Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tastes of the Season

Yes, I know this is my art blog and you want to see more paintings of kids hugging their puppies or demonstrating yoga poses for the upcoming children's book I am working on. BUT - it is my blog and I can do what I want. So yesterday I baked between paintings and sketches, and I just wanted to share this other creative side of me with you all.

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Soy Honey Glaze (from the cookbook Japanese Light)

Shortbreads (the specks are cacao nibs, which I buy from a specialty spice shop in the city.)

Also, if you haven't visited my Moleskine blog in a while, feast your eyes on this.

Photos ©Kathleen Rietz


  1. oh wow Kate...I love that you've added some yummy treats here...I love sweet potatoes and that sounds very very yummy!!!

    and shortbread...yummy buttery and what a neat idea to make them with cacao!!

    Glad to see your eating too...all those late night can really take a toll...

    Have a great day!!!


  2. Delish! And so inviting. I took a break too and baked some cookies for our mob here at home. Both look as good as can be and they sound good too! Those cookies of yours would be gone in a flash at our house, and what a wonderful addition to shortbread.

  3. Hi Kate,

    Cooking is an art form too! :) Looks yummy!! I am also enjoying your Moleskin blog, I have been asking for one for Christmas. :)

    Keep Shining!

  4. Oh they do look yummy! I just bought some sweet potatoes the other day. . .not for Thanksgiving but just because I LOVE THEM!!

    I want the recipes for these. . .please!

  5. The sound you just heard was my tummy rumbling. Mmmmmmmmm.

  6. Woah, Kate, those sweet potatoes look amazing. Any chance you can post the recipe or email it? Grrr... I better go feed my growling tummy now.

  7. well, I personally love art AND food, and those sweet potatoes look magnificent. I'll have to look for the recipe. I for one hope you continue sharing this part of your creativity!

  8. I'll be right over...what time is dinner? Yum!

  9. Heyyy, that top photo looks familiar! I made that same thing for Charlotte and her family when I got back from my trip visiting you. Mmmm, and those cookies look delish!

  10. Hmmm. Yum yum food!! I also enjoy cooking so much =)

  11. I was going to bring butternut squash to our TG dinner, but now I want to make these sweet potatoes!
    The cookies speak for themselves. Yum!

    And you're right, Emma has 'tude!!!

  12. When I saw your sweet potatoes, I found the recipe, ran to the store and made them. DELICIOUS! Thank you.

  13. As good as its look & taste!
    Great pictures!!!
    Making me feeling so hungry.


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