Archive for 2014

So Childish

“I’ll be right by your side ’til 3005, hold up”

Grilling Tri Tip

Grilling a tri tip can be intimidating. It’s varies in thickness so it can be undercooked easily. YOU NEED TO INVEST IN A MEAT THERMOMETER! Seriously, one of the best cooking investments ever.

I found this video and pretty much followed his steps and each time has been amazing.

Pork Chops, the Cast Iron Skillet Way

I’m still new to the whole cast iron skillet thing. I like how versatile it is. This isn’t much of a recipe more than a procedure.


  • 2-4 Pork Chops, bone or no bone, roughly 1-inch thick
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper

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Fried Rice

i love making fried rice for the week… it’s super easy and cheap


  • 5 cups cooked white rice
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 package bacon, chopped into squares
  • 1 bag frozen vegetables
  • 4 eggs
  • reduced sodium soy sauce
  • salt & pepper

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Sofia Riley King

Had the honor of taking photos of my niece for her one month anniversary. I’ve never done a “new baby” photoshoot before, but I took it as a challenge. I knew what type of shots I wanted to do — and what shots I didn’t want to do (eg Sofia in a hallowed-out watermelon a la Anne Geddes… blech).

The challenge was in post-production. I’m in love with the film look that many photographers are mimicking. It softens the photo and adds a lot more character to the subject. It took many hours to get what I wanted… and I don’t think it’s fully there… but it’s close. I can’t wait to do more photoshoots like this to get more practice at post-production.