A CALLUS ON HUMP DAY

Pic from Wikipedia

I have a callus on my Luna Mount! I saw it yesterday; it is from my hand rubbing against my desktop when I move my mouse. I never had it before I started blogging.
According to Wikipedia, The mount of Luna (or Moon – represents the first stage of our evolutionary process. Luna stands for the original plan of creation, as in the Bible quotation, “in the beginning was the Word…” As such, it relates to the collective unconscious as well as to each person’s individual receptivity to tune into that creative source. Luna pertains to the qualities of perception, creativity, imagination and sensory awareness.
This is quite confusing to me; does my callus blunt all those qualities?
Who knows. Anyway, I had a wonderfully warm moment yesterday; I had made an English trifle for teatime at a photographic stills shoot. The photographer is a well-known food photographer and must be quite jaded after years of shooting beautiful dishes. He spooned up a mouthful of my trifle and – I am telling the absolute truth – he went into a swoon! “My God,” he said “I am four years old, it is Sunday after lunch, my family are all around me watching me eat this; my favourite thing in the world!”
Exactly, Mister Photographer, that is exactly what I wanted you to feel. Thank you.


This is not a photograph of my trifle. No, it is a wrap stuffed with pork fillet sautéed in orange juice, honey, ginger, carrots, chillies, garlic and soya sauce. It is my contribution to Tandy’s latest challenge to cook something savoury using oranges and honey.
Happy hump day friends.

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65 Comments Add yours

  1. bluebee says:

    That callous definitely doesn’t blunt those qualitites in you, and Mister Photographer’s comments are one of many testaments to that

    1. bluebee says:

      whoops – that’s a slip – I meant callus, not callous, ha, ha

    2. theonlycin says:

      Thanks bluebee 🙂

  2. souldipper says:

    You, my dear, simply blow me away. May all your humps, bumps and jumps keep taking you to the Land of Exquisite Eating.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Happy Wednesday, Amy 🙂 xxx

  3. Tandy says:

    I am so chuffed for you! Thanks for participating in the challenge 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      It was a great combo, love your challenges 🙂

  4. MaanKind says:

    Is that your secret? To create associations instead of food?

    1. theonlycin says:

      I’m an open book, I have no secrets 🙂

  5. leigh says:

    The moon and a gold star from me for being-amazing-excellence.

    1. theonlycin says:

      And a yellow crab for you 🙂 xxx

  6. Sparky says:

    Cin you need to post pictures of the food you tell us about, it’s unfair that we can only imagine what you are describing,hehe! Have a lovely day

    1. theonlycin says:

      Sometimes I am on such a tight schedule that I literally don’t have a minute to spare and can’t take a photo, Sparky. But I will try in future 🙂

  7. Tilly Bud says:

    What a wonderful compliment to your culinary skills. Well done Cindy 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Tilly, just tooting my own horn a bit 🙂

      1. Tilly Bud says:

        You’re entitled!

  8. earlybird says:

    oooooo yum! and what a compliment from the photographer… I would have liked to see a picture of it…

    that wrap looks exactly what I need for breakfast!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Seems like I will have to make the trifle again to take a pic for you guys 😉

  9. adeeyoyo says:

    Well I knew about humps and bumps on one’s head and interpretations thereof, but this is new to me… I see they have names, but do they have meanings?

  10. Prinses says:

    Oh, what I won’t do for a bite of traditional trifle with sherry! I haven’t had it in years.

    1. theonlycin says:

      I must make it again soon 🙂

  11. Yay for your trifle! Imagine what you could do with a full 3 course meal!
    Your wraps sound great – pity I won’t get around to Tandy’s orange and honey challenge.
    🙂 Mandy

    1. theonlycin says:

      That’s right, you’re getting ready to start your travels. Bon Voyage 🙂

  12. granny1947 says:

    I am glad you cleared that up…for a moment I thought I didn’t know what a trifle was!!!

  13. suzicate says:

    Making people feel that way with your food is a true gift…the world is your oyster! Even Mr. Photographer knows that how food tastes and makes you feel rate way higher than appearance!

