Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Food Journal

Food Journal, or maybe I should come up with a better
title! In the current issue, #11, of Art and Life Teesha wrote about food in two articles. The first article, How Jamie Oliver Taught Me About Creativity was a fun read, but it was her piece Give your Taste Buds some Creativity that truly spoke to me. Why not keep a food journal?

Recently, some of the best times my friend and I have are when we enter a new establishment, and there are plenty of them springing up all around us, and make new discoveries. We slowly read the menu reading all of the descriptions and then figure out a plan of attack. "If you order this we can share blah, blah, blah, and if I order this we can share blah, blah, blah," I usually tend to make the better choices while he tends to always be on the lookout for the exotic or unusual. We have a great time, but as we get older we're starting to forget some of our favorite meals which leads me to the reason for a purse size journal. We discussed starting one last week while sipping coffee at Old Towne Coffee, which has become a favorite stop on our morning errands. Taking a coffee break at this small place includes finding a table outdoors, enjoying the quiet of the small village, and watching the light change on the mountains; this time we overheard spirited conversation from the table next to us. Two men dressed in bicycle gear, brightly colored shirts, looked like they put in a lot of miles on their bikes. Later that day as we were heading back to our car from an evening swim at the clubhouse when we ran into one of the men. "Hi, I think I saw you at the coffee place this morning, I was wearing the Rice Krispies (sp?) shirt." Sometimes the world is even smaller than we think it is! We chatted about the cycling he does. Most days a group of cyclists go about 42 miles so we were correct; they do put in a lot of miles. Nice memory for our food journal.

The cover is paper brown bag with a lot of color washes on it, distressed and adhered to 4x6 inch spiral bound journal.

Currently reading: My Life in France, by Julia Child. I love her sense of humor, style and way
of looking at life. The book is a great find!
Quotes: "Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it."

"The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook."
Julia Child


Carol said...

Oh how lovely the colours and textures are just fab. Lovely!

Into the Blystic said...

beautiful journal! love the textures!