Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Nature in Silhouette

Just a photo I took with my Hasselblad during our trip out to the Kern River earlier this year.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Mac & Cheese Cupcakes

One of my favorite comfort foods is Mac & Cheese.  I'm not too picky on the ingredients unless the recipes start getting into stinky cheese territory.  The downside is the calories but I recently found the perfect solution - Mac & Cheese baked in cupcake tins.  Portion control is key.  I found this recipe on and it was originally published in Cookie magazine. 


Mac & Cheese Cupcakes Cookie | May 2007
Rebecca Miller Ffrench
Yield: Makes 24 cupcakes

8 ounces small elbow macaroni
Olive oil
1 1/2 cups whole milk
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Salt to taste
2 cups sharp cheddar
Seasoned bread crumbs
2 tablespoons chives, snipped

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Cook the macaroni until tender. Drain, toss with a little bit of the oil, and set aside.
3. In a medium nonstick saucepan, whisk together the milk and cornstarch until well blended. Stirring often, bring to a boil over medium heat.
4. Stir in the mustard, pepper, and salt. Reduce heat to low and simmer until thickened.
5. Stir in the cheddar until it melts, then fold in the macaroni.
6. Butter two cupcake pans and coat with the bread crumbs. (Be sure to shake off the excess.)
7. Fold the chives into the macaroni mixture. Spoon the mixture into the pans and top with bread crumbs to taste.
8. Bake until golden on top, 15 to 25 minutes.

Monday, May 14, 2012

The Queen Mary

A couple weekends ago, Wendel and I played tourist and visited the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA.  If you live in CA or plan to visit, this place is a great spot to check out.  Nestled in the Long Beach harbor, the oceanliner took its maiden voyage in 1936 and served many famous entertainers and dignitaries from around the world.  During WWII it served as a transport ship for soldiers.  It's now a hotel and museum.  I'll be posting more images of our visit but above are a few for starters. 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Kickin' Back

Happy Friday, All!  What are your plans this weekend?  My boyfriend and I are going to a friend's wedding in Palos Verdes.  Should be lovely since it's being held at the Terranea Resort which overlooks the ocean.  Other than that, I'm going to continue shooting some more film.

I shot the image above with my Hasselblad.  Gotta love dappled sunlight and old benches.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Almost the weekend

The week is almost done and so am I.  Looking forward to catching up on posting and hopefully not working over the weekend.  Here's an image I shot with my Hasselblad film camera at the South Coast Botanical Garden. 

Friday, May 4, 2012


You know those weeks where you've been wanting to say, "TGIF," all week long?  Well, this happened to be one of those weeks for me.  I survived a busy week at work and am looking forward to catching up on my photography!  For real, this time.  I've actually been shooting quite a bit but haven't had a chance to post anything online but I'll be back in action this weekend.  Also rented a 150 mm Hasselblad lens and I'm excited to test it out!

Have a great weekend.