I always think that no matter what the missing ingredient is for a certain recipe, I can make it work with whatever I have on hand. And usually that is not such a bad way of thinking either as it generally gets the job done and has given me some surprisingly delicious new recipes in the process. However when it comes to rice flour I do not have a very good track record. Remember I made the pretty steamed rice cakes before where the first attempt wasn’t too successful either? This was kind of a similar thing… Maybe it is the combination of steaming and rice flour that short circuits my brain…
I don’t think we ever had an unanimous vote when it comes to choosing the best picture out of any challenge. And that’s probably a good thing too as all of the photos submitted have their pros for sure. This month’s winner is a wonderful lady that I met not too long ago during one of Meeta’s workshops in Germany, Eva from the blog Food Vegetarisch. She is a great photographer as I am sure you will agree if you see the above picture and if you visit her blog. Plus her recipe for the pepper ketchup was an eye opener for me, as I had never even considered making ketchup with anything else then tomatoes.
As foodies we all go to markets. We all go to restaurants and we all go to any other place that has food on the agenda, right? And if you’re anything like me, you also love to take your camera with you and try and shoot the scenes as they pass before your eyes. However, as we’ve all found out, shooting on location can be challenging. First of all you have to cope with the existing light. That can be anything from harsh bright sunlight to fluorescent green lamps. The times that the lighting is spot on perfect for that one perfect shot is – well let’s face it – hard to find.
Honey, I’m home!!! Still a little bit jet lagged… I woke up at 5 am this morning, couldn’t go to sleep anymore so I opted for some quality photo editing time… As it turns out that was not the best idea in the world, as I was checking all my photos at a 100% for sharpness (I can’t help it… I always do that) and mysteriously and shockingly they all appeared to be a tad blurry. Especially the ones at a higher ISO just looked entirely wrong, so I was starting to panic just a tiny bit when I saw in the corner of my eye that Lightroom was telling me I was looking at the pics at 300% instead of 100%…. No wonder! Geeezzz… Guess that happens when you’re not really awake… Anyway; they did look a lot better at the normal size I can tell you.
I know I’ve been virtually silent mostly since typing a post on my iPhone ( as I’m doing right now) is not exactly very fast or straightforward. I purposefully didn’t bring my iPad with me just so I could have some off time. It’s funny too as I am starting to get real excited about all the blogposts that are now living inside my head. Ideas, recipes and other stuff I have experienced here and want to share with you. I still have three more days to go in Cambodia before flying back but wanted to remind everyone that its only a few more days left for the homemade challenge and I see only 9 entries sofar… So just urging you on a little bit and for lack of anything else on my phone I am giving you a picture with the ingredients for a homemade garam masala!!
Sometimes – every so often – a good meal is just a series of coincidences… I had been planning on making a salad for lunch using leftovers that I had in the fridge. Getting rid of all we still had just before heading of for three weeks… Seemed like the sensible thing to do. However, some of the goodies in my fridge were in less then perfect shape and had to be tossed into the bin instead of in my salad… ;( I had planned on pomegranate, carrot and some other greens in the salad but it was just not meant to be.