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Re-discovering life with my camera.

Let’s enjoy those Tomatoes. Panzanella Salad.

My friend Karla always makes Panzanella salad this time of the year, when tomatoes are at their best.   Karla has a culinary background and is an amazing food stylist.  She … Continue reading

April 3, 2012 · 3 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

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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

The Old Craft of Baking Bread.

  I began shooting the images for this post  around 10:00 am but felt I needed to go back at night when the bakery began their first shift.   It was … Continue reading

February 23, 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

Salsa Anyone?

The thing about food is that even though we eat at least three times a day, really only few meals make it to the “Wow” part of the brain.  Why … Continue reading

February 14, 2012 · 2 Comments

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

Meet Juanita.

When I was 7 years old, my parents bought a property outside Mexico City.  Every weekend we would  drive up to the mountains to find refuge in a very small … Continue reading

January 7, 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

Beekeeper

Martin Cassiano started working as a beekeeper when he was 18 years old.  Thirty-five years later, he has become an expert in the world of bees.  Today he manages 400 … Continue reading

December 14, 2011 · 2 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

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Nature in a Jar.

Honey!  

November 25, 2011 · Leave a comment

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