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253/365: cut lime

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Our family’s best, newest tradition: Sunday is taco night. Grilled vegetables, black beans, fresh guac, hot salsa, warm tortillas and cold cerveza. We spread out the whole feast like a picnic on the ottoman and watch the latest episode of Nature. It’s one of those simple things that makes life good.

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04.26.13 la dolce vita

Yep, life is sweet when work involves cookies! Today’s shot is a sneak peek from the studio; I’m playing around with styling these beautiful meringues and, of course, getting to know the product by sampling all nine flavors…They are like tiny, edible works of art. Fun to shoot, even more fun to eat!

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These French-style meringue cookies are made locally in Minneapolis/St. Paul by Bistro Meringues. Find them at Kowalski’s, Whole Foods, Lunds/Byerly’s and more.

04.01.13 lucky in love

You’ve probably gathered by now that I’m madly in love with my husband, Brad. I could go on and on,  but let me just say, the man is crazy good.

Not only that, he came with a great family. My in-laws are helpful, kind, easy to be with, and – as if that wasn’t enough – they serve things like THIS for Easter dinner. And don’t seem to mind when I photograph it at the table! 🙂

blog040113_easterfish81/365: mahi mahi

Pizza Party!

This 30 Days of Creativity project works well for me because, while I can create anything from pantsuits to pizza, everything needs to be photographed. This means that I can indulge multiple favorite activities in pursuit of my creative goals. Like killing two birds with one stone, except without killing any birds.

What I’m trying to say is, I’m not just a photographer, I’m also a diehard foodie. I read cookbooks, follow food blogs, linger in grocery aisles, and plant a potager. As my passions in life go – food is right up there. (FYI: I don’t know how to sew, so the pantsuit is out of the question, it was just an alliterative vehicle). So, without further ado…

Day 2: Pizza

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Yep, today’s #30DOC creation = dinner. A whole wheat pizza crust smothered in caramelized onions and dotted with goat cheese, kalamata olives, spinach, and toasted pine nuts. Isn’t it pretty? If you can’t tell by looking at it, it was also DELICIOUS.