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Art For Kitchens! Canvas Prints! Starting under $50!

Don’t forget to head over to my shop and check out the available reproductions of Portraits of Real Nutrition. Each image has been individually custom formatted to fit these high quality wrapped canvas prints perfectly, giving wonderful color and authentic detail and staying as accurate to life as possible. Many of the designs wrap around the edges of the canvas frame to be aesthetic and intriguing from every angle!

Click here to browse available wrapped canvas prints.

If you are looking for something in particular, consider sending in a request or contacting the artist to commission a custom painting.

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High quality prints at a great price! Don’t buy mass-produced boring prints from the big-box stores, buy ORIGINAL ART that will only be reproduced a limited number of times, from a small town artist who cherishes every single sale. New prints will be added through the Spring Season, so make sure to head over to Signup for the email newsletter to stay posted on new products and new original artwork.

Sliced Avocado SQUARE wrapped canvas print
Bundle of Carrots Wrapped Canvas Print

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Tomato! Not for throwing! (A new original painting for sale, and my from-scratch tomato sauce recipe!)

 

To honor the release of “Still Tomato” into the public market, I thought I would share a great tomato recipe I made the night that I originally painted this tomato…in fact the tomato pictured in the fine acrylic painting ended up going into a sauce after its job as a model was complete. Keep reading for the full recipe and a closeup detail image of Still Tomato.

So this recipe came about because we finally tried pre-baking a spaghetti squash. It worked out well, so I decided to make spaghetti and “red” sauce with it. It was so healthy and delicious that I got to put cheese on it and eat garlic toast and still feel pretty good about it. The red sauce consisted of Roma tomatoes, spinach, fresh garlic, olive oil, fresh basil, salt, dried oregano, garlic powder, black pepper, a tiny bit of white sugar and water. The sugar does cut the healthy factor down, I know, but a tablespoon dissolved into 4 plus servings is still pretty good. It seems to help the flavors marry with the tomato as it cooks down, but you don’t taste it at the end. It wasn’t a sweet sauce, still very savory, and not the red color you’d expect, but a interesting brown. The toddler loved this. A (more) complete recipe is below. Use it with caution, I am not an exact chef. Season to taste always, we are a garlic heavy family so adjust accordingly if that’s not your preference. 

“Spaghetti” (squash) and Sauce

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe roma tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach
  • fresh basil (about a dozen small leaves, or 4-5 large leaves), minced or crushed
  • dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. fine sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 cup hot water
  • insides of one baked spaghetti squash
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese (optional)

Heat large skillet to medium high. Once pan is hot, drizzle with olive oil. Add tomatoes and garlic and stir. Add salt, pepper, dried oregano, stir. Allow to saute for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. In a measuring cup, dissolve sugar into hot water. Add to pan. Keep heat high, stir in spinach. Stir until mixed evenly, allow to simmer. Continue cooking for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally until tomatoes and spinach are soft and liquid is beginning to thicken. Allow it to cook down to half the water content, liquid around tomatoes should show a sheen and be translucent. Remove pan from heat and pour tomato mixture into blender or food processor. Blend until smooth, return to pan, turn heat to low, simmer 3 minutes or until it reaches your desired sauce consistency. Add spaghetti squash and stir until coated evenly. Add a thin layer of shredded mozzarella and cover until melted. Serve with grated Parmesan and garlic bread. Makes 4-6 servings. 

16×12 wrapped canvas original painting still life by Oona for sale on Etsy
Image of painting Still Tomato by Oona
Still Tomato canvas painting in front of the Christmas Tree. Check it out on Etsy.
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Still Tomato Acrylic on canvas By @ohoona

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Leftover Turkey Soup

We had so much food on Thanksgiving, which means we have so many leftovers. So to deal with the pounds of extra turkey I’ve been cooking some soup today, well actually cooking the soup in a crock pot and cooking down a broth on the stove. Twenty four hour turkey broth, featuring onion, celery, and carrot scraps with all the dark meat and bones of the leftover turkey. The soup has all the good ingredients plus some chicken boullion and I’m excited because tonight I’ll be dumping some homemade dumplings in. I love dumplings so much.

But anyway I also painted the beginning of some soup. Classic, celery + carrot and a wooden spoon. So simple, yet so obviously soup. Enjoy!