Tag Archives: food

{september bounty – eat the rainbow!}

19 Sep

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between farmer’s markets, my new job, and cool new people in my life – i’m one blessed {and grateful!} lady!  <3

{speaking of peaches…}

14 Sep

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…what is it with things growing together lately?!  ;)

{peach pickin’ in paonia}

13 Sep

i totally fell in love… with this great little town… paonia.  i actually considered moving there before i moved to my little neck of the mountains… but i hadn’t yet visited and i’m super glad i had the opportunity to this week! i had heard that there were farms up in paonia where you could pick your own produce for a nominal fee… and obviously – i was all over that!

the season for peaches is almost over, but orchard valley farms still had plenty of trees to harvest from! i had never done anything like this, it was quite the experience! <3

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i left my camera at home, because this was sort of an impromptu trip… but i had the trusty iphone.

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hehehee {not a real person, but totally fooled me!} :P

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entrance to the garden and grove… {those are “peach pickers”}

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peach trees galore!

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ladder to pick the really big ones at the top!

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like this! :D

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sipping wine and picking peaches… what a day!

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pumpkins!  {no pickin’ pumpkins, though!}

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no picking wine grapes either… but the merlot/cabernet blend from black ridge winery was just wonderful!

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then i spotted this door on the way out… :)

enjoy the weekend!

 

{mini caprese stacks}

10 Sep

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finger food is my favourite!  i believe in touching and playing with your food!!  ;)

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and i’m kind of obsessed with tomatoes… i eat them with almost every meal, it seems. i love the colourful variety of them.  little, big, funky shaped, speckled… deep colours, bright colours…

i especially love to make little snacks with tomatoes – any way i can.

and so, i present to you… the most adorable mini-caprese stacks ever.  at least by my standards.

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{food photography : watermelon radish}

7 Sep

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how cute are these?!

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i don’t even know what to say about this adorable vegetable. when my new boss {i left the corporate world last week – details to follow!} told me that this looked like a watermelon inside, the first thought in my head was, “well, that would fotograph just perfectly with black lava salt!” :D

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now, i am not the biggest radish fan on this earth, but i do occasionally get cravings for them. i roasted some once, which totally changes their flavour – almost making the “bite” more tolerable.  radishes are high in vitamin c and potassium, and they are a very low-calorie food.

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these watermelon radishes are so pretty…

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and sure enough, are a bright magenta colour inside!

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watermelon radish…

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so i obviously had to cut them into little watermelon-shaped slices…

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sprinkle on some wonderful black lava salt.. for taste, and for effect! ;)

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hello, watermelon radish!

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nom nom… nom.

{cool as a cucumber}

30 Aug
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cool as a cucumber

 

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{zucchini “mini-me”}

24 Aug

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when a friend of mine pointed out this super-cool-looking zucchini squash to me… i exclaimed, “i wanna take a picture of that!” ;)

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i always buy the “weird-looking” produce… mainly for this here bloggy blog, but also because – weird is cool.

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