I went back to the farmers market over the weekendand saw some beautiful blue food.

Locally grown blueberries

Blueberries in packages on table at farmers market

Close up of blueberries in package

 

And these blue baby artichokes just spoke to me.

Blue Baby Artichokes in baskets

Something about the teal plastic baskets, against the purple “tablecloth” with the blue artichokes in the basket, and the way the lattices of the plastic basket resemble the intricate folds of the artichoke tips, I just loved the layers of composition.  <—How’s that for over-analyzing?

But that’s how my brain and eyes see things.  And as a budding photographer, I try to see things even more so like that.

Close up of Blue Baby Artichokes

I think there’s a photo in almost anything.  And nature and food are always a great source of inspiration.

 

And although not technically blue, plums are pretty and in season.

plums

And grapes are great to crunch on.

grapesAnd they’re even better when they’re frozen.  Mmm, good. It’s the simple things.

And in honor of Blue (and purple) Food, how about trying:

Microwave Blueberry Banana Oat Cakes

Microwave Blueberry Banana Oat Cakes

Purple Rain Smoothie
Purple Rain Smoothie

Ginger Roasted Tri-Color Potatoes

Ginger Roasted Tri-Color Potatoes

Vegan Gluten Free Blueberry Streusel Muffins

Vegan Gluten Free Blueberry Streusel Muffins

Channel your inner Rainbow Recipe Eating and try some blue and purple food.  Or any other color.

Like Brown and White.

Thanks for the compliments on my Magic Eight Bars from my last post.  My new twist on Seven Layer Bars and yes, they are pretty magical. If you’ve never tried Seven Layer Bars/Magic Bars, you should try them.  Or my version with white chocolate chips and Heath Bar bits rather than nuts.

Magic Eight BarsThat’s the image that both FoodGawker and Tasteologie accepted.  I actually liked other images better, but that’s what they liked.  Go figure.

 

Questions:

1. What was the last blue or purple food you ate?

Grapes, blueberries, and blackberries for me.

2. Did you celebrate Father’s Day Weekend?  Best thing you ate or did over the weekend?

We celebrated but very low key.  Scott had to work much of the day Saturday, and I worked both Saturday and Sunday but we squeezed in some family time which was great.

And he enjoyed the gift Skylar made for him.

The best things about my weekend were time in the kitchen to bake, eating Magic Eight Bars, making photos and playing with my camera, and being outside.

 

flowers

And of course being with Skylar!

skylar

 

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