Gourmet Brain: Science Fiction?

Today’s Monoprint!  Woke up ravenous.  Fed the cats and birds–then decanted last night’s wonderful homemade ham and lentil soup into containers.  Made by my husband-he’s the king of soup! ( it’s great cold-eating over the sink ) So!  A food theme.

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I love odd factoids about brain science.  Which should be a clue.  I have spent many an unprofitable hour looking for facts/explanations/justice? in the occurrences of life.  Happier now to think that it is what it is.  Move on. Enjoy your day! Eat something YUMMY!

The etching plate/chine collé on the left side of this print was hand-colored with Rotring inks–wonderful, transparent color. No longer made. You can find them on eBay sometimes.  The foods depicted are another insight into my soul (food).  Seafood!  Turkey! Waffles! I also adore tiny little nibbles-party food-savories.

Hungry now-time to start today’s adventures.

But We Need The Eggs

OK-a blatant steal from “Annie Hall”.  Read on!

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Was watching a cooking show segment-game show premise.  Two TV chefs as contestants answering questions. Pretty silly.  The Question?: How many eggs does an average chicken produce in a year?  300?  600? 900?  ( I figured 300 would be more than enough). The “experts” guessed 600 and 900.

Started talking to my husband, Richard. He said, “300, if you’re lucky.”

I began to imagine the process through the eyes of the hen… What a huge imposition!  An egg is BIG compared to the size of your average chicken. Whose idea was this? Does it upset the hen?   My husband opined that chickens aren’t deep thinkers.

Anyway, this has changed my thoughts about eggs forever… and chickens.

Above is one of my monoprints-suitably chicken related for the purpose of today’s entry.  Comes from an article I read some years back, when the Dalai Lama was a tad bit anemic?  Made me feel a less inadequate person at the time. I mean!  We all have frailties-hope he’s feeling better.  I know I am.