This week’s NON FOOD FRIDAY is supporting Dementia UK ‘Time for a cuppa’ campaign which runs from now until the 8th March. Pop over to their website to get your fund raising pack and take part in a cause close to all of our hearts!
What’s in season…. asparagus!
Perk of being a food photographer… eating the food you’ve just shot! This beetroot hummus with baked tortilla chips was delicious!
I love the weekends – guilt free relaxing, lazy breakfasts, lots of coffee, reading books, hanging out and watching movies with the family. I find weekends especially lovely at this time of year – sunny and warm inside, cold and crisp outside, however this weather is playing havoc with my skin so this weekend I decided to make a lovely sugar scrub to give my poor dry hands a pamper.
It’s super easy – I used equal amounts of sugar and coconut oil (but you can use less sugar if you prefer the texture less abrasive) and two drops of pure lavender oil. The sugar is a great natural exfoliator, the coconut oil is the perfect moisturiser for dry hands and the lavender oil calming – the aroma when mixed together is sweet heaven! I found this cute little jar in The Range for £1.29 which is perfect for storing this scrub and has a handy little wooden spoon for scooping it out… also this would make a lovely handmade gift especially with Mother’s Day approaching!
Tomorrow will be National Toast Day, so make sure you get stocked up with a lovely fresh loaf and your favourite topping!
This is a lovely quick recipe for a mid week snack or starter.
To make the nachos slice up wholemeal tortillas or wrap like you would slice a pizza and brush with a little oil and bake in the oven at 180c for about 10 minutes, but keep watch as they catch quickly.
For the salsa I chop lots of tomatoes and put in a bowl mix in a little (or a lot) of diced red onion, plenty of vinegar, teaspoon of tomato ketchup, half a teaspoon of tomato puree, dried coriander, fresh as well if you have it, salt, pepper, paprika to your taste. Mix it up and your ready to go… enjoy!
I love the smell of fresh basil, it’s always lovely having it on set when I’m shooting!
MEAT FREE MONDAY inspiration – smoothy bowl with granola and raspberries.