Friday, 30 November 2012

The Final Weekend

Phew! What a weekend, only one more to go before I hang up my pastels. Wrapping paintings, pouring wine, running backwards and forwards with mince pies and talking is exhausting. Painting is so much easier.

Give me a few days in a darkened room and we'll be off again, the mince pies will be dusted to the sound of mulled wine bubbling in the kitchen was we prepare for the final weekend.

Friday, 16 November 2012

My Winter Exhibition

* Due to popular demand and countless requests here is our recipe for the mulled wine!

Mulled Wine Recipe

To make the hot mulled wine recipe you first need to make the extract, ideally this is made at least 48 hours in advance of drinking the mulled wine. 
Ingredients to make hot mulled wine extract
• 1 litre of water
• 2 lemons
• 3 oranges
• 12 cinnamon sticks
• 5 cloves
• 40g of ginger
• 5g of cardamom
• 2 star anise
• 300g dark sugar
• 300g syrup
How to make hot mulled wine extract
• Cut the fruit into wedges and the put all of the ingredients into a big saucepan.
• Bring to the boil and then remove from the heat immediately, then put somewhere cool for 48 hours
• Drain the mulled wine extract and bottle (keep in fridge)
Ingredients to make hot mulled wine
• ¼ litre of hot mulled wine extract (shown above and made at least 48 hours in advance)
• 1 litre of red wine
• 100ml of port
• sugar to taste
Instead of port you could add 100ml of either schnapps or cherry wine.  This helps make a mulled wine drink which is closer to traditional hot German gluhwein (German Gluvine).

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Art Exhibition at St. Paul's Church, Gorsedd, Holywell

Snowdon from Siabod (Pastel on board)

Art Exhibition at St. Paul's Church, Gorsedd near Holywell
November 7th - 11th, 10am - 8.00pm

Annual exhibition of both framed and unframed paintings by local professional and amateur artists. Work for sale with commission on sales towards church funds.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Gwernaffield Church Hall art exhibition

Maen y Gaseg (Pastel on board)

Gwernaffield Church Hall Association annual art exhibition.
Always a lively open exhibition with many local artists participating and raising funds for the upkeep of the hall in support of the many local groups and organisations that use the building and the facilities.

Exhibition open Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November.
01352 740330