четверг, 3 ноября 2016 г.

今日も簡単弁当です。

今日も簡単弁当です。


今日も簡単弁当です。


おはようございます。


毎日暑いですね。


そろそろ子供の自由研究を真剣に考えなければと焦っています^^;


少し前に、お友達が


「弟の観察をしたよ」と言っていました(笑)


私も、頭を柔らかくして色々考えてみようと思います。


今日も簡単弁当です。


こちらの↓スパムを使いました。


パッケージのおにぎりを参考に可愛くアレンジ。


■リボン寿司■


スパム・・・7〜8mm幅にカットしたもの2枚分


海苔・・・5mm幅の帯状に2本


① スパムはリボンの型で抜く。


③ キッチンペーパにとり、油分をおさえる。


② ①をフライパンに油をひかずに両面ソテーする。


④ ご飯に「すしのこ」「白ゴマ」を混ぜ、ラップで俵型に握る。


「すしのこ」・・・粉末状のすし酢です。


ご飯が少量なので、合わせ酢ではなく、こちらを使用しました。


合わせ酢を使用する場合、(酢・・・大さじ1/2、砂糖小さじ1/2、塩少々)の分量です。


⑤ ④に③をのせ、海苔でとめる。 ⑥ 半分にカットしたカイワレと千切りにしたきゅうりを詰める。 (こちらの箱は、お菓子が入っていた木箱です)


⑦ ⑤をバランスよく詰め、イタリアンパセリを飾ったら完成。


■メロンのマリネ■


メロンを角切りにし、蜂蜜・コアントローと合わせる。


冷蔵庫で1〜2時間冷やし、ミントを飾る。


リボンのクッキーカッターはこちらで購入できます↓


① サンドイッチを作ったら(下記参照)、4等分にカットする。


② ストローをねじりながら押し当て、穴を4か所あける。 ③ 茹でたグリンピースを穴に埋め込む。


■ソースハムのサンドイッチ■


① サンドイッチパンの片面にそれぞれマーガリンを塗っておく。


■ブロッコリーとエビのサラダ■


① ブロッコリーは2分塩茹でする。人参はイチョウ切りにし柔らかくなるまで茹でる。


② エビは背ワタをとり、白ワインと塩(共に分量外)を加えた湯で茹でたら2〜3等分する。


③ 鶉は水から8分茹で、殻をむき2等分する。


① 鶉は水から8分茹で、殻をむく。塩少々をふっておく。


④ 黒ゴマの目と、小さくカットした人参の嘴をさしこみ完成。


③ 上下の白身を静かにはなす。


\u203bお弁当に入れる際は、ピックをさしましょう。


① ご飯に塩少々をまぶし2等分する。好みの具を詰めてラップで丸く握る。


③ ぴったりと海苔がくっついたら、ラップの上から水で濡らしたナイフで十字の切り込みを入れる。 ぐっと絞るとこのように広がります↓ ⑤ 梅のおヘソが下になるように持ち、小梅の側面に4カ所 ⑥ ⑤でカットした花びらを包丁などを使い丁寧に開く。(皮1枚を残すようなイメージで) ⑦ おにぎりにさし、完成。


① マグロは角切りにする。


① 茄子はへたをとる。いんげんは筋をとる。


カップでしっかり仕切り、やや少なめを意識して盛り付けると「和」な感じに仕上がると思います。


①小梅の側面をそれぞれ一カ所カットする。


②サクランボのヘタに見えるように、パセリの茎の酈字になった個所の形をそろえる。 ③おにぎりの上(又は詰めたご飯の上)にカット面を下にしておき、パセリの茎を配置し完成。


①フライパンに油を熱し、シュウマイ、4等分した椎茸、筋をとり3等分したインゲンを炒める。


\u203b次回も引き続き小梅のお弁当です^^ ②カットした小梅に「酈字」の切り込みを入れる。切り離した酈字の隙間は半分にカットする。 配置するとこんな感じです↓ ③おにぎり(又はご飯)の上にのせ、黒ごまを2粒目の位置に配置する。 ④タイムを金魚の脇に配置する。 (隙間埋・・・サンチュ・パセリ・おくらベーコン)


