Spring Into Action and Get Outside!
Add Some Art To Your Yard
Rock Out!

Painted rocks are a wonderful addition to any yard and can be set anywhere except in grass that gets mowed. Place them in the garden or in flower pots, next to herbs to identify what you're growing and as decoration on a deck or patio.

They might also be fun to use for Easter “rock” hunts this year since eggs seem to be in short supply. What a great activity for the kids that can be done outside the kitchen!


Wash the rocks, let them dry and use acrylic craft paint to create your designs. To make them last, spray a coat of polyurethane over the top!

When Eclectics reopens (we all hope it’s soon!) we will also have some fun new “Yard Art” available! We can’t wait for you to see our creations! 

Happy Spring, Everyone!
Get out there and
barbecue something!
As the weather warms up, it's time to get outside and heat up the grill! Nothing tastes better than grilled ANYTHING and only the smell of burning leaves in the fall can beat the aroma of the grill.

Around our house, we're always trying to minimize our beef intake so we're always looking for great chicken recipes.

This simple one gives you two meals for the price of one! Submitted by Robin MacKintosh for one of our past cookbooks, this tasty dish is very versatile. Eat it by itself or try it over rice or noodles. Or, let it cool and slice it thin over your favorite salad!

And, of course, IF you have some left over, make chicken salad (mine with a few walnuts and no onions).

Jenny Isenberg

Pass this stuff on over!
Whether you celebrate Passover (which begins this Wednesday) or not, this treat is so yummy, it's still worth making

Preheat over to 375*.
Foil-cover 2 cookie sheets. Cover with parchment paper or use Silpats. Lay matzos on the cookie sheets, filling in all the spaces. Mix the butter and brown sugar in a heavy cooking pot until it boils, stirring CONSTANTLY. Cook for 3 minutes more and then pour and spread evenly over matzos. Reduce oven heat and bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle chocolate chips over the matzos. When melted, spread the chocolate evenly over the surface.

Optional: Sprinkle wet chocolate with crushed pecans or a nut of your choice or even colorful sprinkles!

When matzos have cooled, (you can put it in the refrigerator to set), break into bite-size pieces.

What We're Working On
Although we're still making facemarks, (we've made hundreds that we have donated all over the metro area and beyond) we're still busy on our art! Below are some creations that bring out the best of spring.
Sherri Hanna
Gale Schlagel
Leslie Mason
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