Becky’s Awesome Carrot Cake

Decadent, much requested! I feel I must share this this carrot cake recipe that my sister Becky invented.  Us 3 sisters are gluten-free, and my Dad loves carrot cake for his birthday, so Becky took up the challenge to see what she could come up with, based on our favorite carrot cake recipes. Well, her … Continue reading Becky’s Awesome Carrot Cake

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Matilija Poppies

New painting Just finished this painting of Matilija poppies.  They have been blooming in abundance, and I love how ethereal they are, like big, showy crepe paper fried eggs, or angels blowing in the breeze.  It is oil on canvas board, 11"x14".  You can see a larger image on my website: http://mmissman.com/matilija_poppies.html Save

Society6 Bed and Bath Sale, Monday March 13 only!

Now is your chance to save a few dollars on bedding and bath items in my Society6 shop Monday, March 13th only, my Society6 shop is running a special, up to $34 off and free shipping on all bedding and bath items, including comforters, duvet covers, bath towels, bath mats, pillows (I think), shower curtains, … Continue reading Society6 Bed and Bath Sale, Monday March 13 only!

Butternut Squash Soup with Fresh Ginger

This recipe has become quite a favorite! A wonderful bowl of comfort, and easy to make. Ingredients 1 large butternut squash (about 3 pounds) 2 Tablespoons (roughly) vegetable oil; olive oil is great 1/4 to 1/3 stick of butter 1 medium onion, roughly chopped 1 large leek (optional), cleaned and roughly chopped (cut off tough … Continue reading Butternut Squash Soup with Fresh Ginger

DIY All Purpose Non-Toxic Garden Spray

Keeps most pesky issues under control, safely In my last post, "Tomatoes, Finally!", I shared my discovery of my "perfect" garden spray for most issues, like mildew, aphids, spider mites, and other issues plaguing my organic garden.  Here is the recipe.  I would love to hear your favorite concoction, so please share in the comments! … Continue reading DIY All Purpose Non-Toxic Garden Spray

New Flower Paintings

Love those flowers! I am finally posting some of my latest paintings.  Being an artist keeps me very busy.  A one-person manufacturing company. The first one is Purple Roses in the Shade, an 8x10" oil on canvas board.  I saw these lovely purple roses hiding in the shade, and the composition intrigued me. The second … Continue reading New Flower Paintings