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The Culinary Arts Group


The Culinary Arts Group

A place where you can post recipes, photos of delicious and healthy dishes, and a few naughty ones too (like my chocolate gravy with homemade bisquits, Ozark style), and plan an artist potluck to share and exchange yummy treats and just have fun!

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Comment by Brad Polzin on April 1, 2010 at 9:42am
Driving home last night from Tollhouse Mountain
after visiting with my buddies at Uncle Bucky's
Trailer Style Barbeque Bar' n' Grill Laundromat
and Daycare Hotel Motel Mini-Storage,
I had an unfortunate (for the critter) / fortunate (for me)
encounter with a big mama possum.

Extra lucky for me, I had just traded the hood and transmission
off my old 69 Ford pickup for some of Uncle Bucky's Tollhouse
Moonshine and therefore had the secret ingredient required to
make "King of the Holler" Roadkill Mama Possum Stew.

This legendary recipe is rumored to be the cause of the
infamous Hatfield-McCoy feud which began when Johnse Hatfield
concocted a devious plan to woo and win young Roseanna McCoy
in order to acquire her grannie's renowned possum recipe,
a well guarded secret that for generations was only allowed
to grace the palates of the Hatfield Clan.
When Johnse thereafter abandoned the pregnant Roseanna,
marrying instead his cousin Nancy McCoy in 1881
for the second time, Devil Anse Hatfield declared war
on the McCoys vowing that no McCoy would be ever again taste
his mommy's special possum stew.

And dang, I just picked up one of the new iPads
(so cool - great for reading recipes right on the stovetop)
and it has an incredible previously undisclosed special feature,
x-ray photo capability!,
but I can't seem to figure out how to upload the picture of
that yummy possum dish sitting satisfyingly in my belly.
- Maybe after some of the moonshine wears off I'll be able to figure it out.

Here's some possum recipes for y'all here:
(sorry I can't give you the one for KOTHRMPS)


The Hatfield clan unites to reclaim their clan possum recipe.
Comment by SIN on March 31, 2010 at 11:17pm
He is being mean to you? Throw a pie in his face. Food fight. Lol!
Comment by Andra Christenson on March 31, 2010 at 8:17pm
Funny. Why are comfort foods sweet, creamy, or generally bad for us? My significant other has been very mean to me lately and I've ben eating for emotional reasons - gained 3 pounds when I should be trying to lose 30. I don't crave carrots, lettuce, or broccoli. Just stuff that's bad for me.
Comment by SIN on March 31, 2010 at 7:00pm
Mmmmmmmmmm...lemon pie! I have been craving lemons for a while!
Wow, you guys have been busy posting and sharing! Awesome!
Comment by Andra Christenson on March 31, 2010 at 10:54am
I had the best dinner last night with friends at David Bradley's house. He's a great cook. First a salad that reminded me of anitpasto - lettuce bed with pickled beets, mushrooms, olives, onions, blue cheese wedge, and tomatoes. The dressing was pomagranite and Balsamic vinegar.They were arranged like an art piece. The bread was sourdough wheat from La Boulangerie and a bottle of great wine. Then, crockpot roast with sauce, asparagus, small potatoes, and carrots. YUM. Dessert was double lemon cream pie from Marie Calendars. Perfect night. Thanks David.
Comment by Melanie Fountain on March 31, 2010 at 10:44am
The Art walk/workshop will start at about 10:00 and end whenever. It will be at my house. I am in Squaw Valley just off of Hwy 180.

Bring your drink of choice and any snacks you may want...I got the rest covered.

Email me at and I will email you back directions.
Comment by Melanie Fountain on March 31, 2010 at 10:39am
I haven't had time to spend on it since I took that picture. I hope to finish it on Saturday. I did notice yesterday as I walked past it that I don't like the reflection in the I will be changing that.

It is one of five. The five go into idividual frames and when the frames are hung on the wall the five idividual pieces create a view of one scene. This one is the bait shop, one is a fishing boat headed out of the harbor to fish, two are different reflections of the dock and bait shop in the water, and the last one is the rising sun behind light fog. The viewer's imagination has to fill in the missing parts of the scene that falls between the frames.

I hope it turns out when they are all finished! This one is the last of the five to be done...except for naming the fishing boat. I have yet to do that. I left that up to my husband and it has taken him a couple of weeks to decide on a name. He finally has!

I will post a picture of all of them when they are completed, framed, and hung.


I must add...I love that my husband supports my art. My art board is on a table in the dinning room, which has left the room absolutely useless for anything else but my art! He never complains! He just comments on the art and is always helpful with his comments. He sees things I miss. My work is better because of him.
Comment by Liesl Garner on March 31, 2010 at 10:37am
Melanie - what time are you doing your Art Walk and in what part of town? I may want to do that!
Comment by Liesl Garner on March 31, 2010 at 10:36am
Oh my gosh - I'm frantically trying to find my iPhone cord so I can upload a dinner photo... totally spur of the moment two nights ago - I made a Stir Fry - the twist was that I had to use Fettucini noodles because I didn't have anything else. I repurposed some leftovers from my birthday dinner the night before, added some bright beautiful veggies - and my kids devoured it. I snapped a photo that I can't figure out how to upload.

Last night, I made Forbidden Rice (SIN - you ought to love that!) - it was apparently only allowed for the Emporer and his direct family for centuries (or something - so says the packaging)... it is PURPLE rice. Very fun for adding lots of color to the plate!
Comment by AUDREY RAWLINGS ARENA on March 31, 2010 at 10:13am
sorry, i have my weekends all taken up with family things. Melanie I like your painting with the little boat, how is it coming along.

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