Today’s post is sort of a “part one of two” gig. Part one, today, is all about the chocolate. Part two, which will be on Monday, will be all about the photography. If you are struggling at home with your blog photography, I’m (hopefully) going to make you feel better about it with a few insights into post processing! But on to the chocolate. These
This is an outtake from shooting cookies today. Cranberry Chocolate Chunk Cookies actually. I’ll post the rest of the photos and the recipe next week but I’m still working on shooting the actual cookies (I ran out of light after doing the prep shots and actually baking them). They’re good. But, really, how hard must one fail to make lousy cookies? I mean, that takes
One of the hazards of being a photographer is, running out of harddrive space. One food shoot can easily produce 100 images and at 7MB an image, with ususally 3-5 shoots a week… well you can do the math if you want. I’m lousy at math. I just know it’s lots. And lots. When I shoot with a 5D MKll the images are 28MB each.
What is a Japa Dog you may ask? Well actually lots of you already have so I decided to do a quick post about them. If you’re a Vancouverite, you already know about these tasty takes on the traditional hot dog, but to people from outside the city, they sound, well… kinda weird! So let’s back up a bit. I had a spare ticket to
So not only did the site get a facelift this week to kick off the New Year but, it’s also been accepted by Beer and Butter Tarts! I received the acceptance letter this morning and am excited to share the news! Beer and Butter Tarts “is a food blog aggregator dedicated to the food and drink scene across Canada”. They are also presenting the 2010
It’s pouring outside – no white Christmas for us. In fact, I probably live in the only part of the country where you can see somebody outside, in the pouring rain, wearing only shorts, a t-shirt and bare feet, fixing their Christmas lights. The house smells like turkey already – all the innards are simmering away on the stove for yummy turkey stock. The bird
This is just some fun. I’ve actually been working more than I expected to the past 7 days, including over the weekend, so baking and cooking has had to take a backseat. Thank God my freezer is stuffed to the gills. We won’t be starving, that’s for sure. Last Friday was an absolutely gorgeous day here on the west coast – kind of an anomaly.
Ok, here’s one more in my long list of confessions: Choxie Chocolate Bars. I heart them. My friend Michelle, who I think is secretly trying make me gain about 100lbs, is always buying me boxes or bars of specialty chocolates for birthdays or Christmas. Choxie first appeared on the scene a few years and I fell in love before I even tasted them. The packaging
For the first time, I decided to bake something for this blog expressly because I wanted to photograph it, not because I wanted to eat it. I stumbled across the recipe for Pomegranate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies on the Two Peas and Their Pod site (great site if you’re a foodie, by the way) and immediately wanted to take a crack at shooting these babies.
I’m a busy bee right now, working on three new posts for y’all. I also just installed Adobe Lightroom for the first time and I’m trying to figure it out (my brand new Lightroom 3 book arrived in the mail this morning which got me motivated – love boxes in the mail!) and get a new post processing workflow underway. It might take me a