… and ready to go! I am busy getting ready to move. It’s very exciting! After almost 2 years of living in Germany, we’re packing up and returning home to South Africa. I’ve packed away my photography lights and am dealing with tons of admin, while trying to savour some final German flavours. This means I may be a little quiet over the next 2 … Continue reading All wrapped up
It’s getting darker and the light is getting softer as the leaves start to turn. Autumn is beckoning. Gone are the fun temptations of ice-cream and milkshakes. My girls snuggle up on the couch with the yapper and ask for an old favourite that my mom used to make me. It probably started off as treat made up of whatever ingredients were readily available in … Continue reading vanilla milk
Ta-Da!!! Welcome to simply pause – my fresh, new blog site! I decided that pause needed a little bit of an upgrade, call it a facelift or a breath of fresh air.The posts will be similar to what I posted in pause, but I hope that you will find this site easier to get around and prettier too! I have quietly been working on this in … Continue reading Surprise!
Every photo tells a story. There was almost no post this week. But I’d secretly promised myself to post something every week. Hmmm. So. Well. Basically, I’d been reading my food photography book, and she keeps reminding me to find the story behind every image I create. “There’s always a story”, she says. When you know the story that lies behind your image, then choosing … Continue reading Basic Indugence
It’s drizzling outside. The beautiful bright happy light of the last couple of days has disappeared again and it’s replaced, with soft gentle quiet light. Shhhhhh…. My book arrived!!! And I’m devouring it! Some bits I’ve been able to skim, but even the stuff I know is written about in such a clear yet sensitive way, that it’s like learning it all anew. At the moment I’m … Continue reading Light
I’ve ordered my book on Food Photography! I am impatiently waiting for it to arrive in the post. Yes the post – living in Germany means that I cannot just run out to my local book store and buy a book in English, I have to order it. Luckily this one is coming from the UK and not the USA, so I should have it … Continue reading Stuck in a rut? Bake a cake!
I’m not a foodie, I just love experimenting with and photographing flavour, but seeing that you asked and this one’s made it into my recipe book, here goes: Some notes: the original recipe uses oranges – I had lemons, you get to choose what you want to use (Oranges or Lemons – sounds like a song.) The original was for an oven bake – we … Continue reading Lemon & Red Onion Chicken – the recipe