The Rotary Club is seeking artists interested in participating in "Chalk Art" on 5th Avenue on Saturday, Jan. 28th, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Did it last year . . . LOTS OF FUN! If you're an artist and would like to participate, mark this date on your calendar. No cost to artists; good exposure; hand out your cards; meet lots of nice people; paint with chalk on the avenue! To sign up, call Kathy at 273.8496
Thanks to our friend Cayla for using our Pottery for her cookware on her recent blog. To check out her blog for more recipes and cooking tips visit http://caylaskitchensink.wordpress.com/
Here is a repost of her blog Fish recipe...
Baked Tilapia with Herb Butter -
Lay out 4 large pieces of foil. Layer the vegetables in the center of each piece of foil, starting with the mushrooms, then the celery and scallions. Dot the vegetables with some of the herb butter (use about half) and season each portion with 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste. Lay the tilapia fillets over the vegetables; dot with the remaining herb butter. Sprinkle each fillet with 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste.
Bring the foil ends together, fold over and crimp closed on all sides to make sealed packets. Place the packets on a baking sheet and bake until the fish is cooked through but still moist, 18 to 22 minutes. Remove the packets from the oven and let sit 2 minutes before opening. Transfer the fish and vegetables to plates and drizzle with the cooking juices.
*Chef’s note: First, please note my beautiful dishware by Naples, Fla., potter Jim Rice. We also use this platter every time we serve appetizers or hors d’oeuvre (often for crab dip-yum!), and the sauce dish is great for so many things. All his pottery is super versatile, a lot for in the kitchen. Stay tuned for mugs and more from the Naples Clay Place! But really, check out his website for some awesome, durable Florida flair (and visit his studio/shop for many more choices).
The tilapia: Good. Not great, but fine. I used basil in place of tarragon (you’ll probably never see me use tarragon again). It was an easy meal that I felt good about eating, but it needed a little pizzazz. Maybe some fresh lemon juice squeezed over at the end would do the trick. As usual, do not skimp on the seasoning or you’ll have a pretty bland dish. An advantage to this method of cooking fish is that it stays very moist even if you were to overdo it on the cooking time; you know you’ll get a cooked-through piece but not a dry one.
Sunday March 18, 2012, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, an exciting show involving 6 of Naples best artists residing and painting in the Naples area for 27 to over 40 years and counting! Paul Arsenault, Jerry Vallez, Phil Fisher, Jeff Fessenden, Natalie Guess & Jim Rice will be showing their works of art that day in a charming outdoor show at The Clay Place, 1555 Shadowlawn Dr., Naples, FL. To add to the ambiance, live music, performed by numerous area bands including Joe McNichols, will fill the air while offering the opportunity to experience masterful artwork, meet the artists and enjoying snacks and drink. This art happening brings us back to the days gone by, when outdoor art shows were small and quaint and fun! The event is free and the public is welcome.
5 Painters & A Potter
Sunday March 18, 2012
11 AM to 5 PM
1555 Shadowlawn Dr.
Naples, FL 34104
for photos of event contact:
Natalie ph: 239-659-2787 or
Successfully established the first professional pottery in Naples, Florida in 1973. Mr. Rice has created environmental ceramic pieces, including fireplaces, wall murals, pool tiles, fountains, animals and more.