The term “foodie” gets thrown around a lot these days, but based on Wikipedia’s definition, it suits me well: “…foodies are amateurs who simply love food for consumption, study, preparation, and news.”
I love food. It is as simple as that. Enjoying good food in a restaurant or turning a bunch of ingredients into a delicious meal (or rich dessert, which is what I prefer) is extremely satisfying. So it’s only natural that it’s one of my favorite subjects to photograph.
These cupcakes are from Patsy’s Angel Cakes and were a tasty highlight of my sister’s recent wedding reception. I spent a lot of time hovering over them, taking pictures—all the while practically drooling from the delicious smell of freshly baked goods. Later, I tried all three (pineapple right-side-up, tiramisu, and red velvet) and they were all very flavorful and moist.
Food Blogging Tweetup
On April 10, Social Media Club Tacoma hosted a tweetup focused on food and food blogging. I was a panelist, along with Dawn of Vegan Moxie, Adrienne of A Big Mouthful, and Marisa of Clearance Cuisine. We all brought goodies: chocolate chip cookies, caramel corn, banana walnut bread, and Grocery Outlet treats. You can check out the caramel corn recipe here.
Some friends and I recently started a supper club of sorts, and had our first dinner a few weeks ago. The premise is that a few of us will prepare the dinner and another will make the drinks, and we’ll all benefit. That’s a Denny Triangle cocktail below. The meal: pasta e fagioli, prepared by Dawn, and root vegetable soup with kale, made by Adrienne. Adrienne also made the appetizer, rosemary and white bean dip served with pita chips, and my contribution was dessert: blueberry brownies.
New Veg-Friendly Restaurant
Earlier this month I attended the TEDx Tacoma conference at the Museum of Glass, which recently opened a new restaurant, Choripan. Ian and I had the quinoa bowl with tofu, below. Can you believe that’s tofu? It looked and tasted amazing. I’m looking forward to trying their tofu sandwich next time.
Because I attended both days of RMSP’s Photo Weekend in Bellevue, I stayed with a friend in Seattle for the weekend. She took advantage of the opportunity and made me a delicious dinner, then dessert. Unfortunately (for you), I was too impatient to get a good shot of the strawberry shortcake before I devoured it. Dinner, below: bok choy with tofu in garlic sauce and scrambled eggs with tomato. I love having friends who share my passion for good food and cooking!
Good Eats in Olympia
Last week, I was invited to join Dawn and Adrienne (we’re apparently becoming a trio!) to try Old School Pizzeria down in Olympia. We all had the vegan pizza, with eggplant, red onion, and cashews. My lovely friend Grace of Duda Photography joined us, and inspired us to visit Bearded Lady, where we tried an assortment of cupcakes, brownies, and ice cream. It was a big nerdfest, with all of us snapping photos of our food before we’d allow ourselves to eat, and pretty much live-tweeting the whole thing. It’s so great to be surrounded by like-minded people.