Just sticking my head above water for a moment. The staff at my church needed new headshots so I actually took some pictures for the first time this year! I even carved out time to edit them so they aren’t just sitting on my computer waiting for me to do something.
Melanie and I enjoy going to First Watch for breakfast and they have a drink called Red Medicine. I decided to reverse engineer it so that we could serve it over the holidays. It is described as “pomegranate, cranberry, black tea, local honey and cinnamon.” I don’t think I got the flavor exactly right, but closer than a knock-off Dr. Pepper is to the real thing. The color is a match and it is delicious.
The Best Ultra Quick Beans and Rice Recipe
Over the holidays Mom came up with a quick healthy dish that she thought would be a side but Melanie and I ate as our main course. It is so simple I don’t even need to write out a recipe card for it. Wanna hear it? Here it goes…
Survivalist Mushroom Caraway Soup
I like Survival Lily on Youtube and a few weeks ago she showed how to make a soup from things that can either be found in the woods or can be stored easily for a long time. Melanie and I look for ways to incorporate mushrooms into our diet since they are so healthy and we don’t eat them that often and this soup seemed like an easy way to do just that.
Ghostbusters Ghost Test Picture
I’m trying to get a how-to article done on the ghost effect from Ghostbusters but it seems that life is determined to delay me. It’s been in the hopper since last month! Today I managed to work out the lighting and do a test post processing attempt on it. I can do better but I’m really pleased with where it stands already so I thought I’d post it. More to come soon (I hope).
Cloudy Skid Marks Recipe
The guys over at Penny Arcade mentioned a s’mores snack mix and I wanted to make a gluten free version. I’ve tried several concoctions now and none are bad but this one will get you on your way to your own perfect mix. Please let me know in the comments below of any other magical combos the rest of us should try.
The woman who has modeled in several of my recent photo shoots asked if I could teach her how to use her own camera better so we set up a photography lesson. I really enjoy teaching and photography so this was a treat for both of us.