Sunday, May 31, 2009

B is for Bowls and C is for Corn

Bowl \Bowl\ (b[=o]l), n. [OE. bolle, AS. bolla; akin to Icel. bolli, Dan. bolle, G. bolle, and perh. to E. boil a tumor. Cf. Boll.]
1. A concave vessel of various forms (often approximately hemispherical), to hold liquids, etc.
Brought them food in bowls of basswood. --Longfellow.
2. Specifically, a drinking vessel for wine or other spirituous liquors; hence, convivial drinking.
3. The contents of a full bowl; what a bowl will hold.
4. The hollow part of a thing; as, the bowl of a spoon.
Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

I did follow up the bottles with some bowls. These are
1 1/4 pound used for soup, stews, or ice cream. well, whatever you fancy. Oatmeal, cereal, a small salad.... serving or to eat out of.
They are indented on four side. I like the shape, although, I have trouble getting them all the same size. But hey- this is handmade stuff here if you want them all the same you can shop at____ or ________ or _________. But I will tell you everything taste better out of a handmade bowl. EVERYTHING!

Mark has been very happy with the rebuild on his wheel. He said, "It's like coming home." He and the wheel have had a few "moments" together and I think they are both very happy to be clicking along making pots together. It has been a week of rhythm - things just chugging along as they should. Isn't that what it is all about? The moments?

For grins, Mark has put in some corn over near the studio.
I planted some field peas, sunflowers and nasturtium to go with the corn. We don't know if we will get any corn to eat, but thought it would be fun to watch. Maybe next year we will plant it with eating in mind.
I am curious to see how the field peas do. Those might be tasty!


Anonymous said...

everything does taste better in a handmade bowl... looks like a productive day

Linda Starr said...

Not only does the food taste better in a handmade bowl, it looks better and you feel better looking at the beauty of the bowl before you put food in it and after the food is gone. Those indentations look great.

I love nasturtiums and sunflowers, how nice to mix them in with your vegetables. Hope you get some corn.

Abela Bodycare said...

Things do taste better in handmade bowls & mugs. Hope your corn & other vegi's prosper.

Barbara said...

with the indentations, these bowls look like they would feel good to hold as well as holding whatever "a bowl will hold". The corn is off to a great start. Will the peas grow up the corn? (Are field peas climbers?)

cookingwithgas said...

Yes- things taste best in handmade pots! I hope the peas will grow up the corn. I have tried serveral plants together this year with the intentions of space or how one will grown and shade the other or be there after the other is gone. I look forward to the eating!
I should have some good results soon!

Annapants! said...

Everything tastes better off of a homemade plate or out of a homemade bowl... Although, I still prefer glass to drink out of!

Yay for Dad and the wheel! :)

cynthia said...

But I will tell you everything taste better out of a handmade bowl. and cups, plates, platters... :)

You have been productive and the shots of your garden in this post and further down are inspiring!

cookingwithgas said...

my confession would be I like somethings out of glass as well!
A dirty family secrect!
I have not had a garden in at least 4 years- it is great to be growing food again!