Saturday, December 12, 2009


Here are some things I've been painting....

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Today I surfed, it was good but had to have been some of the coldest water in ages. All I could think about while surfing was how good a hot shower was going to be. Once I got home I was greeted by my brother who also had been surfing and who had just used literally every last drop of hot water. FML.... I waited about 10 minutes in hope that the water would heat up, and it did... but was short lived and lasted 20 seconds and was quickly substituted for ice water. I have frostbite. FML

Monday, December 7, 2009

Ladies and gentlemen, its Crock Pot season!

Its that time of year again folks. Time to dust of your Crock Pots and... plug them in. Here is my favorite recipe for Mondays. Enjoy

1 1/2 to 2 pounds duck legs, skin-on, bone-in, rinsed and patted dry
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup dried porcini mushrooms, soaked, chopped, reserving liquid
1/2 cup dried cherries
4 cloves garlic
3 tablespoons apricot preserves
1/4 cup port wine
1 shallot, thinly sliced
16 sprigs fresh thyme, 8 whole, 8 chopped
2 bay leaves
salt and pepper
butcher's twine
  1. Season duck legs with coarse salt and freshly group pepper.
  2. Lay a duck leg on your work surface, skin side down and “open”.
  3. Place 1 teaspoon of mushrooms, 3-4 dried cherries, 2 sprigs of thyme and 1 clove of garlic on leg. Fold skin over filling and using butcher’s twine, firmly tie the duck leg closed. Repeat with each.
  4. Heat olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Sear duck legs until browned, 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer to slow cooker.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine remaining mushrooms, 2 tablespoons reserved mushroom liquid (avoiding sediment), remaining cherries, 3 tablespoons apricot preserves, port, shallot, chopped thyme and bay leaves. Season and whisk to combine.
  6. Pour port liquid over duck.
  7. Cook on low for 6 hours, turning once or twice.
  8. Remove duck from slow cooker. Remove twine from legs with kitchen sheers (be careful to remove all of twine).
  9. Pour port liquid over a sieve, reserving cherries, etc. Allow remaining liquid to settle and skim off fat. Add cherries, etc., back to skimmed liquid, adjust seasoning and pour over duck legs.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Fiji Panorama pt.1

Just returned from an amazing trip traveling around Fiji with Mr. Bogus and bran.
Here are some 35mm panorama photos

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


I am off to Fiji today... I will get back to all of your orders upon my return. This should keep you busy until then.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Panorama Round TWO


morg aboard the maroon

Morgan and Brandon

click the picture to see the slightly un-cropped version

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Fish Bag

Freshly hatched Fish Bag -- $80

will fit all fishes under 6'2''

--email me if interested--

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Inaugural

The very first shots from my new Panorama PENTAX IQZoom 140 35mm

Friday, October 9, 2009

Quilted 6'2'' fish bag

--Quilted Fish Bag--

Monday, October 5, 2009


A quick sketch of the Tea Bag

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

8'6'' Hull Bag

8'6'' Hull Bag for Mary (surfsis)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

first batch

...The first of their kind Tea Bags have exited the sweat shop...

"Hull bag"

green - 7'6'' = $60
- 7'2'' = $70

Email Me if you're interested in owning you're own Tea Bag

more to come...