Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Apple Strudel.

Apple strudel we did together. I used ink and Kuretake pens and tiny bit of blue watercolor Dr. Martin I recently bought in "Dick-Blick" store in Manhattan. My everyday trips to Manhattan and sketching people didn't let me draw enough with my beloved ink and now I am torn apart missing my pencil sketching.
 Recipe for apple strudel I took from my Cooking Book, which I started as a young girl writing down my Grandmothers famous dishes, I started this on my own, may be because I liked the process of writing so much, may be because my Grandma told me about family secret recipes coming back from 19 century. It contains my little sister's handwriting, she helped me to record some exotic african dishes I found in magazines, also my friends, neighbors, relatives dishes I took interest in. Kinda cool.

7 comments:

WWendi said...

Hello! I really enjoy your sketched and paintings. They are so lovely. I was wondering if you could tell me more about the Kuretake pens you use. Which ones exactly? Are they water soluble? Are they lightfast? Etc. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!

Ontheroad said...

Now I want some apple strudel and I doubt anyone here will have any.

Nikira said...

Hi WWendi, thank you very much for your kind comment. I have few kinds of Kuretake pens. Art & Graphic Twin is my favorite, it is mostly waterproof, so I move it when it is wet and add colors to it. I think it pretty good, lightfast.
The other one Clean Color Real brush a bit less waterproof, delicate tips. Brushables also good quality. You can look at it on Kuretake site. http://www.kuretake.co.uk/

Nikira said...

Hi Zoe, if you are not too far from Kingston you can get apple strudel there in German bakery, Deisings bakery. Their Cheese Crowns - awesome! Also Hartmann's Kaffeehaus at the Round Top - delicious authentic cakes and pies, and strudel too, old lady there, german too. If you are not too far I can send you links to it. From us it is a trip, like 40 min or more, but views on the way worth the time spent.

Ontheroad said...

Thank, Irina, I am too far from Kingston and going in for surgery in a fortnight.

But if my recovery is good to excellent I'll take a trip over there because I also have family in town.

Now, perhaps I'll have to get your recipe and make it myself. :)

Nikira said...

Zoe, good luck with your surgery and wishing you speedy recovery. Let me know how you feeling , I will send you links. Will try to send you recipe as soon as get few min. :-)

Ontheroad said...

Thanks, Irina. :)