I'm working on a new painting that will involve spaghetti. My initial search through Google Images included the following that I thought neccessary to share with all of you.

1. Spaghetti Worm. This little beauty has been removed from his tubular home so you can see how delicious - I mean, awesome, he is! He's a California native, living in Newport's Back Bay

2. Spaghetti Squash Fritters courtesy of Janet Is Hungry. Sure I found lots and lots of delicious pics of spaghetti but this golden nugget of goodness jumped right out at me. Janet has lots and lots of great food pics and recipes to go with them. First page she's got a killer recipe (with pics to match) for a Banana, Peanut Butter, Cinnamon Muffin. Mmmmm...Kristin's hungry too :D

3. Spaghetti and Cheese Ice Cream made by Heladeria Coromoto, a Venezualan restaurant (which has over 800 flavors of ice cream!!!), via Turkey Hill Ice Cream Journal. Reminds me of Ice Cream City in Tokyo where Ed and I sampled Honey, Azuki Bean, Chestnut, Snake and Squid ice creams.

4. Chmurka the Hamster loves spaghetti. Via Flickr

Roasted Chestnuts

I'm always looking for photo reference for my paintings and always come across websites or items that I've never seen before. While lying awake at 4 am this morning, I decided I should start to set aside these interesting tidbits and share them. Maybe you've never seen them either :D

So for my first reference tidbit, I give you 'roasted chestnuts' via Google Image Search. My top three finds were:

1. Roasted Chestnut Doughnut via A Passion for Food Blog, written by Kathy YL Chan. How could I not love a site with such beautiful food? Besides she just got back from Paris and her first meal at home was Spam, eggs and rice (she's originally from Hawaii). Gotta love it :)

2. Kermit the Frog eating chestnuts in Germany via the Kermit On Tour site created by Conny and Markus. This couple "... try to travel with Kermit as often as possible to show him all the wonderful places around the world." How awesome is that! Their most recent post has them, with Kermit, on Australian television. Yay!!!!

3. Well, this might be a good photo of a chestnut...oh no! That's no chestnut! It's an adorable, little hedgehog via Cute Overload - where else! If you're feeling down, there's always something to perk you up on Cute Overload.

Enjoy :D