小梅弁当、来週も引き続き作成予定です^^


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またまたお雛様のお弁当です。


今回、髪の毛はチェダーチーズの黄色で作ってみました。


海苔で作ると、また雰囲気が変わりそうです。


■お雛様■


スライスチーズ 1枚


チェダーチーズ 1/2枚


お魚ソーセージ 2㎝


ハム 1枚


① スライスチーズを丸型で2枚抜く。


お弁当箱から覗いているようなイメージにするため、完全な丸型で抜かずに


チーズの端から5mm程ずらし抜くようにする。


なければ、クッキー型を逆さにした丸部分を使用してもOKです。


\u203b使用した型はこちら。左側の4㎝くらいの丸型です。


② ハムも①同様に2枚抜く。


チェダーチーズを丸型の半分くらいの高さで2枚抜く。


③ 前髪を作る。


④ ③で抜いたチーズの左右を、型をずらして再度4枚抜く。 ⑤ 海苔をハサミでカットし、目・口を作る。 ⑥ ハム→スライスチーズの顔→チェダーチーズの髪の順で重ね、⑤の海苔のパーツを貼る。


ハムをストローで抜いた頬、花型で抜いた髪飾りをそれぞれのせる。


⑦ お魚ソーセージを縦に3等分し、烏帽子と冠を作る。 ⑧ お弁当箱にご飯をつめ、チーズのお雛様をおき烏帽子・冠をのせたら完成。 (ご飯に梅胡麻を混ぜています)


■アスパラの牛肉ロール■


① アスパラは根元に近い部分の皮を丁寧にむき、3等分し40秒程塩ゆでする。


② 牛もも薄切り肉に、塩コショウ少々をふり1/2枚ずつアスパラに巻きつける。


③ フライパンにサラダ油を熱し、②のとじめを下にしてソテーする。


④ 余分な油をキッチンペーパーでおさえたら、★の調味料を加える。


■茹でキャベツのコールスロー■


① キャベツの葉をさっと茹でたら、しっかり水気をしぼり粗みじんに刻む。


② ①とコーン、★の調味料を混ぜ合わせたら、塩コショウで味を調える。


(隙間うめ・・・グリーンリーフ・プチトマト・そら豆) 少し早めですが、お雛さまのお弁当です。


■お雛様おにぎり■


① ご飯に塩を混ぜ、2等分する。ラップにのせ好みの具を詰めて丸く握る。


② 海苔1/4枚を4等分する。 ③ ①のおにぎりに海苔2枚、「酈字」に重ね合わせるように巻く。 ④ 再びラップにくるみ、海苔を馴染ませる。 6分割の切り込みを入れる。両方とも1分ほど茹でる。


⑤ ウインナーを横半分にカットする。1本だけ丸みのある部分に


⑧ 茹でた人参をストローで抜き、パスタで固定し完成。 花びらを散らしても可愛いです。


■花びらの作り方■


■たらの青海苔ピカタ■


① タラは皮と骨を丁寧に取り除き、塩少々をふり7〜8分おく。


■茹でキャベツのこぶ茶和え■


① キャベツの葉1/2枚をさっと茹で、水気を絞る。


(隙間埋め・・・グリーンリーフ・金平ごぼう)


\u203bウインナーの固定に使ったジュエリーピックは、の商品です。


バレンタインも近いので、仲良しなイメージで男の子と女の子のお弁当です。


■男の子と女の子のおにぎり■


① ご飯に塩少々を混ぜ、2等分する。ラップにとり好みの具をつめ丸く握る。


② カニカマの赤い部分を丁寧にはがす。 ②のカニカマを2枚重ね合わせるようにして、おにぎりにのせる。


③ おにぎりをおかずカップへ入れ(お弁当箱への移動をしやすくするため)


