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November 12, 2010

I have more questions for you!

Filed under: Recipes — Karma @ 4:37 pm
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Food Mosiac

My food project idea is off to a great start!  I’ve received LOTS of helpful ideas from folks in the comments.  Gerry over at Torch Lake Views,  is planning a post to help me out, I’ve emailed and tweeted with some people, and I’ve responded to your comments.  Your comments have created even more questions from me!  So, if you are one of the kind and  helpful people who left me a comment on yesterday’s post, if you have the chance, could you go back and read my comment back to you?  It most likely contains another question or request!  Please feel free to email me as well.  If you need my email address, drop me a comment saying so.  I am hoping to photograph a few recipes and do a big round-up blog post for everyone to maybe get some new food ideas.  I know there are plenty of food blogs out there you can read, but I’m hoping this will turn into a post for us to enjoy everyday ideas and get out of those ruts!

If anyone was curious, those pictures are from my 365 photo-a-day project in 2008.  I took a lot of food shots on days when I felt like I couldn’t possibly find one more interesting photo subject.

E.T.A.:  Occurred to me after Michaela’s comment that it might not be obvious what each of those foods are.  Top left – homemade egg rolls, top right – crab cakes, middle left – fajita fixings, lower left – frittata, lower center – spaghetti with sauce made from tomatoes grown in my garden, lower right – pork chops with bacon butter!


  1. Well although I’m not going to be able to help much, I’ll certainly be keeping a keen eye open here, as we’re pretty much in a culinary rut too… and some simple alternatives would be most welcome… 🙂

    Comment by FS Photography — November 12, 2010 @ 5:01 pm | Reply

    • I’m hoping to serve something up as my follow-up in a week or so to give folks a chance to share things. Simple alternatives are exactly what I am looking for – feed the family something different than the usual without a supreme amount of effort.

      Comment by Karma — November 13, 2010 @ 8:26 am | Reply

  2. Cooking is definitely not my specialty so I’ll sit back and observe your project. Though, I did make a PW pie today that I can’t eat until guests arrive tomorrow which is pure torture. I look forward to seeing what you all come up with.

    Comment by Becky Sue — November 12, 2010 @ 11:35 pm | Reply

    • Ah, but your family must still eat, don’t they Becky? You must have some method for that! 😉

      Comment by Karma — November 13, 2010 @ 8:27 am | Reply

      • Lots of mac and cheese and chicken nuggets. Not very exciting.

        Comment by Becky Sue — November 13, 2010 @ 9:21 am

  3. I am so glad I’m going to lunch soon. Looking at those photos has almost made me drool with hunger. lol!

    Shortly after I commented about curries, I saw this update to a blog I follow:


    It’s a recipe for Dhal, a lentil dish, that is not quite typical of “curries” but close. It’s an easy one without the usual long list of ingredients that go into such things. It sounds delicious too.

    Comment by Robin — November 13, 2010 @ 2:02 pm | Reply

    • Thanks for the link, Robin! I will check it out.

      Comment by Karma — November 13, 2010 @ 6:38 pm | Reply

  4. I’m gathering a few recipes up now….I don’t know about pictures as my husband’s at deer camp and I eat pretty light while he’s gone. I’d rather curl up with a book and no one around for a bit! Can’t wait to see what you (and everyone else) comes up with! 🙂

    Comment by Cindy Lou — November 13, 2010 @ 4:19 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Cindy. I’ll look forward to them. Don’t worry about pictures if you aren’t planning to do much cooking.

      Comment by Karma — November 13, 2010 @ 6:39 pm | Reply

  5. OK, I think I’ll order the spaghetti 🙂 What is that in the bottom left corner?

    Comment by thedailyclick — November 13, 2010 @ 5:17 pm | Reply

    • 🙂 That was really good spaghetti – we had a bumper crop of plum tomatoes that year so we tried some fresh tomato sauce that night! It was delicious.
      The bottom left is a frittata. I really get tired of the same ol’ foods so I decided to give this a try despite the fact that I am not a big egg fan. Quiche is normally the closest I’ll get to eating an egg, and I’d heard frittata was similar. It wasn’t bad, but nothing I’d rush to make again.

      Comment by Karma — November 13, 2010 @ 6:42 pm | Reply

  6. Here’s a suggestion – find a new cookbook that inspires you. Probably not some giant compendium like the Gourmet Cookbook or anything like that. Something more specific, like a cuisine that appeals to you, and something with a lot of pictures. Or could be a method sort of thing, like 30 minute dinners or whatever. I find digging into a new cookbook usually gets me out of a rut. You know how much I have been enjoying that Perfect One Dish Dinners I got this summer!

    Comment by Jennifer A (Bread and Putter) — November 15, 2010 @ 11:39 am | Reply

    • I made the one dish dinner chicken pot pie on Sunday. It was yummy but sure needed much more than one dish to create! I actually found a funny little cookbook recently that I need to further explore.

      Comment by Karma — November 16, 2010 @ 12:26 pm | Reply

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