Thursday, November 5, 2009

Food Photography

I have been busily working on my cookbook that I will be publishing down the road. And as I have made different dishes, I have been taking photos. Here is my Pumpkin Cake:

Amazing tasting cake--not great photos. Dark. Nothing special. Never said I was a photographer. Cook--yes I am, Designer--yes that too, Photographer--not so much. But my neighbor, Jen, has been photographing some of the finished recipes to provide photos for the book. She IS a photographer--and her pictures of MY food have been beautiful!! She has wanted to try some "stock" photography and is starting with my food. She also does beautiful portrait work! So click on her name and take a look at the BIG difference in our Pumpkin Cake Pictures! :) Also my recipe for the cake can be found on her site. Truly delicious and perfect for fall! On a sad note: not calorie free!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Vomiting Pumpkins . . . It's for the Birds!

This is my sweet Caity. She invited friends over to carve pumpkins. One problem . . . she and pumpkins and sharp knives had a bad experience one Halloween. So she watched the pumpkin carving.

This is Caity's friend Andrew, who carved away. Without fear!

He made a very creative pumpkin. That was vomiting seeds! So we put it on the front porch.

And the next morning, this is what we found:

It seems the Magpies loved the seeds. Only 3 little seeds remained.
Oh well . . .
Carving Pumpkins . . .
It's for the Birds!