Food Photography It Ain’t For Sissies

If this is going to be a food blog then there are going to have to be pictures of food! I don’t know the first thing about photography and from what I have read, food is not a forgiving subject. So I grabbed Big Daddy’s camera and turned from “Auto” to “M.” I had read something about food photography on the Internet and had a few tips under my hat. The only problem is I had NO idea what Aperture was or which way to turn the Shutter speed. After practicing a few hundred times on the fern’s in our yard, a spider web, and a banana peel, I decided it was time to try French Toast! Ok, this isn’t the prettiest French Toast in the world, but it suited the purpose. French Toast made with Pepperidge Farm Cinnamon Swirl Bread is one of the only ways I can get protein into my girls. I am all about protein! Fruit and vegetables no problem but when it comes to protein I really have to work. Unless I am really in a pinch I make all of their meals from scratch. I have asked millions (well maybe that’s an exaggeration) of mother’s what they give their kids for lunch or dinner. The number one answer is “chicken nuggets.” (#2 answer “buttered noodles”) Every now and then I will go to Whole Foods and pick up some “all natural,” “organic” chicken nuggets, but it just kills me to put them in front of the girls. I have to include a mound of ketchup on the plate which is the only way they might take a few bites. YUCK! So now I make my own chicken nuggets. They are actually more like french fries which is why the girls only know them as “Crusty Italian Fries.” If anybody goes to call them chicken I have to bang the pots and pans. Anyway… getting back to photography (more on Crusty Italian Fries later), I grabbed Rose’s French Toast and ran outside. I took pictures galore until I realized that Rose was sitting at the table waiting for her breakfast and Iris was running around for god knows how long without a diaper! Poor kids! But the picture is decent!

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Trying This Blog Thing Again

My name is Genevieve and I am addicted to blogs!
I remembered yesterday “wait I have a blog”. So, a little over a year later, I have decided to give my blog one more go round.
When I finally figured out how to log on to my blog I saw that I had actually made one post. It was fun reading the old post. I remember the morning like it was yesterday. It is unbelievable how much goes on in life in one year. Rose (4 in August) and Iris (1) my two little ones are getting so big. They actually kind of like each other now. Iris is starting to talk and best of all defend herself against her older sister. Go Iris! Rose will be starting her third year at Montessori school in the fall. Rose has so many little friends. As a result, I have many great new friends. The great thing about my life right now is that my girls are finally in a space where I think (and I repeat THINK)I can begin to say “hello” to Genevieve again!
I can’t guarantee that my blog will be as witty, or as interesting as some of the incredible blogs I am addicted to, but it will be real!
I am a forty year old(oh my god that is the first time since turning forty earlier this month that I have really said it!) mother of two little girls who needs to share! I realized this the other day when Rose said “mummy who are you talking to?” I did my best to explain that I was talking to myself. Rose replied as any 4 year old going on 80, “it’s OK mummy I talk to myself too.”
Enjoy my blog because now I will be talking to YOU!

Memorial Day 2008

Today is Memorial Day the official kick off of summer! Doesn’t feel very summery today. Rose is celebrating Memorial Day by watching Handy Andy and putting band-aids all over her knees. It is nice to get up and be able to open the doors and let the air flow through. The blooming trees make the air smell sweet and fresh. You can also hear the birds churping. I love that about spring. Pretty soon it will blistering hot! The roar of the air conditioners will take over the sounds of the birds and the heat will sufficate the sweet smell in the air! Well Rose is calling for another band-aid! Gotta go celebrate Memorial Day, because soon it will be Labor Day!

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