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Showing posts from September, 2011

Vegetable Stuffed Zucchini

It's really hard for me to capture our dinners in an attractive manner. We tend to eat pretty late most nights, closer to 9 or 10pm because that's just how our schedules work out. As such, all the photos I take of dinner are taken in our poorly lit kitchen and they just end up dim and fuzzy most of the time. It doesn't matter how attractive the food looks right in front of me... it never looks as tasty in photos.

Who am I kidding? I'm no food photographer, that's for sure. But I've noticed that the photos I take early in the day always turn out ten times better than the dinner night shots...

But who really has the time to cook dinner at three in the afternoon when the sun is actually out? Or set up an elaborate system of lights just to get proper photos at night? Especially when this is dinner we're talking about! I don't know about you, but I really don't want to wait another 20 minutes to eat something I just spent 20+ minutes making. So instead of …

Another Trip to the Farmers Market

Beautiful potatoes, two ears of corn, and a half gallon of apple cider.

Fresh herbs: spearmint and lemon thyme.
I love it when my schedule works out so that I can get to the farmers market once a week. Most of the summer fruits and berries are gone already, but I'm always happy to see the start of autumn because it means it's apple cider season! Cider aside, I figured I can't go wrong with corn and potatoes, and the herbs I bought with something special in mind to use them for... stay tuned!

September floats on by...

Lately my posts have been more photo-heavy and less wordy...
But you know what? I'm ok with that. There's not much to say these days anyway.

Shawn's birthday was last week. He never likes to make a big fuss about it but this year I made him a big cake (yellow cake with chocolate sour cream frosting, to be exact) and got him a few unexpected gifts. He was pleasantly surprised!

We also made meatballs with a side of tortellini for his birthday dinner - quite possibly the best meatballs Shawn has made yet!

I realized I never talk much about what I bake at work. Honestly, I always forget to bring my camera in with me! Here's a peek at what I'll usually make on a weekly basis.... cookies, muffins, scones, and some sort of loaf. And yep, that's all the workspace I have. Hey, you don't need a whole lot of space if you keep it organized properly!

Oh, and pies! I made a lot of pies this summer using up all sorts of fresh fruits, but I'm really excited about making…

Chop chop!

This weekend, I did a little chopping outside of the kitchen...

A whopping eight inches! I took my chances and went to one of the local salons after hearing only good things about it. And in case you couldn't tell, I'm absolutely lovin' it.That's the long and short of it! (Oh, and Shawn likes it too! :D)