27 May 2011

enjoy your weekend...

we are having an all out PIE SHOP at the gallery this saturday
rhubarb, chocolate peanut butter, apple, blue and black berries,
vegan cherry and surprise artist pies...
sun tea and lemonade... can't wait  lady daydream by twin sister

18 May 2011

gluten free! it's a snap!

ha ha, check out my gluten free dinner and dessert...  i was feeling so guilty about flourless chocolate cake for dinner, i had my green vegan protein shake for dessert!  i'm not really gluten free or vegan, but sometimes what i eat is, yummm!

karen's flourless chocolate cake
Can be prepared in 45 minutes or less.
Yield: Makes one 8-inch cake
4 ounces fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened) **** i used ghiradelli and scharfenberger unsweetened baking chocolate and i thought it was fine!!!
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
3/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder plus additional for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 375°F and butter an 8-inch round baking pan. Line bottom with a round of wax paper and butter paper.  ****i used ramekins, and just buttered them up.
Chop chocolate into small pieces.
In a double boiler or metal bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water melt chocolate with butter, stirring, until smooth.
Remove top of double boiler or bowl from heat and whisk sugar into chocolate mixture.
Add eggs and whisk well.
Sift 1/2 cup cocoa powder over chocolate mixture and whisk until just combined.
Pour batter into pan and bake in middle of oven 25 minutes, or until top has formed a thin crust. ****just 20 minutes if you are using ramekins!
Cool cake in pan on a rack 5 minutes and invert onto a serving plate.
Dust cake with additional cocoa powder and serve with sorbet if desired. (Cake keeps, after being cooled completely, in an airtight container, 1 week.)

karen's green vegan protein shake
1/2 banana
1/2 cup mixed frozen fruit, strawberries, blueberries, mango
1 heaping tblsp vegan rice protein powder
1 scoop "The Perfect Food" (you can find it the cheapest on amazon!)
2 tsp whole flax seed
6-8 oz water
Put this all in a blender until desired consistency!

oh man! i forgot to say thanks!

OH NO i forgot to blog this!  and i totally meant to say THANK YOU.  i got this awesome zine in the mail, courtesy of good pals in SF.  i wish i had stuck around long enough for the opening!  go grab one NOW, so AWESOME.

thank you!!!

14 May 2011

coffee spot on the brain

good morning!  this is my new old coffee shop!  i can't believe how big and pro it is... guess you earn it after 10 years carving out delicious coffee in alphabet city.  the boys behind the counter send their love.
xx 9th st espresso

french import///french export

Lucky me I have friends in far away places that import goodies for me...
Lots of time I get a beautiful bottle of Bordeaux but this time I got a nice LP that will last me a little longer that 750ml of wine!  And a happy A.P.C tote to boot, merci!  I treated dinner at the famous the meatball shop, and said french friend had her first meatball slider ever!  She was nice and primed to head back to Paris with a big stack of Ed. Varie goodies for Galerie Yvon Lambert bookshop.  These booklets and print sets will soon grace their shelves!
Import.  Export.  International business, it's super easy:)

02 May 2011

what's new at ed. varie

THIS show is opening THIS THURSDAY at ED. VARIE.
If you are not familiar with Jessie or Kelie's work I suggest you take a peek here and here.  I am so STOKED to host both of these amazing, inspirational and talented artists.

I've been spending lots of quiet contemplative time planning out the rest of the year with awesome HAPPENINGS.  Please stay tuned to this channel for all of the regular gallery updates:)

The Gathering created, conceived and installed by Light Hits at Ed. Varie.

Exhibit and Performances May 5th through June 2nd 2011.

Opening Reception Thursday May 5th 6-9 pm.

Interested in expanding their creative process, Kelie Bowman and Jessie Rose Vala formed the collaborative partnership Light Hits in 2009. Light Hits explores themes of transformation, regeneration, sexuality, and feminine and masculine principals. The scope of their collaborations includes music, installation, video, animation, drawing and painting.

Light Hits has performed in various venues in the New York area focused on bridging the gap between the music and art worlds. Their performances involve costumes, installation, music and video projections that all work together to tell a non-linear narrative. Masks and costumes are worn to remove the notion of personal ego, and to represent a fantasy world of characters and archetypes.

Working in both two and three-dimensional practices Light Hits continues explore similar themes and motifs to draw those elements together. In 2010 Light Hits completed a wall installation for the exhibition Temple of Bloom at Cinders Gallery. In 2011 they composed a performance piece for the NY Scope Art Fair, as well as scored “Hausu”, a Japanese Movie performed live at Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn.

Light Hits will create The Gathering, a month long exhibition at Ed. Varie in New York City. The Gathering will incorporate all elements in which Light Hits creates, a two and three-dimensional wall installation, as well as various performances that will be presented throughout the month.

Gallery Hours Thursdays - Sundays 1-7 pm
Ed Varie
208 E. 7th Street
New York, NY