Monday, July 13, 2009

A Haven's Food Mosaic

Dear heavens this was labor intensive. My techie skills, even with vast amounts of help from Big Huge Labs, etc., are quite poor. After hours of fooling around, I finally have something that I like — food and lots of it.

There's a gal...when I find her again, I'll pop in her name...who always shares what each item in her collage is. I like that. I'm going to copy her. It's the sincerest form of flattery after all.
(She may be Olivia.)

First row left to right

1. Brown rice salad with day lily garnish

2. Big bowl of Cortlands

3. Blueberry clafouti

4. Basic Tollhouse cookies

5. Brin's skillet cookies

Second row left to right

1. Rhubarb bread

2. Valentine Tea

3. Homemade Pizza

4. An Italian

5. Rustic bread

Third row left to right

1. 4th of July breakfast

2. Bananas

3. Skillet Cinnamon Rolls

4. Crumble Top Apple Pie

5. Pastel M&Ms

You can find many of these recipes right in my recipe box on the sidebar. It's a two-step process, but it may prove worthwhile. You'll find the recipes highlighted in fun colors linked to their blogs of origin.

I think that I'll be baking something for my dear blogging friend Happyone because she's not going to be able to do a lot of baking while touring about in my corner. Surely she'll miss her favorite evening snack and this way I can help her out. I'm so excited to be meeting her and her husband Ken this week and, yes, of course, I'll tell you all about it!

Just click on the title of this post to be whisked away to Mary's Mosaic Monday. Enjoy your week...


  1. Yummy looking food. It also makes for a very pretty mosaic.

    Have a great day, Vee.
    I'm remembering your Mom and Grandmother...hope things are getting better for them.

    Becky K.

  2. Great collection of pics! Enjoy your visit!! Now I'm hungry- wonder why?

  3. Clearly, I am going to have to branch out in my newly-emerging technology skills, for I am no geek. I love the mosaic...AND the insparation to bake. I love, love, love to bake! Thanks - C

  4. Ooo, can I come live at your house? LOL These look SO delicious, Vee. Thanks so much for sharing the bounty at Mosaic Monday. :)

  5. Man you did a great job. The construction is pretty neat and of course the food looks great. I have not had breakfast yet. HH is making the breakfast while I am getting my early morning blog surprises. The sun is shining so nice and there is a gentle breeze today. Enjoy this day.

  6. Your collage is beautiful. I know what you mean by labor intensive. I worked so hard at photographing, cropping and creating the collage, only to have the individual pictures so small, you can hardly see them. I use Picasa.

  7. Thank you so much for posting my Garden Party invitation on your blog!

    I love your mosaic! I should have had breakfast before see it though - I'm drooling. What a great job you did :)


  8. Your mosaic is making me hungry! I love it and the fact you listed all your items. Great photos.

  9. Hi Vee! What a yummy mosaic!! The food all looks soooo good! I recently discovered much more user-friendly for mosaics! You can actually see what you are doing as it progresses instead of having to wait for it to be created at the end! It's free, too. Have a great week!...Debbie

  10. I didn't even know you had a recipe box on your blog. I printed out the rhubarb bread recipe. I love rhubarb and oddily Kroger somehow has fresh rhubarb for sale. I always thought of it as a spring crop? Anyway, lovely mosaic. I've never made one but I'm going to have a look at the link. I need help making a header and I think someone said you could make one there.


  11. you are really getting fancy-schmancy with the mosaics!

    How fun to be meeting with Happyone...looking ofrward to hearing all about it.

  12. what a yummy mosaic!

  13. Dear Vee,

    What a delicious looking mosaic! I like how you can link to the recipes, very creative!
    Now I am hungy though! ;D


  14. What a great mosaic! I think it's wonderful...and big huge labs is the best!! Now I am hungry for homemade cookies...hmmmm could be fun to do today. Thanks for the inspiration.

  15. Your labor sure paid off nicely...this is a lovely mosaic...and it made me so hungry...Happy MM...

  16. What a great group of pictures you put together. LOVE the theme!

    Stopping by from Mary's Mosaic Monday to say hello...

