Wednesday, October 13, 2010

visions of food


Each time that I climb upon my Townie bicycle with its clip-on market basket, I remember bike rides through the streets of Old Saybrook in Connecticut.  This coastal town complete with whitewashed picket fences and weathered beach cottages was a favorite destination during my college years.  

As I pedal, I dream about vacationing there with my family.  I can see my very relaxed self... looking smart in a cotton sundress and wide-brimmed sun hat cycling along the seaside streets to the local market.  Lazily wandering the aisles, I look for the perfect loaf of fresh bread, pasta, and a bottle of wine.  Fresh herbs and vegetables are gathered from a little garden at the side of the house.  I chop and dice, barefoot, of course.  A perfect dinner is served on the porch with the gulls circling overhead.  We sip from our glasses and listen to the waves crashing upon the shore.  The wine and food soothes our souls... we are in heaven.

Until our busy life allows for such a vacation, I will continue to surf your submissions of gorgeous food, like the one shown below by House On Hill Road and read my favorite food blogs, Baked Bree and Honey and Jam.  Take some time to visit with them and share some love.  

Do you have any dreams that feature food? I mean those that do not involve chocolate?

Until next week. Stay sweet. ♥ tammy of bliss and folly

october harvest
october harvest by house on hill road

14 comments:

mosey said...

I'm in love with this entire post. Love the images (both of 'em), love the words. I want that bicycle and that basket and the crisp vegetables and those red shoes.

Expressions By Christine said...

I am viewing these awesome photos at breakfast time for me and I still want to grab one of those yummy-looking tomatoes. Delicious! :o)

lucy said...

i spent a lot of time in old saybrook in my graduate school days, and i can picture exactly what you're talking about. gorgeous and sumptuous photos!

And Miles To Go... said...

mmm...mostly chocolate and those made with it, but a freshly baked loaf of bread is just as nice.

Jan said...

Yum! I could just grab the food from the photo. Perfect. I love that bike and pink bell. It makes me want to go take a ride myself.

Anika said...

ahhhh, this does sound like heaven!

Martha said...

Deeeelightful!

urban muser said...

gorgeous photos and a beautiful and descriptive post.

Faith said...

Wonderful. I think that I need lunch now... yummy. Cool bike!

Crafty Girl said...

If you come up--- I'll meet you!

Kirstin Mckee said...

Cycling and food. It doesn't get more perfect than that. And I adore those shoes peeking out in the house on the hill road's pic.

maureen said...

lovely photos both. but I really like your dream of a perfect afternoon, family, food, wine.
wonderful post, Tammy, you took us right along with you.
♥ maureen

Jamie said...

Gorgeous post! I want to go buy a bike tomorrow.

Oliag said...

What wonderful photos!...but I enjoyed the sentiments even more...you describe a perfect day...

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