you capture – hopeful

Hope and fear are two sides of the same coin. Hope is a prayer that fear runs underneath, like the rumble of jagged stones beneath chaffs of wheat reaching towards the sky above.

Hope is a dream, an endpoint, a goal…the sunny scent of candles filling your nose.

Gruyere Chicken & Asparagus and Potato Salad recipes

Gruyere Chicken & Asparagus and Potato Salad recipes

Fear is the shadow lurking, taunting you with the promise that life will never measure up.

My attempt at the Gruyere Chicken and Potato Salad...

My attempt at the Gruyere Chicken and Potato Salad...

Hope is when you try again, and again.

Recipe for Steak with Tomato Herb Vinaigrette

Recipe for Steak with Tomato Herb Vinaigrette

Telling fear to buzz off, for you don’t care if you fail, you’ve at least got to try.

My attempt at the Steak with Tomato Herb Vinaigrette. (That steak wasn't as rare as it came out in the photo!)

My attempt at the Steak with Tomato Herb Vinaigrette.

Hope is the many-fingered rosy dawn that led Odysseus home.

Recipes for Gnocchi in Brown Butter and Beef Nicoise Salad

Recipes for Gnocchi in Brown Butter and Beef Nicoise Salad

He feared losing wife and home, but still he spurred on and on, fighting demons of all kinds

My attempt at Gnocchi in Brown Butter Sauce

My attempt at Gnocchi in Brown Butter Sauce

Until his hope of returning to his wife, Penelope, was finally realized

My attempt at Beef Nicoise Salad

My attempt at Beef Nicoise Salad

And triumphantly he came home.

I am hopeful…

…I hope that you’ll wander over and read a short story I wrote! It’s called: My Brother, Soweto. And then head over to Beth’s site, I Should Be Folding Laundry and participate in this week’s You Capture challenge!

P.S. I can’t wait until it stays light later in the day so I can get dinner food photos under natural light. Sorry for the poor quality pics! Well, the recipes and cookbooks are fine, but my own attempts at these dishes need a little help…

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16 thoughts on “you capture – hopeful

  1. Real food often tastes much better than it looks. And all of these look pretty yummy to me. Especially that steak. Yum.

    Great job and way to keep on truckin'!

  2. Hey y'all…these recipes are actually fairly simple, though their names make them sound exotic. If you can grill a steak, boil potatoes, make a salad, or toss tomatoes and basil in a blender, you're solid. If any of y'all want any of these recipes just let me know and I'll be happy to send them along!

  3. Thank you for that post, it was downright soothing to be reminded of the importance of hope for a semi-ex full time pessimistic.

    I kind of thought of faith (in God,the spiritual realm) as simply being the ultimate expression of hope. So anytime you consciously choose to be hopeful, instead of being fearful, you are practicing having faith in a microscopic way.

    Great food pics too!