Wordless Wednesday – Gourmet Persuasian

Sharon Chen and Gourmet Persuasian offer the Perfect Pico de Gallo

Sharon Chen @ Gourmet Persuasian

If I could choose only one thing to have for a salad dressing, it would be fresh lime juice…

I’m with you on lime juice. I love it on just about everything.

Here in Texas they claim it helps to repel flies – I haven’t tested that hypothesis but I’ll let you know if I do.

Making me hungry Maria. Love how all the limes are scattered around.

Sharon has some of the most beautiful food shots ever and if you visit her site, you get the recipes too.

This is what Agness loves the most – green salads – so healthy and nutritious!

In Texas and other parts of the SW Pico isn’t a salad, it’s used as a garnish and as a dip – visit Sharon’s site and you’ll find great recipe and serving ideas for all your foodie moods.

I admire this composition for color and texture and I believe it’s cilantro you’re looking at there. Check out Sharon’s site for all kinds of amazing food, recipes and photos.

All those colours. I pretty much just want to bathe in that.

This photo is so rich in color, texture and composition… I’m thinking Sharon should consider creating cards and framed prints from her post images.

Here in Texas we use limes with everything from beer to cocktails to entree garnishes. Fruit of the gods!

Sharon is an amazing cook and her photography is so good, I always end up in the kitchen after reading her posts.

I am actually obsessed with fresh salsas, especially after learning the authentic way of making them in Mexico. Pico is just another everyday dish there. I love it too! Hope you enjoy.

Wordless Wednesday – Ogoh-ogoh

James Clark @ Nomadic Notes

Ogoh-Ogoh Parade, Ubud, Bali - James Clark, Nomadic Notes

James Clark of Nomadic Notes snapped this while he was in Ubud.

Ubud is filled with amazing artists who create these figures to use during during the Ogoh-ogoh parade.

Incredible talent!

James has several more shots from the Ogoh-ogoh parade you should check out.

His entire site is full of great intel and eye-candy but I think my favorite feature is James’ weekly
Nomadic News series… always learn so much about great reads, good food, cool gear, etc…

Definitely not something you can easily ignore and during the parade, there are MORE of them!

They are intense and the entire figure is incredibly constructed.

I’d love to visit a week or so prior to the parade and see these in the making.

The skill involved with making one of these figures is incredible – just look at the details in the face and hands. Wow!

If you click through to James’ site you’ll find all kinda of amazing photos on Nomadic Notes. 🙂

I agree – wild eyes!

The figures they create for this parade are incredible and you can see more from James on this event

It is paint, and many other elements but it’s not James Clark – He’s the Photographer. grin

You can read more about the Parade and the wild figures they make for it

Amazing talent in creating this figure, huh?

I can only imagine what attending the Ogoh-ogoh Parade must be like where you see many more like this.

Definite Wow factor at play.

If you click on Nomadic Notes, you can see many more images James has taken throughout his travels.

Thanks too for letting me know how you “Stumbled” over here. 🙂

I love the post you did on the Hopi woman and the similarity with Star Wars. Intriguing, for sure!

The Ogoh-ogoh parade in Ubud will confuse and bewilder evil spirits so this guy is helping us out. 🙂