Here it is, my obligatory Canucks post. I want this Stanley Cup wrapped up in four games because… it’s June. It’s summer.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan. I’ve shared season’s tickets for the last few years. I love going to games. But, it’s time for hot dogs at the ballpark and taking in a Whitecaps game. Not stale smelling ice rinks and below normal temperatures.
It’s been exciting and fun. This city is hockey mad and I love seeing how it brings everyone together but, I want summer. So boys… get ‘er done. Eat those Bruins for breakfast.
The miserable spring weather means everything is behind but, I’m very happy to say that I was able to harvest some chives and cilantro to make these eggs and nothing beats chopping up your very own fresh herbs that are still warm from the sun. The smell! It’s divine.
So here it is… so simple anybody can make them. Mix and match your add ins as you please!
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp milk
- salt and pepper to taste
- ¼ cup sliced or cubed ham
- ½ cup sliced cherry, grape or mini heirloom tomatoes
- 2 tbsp cottage or ricotta cheese
- 1 tsp chopped up chives
- 1 tsp chopped up cilantro
- heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat
- in a small bowl, whisk eggs with milk and salt and pepper
- pour eggs into the skillet and stir constantly until almost about half cooked (still a little bit runny)
- add ham and cheese and continue stirring until cheese is well mixed in and the eggs are almost done (no runny eggs left)
- add tomatoes, chives and cilantro and cook until tomatoes are warm and just starting to get squishy and juicy
Food Photography Tips
Image 1: f3.5, 100mm, 1/250th, ISO 1000, no exposure compensation
There’s nothing wonderful about this. It was a quick snap and the eggs are poorly lit. It was all about having a bit of fun with my morning paper and eating my eggs before they got cold! Somehow, though, I think it works!
Image 2: f3.5, 100mm, 1/125th, ISO1600,
I have a love affair with photographing chives as my flickr stream from last year with attest to. They’re so delicate yet so hardy – coming back year after year no matter what the conditions are. This was my first time shooting them indoors and I was experimenting with backlight again.
I had a reflector positioned in the bottom right corner, held in place by my fruit bowl. If the image was a clock, the reflector was at about 4 and was reflecting the light back to about 10. The chive flowers are still a bit darker than I would have liked but I think that’s in part to how I had the eggs situated. A second reflector or mirror might have helped.
Image 2: f3.5, 100mm, 1/125th, ISO 1600
This one I got the light how I wanted, partly because the sun came out before I took the shot and I had a bit more light to work with. I’m actually pleased with this one, composition wise. I cropped it in post so that I could see what it would look like if I wanted to print an 8×10. Quite a different look from the full frame image. To me, anyway.