Monday, July 20, 2009

Waterhouse Art Prize 2009

Went to the 2009 Waterhouse exhibition tonight.

(Clockwise from top left)
"Totem for the Transient II" by Roh Singh. A spectacular sculpture. Made of acrylic sheets with holes drilled in them to make a 3D image of birds. The small picture does not do it justice (my personal pick).

"Osaka" by Sarah Monteith. A Gyotaku print. Described as Sumi ink on rice paper, using the fish as a the printing medium.

"Little Red" a very intricate scuplture in bronze and wood by Simon Ward. Assembled from a number of pieces of cast bronze and carved redgum. Very difficult to see how it was put together. The body is metal with the wood "wrapped" around it.

"Ice Wall", an oil painting by George Tetlow. Very pleasing in blue tones.
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Monday, July 06, 2009



3 cups flour,

4 eggs,

1/4 tsp. Nutmeg (optional),

1 1/2 tsp. Salt,

Cold water


Stir flour, eggs, salt and 1/2 cup of water. Beat until batter is smooth and no longer sticks to the spoon. Add water as needed. The spaetzle dough can be firm enough to be rolled and cut into slivers or soft enough to be forced through a sieve, colander or spaetzle-maker with large holes.

Boil a pot of salted water. Press the dough through the Spaetzle press and into the boiling water.


Käsespätzle (Cheese spaetzle)
: Layer spätzle with shredded Emmenthaler cheese in a greased casserole dish. Bake at 180˚C until the cheese is melted, 15-20 minutes. Top with onions browned in butter, sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.