Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Pumpkin Soup

Today is my first attempt at food styling.

Its Pumpkin soup with some home grown mung bean sprouts. (Yeah I was a little low on the soup, I decided to photograph it AFTER I had eaten it for dinner so this is leftovers!)
Pumpkin soup is one of my favourite easy to make meals and it seems a good time to share the recipe.

Approx. 250g Diced peeled pumpkin (I used butternut but you can use any type)
1 large or two small onions, diced
1 or 2 garlic cloves, finely diced
Vegetable or chicken stock
1 Tbsp Olive oil
Cumin- a pinch or to taste
Oregano- a pinch or to taste
Rosemary- a pinch or to taste
Cream or evaporated milk

Heat the oil in a large saucepan.
Add the onion and garlic and cook until soft.
Add the diced pumpkin and stir.
Add enough stock to just cover the pumpkin and onion.
If you are adding the herbs, add now.
Simmer uncovered until the pumpkin is soft.
Blend with a stick blender.
Your delicious pumpkin soup is now ready!
For a really creamy soup stir in some evaporated milk or cream just before serving.

This soup is also really yum with some pumpkin replaced with carrot.


Sunday, 25 March 2012

Tamara Dean -Photo Love

This Too Shall Pass

Compositions like paintings, evocative silhouettes. This too shall pass by Australian photographer Tamara Dean.  For more check out here and here.  

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Photo Love -Mark Laita

There is a touching story behind these beautiful photographs of flowers by Mark Laita. Mark's mother was diagnosed with cancer, so during her treatment he took these photos and sent one to her every few days.  There is such vibrancy in the bright colours, and I like the unusual choice of photographing the back of some flowers which are just as beautiful as the front.