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My new works — 25 of them – all grouped to greet you.  Faces & Places.   I hope to see you there.  (You might see yourself as well.)

Friends 

Thank you for bringing me

to this place

where joy is a spirit filled thing

and children

and hearts

run free.

Thank you for standing

beside me

and daring to come

inside me.

Thank you for loving me

by loving you

still

and always.

Allium & Potato Soup

Belynda Chambers

Okay so here you are – right at that little cafe to the east of the Arc de Triomphe and it is winter.  The “ooola-la-la” waiter brings you a bowl of this steaming soup – perhaps with a touch of the local Compté cheese.  You are instantly warm –  certain it is the soup but perhaps it is the waiter….

That summer, you must return and relive the memory and, well, what do you know?  The soup is the same only this time it’s chilled and garnished with cream shaped as a fleur de lis.  There is a slight rose filled breeze – or is it the champagne bubbles  THAT waiter brings you as a welcome back gift.  “Je le fais avec amour, dans l’espoir que vous allez manger avec joie et le rappel affectueux.” (“I make it with love in hopes you will eat it with joy and fond recall, “) he said.

1 quart  (4 cups) Vegetable Broth (I like Imagine Organic)

2 large leeks cleaned and chopped

1 large shallot, chopped

1 small white onion, chopped

4 cups chopped, peeled Yukon Gold potatoes

1/2 t Herbes de Provence or 1/4 t thyme

Cook all above ingredients for 30 minutes.  Puree (Immersion blender is easiest.)

1/2 to 1 c heavy cream (optional)

Sea salt & white pepper to taste after pureed!

Chives, minced for garnish

Add cream and just heat through or add cream as a swirl garnish.  Season, garnish & Enjoy!

Delicious cold — Voila Vichyssoise!

Ya gotta follow this one — A thrill a day!  Go Rog!

 

http://rogbates.wordpress.com

Something’s Cooking…at Whisk in Cary

A bit of exquisite culinary experience right in CARY. Pulling out my chef pants and will be teaching a bit. Meanwhile don’t miss their grand opening…this weekend 11/1-11/3

http://www.whiskcarolina.com/

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Another --

Paint it and send to me and we’ll post it and facebook it.

Now through October 31st.

I’ll return the recipe to you….

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Make CUPCAKES!

Italian Buttercream with Almond Pound Cake
served at last year’s Dreama Tolle Perry workshop.

Eat your cake and Paint it Too!

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Dreama Tolle Perry Fall Workshops

Posted: August 21, 2013 by CA! in Uncategorized

Dear Ones – If you registered for Dreama’s Fall Workshops, Final Payment is due by September 1.  Please call me if you cannot attend.  Send payment to Chambers Arts! 325 Lochside Drive  Cary NC  27518.  Call me 919 259 6458 if any questions.

This week’s date

Posted: August 2, 2013 by CA! in Uncategorized
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Works by Lynda Chambers

This week's Date

God!
Here he is again
at my front door
dressed - or rather over dressed
in a tuxedo
I am in shorts, t-shirt and hiking shoes.
We are just going for a beer.
He always has to show up bigger than life
always over dressed
or underdressed in a skimpy loin cloth
or profusely bleeding from nail wounds
He screams in a whisper
“Pay Attention!”
Often times he brings that big
splintery cross and says
“Hey, could you carry this for a while?”
And I say -
what happened to all those guys you used to hang out with?
“I don’t need them any more.  I have you.”
He is so darn persuasive and persistent
and cute.
Standing there in his tux
with his bare feet.
He whisks me off mine
and the cross goes airborne.

Grand Opening                   http://villageartcircle.com

Final Friday Cary Art Loop, June 28, 2013 from 6 to 9 pm

Live music, live art demos & refreshments

Ashworth Village, 200 S Academy Street, Cary, NC 27511

Summer Blooms Inspire

Lynda Chambers                  Summer Blooms Inspire          Acrylic