Wednesday, January 22, 2020


Food in color can't compensate for winter white and grey, but I still like meals that are cheerful.
Here's a meal with color: red cabbage, tomatoes, and meatballs with catsup.
Salads rely on vegetables that grew far away from here. The only local foods in Michigan had to be stored last fall.
Here: avocado, lemon, and olives -- which never grow here. Some babaganoush -- at least it's home-made.
Lettuce, carrots, bell pepper, and fennel stalks also came from far away. The salad dressing is made with
a jar of roasted peppers, olive oil, vinegar, and the immersion blender. Colorful!

California tomatoes. Surprisingly good for winter tomatoes.

A beautiful seasonal mandarin, also from California.

A Colorful Restaurant Meal

At a downtown restaurant named Dessous,
we recently had a pleasant dinner with friends.
One of the appetizers for our restaurant-week menu was duck nachos.
A main course: salmon with salsa and vegetables.
Dessous dessert: lemon tart with berries. Nice color!
All photos © 2020 mae sander for maefood dot blogspot dot com

The Natural Environment

In January, the Michigan landscape has little color. Snow buntings in a snowy stubble field are mainly black, brown, and white. We enjoyed looking at them, but where's the color?
"COLOR" is my word of the day.


Angie's Recipes said...

Well, winter is here, so the spring won't be too far away :-)) The food looks good!

bermudaonion said...

Beautiful photos - that dessert looks wonderful!

Iris Flavia said...

Those look wonderful! And I´m hungry now, too!
Still dark here, but another grey day predicted...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The food looks scrumptious Mae, we eat so much avocado here, they grow so easily. Love the look of your snow, the sky is nearly always too blue here.. I bet you don't often hear that 😉

Sherry's Pickings said...

duck nachos? sounds wonderful. and lemon tart - my fave!

gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

Living in Florida, winter is still growing season for cooler weather crops such carrots, broccoli, greens, etc. We harvest coconuts all year long. I love the beautiful salad plate with the avocados! Looks like we were both thinking vegetables this week.

Deb in Hawaii said...

Very colorful and everything looks delicious--especially the salad plate. ;-)

Marg said...

That dessert looks fab!!

Shaheen said...

A good dose of colour in your food is always welcome, but esp. over winter.