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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

the tuesday diptych project

Johanna (top): I took this picture today when I was out for lunch with my cousin Julia. We went to an old Ottawa favourite of mine, The Wild Oat. Just as we were leaving I saw this shelf in the window with stacks of bowls on it. I thought that they looked lovely all lined up and organized into random groupings. Seeing these simple bowls ready to be used reminded me of the work, time, care and love that goes into preparing a meal. Cooking and eating goes beyond necessity for me, it is about nourishment, healing, sharing, comfort and sustainment. Its about an experience, right from chopping vegetables, to simmering soup in a pot, to setting the table and then sitting down to enjoy that meal with loved ones. And for me, this picture sums up those feelings that I have about the experience of good food.

Desiree (bottom): This week an old friend came back into my life. My Winter & Company Musette is now back in my possession. For years I've been an apartment dweller, moving here and there, never really in a permanent place, and rarely on a main floor where a piano could easily be relocated. And so, my beloved Musette has been waiting for the day when I would be still enough for her to join me. Now that day has come. My little family and I have no intentions of leaving our sweet, blue East City home for a long, long time. Our lives will change, shift & transform over the next few years, I'm sure, but our home sweet home shall be our constant. We're exactly where we want to be.


  1. Your images are lovely. We take for granted how much goes into preparing a meal. Thanks for the reminder! :)

  2. Oh this is a great pairing--I like it.

    I really smile at the thought of remembering that we are exactly where we are supposed to be in life at this moment--it just takes a load of pressure off!

    Thanks for sharing these pics--I will be back next week for more inspiration!

  3. Thanks girls! I just love what you have going on over at your blogs. Your pairings always go so well together. I agree with you Alicia, taking these photographs really reminds me to be in the moment and to notice the world around me.
    Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Mmmm The Wild Oat. I miss their wraps so badd! Snd people watching on their countertop tables as I eat said wrap. And vegan brownines. Mmmmm

  5. lovely! the white and ivory come together.

  6. thanks for the comments friends! xox


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