Things That Are Smooth: Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge

Different colors of fiestaware

Rose petals

Here’s my entry for Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Things That Are Smooth. As a recent lucky recipient of some roses, I enjoyed their look, scent, and the soft smoothness of the petals.

Different colors of fiestaware

This image shows some of my everyday dishes, which are Fiestaware. Besides the beautiful range of available colors, I love the feel of these dishes–smooth and heavy, they are sturdy and don’t chip very easily. Plus, I love Fiestaware because it’s an American classic. It’s been around since the 1930s, it’s widely available today, and the manufacturer, Homer Laughlin China Company, started in 1871. I would love to visit them someday in Newell, West Virginia, for a factory tour and a look around the company museum and store.

With help from The Bread Kitchen's video, I did a 5-strand braid!

This was my first attempt at making my own challah. I love working with bread dough, and often find that “kneading until smooth” turns out to be quite a lot of work indeed.

golden delicious, pinata, granny smith, opal, pink lady, gala apples
From top left, Golden Delicious, Pinata, Granny Smith, Opal, Pink Lady, Gala apples

This collection of smooth apples was part of a tasting that we did at home, when it seemed that the grocery store had too many varieties to keep track of. They were all pretty yummy.

30 thoughts on “Things That Are Smooth: Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge”

        1. No, it’s actually really dry and more for show. So sorry you can’t eat it!! I feel bad talking about how much I liked it. I’d be happy to share the beverage part with you πŸ™‚

          1. Not at all, please do not apologise. I buy bread for my friends all the time. My local bakery makes challah in a soft stretchy texture. It has a slightly crispy look at the top. I was thinking about that.

            1. Yes, I know what you mean about the texture. This loaf was not as chewy and stretchy as I would have liked. I don’t know if that was the recipe or my technique. That’s so nice that you buy bread for your friends.

        1. Lol that was around WW2, they are perfectly safe now! πŸ™‚ If you were to find a really old red or orange piece at a yard sale however… You may want to think twice before eating off of it.

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