④ 海苔をパンチし、目と口を作る。(パンチは貝印の海苔パンチ) ⑤ ④のパーツを③のおにぎりに貼る。 (パスタは時間がたつと柔らかくなります)


⑥ ハムをストローで抜き、パスタで頬部分に固定する。


⑦ チェダーチーズをハートの型で抜き、女の子の髪飾りを作り貼る。 完成。


■鶏もも肉のポン酢煮■


①鶏もも肉を食べやすい大きさにカットする。


■アスパラとハムのマヨネーズ炒め■


①アスパラは根に近い部分の皮を丁寧にむき4等分する。


(隙間埋め・・・グリーンリーフ・パセリ) おはようございます。


今日は、ハートをソーセージで作ってみました。


こんな形のクッキー型があったら嬉しいのになぁ〜


雫の形がない場合、ハート型で抜き半分にカットした物を使用してもいいかと思います。


①ボロニアソーセージを雫の型で6枚抜く。


キッチンペーパーでよぶんな油をおさえる。


③パスタ(1cmくらいずつ)で雫の先に近い部分を1〜2か所固定する。


(こちらの型はシュガークラフト用の型で製菓道具店で手に入ります)


④ハムを小さな花の型で3枚抜く。


(この部分に花ではなく海苔のお顔をつけても可愛いかなぁと思います)


①タラを漬ける作業は前の晩に行います。


①ピーマンは細切り、椎茸は薄切りにする。


(隙間埋めは、グリーンリーフ、菜の花の塩ゆで、金柑の蜂蜜煮、プチトマト)


バレンタインも近いので、仲良しなイメージで男の子と女の子のお弁当です。


■男の子と女の子のおにぎり■


(材料)


ご飯 子供茶碗1杯分


カニカマ 3本


海苔 少々


ハム 少々


チェダーチーズ 少々


パスタ 4㎝くらい


塩・好みの具 少々


① ご飯に塩少々を混ぜ、2等分する。ラップにとり好みの具をつめ丸く握る。


② カニカマの赤い部分を丁寧にはがす。 ②のカニカマを2枚重ね合わせるようにして、おにぎりにのせる。


③ おにぎりをおかずカップへ入れ(お弁当箱への移動をしやすくするため)


男の子は、カニカマを横半分にカットし、同様に重ね合わせるようにして


おにぎりにのせる。


④ 海苔をパンチし、目と口を作る。(パンチは貝印の海苔パンチ) ⑤ ④のパーツを③のおにぎりに貼る。 (パスタは時間がたつと柔らかくなります)


⑥ ハムをストローで抜き、パスタで頬部分に固定する。


⑦ チェダーチーズをハートの型で抜き、女の子の髪飾りを作り貼る。 完成。


■鶏もも肉のポン酢煮■


鶏もも肉 60g


しめじ 10g


人参 10g(2mm幅の輪切り2枚分くらい)


ポン酢 大さじ1★


みりん 大さじ1★


水 100cc★


①鶏もも肉を食べやすい大きさにカットする。


しめじはほぐし、人参はイチョウ切りにする。


②★を小鍋に入れ煮立たせたら、鶏もも肉、人参、しめじの順に加える。


③煮汁が少なくなるまで煮たら完成。


■アスパラとハムのマヨネーズ炒め■


アスパラ 1本


ハム おにぎりに使い余った分


マヨネーズ 小さじ1


塩コショウ 少々


①アスパラは根に近い部分の皮を丁寧にむき4等分する。


②フライパンにマヨネーズを熱し、アスパラとハムを加え炒める。


③塩コショウで味を調え完成。


(隙間埋め・・・グリーンリーフ・パセリ)


Original article and pictures take http://www.recipe-blog.jp/blog/akinoichigo/2009/07 site

вторник, 1 ноября 2016 г.

