See Different.

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  In honor of Foodie Friday, I'm posting these photos I love  by photographer Florent Tanet. The concept of the fruit as still life has been around for hundreds of years. It's as classic as it gets, and yet this version is so delightful. Proof that there are no boring subjects, only boring photographs. And that's what is so fun and exciting about all artistic endeavors. You literally … [Read more...]

FOODIE FRIDAY: Food Porn with Sweet Sweet City.

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Aaghhhhhh. Yesterday my friend Grace over at Sweet Sweet City, asked me to come and photograph her desserts at her very first bake sale. Grace caters events, so this was her first public sale. It was part of a gourmet market celebrating the launch of Robyn Jemal's new cookbook. I got there about 45 minutes before the sale started and started snapping away. It was hard to get really good shots … [Read more...]

FOODIE FRIDAY: Tabbouleh with Quinoa.

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It's been a while since I did one of these! Today I have an awesome recipe and exciting interview with Isreali/American food blogger Anabelle Harari, otherwise known as your Local Belle. Anabelle has a bit of a different food perspective and as someone who LOVES the Mediterranean diet (with a lower case d, not capital) I thought her delightful food blog and interesting point of view would intrigue … [Read more...]

FOODIE FRIDAY: SUMMER SHANDY.

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I should stop pretending Foodie Friday has anything to do with food. Its all about the drinks! BBQ season is upon us, along with copious beer drinking. To quote one friend: "I LOVE BEER."  Who doesn't? I particularly like the summer ales and light beers like Blue Moon. The first time I ever had a Shandy was years ago on vacation in Ibiza- but instead of the typical recipe, they were mixing one … [Read more...]

Honeysuckle Lemonade.

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  Its honeysuckle season.... oh man, when you walk by a particularly flower laden bush, the smell.... it's like every day of your childhood and every minute of jumping through waves, and carrying frogs and trying to catch bunnies all rolled into one delicious smell. I always thought that the honeysuckle grew on the actual hedges, but it's really a separate vine that climbs through the … [Read more...]

FOODIE FRIDAY: MIL’S Chocolate Chip Granola.

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  Ingredients: 4 cups old fashioned Oat Meal 1 cup canola oil (I think you can replace this with some honey if you wanted to.) 1 cup maple syrup 1 cup dried cranberries 1 cup almonds 1 cup crushed pecans 2 tsp cinnamon 2 tsp vanilla 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 or 2 handfuls of chocolate chips (coconut optional) Directions: Mix in a large bowl with your hands. Place on … [Read more...]