Thursday, June 21, 2012

Foodie Friday

Welcome to the June 22nd Foodie Friday.
No matter what you're cooking this summer, you'll be sure to find and share great ideas  at this week's recipe exchange.

This summer seems quiet but otherworldly, rather like you've ordered a meal in an uncrowded restaurant. The waiters are polite, candlelight quivers on the table, savory smells waft in the air...but the food isn't quite what you'd ordered.
Blackbird Pie arrives, like it has been whisked out of a nursery rhyme. Just beneath the crust, you hear the birds singing. Thank heavens, because you seriously don't eat blackbirds. But you remember what your mama taught you--when life hands you blackbirds, fly away in your mind's eye.

I set the table on the porch, and suddenly I was flying into an exotic place where time had stopped. Sometimes, when I'm messing around with dishes, I swear, time does seem to slow down. I found these square dishes a few years ago. The pattern is "Tangier," made by Tabletop Unlimited. The dishes seem exotic, like something I might find in a Marrakesh souk. The colors were surely inspired by the spice sellers, with their burlap bags lined up, each one a bright mound:
paprika, saffron, tangerine.

No matter where you live, an outdoor meal offers a chance to fly away. You can enter a fairytale of your own making. A throw quilt can become a tablecloth. Dish towels become napkins. Silk forsythias will not drop petals.
The wind rises, and it seems to tell a story.
Once upon a time, on a farm far, far away...

 Happy recipe hunting!

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  1. I have taken flight with the sweet singing of the birds under your crust! I love the table, Which also took me away to foreign lands! I (((LOVE)))that table cloth. It's GORGEOUS!
    Have a beautiful week,

  2. Beautiful tablescape...and with such a pretty view! Thanks for hosting!...hugs...Debbie

  3. Beautiful table. Your dishes are so exotic.

    Thanks for hosting Foodie Friday. I brought an easy Lentil Salad, great for busy days.

  4. what a gorgeous table setting! thanks for hosting! This week, I shared my GF Cauliflower Pancakes w/ Kale Pesto! They're Gluten Free, Body Ecology Diet friendly with a Vegan option!

  5. Beautiful setting with a beautiful view.
    Hope you are fully recovered from the pneumonia and staying cool.

  6. Such a beautiful setting! Thanks so much for hosting!
    Blessings, Lorraine

  7. I'm always happy when you paint a picture or tell a story with your table or your food! What a gorgeous view with that slanting sunlight and place to dine! Thanks for having me this week :)

  8. Such a colorful pattern on those dishes. A very pretty table.
    I have Cream of Potato-and-Onion soup today.
    Thank you for hosting.

  9. You have put together quite an exquisite tablescape - delicious food only matched by the awesome view! I do appreciate you hosting,

  10. Beautiful table! Thank you for hosting!

  11. Your table is beautiful and very inviting. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for hosting!
    Miz Helen

  12. Great colors Michael! Love your gorgeous glasses-enjoy:@)

  13. Oh, your table setting is gorgeous! I love the great looking dishes and the color. Lovely. Thank you for hosting and having me.

  14. What a beautiful outdoor table setting, Michael Lee. Thanks so much for hosting.

  15. Thank you so much for hosting! Gorgeous table setting...and scenery!

  16. Beautiful table! Love the brilliant reds and oranges.

  17. What magnificent VIEW! Holy moley it is stunning, what a perfect place to dine!

    Be there in about 4 hours!

  18. Thanks for hosting Michael Lee. I love your 'porch'.

    Anne xx

  19. Beautiful tablescape, beautiful view! :)

    Thanks for hosting!

  20. What a bright, cheery table, ♥♥♥ it.

  21. Love your place setting! What a perfect place to enjoy a special meal! Or any meal! Thanks for hosting.

  22. Hi Miss "G"
    Your table setting on the porch looks so inviting to me... it so hot here now, the only outside time I get is IN my pool!
    I'm having a Summer Time Giveaway on my blog this week if you get a chance to go over and enter. Its a $50.00 gift certificate for NOVICA.
    Thanks... Keep Cool!

    Rainey @ The Project Table

  23. Thank you for hosting. Your recipe exchange is wonderful. Your table is so pretty and colorful. A lovely place to sit down, eat and enjoy the view.