Apfelgalerie Still Life

In addition to ice cream, I love to eat fruit. I know there are people who do not. This fruit bowl was so inviting. Bought three kinds of apples after sampling each and also the golden Mirabellen.

A different kind of apple store- Apfelgalerie, Berlin.

Which Would You Choose?

Today was a hot summer day.

Which flavor would you choose?

I chose Salted Butter Caramel in a handmade cone.

I thought it interesting that all the flavors were written in English.

Goltzstrasse 3 in Berlin

https://www.jonesicecream.com/

Wimmer’s Wieners Voted Best Eats in Nebraska

Wimmer’s Weiners in Wahoo,  Nebraska.

My Friend Joanne  said Wimmer’s Wieners  were voted Best Eats in Nebraska, in a book she read a few years back. We’re searching for the reference.

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We walked around the Wahoo Market and spoke with a member of the local police force, inquiring about the best place to eat. Another shopper let me photograph her T-shirt, shook my hand, said come visit again.  Everyone hospitable and nice.

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Loved the Wahoo Super (market)

David Letterman used to get mail delivered to Wahoo.

There were 5 famous men born in Wahoo according to the welcome sign.

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we saw a few more signs in Wahoo.

Breakfast with the Queen

Breakfast with the Queen on Monday morning. Out on the front porch again while summer is still here.

I went and got the solar powered waving figurine out of the dining room window to join me for breakfast. Why?

My friend Vincie went to London (and Paris) last month and brought me a lovely souvenir. A jar of Rhubarb Raspberry Vanilla Bean Jam from Selfridges Food Hall. She knows those three are my favorite flavors. What a combination.

Fancy. Nothing like jam and butter on toast. Very tasty.

Put my two balls of sock yarn in the little shopping bag, too!

BTW Selfridges was voted Best Department Store in the World.

Pick a Peck of Purple Peppers

Pick a peck of purple peppers. James is growing these in a pot, out front on the steps. Don’t think there will enough for a peck, though. They are such a beautiful color. Not sure about their heat factor either. I’d never seen purple peppers before.

Pita Breadmaking at Pitaland Guest Blog

A couple of dear friends flew from Florida to Pittsburgh to see my art show and attend the closing reception. They’d gone online at home and arranged to go on a walking food tour of the Pittsburgh neighborhood, Brookline.

Yesterday, Shuey sent me the photos and captions. They really enjoyed the ‘Burgh Bits and Bites tour. There are tours in other neighborhoods,the Strip District, Bloomfield and Shadyside. In fact, two were already booked up and so they chose Brookline.

Shuey made it easy for me by numbering the photos and text.

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I’m sending individual pics to tell the story of how pita bread is made.  First the secret recipe dough is made fresh, formed into a biscuit of dough and comes out here where it makes a left turn and heads into a machine that flattens it out.

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After it’s flattened into a super thin pancake it makes a few turns and heads into the oven.

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In the oven for 22 seconds at 1200 degrees.  They are so thin entering the oven that I couldn’t even see them until about half way through they just materialize out of thin air in a second . . . like magic!  Out of the oven they continue their journey cooling off.

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The cooled pita breads drop off the conveyer onto a table where they are manually deflated and stacked then handed off to another worker who bags them up for shipment to stores in 14 states.

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This is Joe Cuchines, owner of Pitaland and two of his employees.  He came to America with 1 dollar in his pocket and . . . he’ll tell his story best.  

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Thank you Shuey for such a great guest blog. I’m going to have to take the tour.

Shuey was a guest blogger with his fabulous Barred Owl Photo in 2012 https://rutheh.com/2012/03/12/barred-owl-niceville-florida-guest-post/