Things I'm loving lately | 23.10.14October 23, 2014
Food photography books
As I told you in this post, I am more to be found behind the camera than I am in front of it lately, and I am very buzy developing myself in the food photography area. This book, by Nicole S.Young, Food photography from snapshots to great shots has helped me a great deal so far. I just LOVE this book.
Last sunday, I held a movie day and one of the movies was Compulsion with Heather Graham. The movie is a remake of the Japanese film 301/302, and is about a woman, Amy, who is obsessed with cooking, but also réally obsessed with her neighbour, the reclusive and anorexic actress/writer Saffron. I am not gonna tell you the gruesome end, which you can guess a little I think, but you should really see the movie. I, for one, enjoyed it thoroughly.
Apron of Heather in Compulsion
We stay a little longer with the film, cause I absolutely adóred the aprons Heather/Amy wore in the movie. I would love to have one of those myself. I cannot find a pattern of it (I would love to make one myself) but if anyone can help me out with that ... I'd be very grateful!
Moroccan beef stew with pumpkin
Yesterday it was raining só hard and long, as a Dutch autumn befits, and that screamed a stew dinner. Because earlier that week I had already cooked a typically Dutch stew, I wanted this stew dish to be foreign. I chose the Moroccan beef stew and it was ridiculously delicious. It should be eaten with couscous, but, although I love most food, couscous isdefinitely not among them. It gives me goosebumps even, so I ate it with rice. Try it yourself and find the recipe here.
Large, green leaves
I love greenery in the house. Not flowers everywhere, cause we don't want it to look like a funeral ceremony. Oh, ofcourse I have a lovely boucquet of fresh flowers in the house every week from the market, but my preference goes to uniform green (tropical) plants. Like these leaves on the photo for example; used as a "small" detail to give your home that little bit of extra and a tinge of freshness. I love ferns, palm leaves, bamboo, bear grass, maidenhair ferns, and just think of it: wouldn't a huge palm in a large pot look lovely next to our matte black fireplace? Thought so! But anyway, Zutphen does not have a garden centre ( starting a petition right now ) so I'm not sure how to get by these lovely plants. But I am on a serious hunt for them!
Oke, no, not very vintage. But the reason I go for these kind of showers, is because I am a tense person and my muscles pull my shoulders right underneath my ears on a stressful day. Usually I sought relaxation in the bathtub to relax my muscles a bit, but we don't have that anymore, and a comfortable shower is a close alternative. I am all for a comfortable shower session!