    1. theonlycin says:

      It was a great moment, SuziCate 🙂

  14. I freaking love trifle. Yet have never made it myself. There were a few occasions growing up that I remember too much booze ruining the bowl, however I think I would be prepared to try it now. We need to creat an egg free version….this allergy seeems to have taken over. I had pasta last night, and have literally felt like crawling into a ball and stripping my skin.
    Can you start working on that my friend?
    Xx

  15. Feedback like that is what keeps one going!

    1. theonlycin says:

      It does, Leon 🙂

  16. I’m not surprised that your trifle was such a hit. It’s obvious that you know how to prepare delicious desserts.

    This looks like a fun and delightful lunch idea. Very attractive insides of your wrap. I like foods to look colorful. The ingredients cannot fail. Blessings to you, Cindy…

    1. theonlycin says:

      The wraps went down a treat, Carol 🙂

  17. Linda says:

    I’m starving, your trifle sounds wonderful! My daughters dog is named Luna. She is rather goofy and often grumpy. Haven’t seen her being creative yet though.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Maybe she only does it while nobody’s looking 😉

  18. nrhatch says:

    Mmm . . . trifle. 😀

    1. theonlycin says:

      Not a trivial thing 😉

  19. slpmartin says:

    Okay…now you’ve made me start looking for flights to SA just I can taste your trifle. 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      Nothing stopping you, Charlie, I’ll get my oven fired up 😀

  20. libraryscene says:

    Wow, knew you wrote well, seems your hand confirms. Bravo on the trifle ~

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Ma’am 🙂

  21. Janine says:

    If you can make a jaded photographer swoon then you’re definitely on the right track, Cin! Well done skattie – onward and upward I say!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Dankie my engel 🙂

  22. I haven’t had a callous in a long time. But dragging a heavy bag around on the plain and between boarding gates my soft skin – like a baby’s bottom of course 😉 – suffered sorely 😀

    The compliment on the food is always a warm moment; by a well known photographer “nogal”. Huh!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Yes travel does seem to be rough on the skin 😉

  23. What amazes me is that I have no callous on my butt! All the time I’m spending now, just sitting on it and writing, writing, writing, and reading, reading, reading, then deleting, deleting, deleting, then editing, editing, editing, then writing, writing, writing, etc. on and on – with only occasionally (and sometimes too late) trips to the bathroom (where I of course have to sit again!). Besides, what does the “butt mound” on the butt signify? Anything? Perhaps it’s EXTREME intelligence, UNMATCHED creativity, BREATHTAKING beauty. . .I’ll take any of those on my butt mound. . . .

    1. theonlycin says:

      I think you are spot-on about the qualities your butt mound signify 🙂

      1. I haven’t noticed any of those lately (or ever) – perhaps my butt mound signifies those things only for the butt? In that case I’ll have to do a little mirror maneuvering. Just think – I might possibly have a breathtaking butt! 😀

  24. Very nice entry, and it looks delicious!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thank you, Fired Up 🙂

  25. lily says:

    you are a genius , i adire and love you very much

  26. Jamie Dedes says:

    Hummm … Pork, oranges, and ginger. Nice. Haven’t had trifle in an elephant age. In the spirit of Cin: makes not on to-do list.

    1. Jamie Dedes says:

      Ahhhh …. that’s “makes NOTE.” 1:34 a.m. here! ZZZZZZZZZZZZ

      1. Jamie Dedes says:

        Yup! Caught me again! 🙂

        And I was up at a civil hour …

    2. theonlycin says:

      *smiles at elephant age*

  27. Oh yummy! Great combo of foods. 🙂 Owwww, that just doesn’t seem fair. Although you seemed to make it work. Im looking forward to trying this. Hope your having a nice week.

    1. theonlycin says:

      It’s a super week, thanks Cheffie 🙂

  28. Tokeloshe says:

    I also used to get callouses, although I’m right handed, I mostly use my left hand, but I swap hands every now and then.

    I went out with a boy years ago, whose mother invited me for lunch, when she offered me Trifle, I declined thinking it was Tripe. Ook maar lekker dom nê? 😉

    I love wraps especially when the weather is hot.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Bwahaha @ tripe, Tok. Ek lag my dood 😉

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