Archive for the ‘Food’ Category
This month I set the members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board a new theme for their regular photography competition, it was nice and simple “GREEN”, and of the pictures submitted this was the one that I chose to show here . I chose it because the overall tones and hues in the image are all uniformly green, I instantly thought of green apples, and the fruits were particularly seasonal just before we lose our greens and collect our browns and reds!
This was submitted by Stottie Cake again who has now been chosen on two consecutive events, so congratulations to this South Shields woman who is green fingered and enjoys her gardening. This is a picture of her “Quince” bush as it fruits towards the end of summer. According to Wiki[edia the fruit changes colour to a yellow in autumn and becomes pear shaped, you learn something new every day!
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Hi and welcome to the latest publication of our series of pictures made or created by the members of Curly’s Cornershop Message Board, the most active forum on Tyneside with over 241000 posts!
Today’s winner of my photography challenge comes from South Shields woman “Stottiecake” who produced this colourful and creative picture following her shopping experience in South Shields, she told me:
I was thrilled that you picked mine this month and it seems very unfair to the rest of your customers who sent in splendid work.
I had been out shopping in Boldon Lane that morning and had unpacked my bags at the kitchen table. I was alone, pottering about making lunch and with it being a fine day my sunglasses were nearby so I tried them on the pineapple just for my own amusement. I was amused too! I thought of Curly’s Shop and put a black handtowel on the table, lying the fruit down, back on with the sunglasses, add one chilli for a smile and a cute button mushroom nose. A green apple for colour and Voila!
I keep my Samsung E565 compact camera in my handbag most of the time so I took a couple of snaps and put one in your shop. I enjoy looking at the photographs posted there and like to join in also.
I have lived in South Shields almost 50 years (born in Whiteleas) I met my husband 30 years ago this month and we have been married for 25 years. We have 2 grown up children and now live near the Nook.
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Our favourite foods
Hi, and welcome back to the feature where members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board submit their pictures for inclusion here, this is the busiest open forum on Tyneside for Sanddancers and ex pats with over 20400 posts!
Today’s picture was selected from a challenge that I set them to photograph their favourite foods, and this is a lobster caught off the coast in South Shields by one of the board members and donated to another who prepared and cooked it. So many thanks to retired mariner and South Shields’ man “Jeff” who submitted these four pictures. The lobster was caught in a pot off Camel’s Island in Marsden Bay and was in Jeff’s pot on the stove within 15 minutes having been rush delivered to his door by bicycle!
Jeff’s wife boiled the lobster for 12 minutes before removing the claw meat and halving the tail. She also prepared a seafood sauce using mayonnaise, tomato purée and Tabasco sauce , before serving up with a wedge of lemon and a chilled white wine as a starter course, and it looks just delicious.
Jeff shot these pictures with his Nikon D40, 1/60 second, at f3.5, with the lens at 28mm.
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Får i kål
Lamb and cabbage to be more precise. These pictures are of a typical Finnish dish and are the ones chosen from the submissions of members of Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board, the busiest little forum in South Shields, with over 180,000 posts!
The pictures today are by ex-pat Geordie Kevin Wood who is now domiciled in Finland, but he’d love to pop over and visit South Shields again soon. The dish is made from the smaller cuts of meat that are left over after the butchers have removed the more popular cuts and joints from the lamb, and cabbage, which is in plentiful supply. Kevin tells me that although in the past it was regarded as a poor man’s meal he thinks it is fit for a King!
The roughly chopped cabbage and the cuts of lamb are layered alternatively in a large pan along with crushed black peppercorns, and when the pan is almost full it is quarter filled with water and brought to the boil. When the water is boiling a large knob of butter should be added before covering and simmering for around three hours until the meat is tender enough to fall off the bone. The dish is normally served with potatoes and carrots.
I’m sure a few South Shields folks are just itching to give it a try Kevin.
BLT (bacon, lettuce, tomato) baps (large bread buns) only £1.50, – see even the the sandwich bars in South Shields are having to find more imaginative ways to entice their customers off the streets and into the shop!
Found this fellow advertising in Dean Road, South Shields.
Camera details: Pentax K100D, 75mm lens, 1/1000 second, f5.6, iso 200
Breakfast with a view
This week’s Saturday Sanddancer Scene, submitted from the Curly’s Corner Shop Message Board, is brought to us from Kevin Wood. Kevin lives in a small town called Farsund in Norway (somewhere to the south of Stavanger) but is originally from Hebburn, just a few miles up the river from South Shields. Kevin met his future wife and settled in Norway some time ago but often returns to the South Shields area to visit friends and family.
This is Kevin’s breakfast with a view over the water at Oyvoll Sund and it was taken on his Sony Ericson C702 phone.
Camera details: Sony Ericson C702, 4.2mm lens, 1/800 second, f3.2, iso 80