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Pickled Red Onions

I can’t take the credit for this one!  When Bridget, my friend since 5th grade, texted to ask what she could substitute for rose in a recipe she was making, I persuaded her to send over the pictures.  Here’s some pictures she took with her new camera (Nikon L100 – which has a food setting?!) and the recipe, which is her mom’s.

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Pickled Red Onions
Delicious when served with Beef Tenderloin!

Here are the directions – straight from Bridget…
In a large bowl, stir 1 cup raspberry vinegar with 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon of salt until sugar and salt are dissolved…

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Add the onions (2 large red, sliced thinly) and let stand at room temp for about an hourish…stir occassionally…

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Food Photography

I have to share… I just can’t resist.

One of my favorite websites, The Pioneer Woman, wrote about her favorite tips for taking pictures of food.  Check it out here.  If you’re anything like me, it’s going to make you hungry.


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Playing with Photoshop

I am a sucker for learning more about anything and everything photo related and recently, I’ve been hooked on using Photoshop Actions to create easy and interesting fixes for images.  The Pioneer Woman has created two sets of actions that are a great place to start if you’ve never played with them before.  Below are some examples of the fun I’ve been having with these particular actions.

chililimepopcorn1Original above, doctored up with “boost” below


Keep reading for more on this fun!

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