Wrist & Hand Relief Roller Remedy With Essential Oils

Wrist & Hand Relief Roller Remedy With Essential Oils


Wrist & Hand Relief Roller Remedy With Essential Oils


Wrist & Hand Relief Roller Remedy With Essential Oils


Many of us from time to time, especially in this day and age of typing on computers so often, experience issues with our wrists and hands and seek wrist and hand relief.


This all-natural wrist and hand relief remedy is one that has been around for years.


The oils that are in it have many health benefits, and they will be beneficial to your overall balance of mind and body, along with the relief for your hands and wrists.


Lemongrass is great for anything muscular and helps the inflammation to go down. Peppermint brings a cooling relief.


Frankincense does multiple things, but helping to restore and reduce inflammation are two of them. Basil works wonders for pain, and so does marjoram. Lavender calms and is beneficial to the skin as well as being antibacterial.


Putting all of these together in a good carrier oil base is all you need, along with the roller bottle. If you do not have a roller bottle, you can grab them from places like Amazon.


I would suggest as the top choice for the carrier, fractionated coconut oil, as it is nice and thin, with no scent, but you still get the benefits of coconut oil in using it. Otherwise, you can use sweet almond oil or jojoba.


Directions:


Take 1 10 ml sized glass roller ball and put in the following drops of essential oils. Be careful as you count and pour out the drops, as most of these are thinner oils and they can run out of that bottle fast, and you’ll get twice the amount you need.


Add in 10 drops each of Basil, Peppermint, and Frankincense. Next, add 12 drops of Lavender and Marjoram and then 8 drops of lemongrass. To top off the bottle with your carrier oil, just fill it to the line where the bottle starts to get skinner and the top would screw on. If you go past that, then when you push in the roller ball, it will likely leak out the top and waste the oils.


Sometimes the roller balls can be hard to get all the way in. I have found that using a washcloth or rag in my hand over the ball, which helps me push hard without hurting my hand or having it slip, really works. Most of them need to click down twice to be all the way on. If there is a gap between the plastic ball piece and the glass bottle, push down again.


Now just shake it up to mix and roll over wrists, and back and front of hands as needed. You can use it a few times a week for a few weeks. Then after you know how it works for you, just use it when you feel a little achiness starting.


If you found this post on Wrist & Hand Relief Roller Remedy With Essential Oils helpful, here are a few other oil posts to check out.


Please note that I am not a medical professional and this post is not meant to replace your medications. As with any health treatment, be sure to consult your doctor before trying anything new.


Original article and pictures take http://reusegrowenjoy.com/wrist-hand-relief-roller-remedy-with-essential-oils site

пятница, 28 октября 2016 г.

Why You Need Lavender

Why You Need Lavender


Why You Need Lavender


Lavender, or Lavendula augustifolia, is one of my favorite herbs of all time.


It comes from the Latin word, meaning “to wash” and has enjoyed a reputation of being an important ingredient in bathing rituals in ancient Rome. Modern day uses include it being used in luxurious bath and body ingredients, or taking advantage of it’s comforting and soothing properties. It can be used for restlessness, insomnia, and tummy issues. Since there are no known contraindications, no known interactions and no known side effects, it is safe enough for anyone, including children.


Lavender can be used in both the herb and essential oil form.


The herb usually includes the fresh or dried flower and bud and the essential oil is very easy to find at an affordable price just about anywhere. The essential oil is one of very few oils that you can safely put on your skin “neat” or without a carrier with minimal risk of sensitization or burning the skin. It is steam distilled and has a very thin, clear appearance to it. The oil can also be used in a culinary applications, such as cookies, brownies or cakes. And, with over 30 types of lavender on the market, lavender oil not only blends well with many other oils, it’s also highly valued in perfumery.


Lavender has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties to it, making it a “must have” in your home first aid kit.


