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Posted in simply yummy, tagged inspiration, photographer interview, photography, creative, photos, images, photographer, leacasphilosophy, simplyblogged, simply blogged, Simply love, photographers, blog on April 8, 2009 | 11 Comments »
Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins
• 2 cups cake flour
• 3/4 cup granulated sugar
• 1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 pinch salt
• 3 ounces cream cheese, cut in cubes
• 2 teaspoon lemon juice
• 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 Whole eggs
• 1/4 cup melted butter, hot, about 175°
• 1/2 cup milk
• 1 cup blueberries
• paper muffin cup liners
Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 350°. Line the cups of a muffin tin with 12 paper liners. Set aside.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt in a mixing bowl. Stir well; set aside. Using metal blade in food processor, process cream cheese, lemon juice, and vanilla in food processor until smooth. Add eggs and process 15 seconds. Scrape down side of container with a spatula. With processor running, pour hot melted butter through food chute gradually, but within 10 seconds. Process another 10 seconds. Add milk and process 5 seconds. Add dry ingredients to container and mix with 4 to 6 half-second pulses. Add blueberries and fold in with a spoon. Pour an equal amount of batter into each muffin cup, filling each about 2/3 to 3/4 full. Bake in preheated 350° oven for 30 minutes. Cool on rack 15 minutes.
Makes 12 muffins.
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Joy St. Claire Photography is offering a free wallpaper that is spring divine.
I found this shop on etsy full of all things vintage. If you have followed my blog for any period of time you know that I love all things vintage. This little shop not only has cameras but hats, radios, typewriters, and the list goes on. Check them out.
I love that they take great images of their stuff too. I look for great photography everywhere these days and they are very creative in how they present their items.
Photos courtesy of vixen and prudence
Posted in SOOC Saturday, tagged inspiration, photographer interview, flickr, photography, photos, Etsy, images, photographer, leacasphilosophy, simplyblogged, simply blogged, photographers, SOOC Saturday on April 4, 2009 | 13 Comments »
–We continue to watch the volcano steam across our sky. They say it may be done or it is building up for another blow.
–My daughter and her friends were talking about how everyone has a scent. Their home and themselves smell a certain way. One of her friends smells like coconut all the time, another has a citrus scent, and they said that she smells like clean cotton all the time, like a Downy scent. I have to confess I love the smell of clean cotton and so everything I buy smells like it. What a better way to stink, than that of something clean. =]
–This week my tastes have included sweet and salty chocolate chip cookies, saute vegetables, chamomile tea, and water with fresh lime.
–My son needs a haircut, my husband keeps reminding me. My son loves long hair and I can’t help but play with his curls when we are all gathered on the couch. He just turned 16 and there is something about playing with his curls that takes me to a time when he was 16 months.
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Posted in Best shot Monday, tagged alaska, Best shot Monday, blog, creative, flickr, images, inspiration, leaca, leacasphilosophy, photo, photographer, photography, photos, simply blogged, simplyblogged on March 30, 2009 | 22 Comments »
This weekend I shot the volcano but we decided to go to the local cannery and ask if I could get some shots of the eagles, there were hundreds. They were really nice and let us come by the big NO TRESPASSING sign.
This one was my best shot and I am declaring it my BSM!
This week we have been doing nothing but volcano watching. If we are not down there watching it we are on the internet reading the reports and watching squiggly lines. I am a proficient squiggly line reader, I bet you did not know that about me.
Last night about 11:20pm the volcano was going off and there was flames and lightening lighting up the sky. I was not fast enough to get these shots but the shot below and others of this eruption are available here.
My daughter went with her friend to Arizona over spring break for a week and the house was so quiet. She came home and now the house is filled with noise. Her begging me to let her do something, her screaming at her dad to stop teasing her, her laughing, even her hour long showers are making noise. Man, it is great to have her back.
I have a certifiable sensitive sniffer, seriously! This is gene I have handed down to my children and it drives him nutty. I was telling him last night that I can smell the volcano, that I can actually tell when it has erupted without looking at the site or being down on the beach watching it. It smells like fireworks, kind of. My daughter got up this morning and was eating cereal at the table and I let the dogs out and the smell swept in and she says, “What is that smell?” I just have to smile and it fills me with pride.
I love Benihana’s Yakisoba but I can’t afford to go there weekly to have it. I have been researching this week and making it at home. I think I have almost got it. It might not taste exactly like theirs but it will be close and have my signature on it. Maybe I will share my recipe this week.
I have been holding my camera a lot lately. I shoot a Canon 50D, it is quite large compared to the XT I used to shoot with. Weeks like this I miss my little comfortable camera but the images are so much better with the 50D so I deal with it.
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