Thursday, March 4, 2021

Cuisine from Two Different Cultures


In lieu of traveling during these lingering pandemic days, comes the opportunity to sample food from dik fferent cultures.

As luck would have it, this week delicious Mexican fare from a food truck in 20 degree weather and Asian food made the pandemic restrictions more bearable.



The Asian food was served at restaurant (shock of all shocks) where the dear friends and I were the only ones having lunch inside instead of take-out.

From the food truck and then to the kitchen table at home,  the three chicken enchiladas and one chalupa all tasted scrumptious.

The chalupa consisted of a tortilla, chopped steak, lettuce, and sour cream. The taste was yum.

At the Asian restaurant, one of the friends had a bento box, shown at top of post.

It contained a variety of the restaurant's offerings.

The waitress served water in a blue bottle.


 My other friend and I had dumpling soup as well as shrimp lettuce wrap appetizers. 

There was a distinct taste of sesame oil in the soup and it was very, very tasty. 

The big fat dumplings were not bad either.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ETHNIC CUISINE?

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Some Things Stay, Some Things Go...

 

In an effort to de-clutter, there are big attempts being made around here to weed out decorating items that have lain dormant for quite a spell.

Still, it's hard to part with things that one found and loved. So many thousands of displays throughout the years do not make it easy to let things go. At least that's the way it is for me.

The three-tiered piece shown in this post makes a great holder for faux roses.

 It was probably once used for little sandwiches served at tea parties. At least that's what I imagine its use happened to be.

Well, it now holds faux roses in faded shades of pink.  

After all, flowers are food for the soul, right?

So far, the iron stand stays.

Hope you have a nice day today, dear blog peeps.   

DO YOU WEED THINGS OUT OF  CABINETS, CLOSETS, AND DRAWERS FROM TIME TO TIME?

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Dreams of Hanging Candlelight

 Oh my goodness, every time there is a home decorating article that emphasizes hanging containers that have candles inside, it's clipped and saved for future reference.

The thought of flickering candlelight, seen through a glass holder, swinging in the breeze from a tree in the backyard, is thrilling.

So wouldn't you know that there was some spontaneous dreaming right in the aisle of a Goodwill Store recently.

 Lovely mason  jars, the kind used for canning, and painted fire engine red, ended up in the shopping cart of "yours truly."

They came complete with little wire handles,

 Oh my, right near them was a bigger glass container, also red and with a handle, that would be perfect for a big, fat candle.

Now hanging these beauties in a tree outside is a mere distant dream right now, as snow covers the ground and freezing temps chill the bones.

But for less than seven bucks for the whole kit and caboodle, who could resist?  Not me.

HAVE YOU EVER USED CANDLELIGHT FOR OUTSIDE DECORATING IN SUMMER?

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