Monday, April 25, 2011

It's all about the Family and the Food

No one tell my mother this. She believes that Easter is about celebrating the Resurrection of Christ. For the rest of us, it's about hanging out with the family and the food. We aren't the type of family that likes turkey and ham on holidays. Because it is Easter, we can get my Mom to make one of our favorite things... chicken tostadas. The only other thing that would ensure everyone's presence is Grandma's Tamales.

So for Easter, we hung out with family. We talked, we laughed and we ate. And then, we ate and laughed some more. We had chicken tostadas, shrimp salad and capirotada, which is a Mexican bread pudding.

To make your own tostadas, simply add a thin layer of refried beans, meat, vegetables and cabbage to a tostada shell. Top with homemade salsa and queso fresco or some grated romano cheese. Make them one at a time and eat them fast before they start falling apart. Yum!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Group f/64 and Imogen Cunningham

Group f/64 was a group of California photographers who promoted a style of sharply detailed, purist photography which was different than the soft focused Pictorialism that was prevalent at the time. Some of the founding members of Group f/64 were Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Edward Weston, and Willard Van Dyke. The ideas of the group influenced the direction of photography.

Currently on exhibit at the Oceanside Museum of Art, Botanicals : The Photography of Imogen Cunningham, featuring her black and white botanical photographs from the 1920s-1930s. Dave Ehrlinger, the Director of Horticulture of the San Diego Botanical Garden, will lecture on the Plants and Flowers of Imogen Cunningham on Saturday, April 23 at 2 pm as well. The exhibition continues through May 22, 2011. For more information, click here.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


I love to make a variety of things from felted brooches to cold process soap. I also love photography especially black & white prints. Then, there's all the great food I like to sample. This blog is where I share about some of these things. As I live in an A-Frame which was built in the early 1970's, this blog is... from the A-Frame.