Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Inspiration Abounding!

I ran into a photo site yesterday called Every Stock Photo, which is basically a search engine for license-specific photos. It's nothing like Flickr or other photo sites I've visited. This site gathers photos from all over the web, including Flickr, and lists them in one place. You can do a search for almost anything you can think of and hundreds or thousands of images will come up, along with a link to view the photo where it was originally posted. There were just a few images listed under polymer clay but I was totally mesmerized by the shells, fossils, and stones. I see this as a wonderful source of future inspiration. Membership is free and allows you to rate, tag, collect and comment on photos. I've borrowed a few to share with you and I'm linking back to the photo site where I originally found them.

The photo above is avacado and rambutan. I had never heard of rambutan before so, in case you want some more information about this cool-looking fruit, click here.

This was, without a doubt, my favorite photo from yesterday's exploration. The color, the pattern, the texture . . . have any idea what it is? It's a Romanesco cauliflower! Of course, I've never seen one of these in West Virginia but, if any of you live in a real city , maybe you can tell me what they're like. It's almost freakishly beautiful! I don't even care what it tastes like but I'm sure it must be magnificent. I just want to spend hours and hours studying it. Does anyone know if there's a gourmet market anywhere near Synergy next week?

And here's one more special photo that I found just for you. I hope your Valentine's Day rocks!


simplyred said...

Hi, Kim! When do we get to see more pictures of the furkids? Hope things are going well for you and that the family has recovered from the illnesses.

Kim Cavender said...

If they would hold still long enough, I could try to get a few pictures of them! Hope to see you soon, Ernie.

franswazz said...

I can get them at my local health food store and they are delicious, simply steamed and maybe a bit of fresh butter, or herbs.They are so amazing that it is difficult to see them as food!

Kim Cavender said...

My mouth is watering, Franswazz! I'm so happy to know that they are delicious as well as beautiful. Thank you for sharing!


Kim, Rambuton is a typical fruit you find in South East Asia. I grew up eating a lot of those.Inside is the sweet, juicy, white meat that you can enjoy. I'll go home in May and can't wait to get my hand on it.

Mary said...

It's taste is not overpowering at all.
Your taste buds recognise that what they're tasting belongs to the cauliflower/cabbage family but the flavour is's mild and mellow...creamy even..
Have i got your tastebuds going?

Kim Cavender said...

I'm so jealous of the people that get to eat this cool produce. Sweet, juicy white fruit and creamy, mild cauliflower. . . what could be better?

Lunes said...

A great find Kim - thanks! I love the colours & textures