Now that I started the blog, it seems even more subjects push themselves forward, to grab my attention. As if shouting from the crowd:”Choose me! Choose me, Wilma!” the inanimate objects around the house are fighting for their 15 minutes of fame, on my blog.
Ok then, fair enough, today I will show the beautiful disposition of okra. Last night I had some old friends over, and I wanted to make an effort with diner. I chose to cook ‘local’ which means ‘exotic’, as I am living in the eastern part of Amsterdam, where a rich blend of nationalities can be found including all necessary ingredients for their daily grub. I decided on an Indian vegetable dish with okra.
Apart form the dish, this is what I made.
Cutting the stems I noticed this lovely shape inside: 5 seed tubes form 5 perfect circles, the leaves of the graphic flower. I used the stems as stamps and made this pattern. When later I googled ‘okra flower’ I was stunned again, as the actual flower looks like a perfect 3D model of the stamp: a perfect pentagon of petals, with the stamp in the center… absolutely dazzling design!