Sunday, August 1, 2010

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Vietnamese Style spare ribs and noodles

I would have loved to include some pictures of the process and the final product but honestly, when I read the recipe, I thought it would be a mediocre style of ribs. So I didn't think the bother would be necessary. Boy was I wrong! These ribs are the best I've ever tasted! They are super easy too. The noodles that accompany the dish were also a huge hit. I had never attempted anything like those noodles before! Ok, so off to the recipe part.

Vietnamese Style Ribs

1 stalk lemon grass (I use organic prepared lemon grass, makes things even easier!)
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp garlic
1 tsp ginger
pinch of fresh ground pepper
1 jar of garlic spare rib sauce
1/2 of rib sauce jar filled with water
1 tbsp lemon juice

Whisk ingredients together and pour over ribs (I precut mine), cover and marinate over night.

In the morning, Preheat oven to 300 and put ribs in a baking dish tossing them to coat in the sauce. Cover and cook about 8 hours. (I did mine at 375 for 2 hours, marinating often)


Fill a large stove top pot with water, bring to boil and cook noodles according the package directions. Drain. While Noodles are draining continue with...

2 tsp cooking oil in the pan that the noodles were cooked in, no need to wash the pot first.
2 finely chopped green onions
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp curry powder
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
3 tbsp soy sauce

mix all together then add drained noodles and toss to coat over low heat. Once noodles are completely coated, add in 2 more finely chopped green onions.

Garnish with finely chopped cilantro and chopped up unsalted peanuts over ribs and noodles.


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

Wedded Bliss

My first wedding was last weekend and I can hardly wait for another one! Everyone was so good natured and just rolled with the punches the weather gave us. Bravo guys! Way to go!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

OOOO la la!

I had been wanting to do a boudoir style shoot and my friend agreed to be my model. We picked up some fun props, a wig, feathers for the hair, layers of jewlery and even false eyelashes!
Oh, and that gorgeous boa too!
It was a lot of fun to just throw on the tunes and go with the flow.
I would deffinately like to see more boudoir style shoots in my future.

Monday, March 15, 2010

I just love this part of the job!

I got to photograph another new born baby this week. This time the little peanut was only 15 days old. She spent about equal time between being asleep and awake but very little time actually crying. She sure did like to do her impression of a burrito! I loved to swaddle her up and rock her to sleep to get this shot.
A few variations of the perverbial basket shot.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Newborn portraits {Duncan, Cowichan Valley Photographer}

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Meet baby M. She really is as adorable as she looks! I met her mom at a bible study I've recently rejoined. I was thrilled to be able to capture her sweetness in pictures! As sweet as she is, she deffinately kept me on my toes!
That's ok though. Sometimes I need to be kept on my toes...