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Tag: food

Food and Stuff

This post is mostly about food, and not too much about stuff.  But I had to give a quick nod to one of my favorite characters, Ron Swanson, on one of my favorite TV shows, Parks and Recreation.   “Food and Stuff” is where he buys all of his food…  and most of his stuff. […]

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Evan - My compliments to the chef and the awesome photographer for making my tummy rumble.November 1, 2011 – 6:27 pm

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  We usually keep Valentine’s Day pretty low-key, but I’ll take any excuse for getting my favorite flowers—purple tulips—and a nice romantic night out with a cute husband. As always, I love blogging about food, and this dish was truly exceptional.  It had probably the tenderest beef I’ve ever tasted and a sauce […]

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Chi - Oooh, bleghhhh. (obligatory response from the sister/sister-in-law)March 19, 2011 – 11:35 am

Marci - aaaawwww….Truc, you resemble that remark from Evan. And YES, you both are ‘too cute’!!!February 22, 2011 – 5:29 pm

May - You guys are …too… sweet : )February 14, 2011 – 10:24 am

Evan - Happy Valentine’s Day to the cutest photographer ever!February 14, 2011 – 9:27 am

Glendale Oakmont Country Club Jazz Wedding Reception Details | Pasadena & Burbank Day After/Newlywed Session Photographer

We were delighted to attend Allison and Jim’s gorgeous Oakmont Country Club jazz wedding reception in Glendale.  If you recall their Griffith Park engagement session, you’ll remember the fun we had with Jim’s saxophone.  The saxophone was back in full form at their wedding reception.  But let me start first with the seriously delectable displays of […]

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Peggy - Don’t know the bride and groom but the dessert trays look divine! Cute couple, too…February 14, 2011 – 12:55 pm

LA Photographer in New Orleans: Morning Call, Beignets, & Crawfish Etouffee

Evan and I spent Christmas in New Orleans together for the first time in 2010.  I’ve talked before about how much I love his hometown.  The food, the music, the history, the sights—from the French Quarter to the swamps … and did I mention the food?  This was my longest trip to New Orleans yet, […]

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May - Oh, I missed this while I was in New Orleans!January 6, 2011 – 3:32 pm

Evan - It’s too bad they don’t make sandwiches that good in California. At the same time, New Orleans may have the best food, but California has got the best photographer. 🙂January 6, 2011 – 3:24 pm

Marci - Ah…you are making me hungry again! As far as seafood goes, fortunately, you can find it for breakfast, lunch AND dinner here!!!
I am looking forward to seeing all of the photos you post from your special Christmas in New Orleans.January 6, 2011 – 6:51 am

Much Ado About Food

If you’ve been on the blog long enough, you’ll know that I love food.  I’m partial to desserts, but really, I just love to eat in general.  As much as I like the sights and scenes when I travel, I like even more the fact that I get to eat lots of different foods.  Especially […]

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Marci - WOW….looks delicious!!!!!!!! Alot better than what we’re eating tonight. I wish I could taste it right off the page. :>)August 15, 2010 – 2:53 pm

Evan - I want to eat it again. You’ve made it look just as delicious as it was: one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten.August 2, 2010 – 6:02 pm

april - The prawns hooked me in. You know soft shell crabs creep me out though those look yummy if you like things like that. 🙂 I love scallops, too. It makes me glad I’m heading to Maine on Saturday so I can get my fill of good, cheap lobster and clam chowder – New England style because there is no other kind for me.August 2, 2010 – 11:56 am

Savory Summer Smoothies

Summertime in our household means that the blender is always out and ready to make fruit smoothies.  We can’t go a week without making one or two.  They’re just so cool and refreshing, easy to make, and healthy, which is certainly more than I can say for my other summer weaknesses.  Our favorite flavors are mango, […]

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Tiki - My favorite – blueberry, strawberry, yogurt, and peach, with lots of ice on a summer dayJuly 25, 2010 – 8:29 pm

Evan - I have to say that I’m pretty lucky to be married to the Smoothie Superhero!July 22, 2010 – 5:09 pm

Marci - Ooooooooh Truc!!! Here you go again with the yummy stuff….keep it up. It looks “plum delicious”~~

Also, I’ve gained 5 pounds just looking at those cupcakes. :>)July 22, 2010 – 10:44 am

Of Cupcakes and Red Velvet

It all started with an awesome children’s birthday party.  It started innocently enough, with a slice of cake here, and a cupcake there.  But then, it happened.  I was obsessed.  I am now officially addicted to red velvet.  I’d hardly even heard of red velvet before that fateful birthday party.  Now, I have to buy […]

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Vera - Each one is unique. Is red dye the main ingredient in red velvet cake? How can dye change the taste so much? Yum.July 25, 2010 – 8:34 pm

april - I had my first red velvet cupcake from Georgetown Bakery (which was divine). I even took pictures. I also just bought a coupon yesterday for more. It was a Groupon – $40 gift card for $20 at Cake Love. I look forward to using that possibly around the holidays.July 20, 2010 – 4:40 am

Truc - Haha, Mike, sure thing! As long as you’re okay with them being a little squished in transit.

