Crab Salad Sandwich

I love to cook, but I am usually way too self conscious to share photos of what I come up with in the kitchen. More often, when I cooked for others, I would tell them, “I won’t post this online…but that doesn’t mean that YOU shouldn’t…” But, I feel like that may be even more self-serving.

So, you know what? Forget modesty. I’m dynamite in the kitchen. I love whipping up an awesome dish and sharing it with the people I care about. I love seeing people’s faces light up when I show off a carefully prepared plate. I especially love coming up with new recipes for my vegetarian friends so that they don’t have to miss out on a solid meal in favor of settling for another boring salad.

My buddy, Kyle, happens to be one such friend, and is the most frequent beneficiary of such concoctions. Since he can eat fish,  I whipped up one of my favorite creations: a sandwich with (imitation) crab, avocado, and homemade aioli. 

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In summation, I rock at cooking and I can take cool photos of that food, so expect more culinary posts in the future.

Baking Bread

I’ve been spending more time in the kitchen lately, and my latest project was some simple French bread. After shamelessly posting a cell phone photo of my accomplishment online, a friend suggested I shoot it properly. So, I have my first attempt at food photography.

Hungry for more? Let me know in the comments.

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The Garlic Press

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I like garlic. A lot. How much is a lot? Enough to break through this solid, hefty, stainless steel garlic press inside a year’s worth of use. Cards on the table, I’m more impressed than anything.  It’s been sitting on our fridge for a while because I’ve been meaning to shoot it, but never did. BUT, I got myself a flash honeycomb for Christmas, and could think of no better trial run for my new toy.

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The honeycomb fits over the flash, focusing the light through those holes in the frame to make a spotlight effect.

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Max helped me demonstrate the spotlight effect for Karen.