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chop suey Sunday 26th

Today, was a day of errands.  After church I was busy gathering ingredients for a soup, and then to a craft supply place that still had their special sale on.  With the holidays around the corner, I have once again, begun to work at my “work table.” I want to finish cards that I have promised for a few “retail” outlets, and want to make a few personal greetings that need to be posted soon.

To accomplish this, I wander and look at everything that I discover along my path, one never knows when an idea or a creative moment will present itself.  Funny I go into a shop looking for a very specific item or theme, and come out with way more than I had anticipated.  Anyone else, know this curious “happening” it is as if an elf is putting things in our basket when we aren’t looking.  When we do see it, we realize that ..”wow! that is a great ^whatever^ guess I will keep it.”

Fortunately, more often than naught, these are the items that will be the first to be consumed or used in the creative process.

If you are someone who delights in homemade soup… then you are likely familiar with the above utensils… maybe not these, but a strainer of some kind.

I start my soups with bones, for me the most delightful of tastes is the meat that is closest to the bone. Exquisite flavour can be obtained by combining the oddest ingredients, then after hours of slow simmer, straining the broth, only returning to the liquid ambrosia, the jewels you want to feature.  Sometimes they have absolutely nothing to do with the making of the broth.  But their taste, harmonized perfectly to offer up a feast not only for the eyes, but for your taste buds … not to mention the aromatic teasing of your senses

All this to say… I’ ve got a soup on the back burner, and I steamed my veggies to put on my rice, in a Pad Thai sauce.  Hmmm must be time for me to eat.

Hope you all had a great week-end.  Tomorrow we start a brand new week! Soon a new month will appear too…  YAY!!!!

Make every moment count, and enjoy all that life has to offer.. The more you succeed, the merrier life will be.

Oyashikiri

Chop Suey Monday

Halloween @electronic arts 2015

A little of this and a little of that.

First this is a link to more information on the horticultural show MosaiCanada 150 /Gatineau 2017

biggest horticultural event in Canada

MosaiCanada 150 web site

Happiness is>

bra display

Knowing I never have to consider spending money on something so restrictive.

shoe display

Shoes, and more shoes, I was able to walk away, comfortable as they are, I said “No thank you” and walked away.

white flowers walk 7.31

Finding these crisp white little flowers on my walk today.  They popped up at me, happy as can be… I smiled.. stopped and captured the moment.

Yes, it was a good day. My Morning walk, was refreshing, the hot sun and high humidity didn’t hit till after the noon hour,

How about you?  Have a good day?

Happiness is –

sharing with you.

Oyashikiri

 

 

top picture, taken by Darren Su

the other’s are mine.

Chop suey Friday, 9.2.16

Mika Azuchi at her shop in Japan

a Japanese pastry shop in Japan where one can always count on a tasty treat

Wa Cofffee in Osaka, Japan (see below)

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another look at the side of the building I posted yesterday…

there was a house behind it, picture will be next

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as a writer I would love to interview the house

have it tell me of its previous lives

of course it can’t be done, but the writer’s imagination

hankers for a story, a peak into the past

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today, I’m resting my eye,

one cataract gone, the other one in October

I slept off and on all day yesterday

up to eat and have my drops

otherwise, my mind was drifting

lazily through the fertile fields

of my endless dream states

disco nite 8.31_003

see, disco dancing @ Pacifique

Eclair in the lead

=^_^=

asleep or awake

life is good.

have a good one dear friends

I think I should be able to get another 24 hours of pampering

tweety bird

Wa Coffee 3-30-17 Higashikohama Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka Ccity,Osaka Japan

buillding and water scene taken in NY State

Pacifique is a private club in SL (Second Life)

Eclair is the owner and creative builder of the site

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