What better way to celebrate two years of Fork and Pixel than to announce that I am a finalist in this years Pink Lady Food Photography Awards and my image will be on show at the Mall Galleries London next month.
I have a nail biting wait until 6th May to find out where I have been placed in the Partridges sponsored Food for Sale category but am still stunned to have made it to the final. The details for the exhibition are below if you would like to come along and see some sensational food photography.
Fear not dear readers, recipe posting will resume shortly. I had surgery 10 days ago so am not up to speed yet in the kitchen or studio department as I am not supposed to be lifting anything for a few weeks.
Appallingly bad at resting and being in pain, I have instead been keeping busy by thumbing through my food mag subscriptions and reviving my portfolio website which you can find by clicking on the image below. I thought it was about time I got myself out there and right ahead of the Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Awards might be a good time to do it. Comments and suggestions on this second draft are gratefully received.
I’m stunned and delighted to be one of 400 shortlisted entries in this years Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year Awards. Almost exactly two years since I started on this adventure of food photography and documenting my journey here, I couldn’t wish for a greater way to celebrate the anniversary. There have been many obstacles in my way in the last 18 months but I’m really hoping I can now concentrate on making 2015 the year I make the leap into full time freelance assisting.
There are so many amazing entries and I didn’t think for a second any of mine would stand a chance against the professionals. You can view the shortlist here. I am in the Food for Sale category with my image taken in Cuba at the end of a night at Casa de la Musica, Trinidad and far too many mojitos to count! If you would like to vote for my image for the Peoples Choice award that would be great.
My new landlady/housemate Kim asked me if I could make her some earl grey hot cross buns for Easter and as if by magic the March edition of Waitrose Kitchen magazine had these beauties by Izy Hossack of Top with Cinnamon fame so I gave them a whirl. Travelling down to Cornwall for Easter I didn’t get chance to taste one but I’ve been assured that they taste better than they look! Happy Easter folks!
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Post move my mac has decided it’s full. Despite having no photos on the HD it seems to think it has over 3GB of the swines. I have had to sacrifice a whole series of New Girl just to open Photoshop and everything is painfully slow. It took me less time to make this mini egg chocolate slab than it did to edit the shots! It makes a great alternative to Easter eggs. I love Hotel Chocolat’s slabs so thought I would have a go at making my own in the run up to Easter. Super easy to do and a fraction of the cost of shop bought eggs.
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Spring is finally in the air despite the recent cold snap and lemon drizzle cake seems awfully springlike to me. I’m not really sure why but there is something about its zesty punch that just makes me think of spring. This lemon cake packs an extra lemony tang so if you prefer yours less punchy use the zest of one or one and a half lemons instead.
I have been making this for years and it also works well as an 8in/20cm round cake or double the ingredients for a mega tray bake lemon drizzle cake.
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I’m sure a psychologist would have a lot to say about Rocky Road being the recipe of choice post move. I had high hopes of stock piling recipe posts so that I could seamlessly blog away this past month despite the near breakdowns, running out of bubble wrap, learning to disconnect fridge freezers from junction boxes, house buyer gazumping and generally enduring one of the most stressful times in my life.
I’m pretty sure I’ve come out the other side addicted to sugar yet somehow lighter and before I try to ween myself off the white stuff thought I’d have one last hurrah. It is also a recipe that requires next to no equipment or technical ability so seemed the perfect thing the christen the new kitchen. To Nigella’s recipe I added hazelnuts and raisins and swapped the rich tea biscuits for digestives.
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I recently found this recipe for baked churros on a blog I follow What Jessica Baked Next and thought it wouldn’t hurt to try a healthier baked rather than fried version of the Spanish classic doughnuts. Although they were quite nice they were not entirely churros like and being hollow, reminded me a lot of chocolate eclairs without the cream filling. Never the less, they were consumed by my workmates with their usual gusto!
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Posting has become sporadic way before I thought it might and despite my best laid plans to stock pile some new entries ahead of my impending move it’s all gone awry. I don’t move well and am even less of a fan of packing/unpacking.
This last weekend I could have got a gold medal for procrastination as I just can’t face dealing with finding somewhere else to live and unearthing long forgotten relics that have been in boxes in the loft since my uni days isn’t helping.
I also decided to make a fairly long winded cinnamon bun recipe this week but even if you are not trying to put something off these cinnamon buns are worth the effort!
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These mini crustless vegetable quiches came to be after I needed a quick lunch last week. My impending homelessness has made me be a bit more frugal with my food shopping and that means getting inventive with left overs so I set about seeing what else was lurking in the fridge after I finally used up the left over mincemeat and rustled these up. They fit the bill of a healthy lunch that would provide packed lunch left overs for the following day. You could use any leftover bits for these and omit the pesto if you don’t have Mediterranean style veg to hand.
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