Living la Vida Weekend, Postcards From The Dinner Table in a Foodie Way

Some people don’t want to do facebook. I don’t know why. Maybe they want to have a few moments of free time, or maybe they don’t want to fall into the morass that is called ‘social media’ or maybe they are sane.

For those of you who refuse to enter the doors of time-sucking doom to read the facebook page attached to this blog, here’s a round-up of the week’s photos and links inspired by the daily postcard.

From berry to cake . . .

The cake is a home style simplified version of Lenotre’s Strawberry Cake, viewed below

If you go on a picnic you might want to make some ratatouille. Kittens like it.

It goes well with sausage bread (which kittens also like!)

Now, on to the topic of chewing.

‘Fear
less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe
more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be
yours’ – Swedish
Proverb

And here is MFK Fisher on the food I think of when I think of a food that does not need to be chewed

What other writer do  you know – who could make ‘milk toast’ sound and feel the way she did?

Here, we learn about icemen of the olden days

And here we hear a scary story about ice being used in an unusual way

There is a beautiful ice palace with a dreadful secret . . .

1878 – Valery Ivanovich Jacobi

And the final thought for the week is summed up, for musing upon till something better comes along to muse upon

‘Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors’ – Alice Walker

Ciao, bellas! Enjoy the weekend!

x K

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3 thoughts on “Living la Vida Weekend, Postcards From The Dinner Table in a Foodie Way

  1. So far I have managed to avoid Facebook I think it is not only a waste of time, but has privacy problems. I may have to give in and join just because it is being used for stuff that really should be posted on a regular website or blog.

  2. Most anything one does online probably has privacy problems it seems to me. Even the cashier at the grocery store has access to thousands of credit cards belonging to other people each day. fb does take time though, yes!! 🙂

    But I’m not sure of the note that the stuff ‘should’ be posted on a regular website or blog. A tool is a tool to be used by those who would use it in their own way, until that tool is legislated in terms of how to use it.

    And I seriously hope nobody is going to advise legislation about where to write things and where not to write things . . . that could be a very big mess, aside from being rather small-minded. 🙂

  3. The thesis can be taken even further, though. For it is not all that long ago that ‘blogging’ was something new. At that time, the question was asked (and still is, sometimes I think) about whether these writers or bloggers rightly belonged in traditional media – being published in print.

    The question that follows, of course, is do they have to be published in print? Can’t they just ‘blog’ (?)

    And the question which inevitably follows that is, how many bloggers actually would be, or could be – published in print? Given the parameters of talent and dedication, luck and circumstance, contacts and timing, and of course quality of writing and the need for a large interested audience – how many bloggers would publish in print?

    So . . . where the words and images land, they land. There is a place for everyone in the virtual universe, it seems, which means that fb is just another outlet – not one less or more, just ‘another’.

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