What’s for Lunch #4 + #5


So sorry for neglecting to post my lunch last Tuesday: Thanksgiving is my excuse! And my apologies for the ghastly photo – the only camera I had with me was on my phone.

Here’s what I had: Stuffed French toast (half filled with strawberries & cream cheese, half with apricot jam and Swiss cheese), and a curried chicken salad sandwich at one of my favorite coffee shops in town.


Here’s what I had for lunch today: Spicy Thai Noodles, based on this recipe: {link}

I used cashews in place of peanuts, and I added some peanut butter, ginger, and red curry paste. Delicious.

What did you have for lunch today? Share your description or photos in the comments!


What’s For Lunch #3 + Food Photography + The Winners!


Today for lunch I had a salad of organic baby greens and radicchio topped with cheddar cheese, pomegranate seeds, and honey french & blue cheese dressings. Absolutely delicious.


Recently I acquired a few things that make food photography a pleasure: A new tripod, a couple sheets of card stock (one black and one white), and white foam board. I’ve been having fun experimenting with them. The card stock I use as backdrops, and the foam board for a reflector.

Here I demonstrate different reflectors. All photos were taken with the exact same exposure settings. The only thing that’s different is the reflector used. All photos SOOC (straight out of camera).

1. No reflector | 2. White foam board | 3. Silver reflector | 4. Gold reflector

I ended up using #2 for the final shot.

Now for the Giveaway Winners!

Commenter #33: Michele, who said: “I baked whole wheat buttermilk biscuits!”


Commenter #158 garysgirl, who said: “The last thing I baked was some delicious bread.”

Thank you so much to everyone who entered the giveaway!

Please share what you had for lunch today in the comments!

What’s For Lunch #2: Crostini with Side Salad + Restaurant Photography


What I do for you guys.

Yesterday, I was out shopping at lunch time. I was pretty sure this would be the case, so I made sure to bring along my big ‘ol DSLR. I felt just a little silly bringing my boxy camera bag into the restaurant, but I wanted to share my lunch with ya’ll.
Know what? Photography in a restaurant is pretty difficult and a bit embarrassing. First, in a crowded restaurant, you have to move around until you find a table with good light. Then, you have to furtively take out your huge camera and pretend to casually take photos of your food. Everything within you cries out as you want to bend over your food, finding the best angle. But everyone around you would think you were crazy.

What I do for you guys.

Here’s what I had: Crostini (toasted baguette) with a cheese spread, topped with bacon and scallions, and a side salad (one of the best salads I’ve ever had at a restaurant). It was excellent.

What did you have for lunch today?