Bird Rice

Cute Bird Rice

I made this meal for myself. My inspiration was a free webinar I took a few weeks ago from The Buffalo Audubon Society

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Top Left:  Musical notes – food coloring marker on pistachios

Bottom Left: Musical notes – carrot cut with a cookie cutter, peanut butter, celery

Right Side: Bird – hot cooked Nishiki rice pressed into a cookie cutter with plastic wrap, carefully push rice out of cookie cutter, Body color – salsa, Eye– piece of hazelnut, Beak – carrot, riced cauliflower and broccoli with garlic

 

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Walk Brighton Project Week 5

Cherry Tree

I am nearing the end of this project. I expect that Week 6 will be the last week. Friends ask me what I will do next. It is not as fascinating as Walking Brighton, but I will start training for my second virtual 5k this year.

Saturday Morning 4-25-20

  • Streets Walked
    • Elmwood Avenue
    • Winton Road
    • Highland Avenue
    • Reservoir Road

Reservoir Road

house highland ave

path around reservoir

Stay 6 feet away

Cobbs Hill Reservoir

view of rochester

Sunday Morning 4-26-20

  • Streets Walked
    • Elmwood Avenue
    • East Avenue
    • Allens Creek Road
    • Clover Street (Route 65)

Allens Creek

flowering cherry

Golf Course

wagon wheel

horse weathervein

stone wall

Sunday Afternoon 4-26-20

  • Streets Walked
    • Elmwood Avenue
    • Antlers Drive
    • Monterey Parkway
    • Hollywood Avenue
    • Fair Oaks Avenue
    • Sylvan Road
    • Sonora Parkway
    • St. Regis Drive South
    • Meredith Avenue

Fair Oaks

cherry blooming in rain

Stop Sign

new leaves on hedge

Monday Afternoon 4-27-20

  • Streets Walked
    • Elmwood Avenue
    • Chelmsford Lane
    • Chelmsford Road
    • Winton Road
    • Warrington Drive
    • Monroe Avenue
    • St. Regis Drive North
    • Mayflower Drive
    • Tarrytown Road
    • Glen Ellyn Way

warrington

Green Red Arch

St Regis

Stone House

We are all in this together

Tuesday Afternoon 4-28-20

  • Streets Walked
    • Elmwood Avenue
    • Commonwealth Road
    • Chelmsford Road
    • Winton Road
    • Monroe Avenue
    • Glen Ellyn Way
    • Imperial Drive
    • Varianna Drive
    • Warrington Drive
    • Rhinecliff Drive

lady of lourdes

Brighton Senior 2020 Sign

Moon Shutters

new leaves

pretty white house

Wednesday Evening 4-29-20

  • Streets Walked
    • Elmwood Avenue
    • South Grosvenor Road
    • Babcock Drive
    • Clover Street (Route 65)
    • Esplanade Drive
    • Sandringham Road
    • Ambassador Drive
    • East Avenue
    • Greenfield Lane
    • Lime Rock Lane
    • Penfield Road
    • North Landing Road
    • Penhurst Road
    • Clover Street
    • Dorking Road
    • Islington Way

Lime Rock Lane

Penhurst

trellis entryway

ranch

penfield road

lighthouse shutters

rainbow

“The hardest walk is walking alone. But, it also makes you the strongest.”
Unknown

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Asparagus Flower Lunch

Asparagus flower lunch

I made this lunch for myself.

Container: U Konserve

Contents: Flower – Cheddar cheese cut with a cookie cutter, cherry tomato, asparagus, celery leaves, brown rice, raspberries, white chocolate chips

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Social Distancing Bento

social distancing bento

This meal was for me. COVID-19 and Social Distancing has significantly impacted my life. Seeking out whimsy and cute things is part of who I am. When I take photos, I focus on the beautiful. Normally my food is cute, that is my preference. This is not my usual type of theme but maybe the gingerbread man shaped rice makes it comical. Living during a time of a global pandemic makes the formerly odd seem normal. At first it was unusual to see people walk across the street to avoid others. Then it was strange to see people wearing masks in public. Now my rice man is wearing a mask.

I have sewn several masks for myself and friends. I am thankful for sewing skills learned as a child and for a stocked craft room. I want to make a few more for myself to coordinate with various clothing colors / patterns. I see a lot of people wearing masks when they walk in my town. This was not true a month ago. I currently am able to keep more than 6 feet away from people so I don’t usually wear a mask. I have them for times when I can’t social distance.

