Food photography gets put on hold during the daylight hours. My Nikon does not travel to work with me, and iPhone photos are anything but inspiring. If you haven’t noticed, I am still trying to figure out how to balance all of my interests with a full-time job. Running, cooking, blogging, yoga, concert going, lots of reading, learning Russian, and the list goes on. All of this needs to take place in the 5 hours I have from the time that I get home to the time that I go to bed. Maybe I should start using a calendar to map out the best use of my time.
Regardless of my boring daytime meals, dinner has been worth struggling with poor lighting to photograph. Here is a week’s worth of organic and local food projects–
Leek and purple carrot mashed potatoes:
The purple carrots are only purple on the very outer layer.
Apple and quinoa stuffed butternut squash:
They look like the front of a guitarron (those giant Mexican bass guitars) when you cut them in half:
The filling was quinoa mixed with butter, apples, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Butternut squash is so good. I bought more for this week.
One of the easiest meals that I have ever made– Escarole Soup.
Veg broth, escarole, carrots, onions, white beans, salt and pepper, tomatoes.
Portabella Mushroom Pizzas and Swiss Chard (my favorite):
And tonight, I made my very first whole wheat calzones with mozzarella, cheddar, spinach, and a little tomato sauce:
A little bit of the filling leaked out: