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.
- 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.