Pasta and Garlic Bread

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/40 sec, ISO3200
“Pasta” Cedar Park, 2020

Welcome to my food photography blog! 😆 Well, I DO post a lot of photos of our meals, especially since we are staying safe inside.

Today’s photos are of a delcious salmon and spinach creamy pasta, and homemade garlic baguette. The baguette was super-deluxe, with mozzarella cheese stuffed in the slices, and coated liberally with an olive oil, garlic, and herb spread. So yummy!

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO1250
“Big Baguette” Cedar Park, 2020
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/2.8, 1/90 sec, ISO3200
“Garlic Baguette” Cedar Park, 2020

I hope you had a good day!

The Best Bread

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/3.6, 1/100 sec, ISO2500

The best bread is homemade bread! ❤️🥖

Bread Fail

"Bread Fail" Cedar Park, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/90 sec, ISO3200
“Bread Fail” Cedar Park, 2019

Mariko bakes some beautiful bread, but every once in a while something goes wrong. Today, for instance, a large loaf of sandwich bread didn’t bake correctly on the bottom, so it was saggy. The top half was perfect but the bottom half was dough-ey and not done. Oh well, you can’t win ’em all! 😆

"Bread Fail" Cedar Park, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/100 sec, ISO2500
“Bread Fail” Cedar Park, 2019

またね~

❤ Bread

"Fresh Bread" Cedar Park, 2019
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/5.6, 1/45 sec, ISO3200
“Fresh Bread” Cedar Park, 2019

❤ 🥖 Fresh-baked and the house smells so good! Mariko is perfecting her baking technique.

Slow Monday

"Fresh Bread" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 23mm, f/4, 1/75 sec, ISO3200
“Fresh Bread” Cedar Park, 2018

こんばんは。How’s it going?

It’s a holiday week here in the States as we celebrate Independence Day on Wednesday. Because of that, a lot of people are taking vacation, and the office is very quiet. Not only are there fewer people here, but the overall mood is laid back since those of us still here are looking forward to a relaxing Wednesday. It’s a good feeling!

Honestly, I can’t get very excited about this year’s Independence Day, as I truly despise our current government administration. I don’t believe it reflects the values that the forefathers envisioned. On that note, here’s an excellent podcast episode that succinctly summarizes the state of the country, and my feelings about it. It’s Sarah Kendzior as the guest on The Rob Burgess Show. She’s one of the people that I trust and is always a compassionate voice of reason in this time of lies and cruelty.

I didn’t intend this blog post to be political, but I believe our government has shifted from a flawed but functioning democracy towards an authoritarian state, where our system of checks and balances has been compromised. But we can still vote and protest, and while the First Amendment still exists in the Constitution, I will write about it.

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Today’s photo speaks for itself. But I wish you all could smell the wonderful aroma of freshly-baked bread that has filled the house! ❤🍞

またね~