You had this for breakfast?! Σ(゜゜) Fancy.... (ﾉ´ヮ´)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧ I miss homemade biscuits! The house we're in doesn't have an oven... （ ; ; ）
You could definitely set up a bed-and-breakfast place. I love looking at your photos and seeing all the many things you do. It's inspiring. ^v^
I had frozen fruit, miso soup with wakame and green onion, and some homemade rolls that a friend gave us. (Oh, and butter on those rolls.)
P.S. Some of the comments here are just... wow. Everybody here is so talented and cultured! I want to make my life special like all these amazing people. Thank you for inspiring me with your wonderful photos! ^v^
Ooooh, exciting!!!! ヾ(＠゜▽゜＠）ノ I hope all goes well! We live in a self-contained apartment (it's like a house, but is pretty small), so our house doesn't have an oven. I think most normal, full-sized Japanese houses have ovens, though. But we've discovered how to make cookies using a frying pan and a fish broiler! My sister came up with the technique. （＾ω＾）
Yes, it actually works really well. ^v^ The frying pan is to bake the bottom enough so that it holds together, and the broiler is to cook the insides without burning it so that it comes out soft. It takes a little while, but it's still good! ∩( ・ω・)∩
Gorgeous! Breakfast this morning was whole wheat toast with a fried egg. My friend brought me freshly-laid eggs that her hens had presented her with, so it seemed like a great idea. It was really yummy!
What do I eat for breakfast? I fry an egg in 100% imported olive oil with fresh garlic, salt, and pepper. I toast some multigrain chiabatta bread, and spread soft plain goat cheese (thinly!) on the bread. I fry a few pieces of lean turkey bacon, saute some red onion slices. Fresh baby spinach on the cheese-toast, fresh vine-ripened tomato on that. Then add the bacon, onion, and egg. Squish to get the gooey egg yolk goo-ified and then EAT! Always a hit with guests who spend the night after a long night of drinking and general tom-foolery.
What's really crazy is that it takes about 10-15 minutes to do the whole thing. I saw this really neat article in the NYTimes about some hoity-toity NYC chef, and the author had asked him for one trade secret. He described how to "fry the perfect egg." That's what started the whole thing. I followed his directions and then just... added to it until I had my "perfect" breakfast sandwich.
I worked in restaurants for years in FOH positions, but I always enjoyed hanging out in the kitchen and picking the brains of the chefs and line cooks. I learned a lot, especially to ditch any fear I had about experimenting in my own kitchen at home. I might not have technical skills, but I really enjoy cooking.
Anyway... I want to reiterate how awesome your gallery is and how great I think it is to see people celebrating food as art (because it is!)
Oh Heather, you know why...(the way i set up my food like that?), i totally gave away my age without having to say how old i am! This is all old school shit, so annoying, i learned all these from my ex-mother-in-law...she used to whip out her placemat for all food consumptions.
if you ever eat anything out of a tupperware, she would just die!
LMAO, she'd hate me. I've seen younger individuals do the same thing, where they set-up every meal as an artform. But only one or two. I'm lacking the fruit in my diet honestly. My apples chunks in the morning is usually all I eat.
Besides you're not old. My father is old (he's 81. I was born when he was 44).
People often have said age is but a number! is it? i am not sure sometimes...confused often with this huge number that does not leave me alone, WTF! i still remember what i did when i was 5. People also have said can't beat them, join them. Hmmm...how about no. i don't hate being old, just don't care for the digits like i said, won't leave me alone.
I don't remember what I did when I was 5. My memories are infrequent and scattered little pieces. I don't have a strong connection to them.
However one thing I've realized, is that the age we are is only how many years that have passed. It has some relation to the shape our body is in, but not the shape of our mind. I still feel as awkward and moody as I did when I was 16. I seldom 'act my age', sometimes that's good and sometimes it isn't.
My dad is the same way. He doesn't act 81. He wants to act like he's in his late 20s. But 'age' has caught up with him. Actually it's more like physical degeneration.
Overall he's doing okay. His health his fine but his memory is still going downhill slowly. He'll prbly make it a couple of years before he ends up in a nursing home. Or so I hope.