Food – the Sticky Fingers Gallery

I’m more of an ‘Eat to Live’ than a ‘Live to Eat’ type of gal. I appreciate a fancy meal out, but I’m just as happy with a parcel of fish and chips, or a nice toasted sandwich.

I don’t bake cookies, or make cupcakes, or cook Cordon Bleu meals, so it was slim pickings when I was scouring my pic archives for this week’s Sticky Fingers Gallery prompt ‘Food’.

Then I remembered this shot…

It was taken during our summer holiday to St Lucia. We’d joined a tour to a local Cocoa Plantation, where a traditional Caribbean lunch was put on for us.

We scoffed our faces with delicious fried fish, spicy chicken, plantain, and rice. I was worried that Lucia, then 21 months old, wouldn’t eat anything because it was so different to what she was used to.

But, as you can see from the pic, she got stuck right in. Just to clarify, her expression isn’t one of disgust, she’s contorting her face in order to shove more food in her gob!!

I felt strangely proud of her, and her international taste buds.


  1. Mom-on-a-Wire - September 28, 2010

    Oh sweet, without the explanation that may have looked like torture :-).

  2. Marylin - September 29, 2010

    Ahaha bless her! That looks like me when I’m eating an indian… 😀

  3. Nova - September 29, 2010

    Wow, that’s brilliant! it’s lovely when children are wiling to eat and try anything. 😀

  4. myshorterstories - September 30, 2010

    She is so cute in this picture, and so grown up, somehow– look at that face! This is MY food, people, and I’m eating it with MY fork, so BACK OFF. Unless, of course, you are giving me MORE. Bravo, girl, for eating all of that great stuff.

  5. Mummy's Little Monkey - September 30, 2010

    Mom-on-a-Wire: At one point I think she might have actually dislocated her jaw to fit more food in.

    Marylin: LOL! Remind me never to dine out with you… 🙂

    Nova: She tried a LOT more than her Daddy did – she was far more adventurous, which I just loved.

    My Shorter Stories: It’s like she’s trying to shovel it down before anyone tries to take it off her!!

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