September 26, 2010

A beautiful weekend . . .

We had a fun photo shoot with a lovely couple at their lake home. It included a barn & pretty sunset light on the water. Hope your weekend was fun as well.

September 23, 2010

Goldies

There is a section of the Organic & Chic cookbook called Reformed Junk Food and these are a version of twinkies that I'd love to try. I also love how she paints everything with edible gold.

September 15, 2010

Vanilla Bean Cake with Pastry Cream & Brown Sugar Buttercream

A good friend just bought us the Organic and Chic Cookbook so I decided to try it out. I also always love the recipes in Martha's Baking Handbook. So I made my own combo. I have been majorly craving cake lately, so this was a nice treat. I have to say the start of the show here is the Brown Sugar Swiss Meringue Buttercream.
(make time for baking, it just makes life better)

September 13, 2010

Local Wedding

Just shot a lovely beer & wine tasting wedding near by. Everything was yummy & beautiful. More photos soon. 

September 9, 2010

Zak & Amy




Just finished up a really fun shoot with a very sweet couple, who are also good friends.  We shot this at a park steps away from my house. Always a good time shooting at sunset. You can see more photos here

September 8, 2010

Chorizo Home Fries

My husband and I ate at an amazing Cuban restaurant in the West Village once, which for some reason I can't remember the name of, but anyway, we ordered an amazing Chorizo Home Fries dish. So I tried to recreate it myself. Pretty yummy.
Ingredients: 

Potatoes 
Chorizo 
Green Onions
Butter
Salt & Pepper

Instructions: 

Chop everything into bite sized pieces. Fry sausage to render fat. Remove sausage from Pan. Add a little butter to the pan for extra frying fat for the Potatoes. Add potatoes, plus the salt and pepper, and cook until tender. Add sausage back to pan, plus chopped green onions. 

September 7, 2010

Lemon Bars

These are my favorites. I've been craving to bake lately. I overcooked these a little, but they were still very yummy! 
Ingredients:

2 sticks (8 ounces) butter
2 cups flour
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
4 beaten eggs
2 cups sugar
4 tablespoons flour
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel
sifted confectioners' sugar

Preparation:

Heat oven to 325°. Blend butter, 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar. Pat into ungreased 13x9x2-inch pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. For filling, blend together eggs, sugar, 4 tablespoons flour, lemon juice, and lemon peel. Pour over first layer. Return to oven and bake at 325° for 20 minutes. Loosen around edges, cut into bars and sift confectioners' sugar over the top while warm.

September 6, 2010

Love

Just shot a lovely couple. More images to come . . . here.

September 5, 2010

First Friday

We had a wonderful turnout for our 221 State Street First Friday Opening, it was a great time. We featured Andy Sir a good friend and graphic artist, with his new series of Neatly Folded Shirts

Upstate New York


Upstate New York is really beautiful. We went to Ithaca with a couple of friends today for hiking and BBQ-ing. Hope everyone has a fun holiday weekend!!