nutsfortreasure nominated my blog for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”

Here is what I had to do to accept:

1. Post the award image

2.  Link to the person who nominated you. Thank you: nutsfortreasure again

3.  Tell 7 Facts about yourself

My 7 Facts

1. I am an Artist and Poet; who craves interesting points of view artistically.

2. I am a HUGE dog lover, ( esp. love my  Chocolate Lab, Khalil )

3. I am food crazed;  cooking, eating, shopping and  dining on/for unique, whole-some foods and more (ie. beer, wine and spirits)

4. I am a ghostwriter for blogs, articles and business’s.

5. I have a very LARGE extended family with lots and lots of cousins, cousins of cousins –  and their kids (cousins).

6. I adore the grit, grime and maddening pace of a great city.

7. I have an amazing 16-year-old son who continues to inspire my hope and desire’s for humanity.

Nominate 15 other bloggers and tell them that you nominated them: ( Disclaimer: This is something I do not take lightly . I recognize that bloggers are a supportive, unique community, that shows great support for fellow bloggers, however, I see many, many awards out there. Maybe it is a bit saturated.  I chose discriminately and had to cut a few favorites out to meet the required 15. Here is my select group of inspiring blogs that range from Writers/Poets, Foodie’s/Chefs to Artists/Art-supporters.  Enjoy them all, I do.)
















Inside the Artist's Mind

Very Inspiring Bloggers Award!

Inside the Artist's Mind

This is a great find by the Literary man’s blog, check out Frida — Hot! Love it.


Thx Penny Rosen.

As it turns out, the above picture, which is already bad ass, was only half of the original picture. Thx to Robert Chastain for sending us the full picture, featuring Frida Kahlo and the Russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsky. So now we’ve got the real deal, and it looks even more hard core excellente.

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In our household we love to eat light veggie meals in the summertime. We have lots of local fresh produce from Florida, Georgia and Tennessee available now and all the summer produce is at its peak, so we create meals around what is available at our farmer’s market.

Butternut Squash


Roasted with Cinnamon and Sea Salt


Spiced and Roasted Squash Seeds

Guacamole and Crudite’

Guacamole is a staple in our household during summer

Beets and Beer

Beets and beet tops sautéed in garlic, olive oil and sea salt served with spiced rice on top of a fresh fennel salad

Roasted Broccoli with Olive Oil, Sea Salt and Fresh Garlic 

Roasted Pablano’s

Scraping the seeds out of pablano’s 


Summer Salad with Garden Fresh Radishes

This is a mango from a friends mango tree. Notice the odd hook it grew, it was still a very sweet and juicy tasting mango.

Yum Food!! Yum Art!!

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Inside the Artist's Mind

Summer Vegetables are in Peak Season: Photo’s from our kitchen, our summer meals and an odd looking mango