WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: FROM EVERY ANGLE

 

Guest host Shane Francescut says go photograph a stationary subject from three different angles. Check out his photoblog The Weekly Minute, it’s so inspiring.

IN THE KITCHEN 
Where Creativity Meets Good Taste 

This is the ultimate cooking school and party space near me in Tequesta, Florida.  It’s Foodie Heaven. And Lenore is its Goddess.

She has a swellegant demonstration kitchen where you can learn new techniques, improve your skills, or just sit back and watch. She offers hands-on interactive classes and demonstrations. I attended the demo ~ Lenore did all the cooking, I did all the tasting.

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In The Kitchen serves real food.  Fresh, natural ingredients.  Seasonal, local, organic.

For you gardeners and farm share holders, here’s my idol, Lenore, with a timely demo.

 

 

Toni 9/2/15

 

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: TODAY WAS A GOOD DAY

Cheri Lucas Rowlands, story wrangler and editor at Automattic, introduced Mesh to all her fans here at WordPress.  Promethean stuff.

Click right, left, full screen, share, get your own Mesh app here free at the iTunes store.

Click here for the post with a link to the recipe.

Click here for a Free Pass to more Mesh galleries.

I gotta feeling that tonight’s gonna be a good night
That tonight’s gonna be a good night
That tonight’s gonna be a good, good night

-The Black Eyed Peas

Toni 8/23/15

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: CREEPY

Chief Semicolon Advocate at WordPress Michelle W. says share an image of something creepy. Unsettling. Eerie. I dare you to look at her babies.

erice16An abandoned castle on the breath-abating vertical trail to Erice, a small medieval town in Sicily prized for its defensive position by Carthaginians, Romans, and Normans.

 

Toni 8/19/15

WEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: INSPIRATION

WP Blogger extraordinaire Krista asks ~ What is your inspiration? What moves you? What is it that never fails to motivate you, to get you going, or make you happy? See her avant-garde photo here.

My inspiration? Nature. Inspiring. Inspiriting.

Ancient sites. Dizzying heights.

Just plain grand. 

Toni 8/3/15

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: CLOSE UP

WP designer Brie says get up close and personal with your subject this week.

Percebes at the Festa do Marisco de Vigo

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Percebes are tube-shaped crustaceans that cling to the granite rocks of the storm-bashed Galician coastline. Pollicipes cornucopia, or goose barnacles, are cartoonishly inelegant but fearfully tasty.  Ask Spanish gourmets.

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Knife and fork are not required for this impossibly ugly, extremely expensive delicacy. You pinch the foot between your thumb and finger, pull the inner tube out of its scaly case, twist off the claw, and eat the flesh.

Harvesting percebes is hazardous business.  Collectors, called percebeiros, have to maneuver down steep rocks or jump from boats in crashing surf to reach them, risking death. The very best goose barnacles are found on the Costa da Morte — the Coast of Death — in north-west Galicia. Not likely to be confused with the Costa del Sol.

These punks of the crustacean family thrive in violent waters. Watch  daredevil percebeiros torqued to the limit. Click hereHoly percebes!

My first encounter with briny-sweet percebes was in the fishing port of Vigo during the Festa de Percebes. Everyone tucks into mountains of this exotic gourmet gold accompanied by plenty of Albariño, the local white wine.

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The best of the sea in a mouthful.

Quite the swashbuckling swallow.

 

 

Toni 7/28/15