Container: ECO Lunchboxes

Contents: Gingerbread Man wearing Mask – hot cooked Nishiki rice pressed into a cookie cutter with plastic wrap, carefully push rice out of cookie cutter, Body color – soy sauce, Eyes and Nose – piece of hazelnut, Mask – carrot, Arrows and 6’s – carrot, riced cauliflower and broccoli with garlic

Small Round Container: Freeze Dried Raspberries and Hazelnuts

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Walk Brighton Project Week 4

Storybrook at Sunrise

Another week of my Walk Brighton Project completed. I am guessing that it will take 2 – 3 more weeks to finish. I don’t want it to end but I am also looking forward to completing this project. Of course, I will still walk in my town but with a different focus. I now have many favorite neighborhoods to visit again.

Thursday Afternoon 4-16-20 

  • Streets Walked
    • Elmwood Avenue
    • South Grosvenor Road
    • Landon Parkway
    • Clover Street (Route 65)
    • Indian Spring Lane
    • Fireside Drive
    • Clovercrest Drive

S Grosvenor Indian Spring Lane

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Hidden Path

Lion Chalk Art

Friday Afternoon 4-17-20 

  • Streets Walked
    • Elmwood Avenue
    • Elmore Road
    • Orchard Drive
    • Irving Road
    • Sunset Drive
    • Meadow Drive
    • Willowdale Drive
    • Laconia Parkway
    • Winhurst Drive

Elmore Road

colorful hearts on door

Dog

spring flowering tree

Friday Evening 4-17-20 

  • Streets Walked
    • Elmwood Avenue
    • Linden Avenue
    • Landing Road South
    • Penfield Road
    • East Avenue
    • Clover Street (Route 65)

Landing Road

turret

tulip buds

Statue with Sign

Tree Fort

big blue house

Saturday Evening 4-18-20 

  • Streets Walked
    • Elmwood Avenue
    • South Grosvenor Road
    • Babcock Drive
    • Clover Street (Route 65)
    • Rowland Parkway

Babcock Rowland

over window

many solar panels

pretty mail box

yellow house

Sunday Morning 4-19-20 

  • Streets Walked
    • Elmwood Avenue
    • Elmore Road
    • Winhurst Drive
    • Meadow Drive
    • Edgewood Avenue
    • Storybrook Drive
    • Monroe Parkway
    • Monroe Avenue
    • Elwell Drive

Storybrook

Yellow House Scallops

Storybrook

Brighton Neighborhood at Dawn

White house yellow door pink tree

Sunday Afternoon 4-19-20 

  • Streets Walked
    • Elmwood Avenue
    • Chelmsford Road
    • Hillside Avenue
    • Aberthaw Road
    • Winton Road
    • Nunda Boulevard
    • Castlebar Drive
    • Cobbs Hill Drive
    • San Gabriel Drive

Cobbs Hill Dr to East

Hillside to West

nunda

rock walls

yellow house

rock garden

Monday Afternoon 4-20-20 

  • Streets Walked
    • Elmwood Avenue
    • Seminole Way
    • Sylvan Road
    • Sonora Parkway
    • St. Regis Drive South
    • Bonnie Brae Avenue
    • Antlers Drive
    • Glen Ellyn Way
    • Monroe Avenue

Seminole

Brighton NY Street

Antlers Park

Ship on House

Hug close

Tuesday Evening 4-21-20 

  • Streets Walked
    • Elmwood Avenue
    • South Grosvenor Road
    • Babcock Drive
    • Clover (Route 65)
    • Esplanade Drive
    • Sandringham Road
    • Ambassador Drive
    • East Avenue (Route 96)
    • Parsons Lane
    • Whitney Lane
    • Golfside Parkway
    • Oak Lane

Oak

Rocking Chairs

white magnolia

Flag at half mast

White house tree

dog on lawn

Blue door

tile roof

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.”  –  Pablo Neruda

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A Visit to Paris

Paris Themed Lunch

I made this lunch for myself. It was a fun little trip in my imagination.

Container: U Konserve

Contents: Eiffel Tower – carrot cut with a cookie cutter, pasta, goat cheese, roasted asparagus and cherry tomato

Small Round Container: Paris – chocolate on apple, blackberries

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Seagull Tortellini Lunch

Seagull Tortellini

I made this lunch for myself before the Coronavirus when it was easy to get fresh blackberries.

Container: EasyLunchBoxes

Left Side:  Seagull – Cheddar cheese cut with a cookie cutter, food coloring marker detail, cheese tortellini with olive oil, red wine vinegar, black pepper, black olives, cherry tomatoes and fresh spinach

Top Right: Macadamia nuts

Bottom Right: Blackberries

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