lineup helps. Here's how to make an easy and delicious vegan "fried" chicken sandwich using Gardein Chipotle Lime Crispy Fingers that's satisfying and nutritious. I do it all the time, even when I'm in a hurry, which I guess is all the time.
2 pieces Gardein Chipotle Lime Crispy Fingers
1/2 cup fresh watercress or arugula
1 Oroweat Double Fiber English Muffin
1 tablespoon eggless light canola mayonnaise
1 healthy squirt of sriracha sauce
Several slices of persian cucumber sliced thin on the diagonal
2 slices of tomato and two slices of avocado
Prepare the chicken fingers as per the instructions, or do it my way by microwaving it 45 seconds, then pan frying in hot lightly sprayed pan until crisp on both sides. Toast the english muffin. Assemble all the ingredients, laying the two "chicken" fingers side by side on the muffin & mixing the sriracha into the mayo with a knife as you spread it. Simple. The hardest part is grabbing all the ingredients out of the fridge. Enjoy.