Saturday, March 15, 2014

[BEER LIVES HERE]

Hello. Just wanted to share a little about a new Instagram feed I've been running since late December 2013.

It's slowly growing and the craft beer community has been so welcoming!



I'm having a lot of fun coming up with neat layouts and styles. Go check it out sometime!

Cheers!
Dee

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Afternoon Delight.

Just wanted to share some afternoon tea pictures. Hope your 2014 has been going well so far, enjoy!





Love.Lives.Here.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Now that I'm older.

It's different now I think.

It's been a while since I've written. Truth is, it's been a rough month. I said goodbye to my father who passed away a month ago. We weren't the closest, but that doesn't make it any easier. In fact, maybe makes it a little harder in some ways. If he were here today I'd say 'Dad, I love you. I'm sorry. I forgive you. I understand you.'
It's a part of life, and I'm at peace with that. I know time will make it a little better.



On a different note, I went back to my New Year's post from last year to see how I did with my resolutions. (or 'new year's wishes' as I like to call them.)
I did pretty well. Some were continuous ones that will roll over into this and many years to come.

Here's a little instagram picture review of what I accomplished off that list I made last year.



...and here is my new list of wishes for 2014.
Continue to use my film cameras more
Learn to crochet and/or knit.
Go camping. [real camping!]
Keep up the violin.
Continue to practice more patience.
Continue to stay healthy. [better diet and regular exercise]
Keep my herb garden alive!
Be able to do a headstand without the support of a wall.
Be happy.

I find that putting these here makes me more accountable, and more likely to find the time to make it happen.

Thanks for reading! More photography centered blogposts to come, I promise.

With a heavy, but warm heart.
Dee

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Autumn.





Hope you're enjoying your Fall season so far. It's 80° here in South FL and I'm longing for cooler weather, but still delighting in all pumpkin spiced goodies to get me in the spirit. With Thanksgiving around the corner, I'm reflecting on my family and how grateful I am for them. Specifically, my mom and sister. What are you thankful for?'







Photographs taken in Asheville, NC. (First time seeing an apple tree!)

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Café!

Good evening, Just wanted to share some uplifting shots of coffee from roasters coast to coast.





Hope these get your week off to a good start :]

Goodnight friends!

Dee

Monday, July 29, 2013

Arroz con leche!



Growing up my mom would make rice pudding [Arroz con leche in 'Cuban'] a few times a year.
The smell of cinnamon sticks and lemon peel boiling in the milk would fill the air.




This provided such a sweet, comforting feeling.
In need of some of that lovely comfort, I went to my mom's today and we made this delicious treat together. It was nice helping her make it and learning all the little tricks that go into making it so special.
Of course, this also provided an opportunity for some food-tography. Find the recipe below, Enjoy!



What you need:

3 cups of valencia rice
6 cups of water
1 can of condensed milk
1 can of evaporated milk
2 tbs vanilla extract
1/3 gallon of milk
1 cup sugar
1 cinnamon stick
3 anise (whole)
lemon peel (about 2")
1 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch of salt




How to make it:

Rinse the rice.
Cook the rice in the 6 cups of water by first bringing it to a boil, then simmering for about 30 min.
The rice will be soft but not cooked all the way through yet.
Add the milk(s), stir. Add the remaining ingredients, stir.
Simmer on low heat for 45 minutes, stirring often to avoid any sticking.
You'll start noticing the consistency getting thicker. Remove from heat and let cool.

I prefer my 'arroz con leche' cold or at room temperature with a little ground cinnamon on top.
¡Buen provecho!


[Love you mom]