monday misc. v3

The Monday posts have been successful in making me use my camera in situations where I woudn’t usually think so, which is great.  This is why I implemented these posts in the first place.  Sure, the photos aren’t always technically good, and most are even boring, but like I said when I started, I’m treating this place as a visual diary.

Homemade pizza is one of my favorite new things to make.  I’m not quite to the point where I’m making the crust (yet), but the results are absolutely delicious.  I really have no experience cooking and I’m making it a priority of mine this year to explore that a bit, and get better, and more acquainted with food prep/selection/etc.  If you have any good blogs/websites for me to check out, please list them in the comments, I know there are a ton out there so I’m looking forward to the adventure (I’m calling food an adventure?  ugh)

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fresh basil/kalamata olives/red onions/red hot peppers something/hot sopraseta/grn peppers/red peppers/mushrooms/garlic/mmmmmm..

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half tomato half pesto

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voila.

 

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I’ve been having a good time exploring all the different delicious beers available at DeVine Wines. The Hitachino Nest Beer White Ale is a heavy favorite so far, it is wicked good.

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Hasselblad love.

I also had the pleasure this week of meeting fellow mfj’er Harvey Miedreich at Vistek.  His 100 People project is one of the things on here I always make sure to check out, it’s nice to see the interview/photo format instead of the standard portrait photos you see all over.  Another funny part to this story, I got an email the next day from someone from Vistek head office in Toronto, letting me know that people have been Twittering about me, and that that’s exactly the type of feedback that they want.  Thanks for mentioning me Harvey, I don’t have Twitter, so I can’t link to it or anything, but I thought that was funny.  Apparently, her job is just looking online for mentions of Vistek on Twitter/Facebook/blogs/whatever, what a weird world we’re living in.

Music this week: Joanna Newsom’s new one, Have one on Me, and The Very Best’s Warm Heart of Africa mixtape.  Check out an awesome performance by Joanna on Fallon last night below.  I have an absolutely unjustifyable crush on her, almost to the point of obsession.  She is so adorable, and her voice is literally perfect, I can’t get enough.  This video is a bit weird.. she looks very strange while singing, which I didn’t expect.  I wish she would stop doing the “talk out the side of my mouth, I’m a pirate” thing, but she’s WAY too adorable to be doing anything controved so I’m sure it’s honest <3

PS: a great website for anyone who uses Flickr to host photos:  http://www.quickrpickr.com - It lets you put in your username, and it brings up your photos, and lets you create [IMG] tags, or HTML tags for website use.  It’s a great way to save time, without having to copy and paste a million links.

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