Saturday, June 16, 2012

NY Cheesecake, Tomato Harvest, Plates

Several folks said I was teasing them with my food photos this week. So I decided to really tease you this time. I splurged and bought a small New York cheesecake. Here's the cheesecake served on my leaf plates. Are you hungry now? If you make the photos larger you can really see the texture on the plates. 

I thought I'd be forced to eat all the cheesecake myself because in the past Gary said he didn't like cheesecake. He had a small piece and thankfully he liked it so I wasn't forced to eat it all myself. Oh boy I do love cheesecake. This one really hit the spot.

Here's this weeks tomato harvest, some early girl and better boy tomatoes. I've had really good luck with these two varieties of tomatoes. They ripen in a short amount of time. Since they are smaller and have a little thicker skin than a beefsteak, there's usually less splitting. Although these do have some splits. The blemishes or splits in the skin are due to the large amount of rainfall we've gotten the past two weeks. The splits don't affect the flavor of the tomatoes. There's one cubanelle pepper which was also ripe. I'm growing these in raised concrete block beds. We were lucky to get the block for free by watching the ads.

I have an order for some textured rectangular plates and square plates. I told myself I couldn't make any woven sculptures till I got these plates made so they could start drying. I set up my wallboard suspended so the plates firm up quicker, better air circulation. Butter decided he liked it underneath. I didn't even notice him get up there; thank goodness he didn't knock it over.

So far I made eight plates; I made them a little wider this time. Here they are after forming. I might be gone for a couple of days so I'll catch up with you when I get back. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. I want that plate of tomatoes! They look so good!

  2. I had a butter colored cat, long ago. I named him Butterscotch. Scotty for short.
    So glad I can't reach the cheese cake. Also happy I can look at the plates.

  3. tomatoes... yum! ours should be ripening soon.
    cheesecake is one of my favorites as well... i have already made two key lime ones this spring luckily we had lots of help eating them.

  4. You can always count on a kitty to be careful.

  5. Ahhh, real tomatoes like we have in Jersey, not those hot house things. I ate a piece of soy cheesecake last week, but your piece looks better. ~Mary

  6. That cheesecake really set off those plates. Yum.

  7. Hi Meredith, thanks, those tomatoes are the sweetest I think I've tasted, they turned out great.

    Hi Joanne, thanks, what a great name for a cat Butterscotch. I know what you mean about reaching the cheesecake all too well. Ha.

    Hi Michele, thanks, oh key lime another favorite of mine too. If we lived closer to one another we might be a bad influence on one another. Ha.

    Hi Ms. Sparrow, thanks, isn't he so sweet. He was sleeping and I called his name for the photo.

    Hi Mary, thanks, I have never heard of soy cheesecake before might have to give it a try.

    Hi Patti, thanks, I thought the plates looked great too, especially the first one. I could have put a topping on the cheesecake, but the simplicity of it plain did the trick I think.

  8. Cute plates, I like them. Oh is my absolute favorite. I will always order it from the dessert menu. And I like it unadorned. I make a mean pumpkin one about once a year. Lately the Hub and I have gotten hooked on Key Lime Pie..just the Edwards brand from the frozen section in the grocery.


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