A picture is worth a thousand words. - Anonymous
|For BW Wednesday @ The Well-Seasoned Cook - A Weekly Culinary Photo Event|
Olives @ Mumu Grill, Crows Nest NSW
Pinterest food photos and somehow, in some way found myself replicating the dish a few days after, or going to a restaurant to have a taste of that dish, or buying some books or equipment in order to prepare a specific cake. So yes, a picture is definitely worth a thousand and one words and more.
|mini sweet burgers - tiny cookies|
We are half-way through October and onto last quarter of the year! Spring is finally showing its true colours! No more grey skies from here on. Sunny blue skies and colourful hues. Alas, spring has finally showered Sydney with some love and affection. But knowing its half-way through October, it also brings me into some state of unnecessary panic. What of? Christmas shopping of course?! Have you done your Christmas shopping yet?! Ooh... but I have a list so it should be good. Now, let's put down that list and back to the present.
|Asparagus with sweet lemon dressing and roasted almonds|
Simon Park from theheartoffood. Apparently the workshop is somewhat a take-off from Billy Law from A Table for Two, who used to teach the class prior to his Masterchef commitments. Anyways, to make a short story shorter, here is the gist! It was an eye opener, literally! I’ve learned so much about my point-shoot camera and more. Who would have thought white balance can be life changing! LOL! Seriously, it was great fun! It’s a good thing I coaxed some mates along to join – D and A both had fun learning about their DSLR the whole workshop went by with just a few words in between us. Yep, we’ve had our eyes glued on to our camera viewers and kept on click click clicking away. And not just the workshop, the food at Mumu Grill was excellent. (It is the first Jamon (Spanish ham) bar in Sydney and boasts 100% grass fed beef). Besides filling our minds and eyes with new learning and skills, our stomachs were not left behind with all the wonderful food not just to photograph, but to EAT as well!
|Olives in full colour|
|Asparagus with lemon dressing and roasted almonds|
All in all, it was great fun – learning and eating and engaging all our senses. The bonus here is – Simon has actually informed me of available spaces for the EDB Conference! I’m stoked to be offered a place and looking forward to learning and meeting other great people who have the same passion and interest – food!
Over the weekend, we also managed to go supersized grocery shopping and visited the Costco outlet which opened July this year in Sydney! 100 rolls of toilet tissues! Yeah! It was literally jaw dropping – the massive sizes of each product variety and the bulk portions reminded me that yes indeed, American brands super-size! Everyone has a smile on their face after the shopping - big Skippy's peanut butter for mum, giant Tabasco sauce for Dad, chocolates for the girls heaps more for the pantry. And yeah - a hundred and one rolls of toilet tissue! Ha ha ha! I'm sure we'll survive another quarter without Costco with the loot we got!
Well, before the end of October comes along, Christmas shopping is in the do list! With some selfish motive thrown in as I’ve found the DSLR camera I
PS - My photo of the olives in black and white will be this week's contribution to The Well-Seasoned Cook's Black and White Wednesday. Thanks Susan!
Hope you're all engaging your senses wherever you are! And it maybe smart to get on with your Christmas shopping too! XX
70 Alexander Street
Crows Nest, NSW