Sunday, January 13, 2013

FABBY: Shrimp Ceviche for Lunch

Here you can see the river I watch from my window..although it looks like it's not full, it is a big river, very wide, and definitely not a stream, as in the raining season it is very noisy when the water runs, but it's a lovely noise, as it crushes against the rocks. This river ends up in the Amazon in Brazil, so it's a very important one, although three other rivers like this one runs in the middle of the town too. Cuenca is also known as the city of the four rivers.
The "Shrimp Ceviche" made by Alejandro and all it's garnishings.
I used for the place setting, burnt orange chargers, the dinner plate is from my Spanish, country china for eight; which I use everyday. The salad plate in green and white, was made at our former Ceramic Co., and the decorations are the original design taught by the Spaniards more than 100 years ago around here and so we updated in our company, as I always loved this pretty design, which originally was also in green and white.
The bowl is really for soup, but since the ceviche has a lot of liquid and we add a couple of garnishing..well, I thought they'll be perfect! They're also are standing on three feet, in the shape of leaves..the style continues on the handles.
The garnishes are, a salad, popcorn, roasted-corn and fried plantains, but we didn't have the latter...thank goodness, cause they're fattening!
The weather is 78-80F today and so ceviche is perfect with some chilled white wine. The table cloth is from India, it belonged to Alejandro's aunt, so it's old. Some of the squares have a green elephant to go with the green and white dishes. The overall color is with earth tones, which is what this setting is mostly.
The green, ceramic napkin ring with the little bird was also made at our past Ceramic Co. Here you can see how the bowls have 3 feet in the form of leaves..and so does the handles.

The Andean mountains in the foreground.
Up front, in the small bowl you can see the roasted-corn which are yummy. You buy them ready in the super market.
The pretty platter up front is for the chicken cutlets.
You can see out the window in our breakfast room a big river; like I said before, in the first photo here, that by all means, it is not a stream!

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NanaDiana said...

Fabby- Every time I come here I find it more and more beautiful. Your dinner ware is just gorgeous-what a wonderful pattern to have been passed down all those many years. Your food looks fabulous and I LOVE the view out your window. There is nothing more soothing to me than water.

I can almost imagine sitting at that table and enjoying a meal with you. Do you think either one of us would let the other one get a word in edgewise? lol xox Diana

Sarah said...

Fabby, it is always a treat to see your beautiful china. Lunch looks delicious! ~ sarah

Barbara F. said...

Your table is gorgeous, the plates, cloth, everything, and your menu, so delicious. Alejandro sounds like he is a quite the chef. I always admire the views from your windows. xo

Johanna said...

Hi Fabby,
how different the views are from the windows. One is inmidst a town and the other looks like dschungle. Wonderful dishes - I think, you have never shown them before. And the tablecloth is so fine with the pottery. Thank you for sharing your great designs.
Best greetings, Johanna

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hello my dear!

What a joyful table ... and the food sounds as if it was fantastic.


I LOVE the view out the window. Wish I was there with you!

All happy thoughts for a wonderful New Year for you!

Jojo said...

The dishes are so lovely! Of course the food looks great but the most beautiful is the view.

Teresa said...

I wonder if it happens with you too?!

Over and over some recipe or some dish is mentioned and though you really don't know what's about it "sounds" delightful and a wonderful choice.
But something or other comes along and you end up not investigating properly to learn about it.

One of those, for me, is Ceviche but I think I'm through with not knowing and going to learn... what a delightful and elegant looking dish. Dear Husband's Birthday is around the corner and seems something he'd appreciate... besides looking good in my table, which isn't a minor factor ;).

I love the place where you have the meals. Both the city view and the river and forest. You just have to place your setting in the way you want to have ahahahah. How lucky and fortunate is that?

There's something Christmasy in your table set and I'm absolutely in love with the soup bowl.

Thank you for sharing! (I should really be thanking Alejandro. He's the one pampering my Friend and suggesting this yummies ahahahah)

Roasted Corn is great isn't it?! We've bought it now and than and hubby absolutely adores it. Going to steal several ideas from you for his Birthday.

Love and wishes of a Great Week,

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous, your tablescape is so pretty and lunch looks wonderful. I would love to be there enjoying it with you, it really sounds yummy. Your view is stunning. I think I would sit there all day and just enjoy. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

Lucia said...

Looks yummy! My daughter Savannah loves ceviche. :)

Pamela Gordon said...

Fabby, your lunch table looks so beautiful. I love the dishes and seeing the whole table with the colours is beautiful. I believe the colours make the meal more appetizing. Now I'm hungry. Good thing it's almost lunch time but my lunch won't look like yours. :) Hugs, Pamela

Priscilla said...

It seems so warm. We are freezing here. It has been showing this morning. I feel chilled to the bone.
The view from your window is so interesting. Perhaps you could take your camera and go closer for us?

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Fabby,
What fabulous views you have from your home!It's beauty inside and beauty outside!!!
And thanks for sharing that gorgeous tablescape, with the dishes made in your former company and all.
Hugs from Portugal
Maria A.

