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Creating Art in the Kitchen

May 26, 2009

Today my husband and I spent a little time at the local produce stand. When we got home, I immediately cut up a half watermelon that had already been sitting in the fridge, and was removing the seeds so we could eat it right away, and when I turned around from the sink, he had spread everything out on the counter top. I thought it looked so colorful and yummy that I took this picture.

Fruit & Veggies 3


There’s a pot of basil even though we’re trying to move. I had hesitated to plant more herbs, because I was afraid I would jinx our house sale. But alas, I need basil all the time! So I’ll put it out in a pot with the rest of my potted herbs and donate them to the new homeowners, whenever that happens!

Then there are all kinds of peppers, hot and mild. And tomatoes, two kinds of onions, lots of cucumbers both for salads and gaspacho, avocadoes, fresh corn on the cob, oranges, peaches, mangoes, grapes, blueberries, lemons, and limes. And tonight I can’t wait to cook the pole beans and new potatoes, which I always do in a big pot together. And the next thing I’m doing is to make a blueberry cobbler.

This time of year it’s easy to be a vegetarian, especially if you’re from the South. My husband was raised “up north” and he used to turn up his nose at a lot of vegetables. But he eventually came around to enjoy them. And he will eat fruit all day long if I put it out for him.

Since I don’t have a garden (yet!) I’ll have to content myself with buying from the local fruit stand. These folks have been there for years and years, and they really do care about the quality of their fruit and veggies.

I hope you’re thinking of doing some edible art in your kitchen.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Sandra permalink
    May 26, 2009 6:10 pm

    It looks just as good as your paintings – obviously your husband is an artist too! You must have the healthiest meals in America. I can relate to your lovely produce as I too love lots of fresh vegetables and fruit, and vegs are the main part of my meals. I am fortunate in having quite a sizeable veg garden and grow a lot of my own vegetables. I do wish you success soon for your house sale, I really sympathise that you have had to live in limbo all this time.

  2. May 27, 2009 5:00 am

    Thank you for those words of encouragement, Sandra. And I’d so love to have a garden. I’m putting that and a studio into my visulization for the new place!

  3. May 27, 2009 9:10 am

    Such a simple a beautiful, colorful picture ! I like fruits and vegetables too, especially now with spring and summer fruits ! I can hardly wait for melons to be ripe again !

  4. May 27, 2009 9:33 am

    Ah, summer! Yes, the melons are coming in now in our region of the US.

  5. May 27, 2009 11:41 pm

    I want to come to your house for tea please. Your shopping looks so fresh and yummy.

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