One of Graham and my favourite Saturday morning dates is to go to Kurau park Food and Vege market to the Indian stand who has the samosas.
You get 6 Samosas for five dollars.
We walk around the corner to the mineral foot baths and sit down soaking our feet in warm (sometimes piping hot) water while eating the them.
You have the cozy sensation of water massaging your toes and the even more cozier sensation of exotic flavours massaging your thoat and settling in a satsfying lump in your tummy.
It's bliss and my mouth is watering at the thought of it.
Where's my breakfast?
There are lots of other people selling homemade food there like cakes, kebabs, jams, Maori bread; it's a veritable food fest and practically everyone is eating something.
When I went to the Audio Visual workshop in Tauranga suggested that a good subject for a film would be the day in the life of a market.
I had ambitious designs of shooting hundreds of photos in one go to put into Proshow Gold with some happy hunger inducing music.
It was harder than I thought to take some decent shots because it was intimidating snapping people in a public place when all they probably wanted to do was to be left alone to shop and eat food.
I don't think people like to be photographed eating.
Can't think why.
Also a lot of the stands were in shadow and the light was wrong.
So I gave up and just took shots of things that took my fancy.
I wouldnn't want to be going for a ride on this after samosas, would you?
Creative (Food) quotes of the day
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.
One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.
Luciano Pavarotti and William Wright, Pavarotti, My Own Story
Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.
View of St Faiths church, Mokoia Island and P class Yachting regatta on Lake Rotorua, just around the corner from the Kaurau Park market.