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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.

Fresh Pineapple Galette or What to do with a large Pineapple

There I was with this large fresh pineapple and no idea what to do with it. Continue reading

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Bumble Bee and Evening Primrose Flower = A Glimpse at the Bee Universe

At the Lyndale Lake Harriet Rose Garden the Evening Primrose flowers grow on long stalks. Their yellow petals and red centers attracted this Bumble bee and luckily this photo caught the moment. The bees are so quick in their work, … Continue reading

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Saturday in the Lyndale Gardens = Lake Harriet Rose Garden – August Paradise

While the drought caused havoc for the farmers in Minnesota, the flower garden at Lake Harriet has flourished. The rains came yesterday and here’s some of what I saw today. This Saturday the Monarch butterflies were plentiful. The roses were … Continue reading

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In the future everything will be commodified… A Contemplative Life

Yup, It’s come to this. I counted the number of commercials on the national news station in one interval. There were eleven commercials in a montage where the viewer Continue reading

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Pavlova = A cake from the heart – Birthday surprise

Chris became a Pavlova maker extraordinaire over time. Here is his effort for a birthday celebration. Hip Hip Hooray! A delicious Pavlova that everyone enjoyed! More later…

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