Sunday, January 30, 2011

Lotus Restaurant

Lotus Restaurant

418 S Military Ave
Green Bay Wisconsin

Owner Curt Christensen, who also owns Rock-A-Billy's Pizza Joint. He was the owner of Surfin Bird skate shop for 22 years. Lotus serves Chinese an Thai cuisine with a wide variety of dishes. Curt brings a unique twisted to his pizzas. Where can you get Thai Chicken pizza or General Tso's Chicken Pizza.

Photographed 4 dishes on Sunday. Teriyaki Chicken, Beef Laab, Spring Rolls, and Pho noodle.

The best fortune cookies ever... "You have a charming way with words and should write a book" ... Okay not with words, but how about just a picture book.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sanctuary Restaurant

Sanctuary Restaurant

903 Washington Ave So
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tasting Menu

Chef Patrick Atanalian

Photographed a tasting menu for an upcoming promo piece. They also needed some images for Restaurant Week & Valentine's Special.

Chef Patrick added a red feel to the dishes with sauces or beets or even a Hershey's kiss.
My favorite dish to photograph was the curled plantain with thinly sliced salmon. It was so beautiful laying across the plate.

Natural Lighting

Minnesota Natural Light

Minnesota might winters might be dark and overcast days but there is still enough light for a natural food shoot.

The body is a temple take care of it.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Business Card

Business Card

Logo Designer - Xpressions by Belle
Business Card Designer - 13thirtyone Design
Printer - Allegra

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Egg Bread

Egg Bread

I have a wonderful husband who made this for breakfast without asking.

Egg Bread

6 eggs
1/2 to 3/4 cup milk
3 slices of bread small pieces
Vegetables (broccoli, tomatoes , peppers)

Mix all ingredients into a 2 Qt baking dish.
Let stand for 15 minutes

bake for 1 hour at 350 till firm.


Monday, January 17, 2011

5 Course Meal tasting menu

new promo piece - set of 5 promo pieces called Tasting Menu.
First Course - 1 of 5

Food Stylist - Kimberly Colburn
Designer - Laura Dokken

Images from a photoshoot with Kimberly Colburn, a Minnesota food stylist. 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Thursday, January 06, 2011


Christmas in Arizona 2010

How it is strange to celebrate Christmas without snow on the ground. We opened our gift on the patio in our shorts enjoying the warm weather. Oh how I miss that warm sun right now just thinking of it. My in-law winter in Mesa, Arizona and it is hard for them to drive to Utah for Christmas. So this year we traveled to see them for Christmas. We checked out places around Phoenix, seeing what Arizona had to offer. We hiked Lost Dutchman's trail and could see for miles and miles. Not like home.

Since we were in Arizona why not check out the Grand Canyon. First day was wonderful. Checking each stop to see all the different views of the canyon. I see a trip in my future back to the Grand Canyon staying at the El Tovar Hotel and hiking down the 8 mile trail to the bottom. And yes staying at the Phantom Ranch lodging at the bottom of Grand Canyon.

When we were leaving the Grand Canyon we know it was going to Snow/rain but, it snow harder than what the weatherman predicted. We know now when it snows not to be on Hwy 17... The roads weren't that bad for us, but it was for must of the drives. It turned into a parking lot for 4 hours and only traveling 2 miles. Lesson learned.

One of my favorite shows is Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives with Guy Fieri. When we are traveling we try to check out one of the triple D restaurants. On our way back to Phoenix we stop at Brandy's Restaurant & Bakery in Flagstaff, AZ. We enjoyed the Southwest Chutney Melt and Grilled Portabello Mushroom sandwich that was so tasty and filling. This helped us get though those hours stuck on the highway.

On one our days in Phoenix we had to stop at Over Easy Restaurant. Best Breakfast ever....Caramelized banana & pecan brioche French toast.. It just melted in my mouth.

Again I see another trip back to Arizona. Grand Canyon, Over Easy and who know what other places to find.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011