Who Is Anastasia?

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New Castle, Indiana Zone 5, United States
When I was 55, I decided to embrace the things I love and hold precious and dear - regardless of anyone else's thoughts and opinion. I am a folk artist who loves flowers - my own flowers, grown by me. I love good, hearty, exotic foods, and I love to prepare them myself. I love the secret garden situated in my backyard, regardless of how junky it gets. No longer able to afford a vacation, this will have to be it for the time being. In the winter months, I still enjoy it. Anyway, here I am sharing my art, favorite recipes, cocktails, gardening tips, and just my usual vents and bantering. After all, I'm old enough to say whatever the heck I want to now ... Oh, the two pictures below are NOT of my garden, although the one with the pink French doors looks very much like the backyard I grew up with. I am searching for pictures of that wonderful place and will post soon.

JEWELS OF MY SOUL

JEWELS OF MY SOUL
My Book Available on AMAZON

Stacey Torres ART Prints

Stacey Torres ART Prints
A very limited selection of reproductions from my paintings can be found here

May 22, 2009

Whiskey Steak


For all you grillers out there, Happy First Holiday of the Season. So, here's a new recipe I discovered for whiskey steak.


Ingredients
16 ounce beef sirloin steak
2 cups Whiskey
4 cups Mushrooms; sliced
4 cups Onions sliced

If desired, lightly tenderize steaks with a meat mallet. Place in a ziplock bag with 1 cup Jack Daniels (or other whiskey) and marinate overnight.
Fire up grill and grill steaks the way you like also put a shallow pan on the grill with 1 cup whiskey in. Add mushrooms and onions cook until tender serve over steaks and side dish of your choice.

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The Backyard --Today's Vacation Spot

The Backyard --Today's Vacation Spot
A simple garden meal in the shade. No, it's not my backyard, but it looks identical to the one I grew up with at our home in Queens. Looking for an original pic of it to post soon!

Old Fashioned Tips