Monday, July 8, 2013

This year the garden is growing pretty well.  I did have some tomatoes ready in late June which is very rare.  Last year the spring was so cold, no tomatoes till mid July!
One night I was making dinner for my 94 year old father-in-law who is not what you would call a "happy camper" at this time in his life.  He can no longer walk and take care of himself.  He can read which he enjoys but it is rare to see him smile anymore.  I had made a Fiesta salad and had some nasturtiums blooming in the garden so I put one of the blossoms on his plate.  He looked at his plate and then over at my husband's plate and said "I got a flower!  You didn't get a flower!  I like my flower!" and smiled!  Very nice!

Thursday, September 2, 2010


I think I have always been an artist.  Art is communication.  You can find art in anything.
I once had a friend who was a wood sculptor.  He would take a block of wood, look at and in it and see  what it was that wanted appear from the wood.  Then using the tools of his trade, remove parts of the wood until his creation was revealed.
I love all forms of art, painting, sculptor, photography and on...
Of course cooking and food prep is a form of art, but I also look at it as an ultimate form because there are more elements involved than in any other form of art.  It has so many components.  The visual, the taste, the smell, the texture, the feeling on the tongue and mouth and how it makes you feel when you ingest it.  I don"t know of another art form that performs this way, or just haven't discovered it yet. 
There is an art to nutrition.  More about this later....

Monday, August 30, 2010

Dinner 8/15/10

BBQ Orange glazed Chicken, Roasted Beets, Blanched Asparagus and Heirloom Tomatoes from my garden.

 Took four months for my tomatoes to ripen.   It has been a strange summer for the South San Francisco Bay Area.  Made dinner with the first harvest and I thought it looked nice so I photographed it.  I have not had any lessons of photography by my friend Derek Geer so sure he will rip my efforts apart for this one but it was just a snap shot.