Tea time at a friend’s table, Monday afternoon. A lovely respite, good conversation, catching up, topics- family and friends, the state of our world. A plate of chocolate filled cookies. A gracious hostess offering a cup of tea. We toasted and clinked our delicate teacups. To friendship.
Poppyseed cheesecake and a piece of plain accompanied by a pot of peppermint tea. From the Winterfeld Marketplatz.
Although the sun was shining, the thermometer dipped enough to cause schools to be closed today. In fact, they were calling it Arctic Blast. We weren’t in as bad shape as Atlanta, though. What a mess.
A friend picked me up, drove me down the hill to Park Bruges Café where I ordered the Lemon Cheesecake for dessert, serious comfort food. We used to work together but don’t see each other often so it was fun catching up. You can see how the sunlight streamed into the window where we sat.
Forty years ago my sister gave me a set of Farberware Pans. They have seen a LOT of use.
Mary’s coming to visit for the weekend and I was trying to get the dark burned- on grease off the bottom of the pan. I only noticed it as it hung on the rack, thinking about how she keeps her Revere Pans’ copper so shiny as it hangs over her stove in NYC. I solved the problem of not being able to get it all off. Tried some internet remedy with vinegar but it didn’t quite work so this is what I did so the bottom didn’t show. What I should post is a photograph of the bottom so you could be horrified but the idea is to camouflage the undesirable pan bottom.
It was quite dramatic.
iPhone captures today.
I recently did a photographic session of a Jell-o salad mold.
I don’t think I have a future in food photography and come to think of it, there isn’ t anything of food value in Jell-o. It was a challenge and I will post the results of that after the photograph is made public at a charity auction.
But I looked up as I sat at the kitchen table and chuckled when I saw The Jell-o Cookbook there on the shelf. I reciprocated and sent her the Heinz Ketchup Cookbook. I am sure she hasn’t made anything out of that cookbook either.