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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

Sunday, January 17, 2016

recipe - Butternut Squash Spaetzle

This is another in my Recipes for the Feeding of a Starving Artist
This a recipe assembled from two other recipes
Butternut Squash Spaetzle With Apples and Bacon
From the Food Geek - Butternut Squash Spaetzle with Bacon and Apple
This started with seeing this article in The Record, a local newspaper, for Delcata Squash Spaetzle (a German Egg Noodle)

and I like spaetzle and I need something for a dinner party, so decided to give it a try. Only butternut available, so used that. It needed something more to it so came across a Butternut Squash Spaetzle with Maple Glaze recipe. Decided to ditch the maple glaze part but keep the bacon,roasted squash and apple part. I neglected to save some of the squash when I roasted it so used some sweet potato instead. I got a cheap wide opening colander at Target instead of a spaetzle maker and did two batches. First was a test and the 2nd came out pretty good. Splashed it with some orange juice before serving.


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