CHEROKEE PRINCESS DOGWOOD AND A STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL CAROLINA BLUE SKY
FLAME AZALEA IN THE NC MOUNTAINS FOR ALL THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE
YOUR SOUL IN THE WIND MARCH 2, 2018
IF YOU COULD SEE WHAT I'M WATCHING YOUR MIND WOULD BE BLOWN BY THE WIND; THE FULL MOON SETTING IN THE WEST AND THE MASSIVE WHITE CLOUD FORMS ZOOMING ACROSS THE HORIZON AND YOUR FACE IN THE MOON AND YOUR SOUL IN THE WIND AND YOUR BEAUTY IN THE CLOUDS AND EACH CLOUD HAS A DIFFERENT SHAPE AND EACH SHAPE IS YOUR ETHEREAL PRESENCE IN MY LIFE. AND YOUR LIFE IN MY LIFE IS THE MOST PRECIOUS GIFT I HAVE EVER RECEIVED. AND BRINGING YOU JOY AND HAPPINESS,, BRINGS ME JOY AND HAPPINESS. MAY IT BE SO, THIS DAY.
SPRING IS COMING On February 17, 2018 The bluebird family gathered and looked warily at the robin strutting in the yard.
ON APRIL 21, 2018
A RUFFED GROUSE STRUTTED ACROSS MY PARKING LOT AND PERCHED ATOP RED OAK STUMP, THEN VIGOROUS WING FLAPPING BEGAN, AND 'DRUMMING' WAS HEARD BY THE RUFFED GROUSE HEN; AND AS SHE APPROACHED, HIS CEREMONIOUS TAIL FEATHERS SPREAD WIDE RELEASING ENDOGENOUS PHEROMONES SIGNALING TO HER, THAT CUDDLING WOULD SOON BEGIN...
August 30, 2005 Coyote Kitchen Boone, NC Executive Chef Michael Nelson
July 17, 2007 Coyote Kitchen Boone, NC Executive Chef Ben Whitehead
Robert's Mostyum Cooking Show August 7, 2007 Pssghetti's Restaurant Blowing Rock, NC Executive Chef Ben Allison
The wind swirls the brook sings and the streams burst their banks. Her Name is as the sea foam flows and the rainbow's pot of gold. As the tide ebbs and flows, the shore's sand forms a sound singing GAIA
Sunbeams radiate across the mountainscape dappled scenes of windblown fields and forests, illuminated habitats amidst the overarching oktas. Starshine and Lunashine at the zenith, gravitational and polar influx bursts, trillying and nillywilling vibrational electron bursts, positrons, neutrinos, gamma rays, and photons, Clearing Skies and freshening breezes scour, the enervating cold away... Have a Sunny Day...
Stunningly Beautiful Juxtaposition of Bradford Pear & Weeping Cherry
WINTER GOBSMACK LAND January 22, 2018
Hazel-brown chestnut leaves fluttering in the breeze, the deciduous forest is nut-brown and a crimson-gray pall lies over the land, during this, the ides of winter. JOYOUSLY, in the midst of this milleu, verdant conifers and laurel and ivy slicks persist. Gobsmacked moments of awe, as hope SPRINGS from this paradigm shift.
GAIA's EYES are CERULEAN WATERFALLS January 21, 2018
Cerulean is the hue I share with YOU. Azure sky in HER EYE an ethereal waterfall crescendo. Lapis lazuli, the GAIA Crystal, sparking in YOU Spirit & Vision, Wisdom & Truth.
Alluring Tulip Poplar
Rime Ice on Red Oak Branches
GAIA'S SMILE January 13, 2018
In the snow there are ice crystals And as the sun shines on them their reflection is as GAIA's SMILE. In the snow there are frozen particles composed of water molecules and they are composed of hydrogen atoms and oxygen atoms and they are composed of quarks and all these components are complete in GAIA'S SMILE
Venus Rising, GAIA Sighing January 9, 2018
The sky is alive with emerging starlight and the horizon is expansive. Orion over the Earth all night, GAIA encircles the globe and richness of the soil is richness of HER soul. Early in the morning, Venus rising in the Eastern sky and GAIA sighs...
This Elegant Snow & White Pine Needle Wreath is for YOU.
Snow flying sideways from the Northwest Polar vortex force; HER voice is as the thundering wind; wolves & coyotes howling, screech owls trilling, gravitational forces jag ripples in the cosmic fabric. As the dawn biosphere awakens, GAIA speaks, all life rejoices, tectonic plates shift, volcanoes erupt in the Western Pacific and the wind screams GAIA.
