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One of my aunts made a wintery fairyland scene out of penguins constructed from hard-boiled eggs and olives for a family gathering. She put the penguins on a mirror and sprinkled fake snow around the "ice". So pretty! But my actual memory extends later into the evening of the festive event. When the extended family would gather, the four adult sisters talked long into the night. As a youngster, I had to scrounge a place to sleep and would conveniently choose the room where the talking occurred. I then pretended to sleep while I eavesdropped on the adult conversation, which usually included a discussion on how they should combine forces and open a catering business. They would map out the entire business plan, including what contribution each person would offer and criticize the meager efforts of existing businesses. What a fun introduction to pipedreams!
Fave Memory - My mother was 5 years old when she left Sweden to come to live in Italy with my grandmother. New life, culture, recipes and a different language, she soon forgot Swedish and grew up like a real Italian girl.
There is a recipe, however, that has helped to maintain a link with her origins and it is the preparation of Pannkakor, or as we call them in our family, the "Pankoka" name invented by my mother child. From my grandmother to my mother, from me and my sisters to our daughters (yes we are all girls! ;) ) the time to prepare and then enjoy the "Pankoka" becomes a small, although simple, event of celebration to our Swedish origins.
Inspired by the most important meal of the day, the 90's and geometry - this piece uses simple geometric shapes and patterns to depict a typical breakfast meal. I used bright colours and motifs reminiscent of 90's fashion and textiles, and a strong geometric structure to "imply" common breakfast foods.
Food Geometry. When you have Japanese set meal, you'll see all kinds of shapes and forms from the tableware. On top of that, There are perfectly shaped triangle rice balls called Onigiri, rectangular-shaped omelette and even small dices of tofu in Miso soup!. I also draw traditional Japanese pattern often seen in Furoshiki clothes in the background to give the artwork the sense of place.
Why wait all day for cake when you can start your special day with birthday pancakes?! Starting with a traditional pancake recipe, add cake mix for a yummy twist. And then top it off with frosting. Microwave the frosting for 10 seconds and stir to make a delicious drizzle on top, and don't forget to add more sprinkles!
For the Birthday Bash challenge! I always used to make this Birthday Breakfast dish for our boys when they were small - liked them myself too, hah, yummy!! (This is also my 18th recipe for TDAC! And an adaptation of an earlier recipe for French Toast))