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.