2014 in Review

2014 was a great year, and here are the highlights: In January I bought foodundercontrol.com and things were lit on fire in celebration! February was the one year bloggiversary and I found myself focusing on the little details. March was full of inspiration and possibility. I found myself starting to shoot at home more often, excited about food…

Contrast: Asian Fusion

Here are some photos from recipe testing thai and asian fusion at Tree House Kitchen. The elements remembered on my palate: Shallots, ginger and garlic fighting for dominance. The fresh punch of cilantro. Fatty and sweet coconut. Lemongrass and lime leaves in the background. Everything lifted by limes, heat, sweetness and acidity. We marinated and…

Montreal Part III – Wandering

It’s hard to believe there were only 2 nights and 2 days in Montreal when I was able to take so many photos. Such an inspiring city! Here are the final photos from that weekend. Elvir’s photo of myself drinking a “wild” cappuccino at Le Deppaneur Café. Searching for coffee on 10 AM on Saturday morning…

Montreal Part II – A Portrait of Marché Jean-Talon

Les Jardins Sauvages: Tins of foraged and native spices. Piles of soft forest mushrooms, curled, rounded, gilled and frilled like nebula clouds. A brassica vendor selling giant cauliflower and fractal-like romanesco broccoli exploding from their stem. Large kohlrabi in vibrant purple and green. Brussel sprouts wrapped around themselves and clinging to their stalk. Charcuterie: marbled, dried, tied, spotted with mold….