On Crooked Creek said...

What a lovely tablescape, dear friend!!!
I am quite smitten with your footed, handled bowls!!! The colors are so bright and cheery on your ceramic china! The bird napkin rings are a perfect accessory!!! Thank you for sharing the views outside your window, as well!

GardenofDaisies said...

Your lunch looks delicious!! The plates on your table are so pretty, as is the view out the window. Just a wonderful lunch all around!

Babs said...

What a lovely place for your lunch, with the beautiful view both outside and on your table. I'm popcorn a dish you usually serve with ceviche? Is it used as a garnish? It all looks delicious.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful scenery to enjoy out your window. Wow!

I love your pretty dishes and your food looks wonderful. You did a great job with the pics.

Terri said...

Hello Fabby! wow, you have such a beautiful view out your dining room window! How lucky you are also to have a stream nearby as well.
Your lunch looks delicious, and your table setting is lovely!

Betty Stapleton said...

I don't think wow covers it all. Those green and white dishes are gorgeous, I love them and that shrimp wow, Iam so hungry. What a beautiful tablescape, everything is WOW. Like your pictures bigger too as I like to study everything. And the view wow, you are so fortunage. God bless...

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The view from your window is amazing! It must be nice to enjoy that every lunch!

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Fabby,
What a lovely lunch and your table setting is perfect. I think you are so smart to have your bigger meal in the middle of the day. Healthier-yes but too hard to do here, I think. Your napkin ring stole my heart.
What a great view you have outside your window.
Great to see you enjoying them and sharing with us.
xo Ruthie from Lady B's

Bookie said...

Such a lovely table setting...bright and inviting!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a wonderul lunch and tablescape, Fabby! How lovely to have such a view; woods and a stream too; as well as a city view. Thanks for sharing with us and coming to tea.

Sandi @ Rose Chintz Cottage ~

Crystal Grandeur said...

Such a grand post Fabby.I have fallen in love with your creation.the view from the window just can spend hours just sitting near the window.your green touch wear are your napkin ring with the cute bird.My all time favorite dish is prawns.Hope you enjoyed your fabulous lunch...Thank you for this share>>>:):)

Magnolia Cottage said...

Dear Fabby,
Your lunch looks so delicious and your tablescape is fabulous! A spectacular view of the city & mountains. I would love to take a walk along your river and eucalyptus trees. I can imagine the scent is beautiful! Wishing you a wonderful week!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Fabby: What a beautiful table you set. I love the view. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

xinex said...

I wouldn't mind being there by that window with the most breathtaking view in those beautiful dishes eating that declision ceviche, yummy, yummy! What a lovely setting, Fabby, I love it all. We have just come back from FL at 1 AM and I am still recovering from a very hectic but exciting weekend. We closed on our house in FL and I got to decorate a bit there....Christine

Dolores said...

The view out your windows is so unbelievably beautiful!!! The food, wine and dishes look fantastic, but give me a glass of wine and the view.... and ... I'm good to go!!
Love you!

sandy said...

Beautiful! Your table setting is so lovely and the food looks fabulous! I love the idea of the bigger meal for lunch. Especially now that I'm older! Having a ceramic co. would be amazing!
Have a wonderful week!
sandy ;)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Fabby, change the link to and see if that works.

Cindy said...

Your lovely table is holding some delicious looking food once again. I love the three footed bowls, they're really beautiful. And the different views out your windows are fabulous!
Hug, Cindy

Deanna said...

Dear Fabby, This is a delicious looking meal in beautiful dishes that you have selected to use. Grand dining with Fabby!!!

Looking out the window at your world is a treat. I enjoy seeing how people live and what their environment is like. It is always a treat to stop by your place and say hello.

Please stop by my place and have a cup of coffee and a brownie!

God bless,

All The Pretty Dishes said...

Wow!! I love the dishes and I'm sure I would have loved your ceramic co. as well. Great looking cloth too.

Pat@BPM said...

Beautiful table for a lovely meal, Fabby.

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

These dishes are just lovely! And your view is stunning! Everything looks delish!

Ann Krucek said...

What a gorgeous table, those dishes are wonderful! I like them paired with the tablecloth. Even better is the view out the window!! Beautiful!!

chateau chic said...

What a lovely table setting, Fabby, and the food looks delish. The view is beautiful!!
Mary Alice

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

The lunch sounds delicious, but the place settings are simply beautiful! I'd love to have lunch at your gives off such a warm and welcoming feeling ♥ Thank you for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Fabby, it is always a pleasure to see your beautiful china. Lunch looks wonderful too!

Marigene said...

Why have you been hiding these gorgeous dishes! I really like them on this unusual, but very striking tablecloth. The ceviche looks yummy.

Kathleen said...

Those dishes are beautiful, Fabby. Love the soup bowl! The china would look pretty with a white or pale green cloth too, really show up the lovely design and color of the dishes.
Thank you for joining us at Let's Dish!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Fabby, Your dishes are wonderful! The bowls have such interesting details. I always enjoy seeing your china collections. Enjoy your pretty table location! Linda

Entertaining Women said...

