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Paramus, New Jersey, United States
No, this in not a blog about gardening in any way, but a journal of my journey to become a professional landscape painting artist. For years, I’ve given my paintings as wedding gifts without thinking of profiting in some way from it. I worked for 18 years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC as a computer programmer. I have been a painter since 1990, coincidentally, when I started working at the Met. I watched Bob Ross do his thing on Channel 13 in New York and decided I could do this, too. I have no formal training. I incorporate Bob's wet-on-wet technique for sky and water. My subject matter is covered bridges, lighthouses, fishing village scenes, barns, etc. Maine, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Nova Scotia and Spain are some of the places I have painted. My style is detailed and sometimes people think a photo of the painting is an actual photo of the scene. I hope to continue and grow in this medium. I also like to cook & dance. I am also a committed Christian. I am taking commissions - painting your landscapes style photos or your vacation home. Prices on request. contact me - Jackmck@juno.com my website is www.artofjackmckenzie.com

Monday, August 8, 2011

Recipes for the feeding of the starving artist - from the NYTimes -The Proper Way to Treat an Heirloom tomato

I love tomatoes, especially what's know as the heirloom tomatoes. They are the ones that have not been processed into tasteless red balls. I love them on BLT's and grilled cheese sandwich with tomato and bacon, a plate of sliced tomatoes with mozzarella drizzled with olive oil and basil.

I came across this article in the New York Times Sunday Magazine section and had to pass it along. This is for you tomato lovers and for those of you whose only exposure is catsup and Chef Boyardee. My favorites in this article are the stuffed tomatoes (see pic below)

so here's the article. Find the recipes within and enjoy!


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