Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Headaches and rainbows in the kitchen...Quiet Riot

I have  had a terrible migraine for the past 24 hours, one of those "I will not let you eat, sleep or be a productive member of society" headaches. I chose to stay home today, to try and sleep off my headache and be still. It has been a quiet, shh, pull the shades, block out the sun, turn off all exterior noise please and let me be type of day. Thankfully the clouds rolled in and a sweet cool pre-autumn wind is breathing on me and cooling my temper as I type.

Quietly, I am dreaming of planting quince trees and eating the dragon fruit that I just purchased..... it's pink skin will have to wait for now. Nature has blessed us with so many achingly beautiful colors. I was recently blessed with my own personal Quiet Riot in the kitchen. No need for words or loud noises, just the bounty of Summer's harvest, sitting on my kitchen table. Not feeling the need to get all crazy in my kitchen and write a long blog entry, today is megan-time, time to be, me, quiet, resting, silent.

I had big plans for all of the beauty you see below, yet most of it just slipped into the daily routing of our life. A nibble here and a nibble there, snacks for hungry tummies, and side dishes for our supper. A rainbow of color. No recipe. Just soothing color ready to be eaten. A feast for my eyes.... and head.

Blue Damson Plums....they made it as far as our Scottish Oats, sliced and drizzled with maple syrup.

Blue Damson Plums, Brown Berry Tomatoes, and Purple Beans 

My quiet riot of rainbow colors.

Instead of ice cream, we enjoyed tomatoes!




Purple Beans...... turn green when eaten. 
Be well, enjoy your peace, may you have no headaches, and if you do happen to have one today.... bliss out on nothing and just be!


19 comments:

  1. nice...and hope you are better now.:)

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  2. Maybe some caffeine will do some good? Hope you feel better. Love you, kiss and blow!

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  3. Thanks ya'll! I am feeling a bit better.... this one really took a toll on me!

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  4. Beautiful pictures. Hope you are better soon.

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  5. I hope you are feeling better now! Those are some gorgeous photos of some gorgeous produce- thanks for sharing them!

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  6. Gorgeous, gorgeous produce! That really is just a rainbow of goodness.

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  7. Awesome produce! Hope your headache is easing up soon. I hate never ending headaches :(

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  8. I remember eating purple beans only once when I was a kid, and I never saw them ever again.
    I love cherry tomatoes, they make an awesome snack.

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  9. Migraine...poor you. I have the same problem ever since I left the high school. I used to refuse to take tablets as they could be addictive..but finally I couldn't stand the pain any more, I took one...now two would even help much if I didn't get some quality sleep. Anyway, I just want to say that I know how terrible that could make feel.
    And now the purple beans...this is the very first time in my life I see them...so cute..almost too cute to eat them!

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  10. Oh you poor thing .... hope you feel much better soon.

    Beautiful photos!

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  11. Those colors of the fruits and the thought of quince and dragonfruit. May your headaches return no more!

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  12. Eating soothing color...has to be good for what ails you. Hope you are on the mend.

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  13. Hope you're feeling better now. All the lovely produce looks wonderful.

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  14. Beautiful photos, hope you're feeling better:-)

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  15. Thank you for all the well wishes.... Sadly my headache lingered until yesterday.... but a wonderful trip to see some outdoor theater helped ease the tension away. oooohhh how super sweet you all are for sending me healing ♥♥♥!

    The purple beans were wonderful, I thought they may be a bit off because they were quite large. But after a long simmer, they softened and had a really nice flavor, especially with butter and salt!

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  16. Nice pictures...and hope you feel better soon :-)

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  17. Hope you feel better. What gorgeous produce!

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  18. Oh Megan, so sorry to hear that you aren't feeling well. Migraine is such a painful sickness... that will never end! I saw my cousin going through her migraine problem. Really fruistrated. Nothing can really cure! But I don't know if you came across something called 'Guasa'! I'll try to find the link for you. It does help in some way. Btw, I've once planted a white & purple mixed colour beans. It's from Taiwan. Your purple beans look very attractive and so are those fresh tomatoes. Probably tomato jam! hehe.... Hope you're enjoying your day.
    Blessings, kristy

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  19. I suffer from migraines too, so I know what you go through. Thanks for stopping by my blog and allowing me to find yours with these beautiful photos of delicious and colorful vegetables.

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