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.


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

August 29, 2010

A New Day is (Always) Dawning Somewhere

Yesterday (Aug. 28), I was invited to the Indianapolis City Market to do a book signing and cooking demo from my new cookbook/memoir, THE BAJAN'S GRANDDAUGHTER. It was a successful event, and much fun. Old and new friends turned up, and I even got my mom and aunt to make the trip to Indy with me.

I made Trinidadian Curried Chicken, as well as Banana Boat Bread (bananas, coconut, pineapple, guava, mango, papaya & raisins). My book is available, should anyone be interested, just send me an email! You can purchase my book in my Etsy Store with FREE SHIPPING for the first copy.

A limited amount of copies will also be available at my Bread Booth in the (Henry County, Indiana) Farmers' Market until the end of our season.

All the best!

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