Saturday, July 10, 2010

3 Tomatoes and a Mozarella


I have really become quite enamored with photography. I bought a camera last summer so that I can take pictures of food and journal my recipes, then I started to experiment with pictures of people, I bought Photoshop, PS3 actions, and even took a photography class in California. The thought of starting my own photography business even crossed my mind. But after much deliberation, I have decided that I no longer want to take pictures of people nor do I ever want to make this a business. Instead, I want to continue photographing as a hobby—and only food.


Food has progressively become a real creative outlet for me and a form of expression. The more recipes I make the more creative I become. I am also beginning to find so much beauty and peace in the beautiful colors, aromas, and tastes. Its like as though I am hungry to taste everything that is different, exotic and unusual. I find so much pleasure when I discover a new flavor. Then of course I want to share this discover with my husband so I recreate the recipe and I make him taste it. He is very hard to please as he is a picky eater, so my goal is always to impress him somehow. I usually feel so much success when he responds, “its really good”, as opposed to “its fine” or “its okay”. He has never come out and said, “this is terrible”, because he was raised to be very tactful, so I can always tell what he really thinks just from these subtle nuances.


So I have decided to take this blog in a different direction. I would like to use it to share the day to day life of our family, as well as a recipe and photography journal.
These beautiful heirloom tomatoes I purchased at the farmer’s market here in town called Molto Marios Farmers Market along with freshly made mozzarella. I paired the two together like a sandwhich with basil leaves and drizzled it with balsamic vinegar. It was divine! My husband HATES tomatoes but he really like this. It would make a great appetizer


  1. YOu are so talented. The tomatoes & fresh mozzarella look de-lish! I am sad you decided to go away with taking people photography since I could see your enormous amount of talent, but I agree with making things a hobby to me they stay more passionate rather then hobby turned into work. I admire your decision. I can't wait to read more. i love reading your blog too!

  2. People photography is fun but very challenging. It takes so much work and many sleepless nights. Maybe down the road I'll change my mind, but for now, I am going on hiatus. Food is just easier.

    Thanks for your comments. They are great motivation for me. :)

  3. Such beautiful pictures ! Just by looking at it, you can tell it's quality food and it must taste good. I think you are a GREAT CHEF !

  4. This one's so mouth-watering! I thought it was bread, at first. Hehe! Veggie haters will surely change their mind when they get to taste this scrumptious recipe!