Food photography

A Quick Pickle

August 20, 2013

This unassuming jar of what appears to be cucumbers swimming in iced tea is actually thinly sliced cucumbers and red onions in a quick pickling bath.  These are an incredibly yummy, refreshing, slightly sweet pop added to salads or sandwiches.  You probably have the ingredients on-hand and they can be ready to nibble on in […]

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Tips for Natural Living ——————- Coconut tonic & more.

March 20, 2012

Thanks so much for following this new segment, Natural Living Tips which you’ll find here on Tuesday’s. My friend Rosemary Nickel (Motivating Other Moms) and I have paired up to bring you these weekly tips on living a more natural life. They will be fun, quirky and informative, just like us, ha. We hope you […]

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Lovin’ the local farms!

February 27, 2012

Since moving here to East Bradenton, we have really been enjoying the many local farms and ranches. One we’ve been to several times is Hunsader Farm which is only 10 minutes away from our home. We’ve gone to pick strawberries and tomatoes a few times now, once the kids and I picked 22 pounds of […]

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Eggs Benedict with Meyer Lemon dressing

January 5, 2012

One of my goals for 2012 is to cook more at home, with fresh ingredients, using what’s on hand with less waste. I love to cook, I love cookbooks, so this year I’m making it more of a priority. This past weekend our close family friend, Britt, spent the night on New Year’s Day. We […]

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Oh, to be so LUCKY.

March 22, 2011

The Luck of the Irish that is.  We just returned home from our family trip to Ireland, kinda piggy-backed on PFMan’s yearly trek out there to broadcast live for St. Patty’s Day.  This would have been his third year in a row and I was not letting him go without us this time! We flew […]

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Merry Christmas & Kahlua Cake:-)

December 25, 2010

… Merry Christmas!  This is a cherished ornament that has been passed down in my family! … This is our Kahlua Cake.  It’s a Trifle and is sooo easy and delicious!! Make two boxes chocolate pudding, one box chocolate cake.  Bake and cool cake, cut into squares, this is the first layer.  Sprinkle some Kahlua […]

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The Artichoke

October 14, 2010

These beauties found at the new Fresh Market in St. Petersburg, FL.   I grew up eating these nutty buds stuffed with seasoned bread and dipping the leaves in butter sauce.  I haven’t yet been able to convince my own family of their yumminess. I just figure they’re missing out, the sense of satisfaction one […]

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The Lemon.

August 24, 2010

I took several handfuls of pictures of lemons on our recent trip to Italy this past April. Lemon trees, lemons in bowls, lemons on vines. They were plentiful and beautiful. You see, I love lemons. I love a wedge squeezed in my sweet tea, I love the look of a bowl of lemons to brighten […]

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Simple side-dish.

August 24, 2010

I’m forever trying to come up with side dishes, searching all the cookbooks, food magazines and websites. Well, I have a standby ready at all times that is quick, healthy and so yummy. Oh, and versatile too!! It’s the Bean Salad. I make sure that I always have a variety of canned beans, olive oils […]

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Cooking Inspiration

August 14, 2010

Lately, with my ever shifting priorities, I’ve had good intentions to cook more. I’m a good cook, who learned the art from a great cook, my Mom. It would be a shame to let this talent go to waste. Sometimes it’s difficult, I’m easily swayed by all the amazing local eating establishments we have here […]

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