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I am tempted by everything this week...




I am tempted by everything this week...

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Well you have tempted me with this one Chris, I am a big fan of Apricot.
Chris: One of my weaknesses Frances...
Great title!! Very fitting as this photo looks just like that!
Chris: I bought this cake, idly photographed it before I'd finished it off and was more than surprised by the resulting image Elizabeth. There is a moral here: snap away at everything!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Jan 2012, 05:45
I think you need a bex and a good lie down, Chris...or a short engagement at the Maison De Garters et Lace...
Chris: I certainly need a good something or other Ray...
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 Jan 2012, 06:14
Oh, it's Trifle, my favourite dessert I could eat a whole bowl full of!
Chris: It's a cake taken in macro mode Philine
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 4 Jan 2012, 06:40
Oh-Oh-Oh. I'd call this The Perfect Storm, Chris! smile
Chris: Hahaha - love it Ginnie!
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Jan 2012, 06:56
You certainly are getting a bit too close to your temptations, Chris. That's not the way to resist them!
Chris: I'm afraid to say you are ABSOLUTELY RIGHT in what you say Lisl. Today I will wear sackcloth & ashes and resist everything...
The storm of temptation!
Well seen Chris!
Chris: Well eaten too Richard!!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Jan 2012, 07:46
Oeuf de Tiff. You made a royal muckup of this one, didn't ya? Stick it between two slices of bread with some bacon and everyone will think you are Superchef.
Chris: I bought this Louis and photographed it in a local park whilst no one was looking
Like a wave rolling in Chris.
Chris: I was surprised when I saw this image for the first time Mick
You must close your mouth when you chew, Chris.
Chris: I will try to Mary...
Empty calories.
Chris: That was a REAL apricot mate!
Very good Chris, very imaginative - I like it smile
Chris: Much obliged Fred: I try to experiment all the time
Apricot tsunami, run for your life smile
Chris: A nice thought really John
Awesome title and shot Chris... do you have other tempting pix from this week too? lol
Chris: All this week's stuff is thus themed, in one way or another, Jacquelyn
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Jan 2012, 11:51
A great orange wave threatens to engulf us as we stare transfixed by its ineffable beauty.

Hope it tasted as good as it looks.
Chris: It tasted as good as it looks Mike
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 4 Jan 2012, 12:00
Imagine how it might seem to be a person just one inch tall and coming across this. Would it be frightening or like entering paradise?
Chris: In my case I think the latter Chad
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 Jan 2012, 12:48
I have to think of Griumm Brothers' fairy-tale "The magic Porridge Pot":
"There was a poor but good little girl who lived alone with her mother, and they no longer had anything to eat. So the child went into the forest, and there an aged woman met her who was aware of her sorrow, and presented her with a little pot, which when she said, "Cook, little pot, cook," would cook good, sweet porridge, and when she said, "Stop, little pot," it ceased to cook. The girl took the pot home to her mother, and now they were freed from their poverty and hunger, and ate sweet porridge as often as they chose. Once on a time when the girl had gone out, her mother said, "Cook, little pot, cook." And it did cook and she ate until she was satisfied, and then she wanted the pot to stop cooking, but did not know the word. So it went on cooking and the porridge rose over the edge, and still it cooked on until the kitchen and whole house were full, and then the next house, and then the whole street, just as if it wanted to satisfy the hunger of the whole world, and there was the greatest distress, but no one knew how to stop it. At last when only one single house remained, the child came home and just said, "Stop, little pot," and it stopped and gave up cooking, and whosoever wished to return to the town had to eat their way back."
or the Schlaraffenland you surely did visit once!
Chris: You have revived childhood memories Philine: I remember this story from long ago..
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 Jan 2012, 12:50
I like your week's theme very much!
Chris: Thank you Philine: my life is one temptation after another
Oh this looks very tasty Chris, I bet it didn't last long.
Chris: A split second Brian
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Jan 2012, 13:26
This is really indulging!! I like the title, it looks like a huge wave of temptation that no one could resist smile
Chris: Well I couldn't resist it Linda. But it was much smaller than it looks on the screen: my little Pentax RZ10 has a super-macro setting which I used for this shot
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Ah well if it is REAL apricot then that is different.
Chris: Oh yes: I wouldn't buy or eat it if it was jam or some other sort of preserve
I'm just glass I'm on a diet this year ... planning to lose one pound a month.

So the point I'm trying to make is that this is just a disgusting face-filling stomach-expanding cake that l find absolutely lip-smacking.
Chris: In that case I'll post some more - hahaha!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Jan 2012, 17:48
"Stand behind me, Satan". Resist all temptation! I like dried apricots particularly but they do have a rather unfortunate side effect smile. That reminds me, more gales are due tonight.
Chris: Ypi're not still up in that northern hellhole are you?? If you are you might get blown across to Norway if you're not careful!
So tempting! Yummy. Makes me want some right now.
Chris: Oh yes: same here!
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Jan 2012, 20:26
well seen Chris
Chris: Well eaten too Paul: thanks!
Only this week, Chris!?
Chris: Oh yes: we can't lead a life of total denial Tom...
'Nutrients in apricots can help protect the heart and eyes, as well as provide the disease-fighting effects of fiber. The high beta-carotene content of apricots makes them important heart health foods. Beta-carotene helps protect LDL cholesterol from oxidation, which may help prevent heart disease.

Apricots contain nutrients such as vitamin A that promote good vision. Vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant, quenches free radical damage to cells and tissues. Free radical damage can injure the eyes' lenses.

Apricots are a good source of fiber, which has a wealth of benefits including preventing constipation and digestive conditions such as diverticulosis. A healthy, whole foods diet should include apricots as a delicious way to add to your fiber intake.'

Haha, no need to don sackcloth & ashes, Chris; this appears to be 'good for your health'.
Chris: I will start eating them again in quantity Bev: thank you
this would tempt me every week of any year.
Chris: I am pleased to hear it Ayush

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