Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Monday night's dinner

Monday nights are detox nights. Actually, the whole of Monday is a detox day.. I have a bad habit of overeating on the weekends....everything I love and even sometimes don't love. What can I say, I live to eat. I live to love. I live to paint, to draw, to have fun, to be naughty, to dream, to laugh, to cry, so...I live to eat.
And on a Monday I detox. I drink water all day and for variety, I drink rooibos tea, without caffeiene and stacked with anti oxidants. I can even go without coffee on a Monday. But only on a Monday.
Here is my menu for a Monday night's dinner. OK. So it may not be completely detox, but I did say earlier I drink water all day long! We'll start off by tying our aprons and pouring a glass of Perrier. Would it be weekend, we would've had a glass of red wine, or maybe a beautifully chilled rose, seeing that we're in summer. But now we'll stick to our sparkling water.
We'll go out into the vegetable garden and pick some glorious, succulent tomatoes of all colors and sizes, leave some on the vine, rinse them uncontrollably outside and bring them inside in your favorite tomato basket, worn and stained from years' harvesting of tomatoes. On the way you'll pass by the herb corner and go wild on the basil, and don't foget to pull some spring onions . Chew some parsley for good breath and rosy cheeks, since you're not having any wine to see to that. Now into the kitchen we go. Have you remembered to pick the cherries for dessert...great for detoxing!
Now, doesn't this sound idyllic? If you don't have all these freshness in your garden, then do what I do...take your basket, and go to the market.
For the how to on this dinner, you can go to my foodblog here.
The following sketch was done in WC on Fabriano HP and then I had to "Fix" it again with pen!!


This sketch was done in WC on Fabriano HP....and no pen this time!

18 comments:

caseytoussaint said...

hmm- I don't even need a subscription -lately I seem to have an instinct about when you've just posted! These are lovely - the colors beautiful - and I'm going to head over to your food blog for the recipes, because I know that everything that comes out of your kitchen is wonderful.

Dave said...

Mouthwateringly beautiful! Now I've got to go and find something to eat...

Lin said...

WOWEEE!! I SO AGREE with DAve ... and even detoxing -- you make it sound so perfectly delisch!

mARTa said...

I love the cherries! hope I find time to paint and eat and make wild love today!

Teri C said...

Geesh!! if this is detox, I want some too.

Marvelous colors and design of all this food. You are so much fun!

Sandy said...

Tomato and cherries for dinner - Yum I will check out your food blog for a recipe - Our tomatoes are a good month away ;-( Great watercolor as ALWAYS and you are quite a lively woman ;-)

biteyourowntail said...

Two beautiful paintings - and those cherries are lush. I like these, without the pen - did you pencil at all or just go straight in with the brush? They look really bold as if you just went for it - to clarify: a good thing!

Laureline said...

Those are the most exuberant cherries I've ever seen! No detox for them---they look drunk on the cherry life!
Can't wait to see you and Casey in September and it better not be on a Monday!

Serena said...

These are just beautiful, Ronell! I adore your use of colour. I'm off to check out your food blog. YUM!

Cheryl said...

Absolutely tantalizing! I love the cherries. They do make for a wonderful dessert. I'd love to see what you're cooking up for Tuesday's dinner. :-)

Cheers!
Cheryl

Desiree said...

I have always had a garden until the last few years, I miss it so, I can't wait to get one in again. I love reading your blog and dreaming, thanks for your insight and reminding me of what I am missing!

Bonny said...

What a fabulous menu! And I agree, if this is the way to detox after the weekned, I want to sign up for the program!
You make every piece of art look so easy, and yet it takes time and lots of practise to get this good!

Bon appetit!

Africantapestry said...

thank you for the comments..I appreciate it.
Ronell

Sandy said...

oh very beautiful, mouthwatering so....sandy

Jana Bouc said...

What an idyllic and artful life you live. These lovely paintings just glow and are as fresh as the produce they picture!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Wow wow wow! Ronell I'm always blown away when I visit your blog - and I am yet again. The colours are just scrumptious (as always). Damn this post is just so good. As are all the previous ones. Brilliant.

Tonniece said...

Looks yummy. I love tomatoe's, and cherries too. Great sketches as always.
Detox? wow, good for you.
I love my coffee too much, to miss even one day.... hummm, that's a lot of will power for me.

luci said...

Ronell, you live your life like a poem! And, I especially love this part: “I live … to be naughty.” Hehehe.

Your paintings are amazing.