Full Spectrum “Tobacco Road” paint color ready!

March 23, 2010

As I mentioned in my last post, we’ve been working on our full spectrum version of the old Duron paint color “Tobacco Road” and I’m happy to report, it’s finished and samples are painted up ready to send out if you’d like one. Just email me at ellen@ellenkennon.com with your mailing address and I’ll get one right out to you. Of course, the word “tobacco” just doesn’t seem very enticing these days, so I renamed it something I felt more fitting: “Champagne Gold”.

On another note, my writer friend Bob McDonald, who moved here several years ago from the Big Apple to create his own country retreat Bel Sit, is selling what I consider to be “THE Quintessential Country Retreat“. In addition to using our Full Spectrum Paints inside and out, Bel Sit (Italian for “beautiful place”) is on 6+ acres that Bob has spent the last three years turning into a bird and nature lover’s paradise. We’ve created a website with lots of photos and more information at www.belsit.shutterfly.com.

"Mushroom" Walls & Ceiling in Great Room

Not only has Bob turned out to be quite the talent at landscaping (he personally created walking trails, complete with steps and footbridges and labeled all of the many hardwood trees), he has become quite the cook and created this delicious recipe for brussels sprouts that I thought I’d share, because everyone who’s tried it (including friends who don’t even like brussels sprouts) have been raving about it, too!

Brussels Sprouts with Portabella Mushrooms

1 package Brussels Sprouts (sliced), 1-2 cups sliced mushrooms, 2 cups sliced cherry tomatoes, 1 cup chopped onion, minced garlic to taste, 1/4 cup Marsala, 1-2 cups vegetable broth, olive oil, salt & pepper.

Braise/saute’ Brussels Sprouts in olive oil, add onions, garlic & mushrooms & saute’. Add tomatoes, Marsala & vegetable broth & simmer until cooked. Serve over rice.

Bon Appetit!




  1. Gosh dang, Ellen!!
    You are definitely sharing your color gift!!
    I adore your talent and hues!!

    • Thanks so much Paula! I’m sure tryin’!

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