Consider the Green Pea, In a Field Without Pity

Why this postcard has peas floating in the air I have no idea. Perhaps it is because peas are associated with pea-brains, being somewhat idiotic. Or maybe they are waiting to be put under the bed of the Princess.

The back of the postcard is entirely blank, no notes on who printed it. Or why.

The pod is obviously proud of its peas ready to burst out in little rounds. Yet . . . yet. I hear a whisper in the wind. Can you hear it?

“If only I had been born fifty years later . . . . I could have been a Sugar Snap . . . .I could have been . . . .a Sugar Snap . . . .”

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