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The Cardboard Made Me Do It

August 8, 2011

It started out as an innocent query into a rather strange bit of “flotsam” in a styled food photograph in an online food magazine that my friends and I all subscribe to. It ended, after much hilarity and giggles on facebook, as a blog challenge issued by my good friend Sous Chef and taken up by The Only Cin It’s Just Me, Just Being a Chef and newbie on the food blogging block NonMasterchef ! Just for a bit of fun you understand? The missive was to create and post some Zef/retro 1970’s food and style it for a photograph using any cardboard you have…..

Well, I just started coming into my own as an adult during the ’70’s having completed matric in 1970 and starting my first full time job at the end of 1970! I was catapulted into the world of nursing and the world of parties….and in those days party snack food was HOT! I mean cold….oh you know what I mean. Cocktail sticks were ever so popular, with bits of cheese, vienna sausages, pineapple, brightly coloured pickled cocktail onions stuck on them and them in turn stuck into half or whole oranges, apples or whatever. Hard boiled eggs were an essential item on a well stocked party or cocktail table, along with crisps/chips, peanuts and raisins, mayonnaise was a must with the eggs….hot snacks included the ever popular sausage roll, fondues were totally in and chocolate mousse was a perfect way to end the party…and veggie juice is healthy 🙂

This is my take (at short notice as I missed out on most of the hilarity until Sunday because I was WORKING in my test kitchen) on the “cardboard made me do it/crazy cardboard food styling challenge”. For a good laugh do go and take a look at all the other blog posts I have linked to above.  


This is also my entry into Sideviews Weekend Theme which is cardboard! 

Have a great day…….Go Zef……..

browniegirl xx 🙂

Disclaimer: This is a non-serious, fun post with no intention of insulting the magazine that I love!

Art on a cardboard plate created by my grandson Tyler!

18 Comments leave one →
  1. August 8, 2011 5:43 PM

    Excellent, Colleen!

  2. August 8, 2011 6:14 PM

    Oh what a great laugh, worth so much more that a session of therapy. Thanks so much, I love you much ❤

    • August 8, 2011 10:44 PM

      I absolutely agree witih you Cindy. Who needs to pay out for therapy sessions when we have each other?? Love you too girl, thank you for keeping me sane xxx

  3. August 8, 2011 8:00 PM

    lovely stuff. Now hold on to your hat – I’m also doing an entry!

    • August 8, 2011 10:45 PM

      LOL! Im holding on to it for all its worth…..cant wait to see what you come up with 🙂 xxx

  4. August 8, 2011 8:12 PM

    Love it when people think out of the box. Hilarious! At first I thought the 1st pic was a big bowl of ice cream but now I see its an eggie. What a laugh. I’m sure you and your foodies had fun doing this.

    • August 8, 2011 10:46 PM

      Teehee…had an awesome amount of fun with this….we have laughed so much the past few days. Good for the soul. I coloured my homemade mayo green 🙂 My take on green eggs and ham! Hugs xx

  5. August 8, 2011 8:21 PM

    Food and a sense of humour? Yes please. While I’m a child of the 80’s I do adore your description of what went down in the cool ol’ 70’s. Love the music of that era and your mousse, play on a cupcake in the egg- rad! This sort if stuff should wake the masses up and get them talking. Well done!

    • August 9, 2011 8:54 PM

      Thank you so much Ishay….So glad you enjoyed reading this. Yes, we do have to have a sense of humour and laugh at ourselves in this life!! Hugs xx

  6. August 8, 2011 9:23 PM

    Your pics look so much better here than on Food 24.

  7. August 8, 2011 10:47 PM

    I agree they always do!! Thanks Sue, also for all the laughs, You girls are really good for me in so many ways 🙂 xx

  8. August 9, 2011 8:48 AM

    This has been a lot of fun 🙂 and so nice you shared a memory xxx

  9. August 11, 2011 1:45 AM

    What a hoot. Love it. 🙂

  10. August 14, 2011 12:40 PM

    OMG yes!! The fruit with cocktail skewers stuck in it as a centrepiece!! The height of sophistication when i was growing up – hahahahaha! ;o)

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