As a matter of fact, it was discovered to be a great help against burned skin when French cosmetic chemist, Rene-Maruice Gattefosse burned his arm. The pain caused him to put his arm in the nearest cool liquid, which happened to be a tub of lavender oil. The pain subsided quickly, and left no scarring. The rest of his life was spent exploring the medicinal benefits of this precious oil as well as others. It was he who first coined the phrase “aromatherapie” in 1928.


It is great for damaged or inflamed skin


and can help hydrate and protect mature skin, as well as helping skin retain moisture, making it great for homemade lotions, soaps and shampoos. It has a sweet, flowery flavor, making the dried herb a great addition to tea blends.


Here are some of my favorite recipes using lavender:


Hippy Tea Blend


1 part dried calendula


2 parts dried lavender


4 parts dried chamomile


3 parts dried lemon peel


1 part dried rosehips


Add the dried herb to a jar, shake gently to mix. o use, add 1-2T per quart of boiling water. Infuse for 10 minutes, covered. Strain the herbs and sweeten to taste. We love bringing this along when we go camping as well.


Growing your own lavender is fairly easy as well.


It just needs dirt, water, and full sun. I have found that one or two plants in a large container will provide plenty of flowering buds to dry for my family’s use over the winter. The plants spread out and will multiply rapidly.


What are some of your favorite uses for lavender? BE SURE TO PIN THIS TO YOUR FAVORITE BOARD FOR LATER!


Original article and pictures take http://thehomesteadinghippy.com/why-you-need-lavender site

вторник, 25 октября 2016 г.

What to do with chipped china

What to do with chipped china


What to do with chipped china


what a beautiful and original idea to use a chipped tea pot to fashion a lovely home for birds in the wild!


Tucson Tiques Collectibles recently posted…Collecting Brilliant Cut Glass


I design mirror frames using broken crockery


I recently read this great bit of advice in the telegraph (40 thrifty style tips) and it made me smile.


“Keep special chipped china for display. Teacups without handles make great little jewellery pots, and teapots with chipped spouts look lovely holding a plant on the kitchen window-ledge.


I so often find one of gorgeous bits of china in charity shops and get disappointed because it may not be part of a set or because it might be chipped.


Using it in other ways is of course the solution to what to do with these lovely finds and I love these upcycling ideas.


Amanda at the Ana Mum diary made an old chipped teacup in to a simple but beautiful handmade candle gift for her daughters teacher. So pretty and precious!


Of course you can also make candles in teacups, keep your earrings in them, pop a little plant in or whatever you wish.


So if you find some lovely inexpensive china and it’s chipped don’t worry just think outside the box and have a good look on pinterest to be inspired!


Lots more lovely upcycling ideas in this great book


ReCraft: How to Turn Second-hand Stuff into Beautiful Things for your Home, Family and Friends


If you like frugal ideas for a simple and creative family life why not take a look at my other thrifty blogs:


and do follow my upcycling board on Pinrterest which has fabulously thrifty upcycling ideas:


Original article and pictures take http://thrifty-home.co.uk/what-to-do-with-chipped-china site

понедельник, 24 октября 2016 г.

Weed Composition by Randen Pederson on Flickr (licensed CC-BY)

Weed Composition by Randen Pederson on Flickr (licensed CC-BY)


Weed Composition by Randen Pederson on Flickr (licensed CC-BY)


Thanks for this amazing advice. We have both always love photography but we always find it difficult to produce photos that are good quality. We will certainly be using these tips.


how do i add my name to all of my pictures that i take


Hi EricaIf you want to add your name to the metadata of your photos, most photo management / editing software allows you to do this. Just search the web for something like ‘Lightroom copyright metadata’ (replace Lightroom with whatever software it is you use) to find out how to do it. Many cameras also allow you to set them up so that they automatically write a copyright notice to all images – you’ll need to check your camera’s manual to find out how to do this with your camera.Bear in mind though that metadata can easily be removed from a photo if you share your photos online.If you want to add your name so that it appears as part of the image, this is known as a watermark. Again, just search the web for something like ‘Lightroom watermark’ (replacing Lightroom with whatever software it is you use) to find out how to do this with your software. Because a watermark is part of the actual image content it is much more difficult for others to remove.Hope that helps!Dave


Fabulous video!


