Local Produce, Candy Cane Beets, Local Wagyu Flank Steak

Local Candy Cane BeetsSome recent highlights have been the wonderful produce courtesy of Yuki from Koike Farm. These candy cane beets are perfect raw due to their sweetness, but have just a slight note of that beet bitterness. I could not resist sneaking away during a busy day to slice these open and take a shot of their psychedelic patterns.
Koike Farm ProduceThese green and reds speak so much of summer and abundance to me. This time of year is the most energizing in the kitchen. The crop arrives fresh Tuesday morning, and as the day goes on multiple trips are made to the piles of produce. A knife slicing through handfuls of beet greens, quickly rinsed and thrown into a pot of boiling pasta. Eggplants sliced, spiced generously and roasted. It’s a privilege to be able to serve greens, vegetables and dishes so fresh and grown with so much care.

I’ve been trying to expand my food photography and editing. A lot of the shots you see here are snapshots, taken quickly amongst the work day. It’s nice to take a chance to set up some more posed shots but I’ve been trying to find the balance between posed and snapshot. I tend to like shots like the above, where the produce was laid out but the shot was very natural and quick. The following photo of Balsamic and Thyme Marinated Local Wagyu Flank Steak was more posed but I’m happy with how it turned out.
Balsamic and Thyme marinated Local Wagyu Flank SteakI’d also like to quickly say thank you to the 25 followers I have so far! Your support and interest means the world!

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