"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

Hello Friends!

Friends, Romans, countrymen...y'all. Foodies, gardeners, artists and collectors - let's gather together to share and possibly learn a thing or two in the mix.

Donna Baker

Monday, July 8, 2013

One In A Million

I love reading blogs, but once in a while, I find one that is jaw-dropping.  I just have to share it with you.  This blog, by Ivan Day, has to be one of the top blogs ever written.  Encyclopedic in his knowledge of the history of food etc., he makes the most incredible food I have ever seen.  I have accused him of being a supernatural being, but he cops to being a mere mortal like the rest of us.  Nevertheless, I'm certain he must work at Buckingham Palace for the Queen.  I love this blog and hope you will too.  This is a jelly using one of Ivan's macedoine molds.

Another macedoine jelly. Does food come any more beautiful than this?

And this pineapple flummery was made by Ivan in a 1790's Wedgewood mold.  Have a look at Ivan's blog, Food History Jottings.  It is incredible and I am so glad to have found it (and thank you Ivan for letting me show some of your pics and post about your blog).


  1. When we had school parties at Christmastine all the students would bring a dish to share.
    My best friends mum always made a jelly and a blancmange in one of her great grandmother's antique molds, spectacular !
    Off to visit his site now :)
    Thanks for sharing such beauty.

  2. Donna - this does look beautiful - will hop right over and check it out. It is great to not only enjoy the food but how it looks as well. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Oooohhh what fun! Can't wait to check this out. Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend!

  4. It is most surreal.. I simply could not eat it, just sit and stare at it for hours and hours.

  5. As a kid, I hated jelly and it was frequently served with tinned cream which remains one of my enduring food hates. Jelly? Occasionally, but these really do look delicious.

  6. fantastic pieces of eatable art!

  7. I agree with you..some blogs are charming:)some heartwarming..inspiring..
    some blogs have beautiful children..
    beautiful art..food..vistas.. crafts..thoughts..gardens..photography..
    The one you have just initiated me to reminds me of Deana at Lost Past Remembered..the knowledge..the research..the food..
    And some are so absolutely gorgeous always you have no words left.:Manger~:)
    Lovely Donna.


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