For our prompt of “Eggplant” today, I doodled a few of them hanging on the vine from my imagination. I love fresh eggplant, though we primarily only have it in ratatouille, which also makes me think of one of my
Beautiful eggplants, Charlie. Summer has arrived and I figured it’s now or not until next January for the last chicken pot pie that was in the freezer…speaking of comfort food. It did taste delicious but it’s definitely time to change the menu.
I love the look and feel of eggplant, but in the end, I just don’t care to eat it much. When I was a little girl we had a neighbor named Madeleine. She was Italian and liked to cook Italian food. I’m guessing that eggplant was hard to come by in our small town grocery store, so every summer she grew her own. I have a strong memory of those big purple fruit looking ready to burst at the seams. I think that I’m a gardener because of Madeleine and her aubergine.
Eggplant Explosion-Did you know eggplants have more nicotine than any other plant? Why, you’d only have to eat 20-40 lbs in one sitting in order to get the same effect as smoking a cigarette! Thai eggplants are white, which I think means they most deserve the name ‘egg’plant. #doodlewashMay2020 @Hahnemühle_USA Eggplant Explosion – Daniel Smit…[Read more]
For our prompt of “Blue Jay” today, I sketched one sitting in a tree, enjoying a little break. I adore sketching birds and I’m always a bit envious of their view, high in the treetops, even though I’m afraid of
Our blue jay learned a new sound recently. I was outside doing something and I heard a strange sound coming from the maple tree. Then I saw the blue jay and figured out he was making the odd noise. They are funny creatures.
Nice BlueJay! We have a pair around here that nests here every year. A few weeks ago we had a pair of Stellar’s Jays (solid blue with solid black heads). Normally we only see them while camping or higher up in the woods. So that was fun to see.
For our prompt of “Green Apples” today, I chose to paint a pair of them still clinging to the branch. Philippe and I eat quite a lot of apples, but they are always of the red variety as that’s our preference. That
I grew up in Door County, Wisconsin which is famous for its cherry and apple orchards. Our family apple pie choice is the Macintosh. It is a much softer and sweeter apple that kind of melts together in the pie. That’s the only way I like apple pie to this day. I also put a walnut crumb topping on it that is so good, I can ALMOST forego ice cream with it.
And they say that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, so that means that apple pie should be eaten whenever possible. And cocoa beans are fruit, so that means you should eat chocolate every day too. Why don’t the health experts tell us this stuff. We’d all diet much more faithfully if they did!
Gorgeous apples Charlie! It took me a while to try Granny Smith apples because of the green apples we ate as kids when hiking. Sometimes we would come across old apple orchards and being hungry kids we would eat too many apples that were often green because they were not ripe. I remember belly aches being associated with green apples. I do like Granny Smith apples.
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