Author Archives: kunstkitchen

About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.

Drifting = Searching for missing objects causes distracted goofiness

People have commiserated with me over moving. It takes me days to find objects, clothing, and then today a hunt for the right portfolio, in a box with the prepared paper that’s ready for a new portrait…they say, “that’s why … Continue reading

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Authentic Red Beans and Rice Recipe Two Ways for 25 Below Zero Weather

Feeling tired from the last few days of brutal cold weather in the upper Midwest? Well, I am. My food muse was also tired of the steady diet of the same old thing. Standing in front of the fridge door open with a finger to my lips thinking, “Nope, nothing there to inspire dinner.” Continue reading

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Where have I been = Moving to a new place and surviving…so where the heck did everything go?

Friends came to the rescue at the end of months and years of sorting and packing when it was “the final count down” to moving day. Thanks to: Alicia who helped me for an afternoon the weekend before my move … Continue reading

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Kieren’s Kitchen – North East Minneapolis = Food Building & Makers – Local Foods

Hey! It’s below zero degrees Fahrenheit today! But here’s a reblog from 2019 as the Food building is open and still making all their products. Let’s go out and have lunch again. Happy Shamrock Day! ♡♡♡♡♡ Our Autumn days are … Continue reading

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Chocolate Nut and Fruit Chunks = Chocoladebrokken – Candy Recipe

Remember Chunky “What a chunk of Chocolate!”? No? Here’s a recipe for something to serve with coffee that seems to be an approximation of a “Chunky”. It has all my favorite foods: chocolate, raisins, apricots and nuts. Continue reading

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