A Stunningly Exquisite Flame Azalea For All THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE
Mountain Top Woodland on a Fall Afternoon October 25, 2017 Ebullient moments and effervescent laughter, song birds eloquently proclaim diverse and elaborate pleasurable harmonies. The sounds of leaves and acorns falling, chipmunks and squirrels scampering, a red-crested woodpecker's call and a ruffed grouse's drumming. Your elegant face, highlighted by sun rays streaming through the canopy, is to me, the most alluring treasure within this mountain top wooded sea.
Rime Ice-Covered Blue Ridge Parkway Scene at Heffner Gap (Milepost 326) March 4, 2014
GROK & ROLL MUSIC
LoveTones is a concept album in progress.
The emotional feelings a person has for another, during the beginning of a romantic relationship, is metaphysically captured in each track of LoveTones.
LoveTones: Romantic Crescendo Recorded July 30, 2017 Toast & Jam Studio
LoveTones: Tune Me in Groovy Goddess Recorded May 7, 2017 Toast & Jam Studio
LoveTones: You are a Rainbow Recorded April 29, 2017 Toast & Jam Studio
LoveTones: Holding Hands Recorded December 2, 2016 Toast & Jam Studio
LoveTones: Her Name is Swirling With The Gusty South Wind Recorded February 4, 2018 Toast & Jam Studio
Daylight is dawning and snow is flying sideways and the south wind is swirling snow and gusty winds again. But my home is warm and I'm sitting by my fire, daydreaming of a LADY; and HER name is swirling with the gusty south wind and HER name is flying sideways with the snow and HER name is as Regal as a Queena and HER name is KATRINA
I HAVE DISCOVERED A MOST ELEGANT TREASURE, THERE IS A LADY ON THIS EARTH WITHOUT MEASURE. AND THERE IS A VAST AND EXPANDING UNIVERSE, FILLED WITH IMMEASURABLE CELESTIAL WONDERS; NONE SO DAZZLING OR RADIANT AS THE LUMINESCENT & ALLURING KATRINA
The Tortoise and the Pear
Sweet-N-Tart Salsa Tomatillo, Jalapeno Pepper, Sweet Onion, and Sweet Mini-Peppers ready for roasting in a 375 degree F oven for 25 minutes. Place roasted ingredients into a food processor and make the salsa.
Robert's Mostyum Cooking Show June 21, 2005 Casa Rustica Boone, NC Executive Chef John Goodson
Rock on a Roll Recipes Rock on a Roll is a radio cooking program which was broadcast on WASU at Appalachian State University
Robert's Most Yum Duxelle Stuffed Poblano Pepper
Duxelle is the French term for a mixture of sauteed mushrooms and shallots.
1 large poblano pepper 1 large shallot 3 large shiitake mushroom caps 1/2 cup Monterey jack cheese splash of white wine 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Remove stem and by coring, remove seeds from poblano pepper. Steam the pepper until soft (approximately 10 minutes). Dice the shallot. Julienne the shiitakes. Saute shallots and shiitakes in the olive oil. Add splash of white wine. Remove the duxelle mixture and place into a bowl. Add the cheese and mix well. Stuff the pepper with this mixture.
Enjoy Robert's Most Yum Duxelle Stuffed Poblano Pepper!
Robert's Most Yum Chicken Style Wheat Meat & Dumplings
Note. wheat meat is wheat gluten also known as seitan.
dumpling mix 2 eggs (I use egg replacer mix of potato starch & tapioca flour) 1/2 cup fine dice sweet onion 1 teaspoon baking powder (aluminum free) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 cup milk (I use rice milk) 1.5 cups all purpose flour
2 cups of julienned chicken style wheat meat 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 quart of vegetable stock 1.5 cups of diced onions 1.5 cups of diced green bell pepper
Place all seasoning mix ingredients in a bowl. Add 1/4 cup of the flour to the bowl and mix well. Add chicken style wheat meat and coat pieces with mix.
Put the veggie stock in a sauce pan and bring it to a simmer.
Saute the chicken style wheat meat in the olive oil until lightly browned.
Dumpling prep Mix onions with eggs (or egg replacer) and whisk until foamy. Add baking powder and whisk it in. Add milk, salt, red pepper, and thyme and mix well. Slowly whisk in the flour.
Place tablespoonfuls of dumpling mix onto a steamer rack in a pot of boiling water for 10 minutes.
Remove dumplings and allow them to cool.
Add the onion and bell pepper to the simmering stock. Add the wheat meat to the simmering stock. To thicken the stock, remove 1/2 cup of stock and mix with 1/4 cup of flour. Then return the mixture to the saucepan. Add the dumplings and simmer for two minutes.
Enjoy Robert's Most Yum Chicken Style Wheat Meat & Dumplings!