13 June 2008
Friday the 13th. Rather than dwell on the fact that it’s Friday the 13th, and rather than comment on triskadecaphobia, I choose instead to write about the remains of the plantain. A dear friend of mine, after many years working with me, gave it all up to pursue a life-long dream. She is now the owner and primary chef of a Latin fusion restaurant in "downtown" Arlington, TX. Called Mi Terra (My land), it offers an impressive menu of various Latin cusines. On this day, this day the superstitious shun, my friend, Damaris, opened her restaurant to the world. Many of her co-workers and friends showed up to celebrate with her her opening-day lunch. Of course, with so many people showing up, she got stuck in the kitchen, but I am sure she didn’t mind overmuch. Here, I snapped a quick shot of the plantains and the delightful garlic/lemon dipping sauch before they disappeared completely.
Our hat’s off to you, Damaris, and we wish you ALL the very best! You can count on our frequent patronage.
~KR (Written on 14 June 2008 )
on National Geographic Channel
Camera: Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
ISO Speed: 250
Exposure Bias: 0/3 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode