Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Italian Broccoli Romanesco

Today I took Sophie to the Pike Place Public Market and a strange vegetable caught my eye. Romanesco is a variation of cauliflower from Italy. It looks like it's from another planet. I brought it home to eat it and found myself compelled to get a bit artsy fartsy with it first. I broke out my new Elinchrome Snoot to light it and snapped off a few pics while the oven was pre-heating. Got the shots, chopped it up, baked it at 400 for around 20 minutes with some butter and garlic on top and voila! Then I broke out some Photoshop recipes to come up with these...

Monday, January 09, 2012

Eagle Watch 2012

Driving through Rockport and Marblemount along the Skagit River anytime during the months of December and January is one of my favorite things about living in Washington State. This years trip was no exception. Lea and I woke up the girls (and Hudson) at 4am and on the road we went. It was still dark at 7am when we arrived so we stopped in at the Eatery for one of their famous cinnamon rolls. As the sun came up so were the eagle counts. We probably saw around 40 all day making our rounds up and down the Highway. Well worth the trip and I recommend it to anyone and everyone!