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Apple Rose Tart — Fun with food

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: May 28th, 2014 | 0 Comments

[caption id="attachment_3765" align="alignright" width="274"]Apple Rose Tart Apple Rose and Plum Tart[/caption]

Apple Rose and Plum Tart

Lately I have been experimenting with the apple rose tart idea.  This version's "crust" has walnuts and dates, sweetened with a little bit of maple syrup.  A fruit compote was spread over the crust, then plums and apples layered on top. Today's version is gluten-free and low in fat.  Instead of fruit compote, I've also pureed non-fat yogurt and over-ripe bananas  -- this yields a very sweet creamy filling with little to no added sugar. Recipes for apple rose tart are varied and one can find more than a few variations online.  There are quite a number of 'how to' YouTube videos available.  Many demonstrate techniques that are overly complicated.  I'm still playing with the recipe streamlining the technique.  This will be in my new cookbook.

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Beer Tasting Tours

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: May 27th, 2014 | 1 Comments

[caption id="attachment_3824" align="alignright" width="300"]Brew Tasting Tours Brew Tour Stop[/caption]

Beer Tasting Tours by Indigo Creek Outfitters

Want the insider's sip on some local Rogue Valley nano- and micro-breweries?  Go with Indigo Creek Outfitters visit 4 places with snacks and flights. Interested? For more information, here's the link

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Ain’t Misbehavin’ at the Oregon Cabaret Theatre, June — Aug

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: May 15th, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ain’t Misbehavin’ June 6 - August 31

[caption id="attachment_3664" align="alignright" width="250"]Ain't Misbehavin' Ain't Misbehavin'[/caption] In Ain’t Misbehavin’, the soul of 1930s Harlem is captured in this finger-snapping and toe tapping revue. Thomas “Fats” Waller was an iconic musical force, known for his exuberant personality, energetic stride-piano playing, infectious humor and jumping beat. Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes his good-time joie-de-vivre as a versatile cast sings, dances and carries on to the songs he made famous: Jitterbug Waltz, This Joint Is Jumpin’, Your Feets Too Big, Spreadin’ Rhythm Around, Keepin’ Out of Mischief Now, Honeysuckle Rose and, of course, Ain’t Misbehavin’. Sassy, silly, sultry and with moments of devastating beauty. Oregon Cabaret Theatre hits the spot if you're looking for fun, talented and snazzy-jazzy entertainment.  One of Ashland's performing arts venues that have shows on Monday nights! June 6 – August 31 Previews June 4 & 5 Performances Wednesday – Monday @ 8:00 (no show July 4) Sunday Brunch matinees @ 1:00 For more information visit Oregon Cabaret Theatre's website

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Ashland Spring Sidewalk Sale

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: May 8th, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ashland Spring Sidewalk Sale: May 16-18, 2014

Spring Sidewalk sale, an annual event sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, involves many stores in the Historic Downtown and the Railroad District.  Popular with both locals and out of town visitors. With one or two exceptions, all of Ashland's stores are independently-owned; they carry one of a kind art items and clothing. Friday and Saturday: 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-4pm.  For more information.

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Clematis in the Spring Garden

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: May 7th, 2014 | 0 Comments

Clematis Blooms

Clematis, Irises, and Dogwoods are blooming and everything is leafing out. It's Spring time in the garden. [caption id="attachment_3747" align="alignleft" width="280"]Clematis Clematis[/caption]       [caption id="attachment_3748" align="alignright" width="300"]Clustered Clematis Clustered Clematis[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3749" align="alignleft" width="300"]Clematis big as saucers Clematis big as saucers[/caption]

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Lithia Artisan Market Opens May 3, 14

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: May 2nd, 2014 | 0 Comments

Lithia Artisan Market Re-opens

Calle Guanajuato where the Lithia Artisan Market is located has been under construction since October 2013. Now the Ashland Creek walk way is all spruced up and ready to host Lithia Artisans this coming Saturday. For more information go to Lithia Artisan Market's website. [caption id="attachment_3741" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Lithia Artisan Market Lithia Artisan Market[/caption]  

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Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum, Bluegrass May 9

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: May 1st, 2014 | 0 Comments

An Evening of Bluegrass with Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum; and also with Robin and Linda Williams

[caption id="attachment_3595" align="alignright" width="300"]Laurie Lewis Laurie Lewis[/caption] St. Claire Eclectic Music Concert Series presents Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum Bluegrass at it's best!  With Robin and Linda Williams a great night not to be missed. Since forming a musical partnership in 1986, Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum have recorded 12 albums and performed around the globe. These Grammy-nominated artists are widely regarded as among the leading lights of modern bluegrass and are highly-prized by their peers as sidemen and producers. Friday, May 9, 2014 • 8pm Tickets: $25/advance, $28/door, $10/teens 12-17, children under 12 are free with paying adult. Unitarian Fellowship, 4th and C Streets, Ashland, Oregon [caption id="attachment_3596" align="alignright" width="229"]Robin and Linda Williams Robin and Linda Williams[/caption]

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Springtime for Lawn Flamingos

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: April 27th, 2014 | 0 Comments

While walking about the neighborhood above the Chanticleer Inn, there's a garden bed filled with spring tulips and lawn flamingos.   I couldn't resist sharing how some neighbors celebrate Springtime.... [caption id="attachment_3731" align="alignright" width="300"]Lawn flamingos on Terrace Ave Lawn flamingo on Terrace[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3733" align="alignleft" width="225"]Lawn Flamingos Springtime Lawn Flamingos Among the Tulips[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3732" align="alignleft" width="225"]Pink Lawn Flamingos Pink Lawn Flamingo with Blue Bunny Ears[/caption]

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Hair, Let the Sun Shine In! in Medford April 23

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: April 16th, 2014 | 0 Comments

Craterian Theater at the Collier Center presents "Hair, Let the Sun Shine In!"

[caption id="attachment_3638" align="alignright" width="210"]Hair Poster Hair[/caption] This groundbreaking musical rocked the world in the 1960s with its youthful exuberance and dramatic interpretation of the social clashes of Vietnam War era America. “Aquarius,” “Let the Sun Shine in,” “Good Morning, Starshine” and “Easy to be Hard” filled the airwaves. Today, human struggles for peace, equality, truth and freedom continue and as The Baltimore Sun says, “HAIR still has something significant to say.” April 23, 2014, 7:30 pm 23 S. Central Ave, Medford, OR 97501 Box Office: 541-779-3000

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Swami Beyondananda, April 26

Posted by:Ellen | Posted on: April 15th, 2014 | 0 Comments

Swami Beyondananda and Beyond: A Two-Man One-Man Show Comedian

[caption id="attachment_3592" align="alignright" width="201"]Swami Beyondananda Swami Beyondananda[/caption] St. Claire Eclectic Music Concert Series presents Swami Beyondananda Wake up laughing, laughing awakens what's holy. Holy moly what's so funny about that?  Everything! Saturday, April 26, 2014 • 8pm Tickets: $20/advance, $22/door, $10/teens 12-17, children under 12 are free with paying adult. Unitarian Fellowship, 4th and C Streets, Ashland

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