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Monica Loos

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Island

Just managed a quick sketch of our kitchen island on the iPad before falling fast asleep.

 

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Mistletoe.

Yes! Mistletoe still hanging around. I have it hanging from a thin wire on a collage art piece made with paper from an oversized calendar.

 

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Arugula.

I have to call it rúgula, which is what it's called in Spanish. I hear my mom's voice in my head with her cute Colombian accent at the sight of it.

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Three Tomatoes in a Bowl

Today's kitchen drawing is inspired by the *live* creativebug class I did today, along side my boys: bling contour drawing! In case you are unfamiliar with it, the main idea is that your pen/pencil never lifts off the paper and your eyes never look at your paper. You do not know what your drawing looks like until it's done. This, of course, was a simple and super quick pen drawing to which I added a little color via pastels.

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365_274 Metal Strainer

Why, oh why, are there so many ovals in my kitchen?! Arggg!

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Paella Pan

I've always had an affinity for a paella pan. No idea why. Possibly my several-generations-back Spanish ancestry...? This one is a no-frills (well the red handles are something) get-the-job-done paella pan.

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coffee maker | monica loos Coffee Maker

I believe this is the last of our coffee making tools.

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Paella Rice

We cooked up our first paella. Substituted octopus for squid, but it threw us off a bit, as we've never prepared octopus before, and it came up a bit rubbery. We have some room for improvement, but overall, it was quite tasty! And just how great is the packaging on this rice?!

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 Pichuberries

These caught my eye in the produce section at first glance, because of their color. I then noticed they hail from Colombia, as do my parents and many of my childhood summer memories. They are quite enjoyable. Mildly sweet and also a little tart. Like nature's Sweettarts. They grow in a little thin husk like a tomatillo and are shaped like raspberry-sized blueberries. A fun discovery that I may not have made today if I weren't on the lookout for something to paint.