Learn to Nourish Yourself

I hadn’t had scallops in a while and it was a special occasion so why not. Scallops are super easy to cook and don’t require much to be really tasty. I made a variation of lemon scallops – only 5 ingredients and took about 15 mins from start to finish. Amazing and tasted great.

Learning to cook, even if it’s only 12 basic meals, should be a requirement to graduate high school. Perhaps it already is.

We also need to know how to stoke the creative fire. To be able to think differently and approach problems with a broad set of tools. These are the leaders our world needs and it’s who we need to be in our creative lives.

We need to stay curious and open to possibility. Explore voraciously, while making connections to things we’ve already experienced.

Committing to a daily practice of exploration, connection and creation I believe is at the heart of living an artful life.

Friday Inspiration: Jim Denevan

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Jim Denevan is a chef and an artist. As a chef he is the founder and driving force behind the ‘Outstanding in the Field‘ farm dinners. The aim for the meals is to reconnect the diner to the land, to showcase the talents of the farmers who grow the food and the chefs who prepare it. Here’s a link to the companion book. They were in Boston this week visiting Island Creek Oysters but unfortunately I missed them!

As an artist Denevan creates some of the largest drawings on the planet. Working most often with sand on California beaches, but also in other parts of the world including Siberia (!), working quickly to beat the incoming tide he creates geometric patterns that because of their scale are best viewed from the air. Very impressive. Who ever said that crop circles couldn’t be man made has never seen a Denevan drawing. Check out some videos of Jim at work below.

Jim Denevan: Sand Drawings, Spanish Banks from Michael Cox on Vimeo.