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A sneak peek into our pumpkin pie A sneak peek into our pumpkin pie

Make sure to check back again soon for the fun, adventures, and recipe, and more gorgeous photos that I had with Cakespy!

Food photography: apple pie Food photography: apple pie

It was about 4:30 PM on a gray and rainy day. Very rainy. But there was light! Daylight. A gray-bluish one. A perfect day to make pie that turned into a day without electricity for a few hours, then trying to shoot the pie quickly while there is still daylight – yep, it was still […]

Apple pie, and it feels like home Apple pie, and it feels like home

A few years ago, or in December 1997 to be more specific, I was an M.A student, sharing a tiny two bedroom apartment with a roommate, working 2-4 temp jobs at a time, studying whenever I could (a.k.a when I did not work or party), and eating giant size salads for “linner” – I made […]

Food photography: What is “food porn”? and more about lenses Food photography: What is “food porn”? and more about lenses

Have you ever heard the term “Food porn”? I bump into these words every now and then. I find it in places where people write, talk, shoot, or appear on TV and the subject is, of course, food, but mostly when it comes to food photography. Food bloggers are especially happy and proud of their […]

Chicken soup for my soul Chicken soup for my soul

I consider myself a pretty adventurous eater. So what is chicken soup doing here? Well, I’m not so much an adventurous home cook anymore. I blame it on the kids. I’m just kidding. A little.

Roasted cauliflower with apples and red onion Roasted cauliflower with apples and red onion

Sometimes I fear people might get the wrong impression about me. I am aware that some people might think that since I was a personal chef for a few years, or because I own more then 130 cookbooks (I don’t count anymore), am subscribed to 3 food magazines (well, now Gourmet is gone…), and prefer […]

Wild mushroom ravioli with kale and cream Wild mushroom ravioli with kale and cream

Sometimes unplanned dishes are the most delicious (Ooh, a rhyme!). And sometimes making pasta for dinner is actually an excuse to eat kale. Kale, chard, mustard greens, and all their green friends are new in our fridge, on our table, in our hearts, and now also in our backyard (more about it later). Those are […]

A blink and they’re gone A blink and they’re gone

You have probably noticed it too. Deep in your heart, you know it’s about to happen. But maybe you don’t like to say it out loud, just like me. And if you blink, they will be gone. Summer fruits. That’s it. Finished. Over. All done ‘till next year! A few more sunny days and any […]

I slurp, you slurp, we all slurp for hot soup I slurp, you slurp, we all slurp for hot soup

Since the movie Julie & Julia came out (Have you watched it yet? You should!), I’ve been seeing and hearing so much about Julia Child’s Potage Parmentier (potato-leek soup) and her famous  Boeuf Bourguignon recipes. A perfect timing indeed since, if you haven’t noticed yet where you live, like say in… California, fall is here. […]