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I often wait until late Fall to buy concord grapes.....they are so much sweeter later in the season with just enough tang in the skin
I don't know what to say except that I've been a bad blogger.
I have been cooking....eating....taking photographs....breathing + easing into Fall....yet not blogging.
I am sorry.
I still love blogging.
Just taking a breather ~
Another excuse (aside from the daily drama of my life) is the new kitchen renovations as of late. It's near done. I've had this embarrassing kitchen for a food lover + food blogger......yes, overall I am thankful....quite grateful for a roof over my head and a kitchen that works, but......if you saw this kitchen.....
I do have before *pictures* of powder blue kitchen counters and stained off-white appliances that are no longer.
Of course, with the new range/oven installed; I am AGAIN doing another weird thing......I am afraid to cook or even bake as so not to dirty the new stovetop and oven!
This is where raw foods + grapes comes in handy, but for awhile was without a kitchen sink too.
But really.....can you imagine a brand spanking new oven with NO *crustineeys* embedded within? So I do a weird thing often; open the spanking new oven and just smile at it's beauty. Well, I plan to line with foil shortly and it will be initiated to baker's bliss with the holidays looming ~
Otherwise; I am alive and well.
Just thought to take a breather during summer......oh yea, summer is over....right!
a lone concord grape in a long shot with one of my robes in the background. Every time I look at that robe it reminds me of nursing my kids when they were little babies. I used to wear that robe while nursing. Very strange taste memories. Actually, I now use that robe as a tint for lighting my food shots. In the foreground are remnants of a few concord grapes I smashed for a shot that will follow below in this post.
a concord grape
owtcha my knee! no not my knee.......peeling back some thoughts with late harvest concord grapes
Seckel pears that I often crave can be quite haunting to the taste
I first came across these baby pears at the Union Square Greenmarket. It was love at first bite.
Seckel pears are petite in size compared to other pears. To the bite they are crisp and firm yet slightly gritty. I love the earthy texture and they have floral after taste that lingers sweetly. They are a definite must try compared to grocery store pears like Bartlett, Anjou or even the Bosc pear that packs a punch with sweetness.
Seckel pears are shaped to fit perfectly in a child's palm.
Perfect for the lunch box or picnic basket too.
these white grapes I picked up at the grocery store remind me of the late harvest Niagara grapes we used to buy at the fruit stands in northeast Ohio
insight into late harvest grapes: sweet with honey undertones
playing with my palette
I have been intrigued lately by micro images as you can see. I have also been lingering with foods + cultures that keep haunting my taste memories.
I promise to be back very shortly with my findings.....