Tuesday, April 6, 2010


It really is the key to how things are received.  I like to present myself well.  And usually I am, as a result, received well.  I also like to present the food I prepare in a creative and apetizing way.  This platter I made today for lunch for myself and my daughter, who was not feeling very well.  She is the type who, when not feeling well, will often not eat, sometimes for days.  Today, whether it was the energy work I did for her prior to lunch or the way it was laid out, she chowed down.  It was so good to see her enjoy good, healthy food.

Sometimes I am asked why it is that I prepare food in this way.  Well, if you have ever seen the movie "Spanglish" you will understand.  I may not be a gourmet cook in the same way as the character of the father in that movie, but I know how to make ordinary food at least look somewhat spectacular.  I like to create art out of vegetables and fruit and nuts etc. and even make it in the form of a fountain.  I think it tastes better that way.

No, I don't just do this for others.  When I was a kid I would make rivers and forests out of the cream and brown sugar in my island of oatmeal.  I think that it is a creative mind that can play with food.  That is why I have never discouraged my kids from playing with their food.  It boosts creativity and intelligence.  And yes, I still make things in my oatmeal.  I also sculpt my mashed potatoes and find interesting things to do with pudding.  I don't do it for others so much as I do it for myself.  Others, should they happen to be there and sharing the food, simply get to enjoy the presentation.

Blessed Be

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Gail said...

I can certainly empathize with your daughter not wanting to eat when she's not feeling well. A cup of tea with 2% milk is about all my system can handle when I don't feel well. On those days, even a cup of coffee with cream is too 'heavy'.

Vanitha said...

Delicious and delectable in an aesthetically pleasing presentation! How wonderful! You truly are a multi-dimensional, multi-media artist!