Tonights the big night durning the Christmas season, trimming the tree. My out-of-the-house siblings are spending the night, so we can get the tree today and decorate it tomorrow. These days are some of the best of the year.
What are your Christmas plans for this coming week? My grandparents and I had our traditional ornament shopping trip this past Tuesday. My Grandpa has gotten me an ornament since I was 4 years old. (And turned me into a ornament snob.) We have made of day of hunting down the perfect ornament together for about 5 years now.
For my photographer friends: IPS has released their 2012 calendar. (Europe again this Summer!!)
I am playing around with watermarks. Not sure I like watermarking, but part of me thinks that a picture looks polished with a watermark. What do you think?
Oh Cinque Terre! I miss you! You and all your wonderfulness that you shared with me. Thank you for being you, I love you just the way you are. You are one of the best places in the world!
Cinque Terre is made up of 5 small towns nestled on the coast of Italy… Beautiful. Just to give you an idea of how wonderful this place is, pesto and focaccia bread both came from these small towns. You can see pictures of us buying bread at a focaccia bar below.
Thanks for the time here wonderful Cinque Terre. I love you.
(You can read about this wonderful place here)
Ciao for now belle Cinque Terre!
I have never made a monte cristo before, I have had it in restaurants, so I decided to make one myself. This is my version of a monte cristo.
Many flavors make up this sandwich, spicy cheese, sweet jam, and the aged parmesan, I love conflicting flavors right now. So interesting, and yummy.
- 2 slices sourdough bread
- 3 slices prosciutto
- cheddar cheese
- parmesan cheese
- pepper jack cheese
- handful baby spinach
- tablespoon dijon mustard
- tablespoon peach jam
- 1 egg
- splash milk
Whisk the egg and milk in a small bowl, transfer to a plate.
Build the sandwich, layer cheeses, and prosciutto on the bread. Heat a small skillet over medium heat skillet and melt a tablespoon of butter in it. Dip each side of the sandwich in the egg mixture. Place the sandwich in the skilet, put a plate ontop, and then a heavy can on top of the plate (to create a pinene effect). Cook on each side until lightly browned, and cheeses are melted.
Open the sandwich, spread one pieace of the bread with a heavy layer of mustard, and the other with jam, then add spinach.
…like the only one in the whole world
…like I am sitting at the door of opportunity.
…like I am riding the fence.
….like I am bound to fall.
…like I am lost in the brambles of life.
(Emotions illustrated by a chair.)
P.S. thank you all who came to the Chamber exhibit!!!!
The finished gallery
Hey dear readers,
Thought I would tell you all a very exciting thing that’s happeing for m.e. photography. I am being featured in the local Chamber of Commerce here in Sandy! I just finished putting up the gallery this morning, and the local paper came fresh off the press with a artical about m.e. photography! So exciting!
This coming Saturday I will be at the chamber for the opening of the exhibit from 3-5pm. I would love to see you there!! And if you mention that you were at the exhibit, you get 10% off your next photoshoot you book with m.e. photography.
first ever article published about m.e. photography!
This greeted me the other day when I woke up, not too shabby.
p.s. the baby says “hi”
Julia Child kneading bread, at her family’s cabin in Maine, 1952.
Hello, my dear readers. Just thought I would share that my online print shop has been featured on this blog!
Be sure and check out the online etsy print shop, to see more of my prints for sale there!
[Thought of the Day]
One should work on self-growth, and have more personal time then maybe previously thought. Not to enable you to be more self-absorbed, as none should be in that practice; but in order to better equip our selfs, in order to better equip others.