Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Who could resist this soup with prawns, crab, fish cakes, vegetables and udong noodles. The seafood udong from a local restaurant is not only satisfying to the palette but just the right choice during cold and rainy winter weather. The pink and white half circles look like large radishes but they are fish cakes. I think udong refers to the type of noodles in the soup.
Gary was rather mortified I was taking photos of my food before I ate it, but it was so colorful and nicely presented I just had to share it with you. As I picked up the soup spoon I thought ... gee I could make one of these spoons in clay. I know by this time you must be shaking your head knowing I see clay pieces everywhere I go. Pinching bowls and spoons doesn't take up much room. I can easily set up a board on the RV table. I notice in the photo one of the spoons could use more smoothing on the handle. I wonder if I made these spoons large enough. I haven't used this Texas white clay before and don't know the shrinkage rate.
The crunchy eel roll would look better on a dark background plate I think. Although the leaves are a nice touch. The plate is made by Corelle. The soup bowl was a heavy ceramic one though. I figured I might as well make a couple of small sushi dishes to go with the small soup bowls. Sorry about the quality of the photos. My RV lighting isn't the best for taking photos of my clay greenware. The overhead cabinets in the RV are filling up with pieces drying. I'm going to have to rearrange a few things around here.
With the colder weather here our thoughts are turning to warmer climates. Last night we were looking at the Florida tour book. Gary has arthritis in one of his thumbs from an old dirt bike accident and my back has mild arthritis. Don't they say warm climates are better for arthritis?
Many years ago Gary's father had a little hole-in-the-wall bar in West Palm Beach right across from the beach and his last few years he said he wished he was living there again. Boy it would be nice to have that real estate now, wouldn't it. Gary was just a toddler when his family lived there and can only remember bits and pieces of that time. I heard somewhere Florida has a good ceramics college? Wonder where it's located; Florida is a big state. I'm off to see how my greenware is drying. It won't be long before we'll be on our way and who knows where we'll end up.