The Kitchen Press

Re-discovering life with my camera.

Time for good food, a hearty laugh and a great conversation.

When my sons were in pre-school their Montessori guide (today a dear friend) invited them to celebrate her daughter’s 5th birthday party at her family’s restaurant. La Tuna Grill was … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · 2 Comments

Joyful Living.

On Easter Sunday  I took my camera out and went for a stroll. The local park in town was rejoicing.   As families and friends shared their food,  a simple picnic … Continue reading

April 24, 2012 · 4 Comments

Surprise!

Imagine coming back home from work.   A surprise party is waiting for you in the living room.  As soon as you open the front door the smell of your mother’s … Continue reading

April 24, 2012 · 6 Comments

This little pig…

Learn where your food comes from! This little pig is out on the fields all day.  This little pig only eats grass and grains.  This little pig can come home … Continue reading

April 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

Pedro’s Inspiration.

Pedro Schambon’s passion for organic farming never strays far from his beliefs on helping and teaching underprivileged communities. As busy as he is working the land at My Father’s Farm, … Continue reading

April 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Bees looked happy in Floresville, TX

Two weeks ago I took a field trip to Floresville, TX.   It was a spring day and the countryside looked like a Matisse painting.  We  had had two weeks … Continue reading

April 5, 2012 · 4 Comments

A new Look!

I visited Elizabeth a month ago at the Culinary Institute of America in San Antonio http://www.ciachef.edu/texas, when she was giving her delicious Brazilian Fish Stew a new look.  I got … Continue reading

March 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

Meet Lynn.

If I had to choose one quality to describe Lynn Forres it would be:  Good taste.   For “Downton Abbey’s” fans, she would be a modern “Lady Lynn” http://www.pbs.org Lynn Forres … Continue reading

March 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

Peppers

It took the vendor at Farm-to-Market three months to harvest these peppers.  After this picture was taken, they decorated my studio for two weeks.  Then I roasted some and made … Continue reading

February 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Sharing seeds

Pedro Schambon and Elizabeth Johnson  http://www.ciachef.edu/texas  got together at My Father’s Farm http://www.myfathersfarm.org  with the excitement of seeing a new variety of pepper grow.   Months ago, Pedro had planted Aji … Continue reading

February 16, 2012 · Leave a comment

Boggy Creek Farm

http://www.boggycreekfarm.com What a treat it is these days to be able to buy food from a local organic farm.   Even more if it is one inside the city limits.  … Continue reading

January 17, 2012 · 2 Comments

Rice for the newly weds

Ivan and Lourdes were greeted with rice at the end of mass.  As newlyweds, they were wished good luck and abundance, as well as fertility.  They were hit several times … Continue reading

January 7, 2012 · 4 Comments

Carol Ann’s Chickens

In November 2011,  I took a workshop in Austin with Lynn Johnson, Scott Martin and Penny de Los Santos.  My assignment was to follow and photo document Carol Ann Sayle at her … Continue reading

December 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

Elizabeth

 Watching Elizabeth cook at The Culinary Institute of America  is like watching an Orchestra play.  Everything moves and works together in a coordinated and beautiful way.   Watching her at … Continue reading

December 2, 2011 · 1 Comment

Same old Kitchen

I have cherished memories of my parent’s kitchen.  It was not a modern, state-of-the-art kitchen.  On the contrary, it was an old, poorly maintained kitchen.  The kind where the drawers … Continue reading

November 30, 2011 · 2 Comments

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