Any tips on software and camera choice for a beginner? My 13yr old has been really interested in photography but I’m not sure how to get her started?


Hi SharedaIf you’re looking for a camera that allows them to grow as their experience and knowledge increases, then I’d recommend getting an interchangeable lens camera with a basic lens kit. They can use it first in fully automatic mode. Then they can try using it in semi-automatic modes like shutter and aperture priority, learning how these different settings affect the look of the image. As they use it more they’ll find what sort of photography they enjoy most and the capability of the camera can be expanded further by purchasing additional lenses, flash, or other accessories.Similarly, for software I’d suggest Photoshop Elements. This has basic, guided, and expert modes. So as their experience grows, they can move from the basic mode to the expert mode. If they just started off with the full version of photoshop they’d likely suffer from overwhelm, with all the different options and settings that are offered. So I think a camera and software that allows you start with everything simple and automated, but later use more settings and features as your confidence increases, is the best idea.Hope that helps!Dave


Thanks Dave, this helps alot!! Last question do you recommend any particular brand? Canon? Nixon? Etc.


There are differences between the brands, but all the cameras are pretty decent nowadays. Unless you have highly specialised needs (which a beginner won’t), then the brand doesn’t really matter.One difference between different camera models that might be important is how well their continuous focusing (keeping a moving subject in focus) works. All cameras are good at focusing on static subjects, but some of them aren’t quite so good at keeping focus on moving subjects. If she finds she wants to get into Sports photography or anything involving relatively fast movement it could be important.Generally DSLRs (most models from Canon and Nikon) are pretty good at continuous focusing, but it’s best reading reviews to check how good an indivdual camera is.


Got it, thanks


Any suggestions on books or where to find info on using an old Konica -T 35 mm camera. Used to use one like it MANY years ago but it’s been since forever.


Hi AnnieThe basics of photography are the same no matter what camera you’re using. It tends to be more how to change settings and the features available that varies between cameras. For example, composing a good photo will be the same using your camera or the latest DSLR or a phone camera. But setting the focus would be very different. If you’re looking for information specific to your camera, you can find a copy of the manual here: http://www.butkus.org/chinon/konica/konica_auto-t/konica_auto-t.htmIf it’s something not exactly specific to only that model but still somewhat specific to that type of camera, such as how to focus manually or loading film, you can normally search the web for whatever it is you’re having difficulty with to find the answer. You could also try and purchase an old photography book. You’d want to try and get something from the early 70s if possible (around the same time as the camera) so the photography tips include tips relevant to that type of camera as well as more general tips.Dave


Photography is not something you can learn really quickly. Nor is it something you can ever really fully learn - it is a continual learning process.


But if you're just starting with photography, then it can certainly help to be pointed in the right direction as to what skills you should try and learn first. And that's what I hope to do in this article.


Learn basic composition


The first thing I would suggest learning is the basic compositional guidelines. Having technical mastery of your camera is useless if your photos just turn out bland and boring due to bad composition. But a well composed photo taken with your camera in full auto mode can still look great.


There are thousands of articles about composition available for free on the internet, videos on youtube, and whole books written about it. To start off with, just learn one compositional rule. Put it into practice, see where it works and when it doesn't work.


Weed Composition by Randen Pederson on Flickr (licensed CC-BY)


Then learn another rule and practice with that. Try using both the rules together. Actually practicing the rules you read about is the best way to ensure that you truly learn them and commit them to memory.


Using your camera in automatic mode can be very helpful when first starting out learning photography. Your camera takes care of all the technical stuff, while you can concentrate on the composition. However, after a while you find that having the camera do everything becomes quite limiting.


Your camera can't know if you want a photo to be dark or bright. It doesn't know if you want everything in the image in focus or just a small part. For creative photography, taking control of the camera settings yourself is often useful.


