46 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday

  1. Ohh! I really need to beg you for that recipe, Su!!! It sounds almost too good to be true: a rosemary feta scone! I didnΒ΄t even know they existed!!
    And I love that beautiful mug in that shot! Always been a fan on blue-white patterned china πŸ˜‰ xxxxxx

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    • I will send you the recipe! It was a bit “made up” because I kind of craved the taste of rosemary and was trying to think of something different to do with it.
      I was originally going to make rosemary shortbread, but didn’t feel like something sweet.
      I wanted to bake something that I could photograph because I’m trying to teach myself to do food photography. I bought the plate and the mug especially for the shoot, but I suspect they will end up being very well used!

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      • I look forward to it already! Though IΒ΄m sure mine wonΒ΄t look anything as good as yours πŸ˜‰ But itΒ΄s the taste IΒ΄m after so who cares! πŸ˜€
        I looove rosemary! In winter I often make a batch of rosemary lemon cookies to evoke a sense of summer – funny, I never do them in summer!
        I think itΒ΄s awesome that you will give food photography a try – itΒ΄s so damn difficult! Everybody who makes a picture of his delicious food will know that! I think I would be too impatient with it, but I so love seeing the results of others try. Also they are the best parts in cook books for me – I just love seeing those wonderful pictures, never mind the text accompanying it πŸ˜‰
        YouΒ΄ll see, some day you will make that cook book I always try to talk you into and even include your own photographs! πŸ˜€ xxxxxx

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        • πŸ™‚ I love the idea of rosemary lemon cookies; they sound delicious. Can I have the recipe please? I have both lemons and rosemary in the garden.
          I know what you mean about patience. It took me a while to stage and shoot the scone (and even then I wasn’t that happy with the photos), so I ended up eating it cold. I don’t think I could have done that with food that I like more than scones!
          And I’m sure your scones will be delicious. I’m going to do another batch this afternoon to test the recipe before I send/publish it. Luckily the Big T is home to help me eat them. πŸ™‚ xxxxxxx

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          • Received; thank you. I had planned a baking weekend, but the road threw up a few more bumps. I’m hoping that some serious cooking will work as therapy for me this week. I love the idea of sketching food (but sympathise with having to eat it cold). I have a friend who is doing a series of watercolour illustrations for a family recipe book that another friend in publishing privately. Her illustrations are lovely and whimsical. Not at all what you might expect in a cook book. I’ll send you some pictures when the book’s done. Wishing you a lovely week ahead. xxxx πŸ™‚

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          • IΒ΄m so sorry to hear that more bumps were thrown at you… and I hope the cooking will help you finding a bit of peace and quiet.
            ThatΒ΄s a brilliant idea to add water color illustrations to the family recipe book – very unusual in our times of HD photography and all the more like to be successful because of it I think! I look forward to see them when the book is done!
            Wish you a peaceful and beautiful week too, Su! xxxxx πŸ™‚

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          • Thank you Sarah. By the time I’d made another batch of scones, I was feeling quite a lot calmer. The recipe book is an unusual project; hence the water colour illustrations. It will be privately published by the author (who is very wealthy), and have the actual recipes on cards, rather than in the book. I think the book itself is more a story about the food. I can’t wait to see the finished product. It’s a great project for my friend to illustrate. I’m hoping it will help her find more illustration work. She is very talented.
            I hope your week is going well. xxxx πŸ™‚

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          • It sounds like exactly my kind of book! IΒ΄ve been leafing through Heston BlumenthalΒ΄s a couple of weeks ago. “Historic Heston” – just leafing mind you, itΒ΄s far too expensive and to be honest, I think I wouldn’t make any of the recipes myself, but itΒ΄s beautifully illustrated and goes on and on about the history of food which is very interesting. Have you seen it? πŸ™‚ xxxxxx

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          • I hadn’t heard of the Heston book. I have watched some of the TV programmes he made, and they are really entertaining, but I agree with you that I’d never try to make any of the recipes. I did once try a deconstructed seafood pasta recipe; which had my boys rolling around laughing. It wasn’t a Heston recipe as such, more inspired by his style of cooking. I Googled the book and saw the price!!!! Definitely not in my budget. πŸ™‚ xxxxx

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  2. A delicious shot in all ways, Su. I generally make whole-grain scones with tart cherries and dark chocolate in them. Haven’t done so for quite some time, though, so I may have to think about doing a bit of baking today or in the next few days.


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    • Thanks Janet. I am salivating at the thought of your scones. I don’t often make them at all and when I do they are usually very plain. I love the idea of tart cherry and dark chocolate — lots of flavour without a lot of sweetness. That sounds perfect to me.

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      • I laughed out loud about your last line. I’ve been trying to reduce my belongings as well. A never ending task it seems. I do really love the color. In fact, many of my dishes are chipped but I just keep right on using them because I love the color so much and I still have a 5 year old and a teenager at home. There will be lots more chips I am sure.

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