Thursday, August 19, 2010

new drawings - autumn fruits

Here are some more drawings for my upcoming calendar - fennel, fig and plum. I needed to do some more for the autumn months so again some have been drawn from pictures. I just love the colours and flavours of autumn produce.. so rich and pungent.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

cumquat colours

Cumquats are a wonderful burst of sunshine in winter. Their flavour is like all of the citrus fruits condensed down into one intense little package. I always expect to find them too tart but the burst of sweetness is always there to balance it out.
I have been enjoying these finely sliced and stirred through semolina porridge while it is cooking.. mmm wintery comfort food goodness!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

pansy face is smiling at you

I have planted pansies in my window box and they are bringing me much joy this winter. Their beautiful pastel colours and velvety texture really complement a crisp winters day.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Radicchio rose

I was about to cut up this head of radicchio when I noticed it was like a beautiful big rose.. especially when placed onto my fluffy green shag-pile rug!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Recent drawings - summer fruits

I have been going back and drawing some summer fruits and vegetables to fill in some gaps in my organic produce calendar. As it is winter at the moment, I've had to draw some of them from images instead of from life, which isn't as enjoyable (or as yummy) but they turned out pretty well nonetheless.
Here are a rockmelon, peach and lychee.. the light, juicy flavours of summer seem like a lifetime away right now.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sprouts and me were meant to be

Sprouts are an excellent way to get fresh food enzymes into your diet in the winter months, when we tend to eat more cooked meals, and starchier foods. I have been trying to grow my own sprouts recently, without much success. So imagine my delight when I found this little book sitting in the foyer of my building waiting to be picked up! The sprouts fairy must have been looking after me. Now I have no excuse not to have my own little sprouts farm happening in my kitchen.