Monday, September 17, 2012

parley view parsnip. . .

My Monday post about what is happening around my home.

 Monday's post of 3 September featured  a few of the tiles I use to make in shadow.
I mentioned how I had my own kiln when I lived in Laguna Beach and how I use to make tiles for
kitchens, bathrooms and special days.

I unpacked some of my sample tiles

My favorite Molly Bunny tile

another sweet bunny

A raised tile, the name was put on the bottom space.
This is my friends Golden Retriever.
A friend had me make these raised tiles for all the dogs she ever had.
She placed them in the kitchen counter back-splash. 

Wedding or Anniversary tile, the date would be on the bottom line 

Lots of cats...

more kitties

Small girl tile, I gave the boy tile away as a baby gift.

Tree, one in a series

Lovely lady who is an open pocket for slipping in mail or notes

Tube pocket for plants

Leaf soap dish.

Here is your pretty to start the week.
Sunday, I baked a Polish Plum Cake,  Placek z Sliwkami.
I am trying to cook some of my favorite Polish dishes my Mum used to make.
The recipe book she gave me was destroyed in the fire so I am looking up some recipes that I can try make for my family.
I will be trying Pierogis next.
Two kinds, one with plums and the other with sauerkraut.  My Mum made the best Pierogis.
We never had potato stuffed ones that was more Russian style.

So very good and very easy to make!

Daughter made Sunday dinner with what was in my kitchen.
We had, Japanese Curry, very different flavor from Indian Curry.
 Brown rice, tofu steaks, seasame garlic green beans and cabbage salad.
So good !

eating. . . parsnip
music. . . Every Ship Must Sail Away... Blue Merle
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  1. your tiles are FABULOUS!!!! too bad you are no longer making them, i love them all!!!!


    smiles, bee

    1. Thank You,
      They where fun and I so loved making them.

  2. Hello Gayle:
    The tiles are so attractive. They are beautifully made and have such life about them, not to mention a sense of humour. Gosh, do you not think of dusting off the kiln and making some more?

    The Polish plum pudding looks totally delicious and resembles very closely a pudding that Timea, our cook makes. We assume that the Polish and Hungarian kitchens cannot be too far removed from each other.

    1. They are fun and one of the different jobs I have had that I really enjoyed doing every day !
      Unfortunately my x destroyed my kiln, so I don't have one now.
      I have been thinking of taking some classes at the Community Collage so I can use their workspace and kiln. We shall see !

  3. That plum cake looks delicious. A Dutch friend used to make plum pancakes - they wee delicious too.

    1. I really liked it because it was not overly sweet. It was so good and quite easy to make.

  4. The tiles really are fabulous - I'm really taken by the labrador one.
    And must echo Weaver - the plum cake looks wonderful! Yes please.

    1. Thank You so much and everyone loves the Golden Retriever/Labrador one the best.
      I always love the Scotty ones the best thought !

  5. The tiles are beautiful. And Sunday dinner looked great but I can't eat tofu anymore.

    Hugs and chocolate,

    1. I am going on a rather restrictive diet soon and tofu might be one of the only thngs I could eat... more about this later.
      Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Those tiles are amazing. I am your newest follower!

    1. Glad you liked the tiles they are.were so much fun to make.
      I enjoy your blog !

  7. Love the tiles. The Retriever one is my favourite; it reminds me of your banner at the top of the blog.

  8. My sister just got a golden retriever. I'm sure she'd get a kick out of that one tile.

  9. your tiles are so inventive and wonderful!
    the plum cake is bliss s easy to make and so seasonal.
    buster sends his best!

  10. Two feasts - one for the eyes and one for the tum:)

  11. That plum cake looks beyond tempting!

    And lovely tiles... I'm particular for the cat ones!