Saturday, 22 November 2014

Thanksgiving in a Viennese Kitchen
Sometimes She Cooks


It began innocently enough.
A cup of tea, watching a cooking show,


cutting six loaves of bread into cubes
for Thanksgiving's turkey stuffing,


when a sudden draft
sent a Japanese maple leaf


sailing through the air,
landing on my cup of tea!


The "Before" Picture:
I had picked up the leaf a couple of days ago
on my way to the grocery store,
and given it a place of honor
on my laptop

Photographed during last year's Thanksgiving preparations
This year, you can follow me here -> Merisi @ Facebook
I am cooking Thanksgiving dinner as I type -
Thanksgiving in Austria is celebrated in September,
hence no holiday this coming Thursday
Images and Text © by Merisi

Links to a few of my favorite cooks:
-> Sam Hoffer's "Carolina Kitchen"
-> Mary's "One Perfect Bite
-> Ilva Beretta's "Lucullian Delights"
-> Giuliano Hazan's "Educated Palate"

10 comments:

  1. You really got surprised with a great photo opportunity. Love the bright light in your shots.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  2. Cool! So where are you from that you celebrate American Thanksgiving?? Or you just wanted a stuffed turkey?

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  3. The maple leaf in the coffee's an unusual touch!

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  4. Oh so beautiful and lovely pictures! Love it!
    Have a happy weekend...
    Titti

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  5. Merisi, I do remember seeing that beautiful leaf landing into the tea in that exquisite tea cup.

    It was grand seeing it again. It's also grand enjoying a chilly pre-Thanksgiving weekend in NYC continuing a strand of vacation days spent across the Atlantic.

    xo

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  6. You inspired me. I am going out and gather some nice yellow and red leafs and spread them around the room, floor and table tops randomly for Thanksgiving.

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  7. cooking? not for me. watching cooking program, yes .. such fun to see others do the prep, cook, serve and clean up

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  8. A cup from Herend? That leaf has a good sense of humor....

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    1. Kristi,
      I spied that cup - one of a set of three - at a garage sale I happened upon by chance!
      I paid €3 for cup and saucer, in mint condition. ;-)

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