Friday, January 30, 2009

lone sailboat ...

sunset shot (actually there are few variations i modified and posted two here, but the first one is most certainly an original, unmodified ...

Thursday, January 29, 2009

a bit more of hawaii ...

i was going to process through all my pictures and then post some, but i realized that will take forever, so why not just post a bit at a time. it'll probably be better for my sanity as i'm cooped up inside these winter months as it's freezing and continuously snowing outside. seriously, it's snowed almost every week now. there's nothing but dirty snow everywhere. this is the hdr set.

of course the obligatory this is what it looked like before i left ...

a small hint of summer ...

somehow some tomatoes are available, as are avocados, perhaps from chili?

lump crab napoleon with pesto vinaigrette and herb goat cheese ...

- handful of grape tomatoes (or vine ripe/heirloom if you can find some)
- basil, lots of basil
- lump crab (maryland blue crab is best, again if you can find some)
- your favorite herb goat cheese
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- extra virgin olive oil
- white vinegar
- 1 tbsp maille mustard
- parmesan cheese
- salt & pepper
- honey

coarsely chop a handful of grape tomatoes with 3 basil leaves, add a bit of salt, put into a round form and pop into the fridge while preparing the rest. add about 20-25 basil leaves into a blender, add in olive oil, vinegar, honey, 1 tbsp parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, mustard and about 3 grape tomatoes. blend well. remove the tomato form from fridge, place onto a plate, top with lump crap and sliced avocado. add as much pesto vinaigrette surrounding the tomatoes as you prefer, crumble goat cheese.

it may be freezing outside, but it's a taste of summer!

stromboli is good ...

quick and easy dinner, stromboli! just take some pizza dough, a small bit of your favorite tomato sauce (homemade) and a choice of meat - i use pepperoni ... assemble, roll and bake.

Monday, January 19, 2009

vacation preview ...

back from vacation, here's a two shot preview. first one is me rocking my tan of two days (i think?). second is a random picture of a sail, wait, all the pictures from vacation are random! well over 700 pictures to process. back to reality now.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

away message ...

i'm currently away, yes, taking a break from life. a quick visit out to oahu/waikiki. hopefully will have a chance to grab some great photos.

be back next week!