There is no way around it: I love food. I am pretty fond of eating it, but even more than that, I love the beauty of that ephemeral artpiece that is a meal. My friends here make fun of me a little because I tend to take pictures of my food before I eat it (it's better than playing with it, right?), but I can't help but want to capture it!
|Stack of crepes: a lighter and lovelier version of a stack of pancakes. Alternating layers of crepes, peanut butter, assorted jam, and thinly sliced bananas, topped with chocolate and raspberries.|
On Friday night, I had some friends over and prepared a french-ish meal. It wasn't legitimately french, I'm sure, but with the Parisian accordian music and some French wine and cheese, it was close enough to count in my books! I made a variety of canapé-style hors d'oeuvres (on crackers... forgive me), a lovely salad, and ratatouille, while my friends provided the wine, cheese, and bread. We finished with fresh fruit flambe, which flamed beautifully, but were harder to capture on a camera. Just imagine blue flames flowing from a spoon full of honey, lime, and rum onto a delicious pan of similarly flickering peaches, pinapple, plum, and strawberry. It was pretty exciting.
|Salade Verti: mixed greens, tomato, peach, cucumber, basil, nasturtium|
|Ratatouille a la Josie: tomato sauce topped with with fresh basil, onions, and garlic, layered with alternating zucchini, squash, eggplant, red pepper, and large wedges of tomato. Garnished with feta and oregano.|