I’ve been busy making aspic… and founding a faux North Texas Aspic Association (NTAA). Continue reading North Texas Aspic Association
Last year’s tea at The French Room remains a wonderful memory. We decided to make it tradition. Read on for the exciting foods we tried. Continue reading Annual Tradition: Tea at The French Room for Easter
As strange as this sounds, this is the 4th aspic I’ve made in one week. With my newfound confidence, I took the leap into adapting a recipe to make a festive new creation just in time for Easter!
Behold, Denise’s technicolor jelly bean aspic! Continue reading Denise’s technicolor jelly bean aspic: a culinary wonder
“Hello! We’re here for the aspic!” These are words few expect to hear in modern times, much less with sincere enthusiasm. Continue reading Hello! We’re here for the aspic!
Last year my friend Tore Bellis and I took a downtown Dallas walking tour with Jay Cantrell. We started at Pegasus Plaza and admired The Adolphus. I told Tore that someday I hoped to stay there—just for one night. My … Continue reading The Adolphus Hotel sets the standard
I haven’t returned to the Grasslands since the infamous Tick Incident of 2017. I’ve managed to find plenty of reasons to stay away, including house and yard work. I’ve been cleaning the garage… closets… rearranging furniture and trimming hedges. Gone … Continue reading Memories of the LBJ National Grasslands
Thought I’d take a departure from the norm by posting this photo from my archives. This was back when I played with food. I’ve moved on to miniatures and insects. 😉 Enjoy! Date: December 2013 Camera: Big Bertha (Canon EOS 5D Mark II) Notes: Also, please note, the comments box is back. Don’t forget to post interest in participating in the “What motivates you?” series. Continue reading Googly Eyes
Ever wonder how canned sliced mushrooms get prepared? Take a look. Miniatures like Jack spend their time splitting mushrooms. It’s a lot of work, but Jack loves his profession. The next time you have mushrooms, think of Jack. 🙂 Location: … Continue reading Canned Sliced Mushrooms
There’s an area at the LBJ National Grasslands that my friend and I have named “Pretty Pond.” Aside from the pond, there are pine trees. Pine needles carpet the ground making a soft surface to walk on. Or in my case, lie on, to photograph this mushroom with miniatures. This is how stuffed mushrooms are prepared. 😉 Date: July 8, 2017 Location: LBJ National Grasslands Camera: Rockalita Sunshine (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV) Lens: My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L macro IS) Continue reading Miniatures and Mushrooms