Catching Up on Food

Sunday, May 31, 2009

I know I haven't been the best blogger lately. I don't have all that much time, nor do I want to spend every waking moment on a computer. Having to sacrifice the future of my eyes at work for 8 hours a day is enough, so blogging isn't exactly highest priority. However, I have had several people give me a good kick in the pants for not doing it, so I swear I'm going to catch up. I have at least 3 more posts waiting in the wings, just waiting to be typed. I'm not quite done editing all the photos, but I promise I'll throw more your way once they are finished.

In this post, I am going to just show you pictures of food that I have taken over the past month to share with you. I don't feel like typing out all of the recipes, and I know that if I wait to post these until I get that urge, these will never see the light of day. Thus, here's some lovely food porn for you. If you want a recipe, just ask.

The following two cookies are from the Macrina Bakery (based in Seattle) cookbook. My mom gave it to me last Christmas, and I have to say it is one of my favorite baking books. SUCH wonderful baked goods, and I've learned a lot from reading it. Yes, I actually sit down and read cookbooks cover to cover like a novel.

Chocolate Chip Cookies (I think I actually still prefer the Nestle Toll House recipe)

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Molasses Ginger Cookies (these were A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.)

Molasses Ginger Cookies

Soba Noodle Bowl with a Garlic Ginger Asian Dressing

Soba Noodle Bowl

Gateau aux Noix (French Walnut Cake-- which I actually didn't like at all. It tasted like bread but had the texture of cake, which just grossed me out. Jess and her family liked it, so I guess it wasn't all that bad.)

Gateau aux Noix

Cutie Patooties

One of my old coworkers asked me take some pictures at her daughter's birthday party a few weeks ago. These 8-9year olds were getting the spa treatment and needed to document how beautiful they were. Aren't they gorgeous!!!

Girls Portraits

Girls Portraits

Girls Portraits

Girls Portraits

Girls Portraits

Oh my word, I'm dying

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

From laughter that is. I just checked my Flickr account stats and saw that one of the referring sites was one that includes a naughty word in the title, but it was all about cilantro. I am dying laughing here, so if you want a good shock, just go to the site. You'll see one of my pictures being used in a place I never imagined even existed. The best part is definitely the caption. However, do not go to it if naughty words and innuendos offend you. It's clean enough if you're like me, but if you have a prudish slant, you might want to stay away.

Also, here's another one of my pics being used. Scroll all the way to the bottom for it. It's really not even a good picture either. Weird people at Seattle Beer News.

For My Mom & Sis

Monday, May 18, 2009

Because they have been bemoaning the fact that I haven't posted anything in a long time, I'm going to just send some eye candy your way. I have a lot of back editing to do of photos, and am feeling slightly overwhelmed with the amount I have to show you all. However, I'm taking a vacation soon and am hoping to catch up on it then. Until then, here's some pictures I took at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens a few weeks ago. I've used Photoshop for a while and am constantly figuring out more fun things to do. It's a really slow learning curve when you teach yourself, but it's also a huge sense of accomplishment when you do learn something new. Currently, I am working with textures and creating a "fine art" feel to pictures with them. Here are my first 4 attempts:





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