Evan, I plead the fifth.July 15, 2010 – 10:32 pm

Evan - Wow, spectacular photos! The bakery should hire you for its advertisements. However, I might add that you’ve exhausted every bakery in town … and then some. I believe there was a cupcake purchased from a bakery 60 miles away, hmm?July 15, 2010 – 2:25 pm

Mike P - Ok, if you’re going to be taking photos that are this awesome of cupcakes that look that delicious, I am going to have to require you send me some in the mail. (Yes, I know I don’t eat junk food. I’ll just take one bite a day…)July 15, 2010 – 5:51 am

Ode to Ice Cream

Okay, maybe not.  But if I knew how to write an ode, ice cream would sure deserve one.  At any given time, our freezer has about six containers of ice cream. Evan often says my brain is made of ice cream.  If you opened up my head, all you’d find in there is ice cream. […]

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Summer Special – Portrait Session Sale! | Los Angeles and Orange County Baby and Child Portrait Photography » Los Angeles Children's Photography: BAMBOO SHOOTS PHOTOGRAPHY - […] Yesterday was the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, which means summer has officially started!  Summer is my second favorite season after spring.  Goodbye to school, homework, and exams…  Hello, fun vacations, the awesome Perseids meteor shower, cold drinks, and lots of ice cream! […]June 22, 2010 – 4:34 am

Turning the Lens Around | Pasadena and Los Angeles Children’s and Baby Portrait Photographer » Los Angeles Children's Photography: BAMBOO SHOOTS PHOTOGRAPHY - […] now husband (and unofficial second shooter and business partner, as well as partner-in-crime in all things ice cream), take my portraits one evening last week.  Bamboo Shoots Photography now has a couple of these […]June 18, 2010 – 6:34 am

Marci - How about beignet ice cream with powdered sugar on top! Or Honey ice cream…or honey swirl ice cream and green tea with ginger ice cream? bon appetit~~June 8, 2010 – 2:45 pm

Trudy - I’m surprised Peggy didn’t recommend iguana ice cream. She runs over the poor helpless critters with wheelchairs!June 8, 2010 – 12:17 pm

Dan - Ice cream? Or I want to scream? My small freezer is full of frozen fruits (mango, blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, fill-in-the-blank berries, …) and quarts of ice cream. I have no control over what I can put in there because my wife and kids have taken it over. They love to make smoothies with their new expensive blender and top them off with ice cream. It’s not that I’m complaining, but isn’t that too much!!!!June 7, 2010 – 7:21 pm

april - I think we have 3 types of ice cream. Rob only eats vanilla. I have Cherry Garcia. We have the Starbucks Java Chocolate Chip Frappacino for Laura (but just the little teeny tiny cup). We’re big fans of ice cream, but we don’t have the luxury of freezer room.June 5, 2010 – 6:15 pm

Peggy - How about gecko ice cream? Or Green Day ice cream (OK- I like their music)? Or Kermit ice cream (gotta love the frog)? How about Slime Cream? Or Pond Scum? Hey-flavors like that worked for Jelly Belly….June 5, 2010 – 3:54 pm

Evan - Yes, I attest that her head is full to the brim with ice cream. There’s some smoothie in there, too. In fact, as I write this, Truc is drinking her specialty: homemade smoothies. I bet there will be a blog post about smoothies in the future …June 5, 2010 – 3:35 pm

Chi - Instead of racking your brain for a way to keep mint ice cream minty green, you could just get creative with titling it. For instance, you could call it “grasshopper-flavored,” or “mudslide ice cream,” or “Shrek” cream. Worse comes to worst, call it “oxid-iced” cream. *audience groans* It’s all about the marketing. 🙂

As far as flavors: avocado, apple, pineapple, blueberry, orange. Flavors which would be intuitive, but don’t show up in the grocery store ice cream aisle.

P.S. Evan is quite accurate. If someone gave you a noogie, all the ice cream would come spilling out of your ears.June 5, 2010 – 2:30 pm