My friend Michael sent this to me last year and by the time I got around to posting it spring was already over…so here it is, some spring photography humor for you. Who can resist bunnies? Happy spring everyone!
Archive for March, 2010
Excuses for not doing a February recipe:
- The Olympics were on.
- It’s a short month so I didn’t eat much.
- The dog ate my homework.
I was starting to get a little nervous that the first quarter of the year is almost over (this is the “corporate” in me talking) and I haven’t made any progress on my 10 in 2010. And I thought the easiest thing on my list would be to blog a recipe every month! I will make up February at some point – I’m thinking the summer will be chock full o’ new recipes with all the fresh veggies and stuff, so I’ll double up one month. Also, my mind was put at ease tonight when I reviewed my 10 in 2010 list and found that I am making progress on more than HALF my list already, but just haven’t officially checked anything off yet. Whew! Was starting to think I was slacking. Stay tuned.
I invited my mom over to share in my March recipe of stuffed peppers! These were SO easy to make and delicious, not to mention SUPER DUPER healthy…bell peppers are loaded with vitamin C and I don’t think there is one ingredient in this dish that isn’t good for you. Here’s the recipe, courtesy of Epicurious, as well as some pics of my masterpiece! A couple of things to note: If you make this straight from the recipe you will have enough leftover stuffing for about 2 more peppers (or you can just eat it leftover as a cold salad, which is what I will do). Also, I had some quinoa on hand and made 2 peppers with that and the other 2 with couscous, both tasted about the same but quinoa is way more nutritious and loaded with protein! Enjoy!
Preheat oven to 350°F F. Coat a small baking dish with cooking spray. Bring the broth to a boil in a saucepan, add the couscous, cover the pan and remove it from the heat. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cut the stems and top half inch off the bell peppers and scoop out the seeds and membranes. Boil trimmed peppers for 5 minutes, then drain them upside down. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet. Add onion, zucchini, yellow squash, fennel seeds, oregano, and salt. Cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until vegetables are softened. Remove from heat and stir in the tomatoes and chickpeas. Using a fork, scrape the couscous into the skillet and toss with the vegetables. Stir in the crumbled feta. Place peppers upright in the baking dish and fill them with couscous. Bake 15 minutes. Serve immediately.
I love it when I am “gifted” to someone. You may remember Donna from her maternity session a few months ago, well her sister-in-law Dina recently got engaged and this engagement session was a gift to her and her fiance Mike! They are getting married in May in Colorado…and if I didn’t already have a wedding booked that day I’d stow away in their luggage. You know how much I love Colorado!
We met up in Medford Lakes this past weekend for their shoot. I immediately connected with these two – they are super sweet, crazy in love, and just really fun to be around. Mike’s daughter Meredith came along too, the three of them together might have been almost too much for my camera to handle…oh the beauty! I think Meredith needs to get to a modeling agency asap, how gorgeous is she? And she is only 12! Got me thinking back to when I was twelve…with my two-toned hair from too much Sun-In, clear plastic rimmed glasses, and stirrup pants…boy, was I a vision.
Here are some photos for you to enjoy, I included a few more than usual but I just had a really hard time picking my favorites!
I guess I hadn’t quite had enough of the snow on the east coast…because a couple of weeks ago I went to Colorado to see more! I figured since cold and precipitation were following me around the country, I’d try my luck at Colorado where I actually WANTED snow. My friend Michael and I planned a last minute long weekend at Breckenridge and Copper Mountains and hoped for lots of the white, powdery stuff. The Rockies didn’t disappoint – we got about 1.5 feet of snow in the first 2 days, perfect for skiing!
Because I don’t quite trust my skiing skills enough to lug my SLR onto the mountain, these were all taken with my Canon point-and-shoot. Be sure to check out the video I took from the lift at Copper, just love the HD video on this camera!
When the clouds finally cleared, this is what we saw. For the last 2 pictures, let’s play “Can you spot the difference?” I think it’s pretty obvious…oh the things one can do with Photoshop! If any of you are interested in how I did it, send me an email!