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Figaro bars Figaro bars

It’s been a while, hasn’t it?! I haven’t posted anything for more than a week… I missed you guys and I missed blogging. I got busy and out of focus as we planned a little Thanksgiving vacation to sunny California. We visited family and went to the beach which was a lot of fun. And […]

Food photography: Shooting the pumpkin dessert Food photography: Shooting the pumpkin dessert

In this post I’d like to share with you how I’m learning to work out the light when I take photos. I usually shoot in my kitchen where I have a big window but the walls are painted green – which is lovely but not necessarily a good thing for shooting food – during the […]

Happy: As pumpkin banana cream pie Happy: As pumpkin banana cream pie

You people, you are something else! I don’t know how this happened or exactly why (although I have a clue…), but almost out of the blue I started having thoughts and questions: What’s the point of this blog? Why should I continue writing? For who? Who cares? What do I have to say or contribute […]

Cranberry apple relish Cranberry apple relish

Originally, I had nothing to say about it. Too easy to create, too quick to make, there was no opportunity to blurt a word out before it was done. But it’s beauty too astounding to ignore, I had to share. Its expected tart sweet gorgeous tang, I could not wait until Thanksgiving. Yes, I’m talking […]

Food photography: Lisa is Cooking Food photography: Lisa is Cooking

This is a guest post by Lisa from the blog Lisa is Cooking. She has wonderful recipes and we tweet sometimes on Twitter so I asked her to write something for us and share her behind the scene learning experience and tips. It’s about the learning curve, right?! * * * I confess to knowing […]

Happy: A little treat Happy: A little treat

Yesterday I hesitated before pressing the “publish” button for my first “Happy” post but I did. Later that day I went out for a cooking class at Sur La Table with Mrs. Steamy Kitchen. I haven’t seen my husband and my kids since that morning when they left for school and work. It felt weird […]

Happy: Counting my blessings Happy: Counting my blessings

I love this photo. As it happens, it very much reflects what I want to share with you today. Darkness behind the little girl and a glow of light in front of her, it symbolizes the way I see myself. (I took this photo a few months ago and it was a spontaneous one.) I […]

Steamy sweet and sour pork meatballs Steamy sweet and sour pork meatballs

I have told you before about my 130+ cookbooks, haven’t I?! There are quite a few Italian cookbooks,  a few Mediterranean ones (my favorite food), Mexican, American, French cooking…. baking cookbooks… but not even one about Asian food. Well, Jaden from Steamy kitchen has changed that with her new cookbook. I love Asian food but […]

Glamorous life Glamorous life

Sometimes I feel as glamorous as a chicken meatball. Ehhh, let me explain. Where should I begin? Maybe from the end. Yes, the end. That’s was when I heard the sweet sound of the word “yummy”. It came out of the mouth of a sweet, but stubborn, and picky, little boy, who mostly likes to […]

Food photography: useful links Food photography: useful links

Every now and then I run into a blog post with helpful tips abut food photography. Unfortunately, I don’t always have time to read them, so I thought it’ll be a good idea to compile them in one place and when I have a moment There will be this one place where I can quickly […]