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Old 08-08-2012, 07:01 AM   #41
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yep, another good one.
but now we have to hide our car keys because i'm sure he thinks he can drive.

lol.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:39 AM   #42
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The pasta salad we didn't have the night before and bread sticks.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:21 AM   #43
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We decided to go back to our new favorite restaurant last night. We sat in the front sun room and enjoyed a lovely view.

For an appetizer we had what they call the Michelangelo's Caprese - thick slices of fresh mozzarella and fresh tomatoes with fresh basil stacked and set on filed greens, all drizzled with olive oil and a balsamic reduction...pure summer heaven!!!

For dinner SO had the pot roast with carrots and the sided were asparagus and red-skin potatoes. We agree that the pot roast is the best we have ever had, just so fork tender!

I had what is called the Crab-a-Bella, a huge lump meat crab cake on a spinach-stuffed portabella mushroom all on a bed of jasmine mushroom rice.

For dessert we split their dessert crepe special - a very thin and light crepe filled with marscapone, strawberries and blueberries, topped with sweet whipped cream, more fresh fruit and a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side.

We are heading back home this morning and planning to stop and try their breakfast menu before we leave. It should be a great ending to the vacation.
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:12 AM   #44
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Go Karts.
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In 15 years or so I'll be looking for a Nascar sponsored by CBS with Homer on the rear quarter panel.
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:40 AM   #45
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lol, pac.

i told my wife not to throw out the engine from the old lawn mower years ago. i had hoped he would help me build a kart one day, but when she found it hidden in the back of the shed and why i was saving it, out it went.

i think my current mower is getting kinda old, come to think of it...
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:41 AM   #46
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Steve: Black Beans

It has been ages since I have had Cuban Arroz con Moro, rice with black beans or Feijoada, a black bean Brazilian stew with pork variety meats and tubers.

How do you prepare your black beans ?

Thanks,
Margi.
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:09 AM   #47
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I've never heard of a cuban dish called "arroz con moro". I've heard of "moros y cristianos" which are rice and black beans cooked together. Is it the same dish from a different region?
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:57 PM   #48
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You do take great photos of your food H

Magazine quality I reckon

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photography is part of how i earn a living....glad you like the snaps pac...the camera i use at home & for holiday snaps is a very old,cheap & cheerful olympus fe-230....only 7 megapix,but olympus have good lenses.most camera's on mobile(cell)phones have higher res these days.anyone can take a good pic with just about any camera or phone etc.it's more about the lighting,flash setting & angle than the actual camera a lot of the time imho.i have a high wattage non flicker flourescent above my work top & hob plates as well as a 150watt centre light so i knock the flash off,set the camera to super macro,knock off the zoom & move the camera until the shot is framed how i want it.that way you avoid the flash bouncing off wet surfaces & white ingredients don't flare out.i do use the flash & zoom in from a distance if i'm snapping frying/boiling/steaming...the flash cuts through the steam so you can see the food...same priciple as fog lights on your car.so that's 'ow 'harry does it,it's a lot easier than people make out!
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:14 AM   #49
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You do take great photos of your food H

Magazine quality I reckon
thanks k
probably photographed the exterior & dressed/photographed the interior of over 10,000 properties in my 26 year career as an estate agent so i reckon i'm starting to get the hang of it now!!.food is no different imo.as i said in my post even an old/relatively cheap camera like my home & holiday olympus(my work cameras are different)is capable of doing the job...just get the food looking as nice as poss,get the camera settings,lighting & angles right & bob's yer uncle,fannies yer aunt.
difference is i cook & eat the food i take pics of,unlike magazines where all you can do is look at someone else's work
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