Saturday, August 28, 2010

DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun

Ted DeGrazia was the son of Italian immigrants He was born June 14, 1909, in the Morenci mining camp, two years before Arizona became the 48th US’ state. Tucson’s prolific artist built a mission and an art gallery in the Tucson foothills out of the dirt on the land, water he hauled to the site and the rays of the Arizona sun. He is widely known for his art which chronicles the history and the people of the region in a variety of media – including a crown which depicts the desert he loved. He shocked everyone with his protest of inheritance taxes on works of art in 1976. DeGrazia loaded approximately 100 of his paintings onto his horse, rode into the Superstition Mountains near Phoenix and set the paintings on fire.
Explore The DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun and learn about Ted DeGrazia’s life and philosophy. Gather information about his art mediums and techniques. Discover Native American legends, ceremonies and history. Find out about desert horticulture. Gather ideas that will help you turn recycled objects into art. Admission is free.

It’s farm fresh corn season. Try this for breakfast or serve with a fresh green salad for lunch or a light dinner.


3 large eggs, well-beaten
1 cup creamed corn
¾ cup white corn kernels, drained
½ cup melted butter
½ cup corn meal
1 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
¼ cup canned mild green chilies, chopped (Use Chipotle chilies for more heat)
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using a no-stick cooking spray, prepare a 10 ½ inch pie plate.

Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Place in the center rack of the oven. Bake for 1 hour or until firm. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
What’s new at the Adobe Rose Inn?

We are gearing up for fall at the Inn and designing "Best Seller" packages, book signings, cooking classes and art glass trunk shows. Stay tuned for details. You can follow us by “liking” the Adobe Rose Inn page on facebook.

As of August 23rd, you can purchase Adobe Rose Inn Buttermilk Scone Mix at the Rincon Market which is located at 2513 East 6th Street in Tucson.
Here’s a tasty scone recipe. Follow the directions on the back of the scone package and add 2 tsps. lemon zest and 1 ½ TBS. poppy seeds to the mix right before you add the butter. YUM!

Amanda enjoys a blueberry pecan scone at the Sunday St. Phillips Farmers’ Market.

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