This is beyond glorious. The vista through your windows becomes a part of your gorgeous design. I adore the green stoneware...maybe one of my favorites of your designs. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Alycia Nichols said...

OK, Fabby, I'm going to prove how dumb I am right here for all the world to see: I had NO idea about the garnishments for shrimp ceviche!!! Popcorn?!??!! Really?!??!! That really threw me for a loop! I love popcorn, but I would never have thought of it as a garnish! Your table is exquisite, and the view...I would never be able to leave that window! You really live in a gorgeous place, young lady!!! I wish I was brave enough to get on an airplane. I would love to see that beautiful place! Enjoy the rest of the week!

Di Lewis said...

Hi fabby! How sweet are the bowls with "feet". the are charmers! The entire post and dinner is a most enjoyable virtual meal..thank you! huggs, Dianna

LV said...

Wonderful food served so nicely. I would love to be able to join you. You do everything up so pretty.

Tricia said...

Fabby, this green and white pattern is lovely -- so fresh looking, despite the tradition behind it. I adore those footed soup bowls -- so charming! And your view of the mountains -- gorgeous!

Pamela said...

What a beautiful setting!

Linda said...

The Fabby dishes with the three handles are exquisite. The tablecloth interesting, the food delicious, the view AWESOME! You are a lucky girl.

Cristina Garay said...

Oh Fabby! Every time I come here you have a new set of table ware! This one is also beautiful! The color on those chargers is wonderful! The food looks delicious, I love ceviche!

Scribbler said...

I am green with envy! The view is spectacular! The table and the food look lovely too.

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love ceviche! When we were in Ecuador I ordered it at every opportunity and was amazed by how many ways there are to prepare it and how different it is from what we eat here.

Marla and Steve said...

I would simply be in heaven to be at your table. I love shrimp cerviche and your table looks fabulous! What a beautiful view out your window.


Such an inviting table.

Coming from Imparting Grace.


kitty said...

What a wonderful spread, Fabby dear! You have such pretty dishes and such great food.

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Hello, dear Fabby! I don't know what to mention first--the GORGEOUS dishes, the YUMMY meal (too bad about the plantains, fattening or not, they would be so delicious with your ceviche!), or your view! Every pattern you created for your company is as pretty or prettier than the next! I would love to see a table with this patter at Christmas!! Those bowls are just too, too precious. Buen provecho! I hope this wonderful meal was fully enjoyed! Hugs to you, Fabby. ~Zuni

Lenetta Carnes said...

Hi . Just wanted to let you know about Kishas fun linkup to Fill in the Blank Friday. Check it out if you get a minute. Thanks, Lenetta

Diann said...

Everything looks so yummy! Those soup bowls are wonderful! I am in love with them. Thank you for sharing at TTF.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Your food and your table setting, both are beautiful. The views out your windows are fabulous and must be such wonderful sites to see every day. So peaceful, so serine! Any day and everyday must be so enjoyable.

Bernideen said...

So glad you linked to "Open House". Your meal looks wonderful!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Beautiful! I love the footed bowls. Warm weather sounds lovely!

deeps said...

not just the lunch is delicious, the whole atmosphere is a treat...

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

I agree with Zuni... Those dishes would make a beautiful Christmas table as well! Everything about your table is just amazing, Fabby, including your views!

Tammy said...

Wow! What a great view! Looks yummy. Thank you for sharing at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

The Tablescaper said...

Fabby - I think this is my all time favorite! I love the textures. The shrimp looks excellent.

- The Tablescaper

Jann Olson said...

Fabby the river is beautiful. It may be noisy, but it's a good noise. I love how the green and orange setting compliments your beautiful Shrimp Ceviche. Looks so yummy. Would love to have the recipe. I found popcorn as a garnish very interesting. You always set such a lovely table sweetie! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Heidi- The White Wolf Summit FarmGirl said...

Hi Fabby,
I really enjoyed the view from your windows and I adore your elegant tablesettings. You truly are a talented designer.

SavannahGranny said...

Fabby, this is so beautiful. I so love everything that comes from the ceramic company. You had such beautiful designs. I just love the little leaf feet on the bowls. Alejandro is quite the gourmet cook.
I always enjoy looking out your window to the city, mountains and the river.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Love to all, Ginger

Lenetta Carnes said...

Hi, Thanks so much for linking up last week.
""Weekly goals"" is now up for this week. Would love for you to link up this week. Have a beautiful day.
Here's the link if you would like it. -

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Fabby! This is so lovely! You will be one of the features tomorrow at Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Sherry said...

This looks delightful! you have a great view! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Fabby, everything looks so beautiful! I just love ceviche and that view is amazing! You are a feature this week, thanks for sharing.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

I love this Fabby. Your table is so colorful and that ceviche looks delicious. The view, the table, the food and the company make a perfect setting.

Orlando Designs said...

The setting looks great! The food looks great too! I love shrimp and I absolutely love Ceviche! I mix mine with crab and shrimp!

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