Tag Archives: foto

{meatless mondays : quinoa pasta w/ sauteed ramps, simmered pear tomatoes, & fresh english peas}

17 Jun

that’s a mouthful, and a really long title for a blog…but that is essentially what is in this dish, and to leave out any part just seamed wrong.  those are all amazing and wonderful things and when you put them all together you get this incredible dish :

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super healthy, keeps well in the fridge, easy to make, delicious… cute. 🙂

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i mean, seriously though – it’s cute… sure – it’s pasta, but it’s cute. 😛

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i’ve mentioned this pasta before – i love it for a bunch of reasons, including the fact that it is non-gmo, organic, and gluten-free. Continue reading

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{the time i climbed a 90-foot grain elevator}

5 Apr

do you know what a grain elevator is?!  i didn’t until the time i was visiting indiana, fotographing a wedding… a very special wedding. my cousin, M married his lady, E and and her family has a farm – they are bonafide farmers! experiencing their farm first hand was such an absolute joy!  mister T is one proud owner, and he knows his farm in and out.  from hydraulic garage doors to magic hoses to ceiling snow, the place is just loaded with charm that encourage memories for years.

as i said yesterday, one of my favourite moments of all time was spent on this farm on that wonderfully warm midwest day in mid may.  the rain came crashing down out of nowhere, but the sun didn’t have time to really leave so the air had that yummy glare to it that you just knew was going to create the most amazing rainbow once the clouds parted…

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double rainbow!

Matt and Emily's Wedding

my biggest fan anthony wanted to know the story behind yesterday’s “favourtie moment” shot.  here it is.  i walked through “attic winter wonderland” i called it – insulated craziness balance-beamed between one world and the next… we get to the end and mister T tells me to turn left and “climb in”… essentially, i am inside this box, just on the other side…

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see that little box? i’m in one just like it… i’m just on the other side of the barn. 🙂 so after we got out of this barn, we walked over to the grain elevator. i was beyond scared, but also knew i really wanted to do this…

the grain elevator i walked up looks nothing like the ones in the wikipedia fotos… this was basically a giant ladder… and i kind of have this phobia of heights, and also a phobia of ladders – so this was a big feat for me! Continue reading

{sumo citrus!}

28 Mar

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i just love seasonal produce.  i love looking forward to something…

we are so spoiled – especially in the US – to get food whenever we want it… including produce.  and it baffles me when people complain about the taste of blueberries in january.

anyway – this is one piece of amazing produce that you can only get your hands on at select markets for about a month or so out of the year, usually beginning mid to late february.  they are called sumo citrus.  and they are completely out of this world!!

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i know what you’re thinking… “that looks kind of like a clementine, i’ve had clementines… i love them!”  well, i love them, too.  but this is not a clementine or a cutie or a tangerine or anything you’ve ever had that’s orange… unless, of course… you HAVE had one… 😉 {have you?!}

it’s the most amazing piece of citrus i have ever eaten.  for real. Continue reading

{kitty yoga}

20 Mar

my sweet kitty callee just LOVES my yoga mat…

mostly, she loves laying on it… when i seem to need to be laying on it…

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but i’ve caught her doing downward-facing-dog once or twice now 😉 … isn’t she just the cutest thing?!

{ugli fruit AKA “uniq fruit”}

19 Mar

have you ever seen or heard of an ugli fruit?!

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this is an ugli fruit.  also known as “uinq” fruit, because apparently the name “ugli” wasn’t very PC.

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i mean, either way i think it’s beautiful. look at that colour!

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ugli {uniq} fruit is from jamaica and is similar to a grapefruit.  it’s more like a pomelo but the skin isn’t quite as thick.  the flesh of an ugly fruit is super sweet and juicy.  i add mine in smoothies as well as eat them as a snack. when throwing it into my vitamix, i keep the white part included – it’s loaded with extra fiber.  or just juice it – yummy!

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the tree that produces this fruit has been around since the early 1900s!  their season is just about over, so grab yours today!  you can find ugli fruit at many health food stores like whole foods market nationwide.

{whatever wednesday} — let’s shake-it, new york!

6 Feb

i love the shake-it app.

perhaps an oldie compared to so many of the constantly new amazing things out there now, but i am loyal to my shake-it app and i still love it… makes me want to think of a sweet project for my polaroid… anyway,  here are a few of my favourite shake-it fotos from my days in the big apple…

New York City

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{whatever wednesday} — these are a few of my favourite things…

19 Dec

i love doors.  i especially love to fotograph doors.  my love for them was discovered during my days living and working in manhattan, wandering aimlessly through the streets with my camera, snapping away… so many doors… so many stories behind them… so many opportunities around represented in each one… i love and miss that place, and always will.

The Village Continue reading

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