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A New Lens

by Meghann on November 17, 2009

Some of you may have noticed I haven’t exactly been using my typical point and shoot camera lately.

For the past couple of weeks I have been toying with the idea of purchasing a new SLR and my Mom has been kind enough to let me borrow hers for as long as need be.


My Mom has a Canon EOS 20D SLR that she bought about 5 years ago. It may be a tad on the older side, but it still gets the job done.


It was fun to have the SLR in San Francisco and at the Food & Wine festival this past weekend. Playing with my Mom’s SLR has pretty much sold me on the fact that I need my own. I am currently crossing my fingers Santa has taken notice what a good girl I have been this year and hopes he leaves a shiny new Canon Rebel under the tree for me. ;)

In the mean time I have decided to spruce my Mom’s camera up a tad by ordering a new macro lens. The new lens will make the camera more effective for my needs of close ups for food.


Maddie was happy to pose as I tested the new lens out.



Maddie is the perfect model. She just stares at me and looks adorable!!




Me likes the new lens! I still have a lot to learn about how the lens works and how my Mom’ camera works. One day at at time :)

Dinner was also fun to photograph and very yummy to eat. ;)


First were the Zucchini Cakes.




Zucchini Cakes

  • 1 grated zucchini
  • 1/2 small onion, grated
  • 1 T dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 3 T ground flax seed
  • S & P

Combine all the ingredients and form three small patties. Fry the patties on the stove top in a little evoo and enjoy!



Next Yuca Fries



Cut a yucca in fry shapes and bake in the oven at 420 for 20 minutes with a little S&P.


Dipped in a little ketchup & Dijon Mustard combo. Yum!


Dessert was a VitaBrownie topped with Pure Decadent Coconut Milk Chocolate Ice Cream that I just got around to opening tonight even though they sent it to me in April. Oopss…



There’s a reason I hadn’t opened it – I am just not a fan of chocolate ice cream. Its to rich (thick?) or something to me. Derek the chocolate ice cream is all yours next time you’re here!!

This afternoon I also snacked on some Cashew Nut Clusters.


I’m a little disappointed these didn’t taste more like cashew. i have concluded that cashew are my favorite nut to eat on its own. :)

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you… for all of your votes for the Sam-e Good Mood Gig!! Please remember to keep them coming! We have until Dec. 7th to pull to the lead. :)

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