High Key Leaf 4 by Dan Wiedbrauk on Flickr (licensed CC-BY-ND)


This doesn't necessarily mean taking full control and making each setting yourself manually, without the camera setting anything automatically. Rather, it means knowing the camera settings that are available to you and how to use them. Then, when you want to achieve a specific effect, you'll know what combination of camera settings you need to choose, and which ones you can leave to the camera to decide.


The three main settings you should read up on are those that form the exposure triangle: Aperture, ISO, and Shutter speed. These settings not only control exposure but things such as how much of the image is in sharp focus, and whether fast motion appears sharp or blurred.


Wink ;o) by â…¯eagan on Flickr (licensed CC-BY)


Read up on these settings and how they interact together. Check your camera manual to see how to set them on your camera. And make sure you practice with them, changing each setting and seeing how the change effects the resulting image.


Photography is all about capturing light, so understanding lighting is extremely important to crafting great photos. Whether it's artificial light or natural light (or a combination of both) you need to understand how the light affects a scene, and how you can control it.


Light Bomb by Darren Johnson on Flickr (licensed CC-BY)


As with composition, there are thousands of articles and plenty of videos and books on photographic lighting to aid you in your understanding. The main three things to learn about are how the harshness or softness of light affects an image, how the direction of light is important, and how the color of light affects the mood.


Life in Light by Tuncay on Flickr (licensed CC-BY)


Again, try to learn one thing and put it into practice. Don't just take the information you're given as true - test it out. Is soft light really better for portraits than hard light? Take some photos with both types of lighting yourself so you can really see and understand the differences.


Study the work of photographers you really admire. What are they doing in their photos that is different to what you're doing in your photos?


Something very useful you can do to this end is finding photographers that offer behind the scenes information on their shoots. Many photographers either post behind the scenes photos, or have a blog where they discuss how a shoot went, any problems they had, and how they overcame these problems.


Jeero vs. Danbo Setup by JD Hancock on Flickr (licensed CC-BY) Jeero vs. Danbo (217/365) by JD Hancock on Flickr (licensed CC-BY)


A good knowledge of lighting can allow you to reverse-engineer how a photo was lit. But if the photographer has posted a photo showing the actual lighting setup used, written a blog post describing it, or in some cases, even produced a behind-the-scenes video, then this makes the whole process much easier.


Cosplay Shoot BTS by Pat Loika on Flickr (licensed CC-BY)


And just like the previous points, when you've learnt how a photo was made, then try and put that into practice in your own photography. No, you don't want to just blatantly copy someone else's setup to get the exact same photo. But copying can help you learn more about the lighting and techniques used, and hopefully also help you to understand why they were used for that particular type of shot.


You might notice a common thread throughout all these points - learn and then put into practice what you just learnt. Without practice you stand little hope of improving your photography. Just like most other things in life, practice doesn't quite make perfect, but it certainly does make you better. So what are you waiting for? Get your camera out and get practising!


Original article and pictures take http://www.discoverdigitalphotography.com/2015/teach-yourself-photography site

четверг, 20 октября 2016 г.

Vegan Wraps Using Naan Bread

Vegan Wraps Using Naan Bread


Vegan Wraps Using Naan Bread


I love naan and I definitely love chickpeas. What a great way to enjoy naan.


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What a lovely looking wrap! The only reason I ever have leftovers is because I didn’t have room to eat it the night before, so I usually stuff my leftover naan with scrambled eggs the next morning. The sauce that you used looks vibrantly delicious!


Give it a try with your leftover naans. I am sure you will love it.


I want this for lunch tomorrow! What a great recipe!


Give it a try!


I am constantly looking for more ideas on how I can make more varieties of wraps and burritos for our breakfast. Thanks for your share. Am looking forward to trying out this recipe.


Give it a try. I am sure you will love it.


Oh how I love Naan bread! This wraps looks so fresh and inviting!! Yum!!