  17. mmmm... now I'm hungry! It's a lovely and yummy mosaic! ::Jill

  18. Your food collage is delicious! That is a nice arrangement and special effect.

    Have fun meeting "Happy One"!

  19. Your mosaic looks good enough to eat! And thanks for letting us know what each photo was of.... I'll have to come back for another visit to check out those recipes!

    Thanks for stopping by my Mosaic Monday post!


  20. Delicious mosaic, I love the way you created your header too, happy Monday, Kathy.

  21. Love the mosaic and thanks for the recipe links too. How exciting to meet a blogging friend. I hope you have a wonderful time.

  22. I think your mosaic making skills are very admirable. It looks yummy. Now if you figure out how to make it "scratch & sniff" let me know.

    As a faithful reader of your blog and Happyone's I am looking forward to hearing all about your upcoming meeting. I wonder if you are making her chocolate chip cookies and ice cream? Have a great time.

  23. Lovely Mosaic Vee. ..I love food pictures. .the more the better.

  24. Wonderful mosaic...and I LOVE that you identified all you yummy looking food.

  25. This mosaic is fabulous. I like the idea of posting what each photo is too. I'll be copying that from now on!

  26. Your mosaic is lovely-all the food looks so good!


  27. We are in Vermont in a hotel with high speed internet! :-)
    Your mosaic is wonderful. You did a great job. Oooh your baking me something! How nice.
    Can't wait to see you. Won't be long.

  28. Hi Vee,
    I am so jealous, I can't even make a regular mosaic and you come up with this beautiful masterpiece.What a fantastic job you have done, now when do the lessons start? Thanks for sharing.

  29. Vee,
    I have come by to steal one of your sidebar buttons ~ award free, thanks for sharing!

  30. each photo in your mosaic is more delicious looking than the last...I will look in your recipe box!

    thanks for visiting my art blog

  31. Beautiful!

    My daughter puts mosaics together using some kind of photo program.

    I have enough challenges just pushing "Publish". :)

  32. Good thing I've had supper cause this would make me very hungry. Love it! Beutiful, delicious looking food!

  33. What a wonderful post! The photos and recipes are great! Thank you! Love the blog link, too!

  34. All your mind bending work paid off big. Love the look. Now I may have to try my hand at that.

    Great yummy post, Candy

  35. I LOVE your hearer mosaic! And, of course the food one to :-)

  36. I love your food mosaic. I've saved several of the recipes to my favorites which I hope to try soon. Beautiful photos!

  37. Hello Vee,
    It is a pleasure to visit your refreshing and pleasant blog. Thank you for your kind comments. :o)

  38. A lot of work, but fun to see! Thanks for making me hungry! LOL

  39. Hey Vee,
    I've returned from my trip to Florida, having eaten my weight in delicious food while I was there, and I come to your blog and find nothing but temptation, temptation, temptation. You're really putting my WW skills to the test. lol
    Hope you have a great time meeting your blogging friend. I met up with Kat from Just a Beach Kat while I was in Florida and it was so much fun. I can't wait to read all about how your meeting goes (and don't forget to take pictures!).

  40. Mosiac Monday is new to me. Yours is neat, but it's making me hungry.

  41. What a nice collage! In fact, I have to say you may have done too well! My mouth is watering! Best wishes for a lovely day.

  42. Great mosaic! Of course I am now hungry!

  43. Oh my Vee, it makes me hungry, my tummy is making grumbling sounds. Thank you for taking all the time to put it together, it was well worth it. Hugs, Margie.

  44. Hi, Vee! Your mosaic is amazing!! And since I have not had breakfast, it is making my tummy growl:-)


  45. Wow Vee! I'm really impressed with your Mosiac's, they are really looking great - the header is terrific!

    How are your Mum and Gram? Hope all is well. Also wanted to let you know that I appreciate your visits and comments.


  46. Lovely mosaic (most intriguing) of DELICIOUS culinary temptations! Thanks for visiting HRG on Monday and leaving your link ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

  47. A delightful post --- a wonderful mosaic --- and I delight in all the yummy food! But, you knew I would, didn't you --- something about being a foodie! LOL!

    Thanks for sharing!

  48. Now I'm going to have to go back to Big Huge Labs to play around again. I didn't know you could get this creative with it!
    The food looks wonderful!

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