Meet John Lenz

Wellspring Holistic Center will hold an Open House and Art Sale  at our East Stroudsburg location, on December 1st from 4pm-8pm and December 2nd from 10am -3pm.

Our healing center will be filled with beautiful hand made crafts. Peruse our treatment rooms while sipping tea and savoring homemade, gluten free, sugar free treats. It promises to be your most relaxed shopping of this holiday season.

Today meet artist, John Lenz

1. Please give us three words to describe your creations?

recycled, long lasting, hand made

2.. what can we look forward to you creating for this sale?

this show i will present all hand hooked, recycled boot catchers, rugs (large and small), hooked trees, and chair pads

3. what about this particular art/craft makes you feel passionate and excited? 

i feel passionate and excited because it used my space and time well.
4. when you are not making art, where are you most likely to be?

looking for something to occupy time and space

5. do you have one quote or saying that you are living by these days? 

“skinning a cat in a new way”

Success!

Wellspring Holistic Center would like to thank everyone that came to our Open House and Art Sale this past weekend.

It was a great success!  There were many Free mini treatments given to our community of loved ones old and new by wonderful practitioners, Martha Heise, Cynthia DeMeglio, and Cindy Ace. Gift certificates are still available for holiday stocking stuffers!

The arts and crafts were beautifully displayed and many people found a unique gift for that special someone. Anita Bondi (jewelry), Louise Bowman (organic soaps, salves, tinctures), Susan Bradford (mandalas, baskets), John Lenz (hand hooked wool rugs), and Jill Cantor ( pottery) are grateful for all of the support and remind everyone that there is still time to shop! Contact them personally for more individual attention.

There were lots of organic gluten free treats as well many requests for recipes.  We will post several over the next week.  Today, Louise is sharing the almond “feta”.  It was delicious on crackers and we were also enjoying it on raw vegetables. A very versatile appetizer for any holiday table.  Enjoy!

 

 

The original recipe came from Delicious Living and was developed by Marcy Miller, cofounder of Organic Sandwich Company in Boulder, Colorado.

Almond Feta Dip

You will need:

• 4 cups raw almonds
• 1½ cups water
• 1 cup lemon juice
• ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 4 cloves garlic
• 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons salt

1.  Rinse almonds in cold water. Place in a large bowl and add water to cover. Cover and let stand overnight. Drain and rinse almonds, discarding soaking water.

2. Transfer almonds to a food processor. Add water, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and salt. Cover and process 4 or 5 minutes until puréed. Cover and chill.

Now most of you know by now that I cannot follow a recipe.  So of course I made some changes.

  • I used 3 cups raw almonds and 1 cup cashew
  • only 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice and 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • no garlic
  • 1 tablespoon salt

Feel free to try both recipes.  I am sure it will be enjoyed by all no matter which recipe you follow.

Next Up: Candied Orange and Ginger cookies

 

Open House Artist Feature – John Lenz

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Countdown: 4 more days!

(Open House and Art Sale starts Friday night with our Wine and Cheese reception – 4-8:00pm.)

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Today, meet John Lenz:

I  attempt  to  present  visually attractive, practical, rugs  made  from recycled, cutting room  scraps, mill end,  mostly  woolen materials.

All handhooked  on  burlap.  At a reasonable  price.

My passion and  bucket list;;;be productive, challenged  at  any  age!

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