Thanks Felesha!


I love naan, and these look amazing! Pinning!


Stopping by from the Merry Monday Link Party!


Thank you Maggie for stopping by.


Woow I love this recipe and your page!! congrats


Thank you!


This looks really great! Only issue is that this receipe is not vegan, it’s vegetarian. It can certainly be adapted for veganism, but I wouldn’t call it vegan as-is (due to the yogurt and milk)


Thank you Ros for pointing out this issue. I made these ingredients as optional now for complete vegan recipe.


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Do you love NAAN BREAD and wonder what to eat with it? Then you have to try this naan bread vegan wraps. The filling for these wraps is prepared using mainly chickpeas and lettuce leaves topped with mint flavored avocado dressing.


A few weeks back I shared with you guys a recipe for making naan bread at home. I am very happy to tell you, this is the most viewed recipe on this blog till date. The other day when I was analyzing my google analytics, I realized that google is also indexing this naan bread recipe for the keyword “what to eat with naan”. This implies people are looking for various options as to eat with naan bread. Now you can imagine, this inspired me to make this vegan wraps using naan bread.


If you have leftover naans then these wraps will be ready in less than 20 mins. You can also use pita bread instead of naan if yo don’t have time to make homemade naans. And, the fillings of this wraps are so flavorful that it will taste wonderful even with soft tacos or tortillas.


How these vegan wraps are healthy?


These vegan wraps are healthy because:


the base for this wraps are whole wheat naan bread.


fillings of these wraps is prepared using chickpeas. And chickpeas are the source of good protein


it does not contain added saturated fats like butter and cheese


it contains good fat from avocado


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Your valuable feedbacks and comments will make our day and encourage us to share more great healthy recipes with you. Thank you for stopping by!


Original article and pictures take http://www.watchwhatueat.com/naan-bread-vegan-wraps site

среда, 19 октября 2016 г.

VANILLA BEAN MADELEINES

VANILLA BEAN MADELEINES


VANILLA BEAN MADELEINES


Yesterday I started writing a post for about three times and each time I deleted whole paragraphs of text. Eventually I gave up and went to sleep. When I finally have a possibility to write and that is usually a night time my mind is already half asleep and refuses to concentrate. I think I start to feel the effects of chronic lack of sleep for the past year)) Though still I feel different as compared to the times when I had an opportunity to sleep a whole night. Neither I could wake up in the morning nor I could sit later that 11 p.m. Now when I sleep for max of 5 hours total I have more ideas in my head and more desire and strength of implementing them. I can definitely say that maternity changes and motivayes!


But today we are talking of a recipe. Of madeleines? And you know what I love about them? They are a mini version of a cake, one bite sponge cake they are. And I love these sponges that can be made with various flavors. I’ve already shared sticky date madeleines with toffee sauce and lemon madeleines by Laduree. Today I’ll give praise to classics again with these vanilla bean madeleines for classics is eternal.


Ingredients:


200 g butter


5 eggs


240 g sugar


1 tsp vanilla extract


1 vanilla bean


310 g flour


1 envelope (10 g) baking powder


1 tsp salt


Method:


Melt butter and let it cool.


Combine eggs, sugar and extract in a mixing bowl. Cut the bean lengthwise and scrape out the seeds, add them to the eggs. With a hand mixer beat the eggs till light and fluffy for about five minutes.


In a separate bowl sift flour, baking powder, salt and stir to mix. Accurately fold the dry ingredients into the batter.


Put the bowl into the refrigerator for an hour.


Preheat oven to 200C. Grease the madeleine tins if needed. Fill them up to 3/4 and place onto the baking sheet. Transfer the sheet to the oven and bake for about 8-12 minutes (depending on the size of your tins). The edges should become golden when ready. Watch not to dry them.


Makes: about 36 madeleines


Original article and pictures take http://eatmeblog.com/blog/2015/08/19/vanilla-bean-madeleines site