Monday, January 31, 2011

135. Smiling Sally's Blue Monday

Braised short ribs served on a Cornishware plate

I love blue and white pottery and pick up bits and pieces in thrift shops. It is always a thrill to find Cornishware. I love the cheerful, blue and white design.
Cornishware plates, all bought in thrift shops

What is your favourite blue and white pattern?

These ones are Chef Ware, Staffordshire  Blue White pottery

Blue Monday

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

123. Watery Wednesday

Melting snow

Watery Wednesday #124

122. Rednesday

Minimalist decoration in a jeweller's window
Red is the lucky colour for Chinese New Year.  Here are a couple of shop windows decorated with good luck red symbols.
Shop selling  "intelligent" toilets - despite the red decorations, a celebratory, festive feeling is quite lacking

These are chocolates, not fire-crackers


121. B is for backpack

The ubiquitous backpack, even nuns wear them

 Visitors in Vancouver, BC during the 2010 Winter Olympics

ABC Wednesday Challenge, Round 8

Monday, January 24, 2011

120. Macro Monday

These winged seed pods are so interesting.  I wish I knew the name of this plant.

Macro Monday #122

119. The Year of the Rabbit

God of Prosperity
The rabbit is one of the twelve animals in the Chinese zodiac. 

People born in 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999  are rabbits.

Rabbits are :
  • reserved, kind and good-tempered
  • trustworthy and conscientious
  • wise and virtuous
  • articulate and talented
  • ambitious and have a talent for making money
  • cultured, have excellent taste and beautiful manners
  • hospitable and attentive to others
  • gossipy but tactful
  • most compatible with those born in the years of the Sheep, Pig, and Dog
Blue bird in a peach tree

Here is the tableau at the Aberdeen Centre in Richmond, BC

Blue Monday
Mellow Yellow Monday #105

Rabbit band

Ruby Tuesday
My World Tuesday
The Asian malls are decorated for Chinese New Year.  A great way to enjoy the festivities is to visit the malls in Richmond, BC to experience the sights, sounds and taste of this special time.  Richmond is part of the Greater Vancouver Regional District and is accessible by public transport.  Take the Canada Line to Aberdeen station and you are right there.

Happy New Year!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011

116. Drunken spaghetti

Drunken spaghetti

I cooked this dish after watching a cooking show.  It is delicious and so simple to make. Here is the recipe.
Spaghetti on its merry way to drunkenness

Foodie Friday