Saturday, August 17, 2019

Cold Beer on a Hot Day!

Our Summer themed show continues and no picnic or potluck would be complete without some tasty beverages. Now, we know not everyone likes beer but many do too. In fact, the craft beer industry in Nova Scotia is booming!  Artists Rachel Ogden and Lynn Johnson painted up some beer for us to enjoy on this hot day. Check out their favourite recipes that they like to make for potlucks too!  Food, Beer, Art...what's not to love about this. Visit us soon for the full amazing effect of original art.

Rachel Ogden is an emerging artist who chose the popular TALL SHIP beer by Garrison Brewing, who is one of the pioneers of craft brewing in Nova Scotia. There once was a time when there was really just them and Propeller. This little painting measures 5" x 7", acrylic on canvas and will quench your thirst anytime.

Rachel's recipe for a potluck sounds great too. Check it out below and maybe make it this weekend!

Taboulie Salad 

half cup of cooked quinoa 
2 chopped tomatoes 
half a cucumber 
1 bunch chopped parsley 
6 chopped mint leaves 
2 green onions 
3 tbsp of lemon juice
3 tbsp of olive oil

Mix together and serve cool

At the end of a summer's day it's nice to sit near the campfire and yes, sip on more beer. This beauty of a painting is painted by Lynn Johnson and is called simply "Campfire and A Cold One", measures 5" x 7" , Acrylic on board and ready to hang. These paintings are making us thirsty!

Lynn gave us a great recipe as well, to inspire us all the next time we are heading out to a picnic or potluck. It's below!  Have a great weekend everyone!

Cajun Salmon with Fresh tomato salsa 


6 ripe tomatoes, peeled & chopped (nothing better than straight from the garden!!!)

1 small spanish onion, chopped 

1 tsp each -- coriander, basil & chives

1 tsp Dijon mustard

3 tsps red wine vinegar

3 tsps balsamic vinegar

1 Tbsp olive oil

salt / pepper to taste 

Mix all ingredients together - even better if you do a few hours ahead & refridgerate.

Cajun Salmon:

4 fillets or salmon steaks

1/4 to 1/2 cup Cajun spice mix

1/4 cup butter

Dredge salmon in the cajun spice.  Add to oven safe fry pan.  Sear both sides using enough butter they don't stick.  Then place skillet in 400 degree oven for 5-7 minutes until fish flakes.  

The cool salsa with the spicy fish is a great combo!!!