Ok, I admit I let the purple cauliflower call my name. I just thought the children coming for dinner might be more drawn to its colour. The tomatoes are from our own garden. I cannot get enough tomatoes. Love them. Love them. Am nuts about growing them.
Several years ago I discovered Jane McDougall‘s pottery at Granville Island in Vancouver. I just couldn’t justify paying for a piece for myself, though her prices are not expensive; it is just where I was at. I bought a gorgeous garlic cut out bowl for my friend, Ramona, for her birthday. I wanted that bowl so badly for myself. But, I was also happy to give it to her. We definitely shared our love of garlic.
I visited Jane’s shop on the island probably three times before I gave myself permission to buy a bowl for myself. My husband will laugh himself silly when he reads this, but it is the truth.I wanted one for my roasted red peppers, but she hadn’t any more pepper bowls. No more garlic ones either. You will see from her site that her work continues to evolve, as all artists do. She will take a request, however. It is just that I had waited long enough, and did not want to wait any longer for my Jane McDougall platter. Shopping at her store is fun. Being in Vancouver is revitalizing. Spending a day at Granville Island is a must. Finding Jane’s store and workshop is also a must. Look what this shallow bowl does for my vegetables. Fun! Fun! Fun! Everyone was drawn to them, and the bowl was actually almost empty by the end of the meal. The yogurt dip helped, but it was the platter! (The yogurt dip is made with the same flavours I used on my marinated yogurt balls.)