Meet Samantha Mergler

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How did you start creating?
I used to watch my mom draw when I was young and try to duplicate her drawings. As I got older I would practice drawing with my fashion sketch pad. I pretended I had my very own fashion line. LOL
Favorite thing you have ever created?
I painted a four styled painting of my husband (boyfriend at the time) in college. It was my absolute favorite painting.
Favorite Paint and Color to work with?
Eye Love Hue and Wise Owl. Wise Owl One Hour Enamel Jet black is my favorite. I'm not a fan of applying top coats on black, so this paint is my life saver. As far as a color for Eye Love Hue....ALL OF THEM! Although I'm partial to Eucalyptus.
Something most do not know about you
I spent most of my childhood outside (until dark) building forts in the woods barefoot with my brother and friends. And you would occasionally find me playing in the crick...aka creek. Also, I LOVE highland cows (or cows in general)!
Flashback to when you were 10 years old. What do you want to be when you grow up?
A singer and a fashion designer.
If you could choose anywhere in the world to live, where would it be and why?
Scotland!! Never been there, but I'm sure if I go, I'll never come back. I just think it is beautiful!
Finish this sentence. On Sunday mornings, you can usually find me...
with a hot cup of coffee in hand snuggled up next to my huskies on the couch.
How do you want people to remember you?
As a friend that is always there cheering on from the sidelines. Always looking for the positive in the day. And having a love of everything nature and my family.

Ground Turkey Recipe (Korean-Style)

INGREDIENTS
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tsp cornstarch
1/2 tbsp brown sugar packed
1/2 tsp red chili flakes or to taste
2 tbsp sesame oil
2 cloves garlic minced
1 tbsp fresh ginger grated
15 oz ground turkey
6 tbsp chives chopped2 tbsp sesame seeds

INSTRUCTIONS
1 – In a small bowl combine soy sauce, cornstarch, brown sugar, and chili flakes. Mix until cornstarch is dissolved, set aside.
2 - Drizzle a large skillet with sesame oil, stir in garlic and ginger and wait until fragrant. Add ground turkey and mix in order to break it into small chunks. Fry until ground turkey loses its raw red color.
3 – Stir in soy sauce mixture and keep over high heat for 2 more minutes, until the sauce turns golden brown and fragrant (add 1 tbsp water if the sauce is too thick). Add chives (keep some for garnishing) and turn off the heat.
4 – Sprinkle with sesame seeds and garnish with chopped chives. Serve with rice and vegetables.
NOTES~ Perfect to serve with plain white or brown rice and vegetables.

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