Monday’s Musings…

Our beloved Dexter (the dog) is a world-class sook! He is now also quite heavy…over 16kgs (so much for a small dog…and it’s NOT fat), I stupidly tried to pick him up the other day and tweaked something in my back, which is now giving me hell. I have been battling through, but any of…

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Croissants – three different ways

In a recent workshop I taught, we had these croissants, which I sliced in half, filled with Nutella and fresh strawberries and then we dusted with icing sugar. We captured the icing sugar in action by using a studio flash. Sadly as good as they look, once we finished shooting we actually threw them in…

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Cooking up a storm

I have been cooking up a storm recently and loving every minute of it, the other week it was cakes and desserts, this time totally tomato related; bruschetta, cherry tomato and chorizo penne, avocado on toast (with blistered tomatoes), and so much more. Did you know I post the recipes on my ‘other’ blog? If…

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In the Studio – with Chef Judy Pt1

No, not Judge Judy, but Chef Judy visited me in the studio the other week with some amazing home cooked treats, today I am sharing just one…Banana and Fig Bread, the smell was heavenly in the studio. We wanted to capture some simple country styling to emphasise the home-made country look and feel of this…

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The Family Cookbook

This post may seem a little random but bare with me. I have a cookbook, it’s quite old I think it was given to me when I first moved out of home, some 35 years ago. I have handwritten recipes in it, I used to cook ALL the time, cakes and slices and lasagna and…

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Regular Random – Macarons

It has been a while since I did some food photography, I shot some colourful macarons last year, these are vanilla ones, along with a fab new dish I just bought and some lovely soft linen, gave it the old Dark & Moody treatment… I used both the 50mm Prime lens and the 50mm Macro…

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Food Photography – Pulled Chicken Sliders

Back with another recipe with the help of my slow cooker, this time slow cooked pulled BBQ Chicken. The Pulled Chicken was actually cooked the night before and served with rice. I suppose you could easily make it pork, for tradition pulled pork. So you could use this as a main meal or something yummy…

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Food Photography – Creamy Chicken and Bacon Carbonara Pasta

Yummy and versatile Lactose Free and Gluten Free Pasta recipe, cooked in a Slow Cooker.

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Regular Random – Cupcake Reflections

I get a bit stir crazy on holidays and just start looking for random things to do, sad isn’t it, I mean what’s wrong with picking up a good book? I just cannot seem to do it when I get really, really bored. So I had this leftover cupcake and decided to play with some…

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Food Photography – Rustic Bruschetta

Last week I had a few days of total bliss; no work, just pottering around doing what I want, I slept in, tidied up in the studio, played around with Still Life, got a haircut. One particular day I decided as it was just me home for lunch, I would buy some fresh crusty bread…

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