Archive for the 'Photography' Category

Nepal Through a Plastic Lens

I have put together a couple of my lomo shots of Nepal and Tibet on my Flickr.

Go check out the whole set…

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7 Days: Summer Keeps On Sunning

The weather is beautiful and the temperature hasn’t dropped below 30 degrees since May.  Oddly for this time of year there has nothing but brilliant sunshine either.  So seeming that I am sitting at my desk sunburnt and eager to get back out into the heat, I thought I would post the next 7 days…

Peekaboo
Fountain Fun
Organic Vortex
GASH$$$
Play Time
Stadium
Losing Face

7 Days: Let’s Push Things Forward

Life is such a busy place to be.  I promised myself I wouldn’t let this drop behind and I need to keep it up. Here are seven more days from Mid-June.

Toilet Love
Feeding/Swooping
486-026
Pathway
Shadows and Arrows
Never take no for an answer
My Great Grandfather

7 Days: Wind Down

A Sunny Sunday
Dinner
Full Bloom
Be Prepared - Asleep in Hong Kong #3
Spider Lily
Lordi Cola
Dinner

7 Days: A Return

Wow, I am still so far behind.  Been real busy and have about 200 unsorted photos from the last month or so on my camera.  This weekend I intend to finally do some bulk uploading and cover the whole of June in one blast but, for now,  here are the dying days of May and our return to Hong Kong.

Tunnel
I Has a Bucket
Love in a Mist
Reflections/Hope
Hooked on DS
Brightening up our Home
I Can Has Carot?

Strip Steak with Creamy Spinach Topping

Dinner
Okay, I know this blog has nothing to do with cookery but a contact over at Flickr wanted the recipe for a dish I photographed the other day (above) so I thought I would oblige.  So here it is:  the recipe we sort of stole from some crappy T.V show we were watching the other day fo Strip Steak with a Creamy Spinach topping.

Note: This is nothing like the real recipe the steak chef did on the show, it was just patched together from what we remember of it with added garlic…because it’s the best thing in the world! I don’t do quantities because I never pay attention to them in other people’s recipes anyway, so just use your best judgement.

Ingredients:

  • Steak (any will do, the leaner the better)
  • Double Cream
  • Olive Oil
  • Fresh Baby Spinach (not frozen!)
  • Baguette
  • Butter/Margarine
  • Garlic
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • Lemon
  • Beer (or your choice of beverage)

Preperation:

– Open Beer (or other beverage), take a swig.
– Continue on a regular basis until can/bottle/keg is emptied.
– Begin Cooking

The Steak :

– Brush (or in our case…smother) the steak with crushed garlic and olive oil.
– Coat the whole steak in ground black pepper.
– Give it a quick blast in a griddle pan to your liking. (If you like you steak super rare consider giving it an extra minute or two, or it will just make the bread soggy)
– Take it out to cool, then cut it into strips wide/long enough to fit onto sliced french bread (Don’t put it on yet though).

Topping:

– Place double cream in saucer and heat on low/medium
– Add butter, a squeeze of lemon
– Add anything else you feel like throwing in (garlic perhaps?)
– Add spinach (raw, don’t bother boiling it first)
– Continue to heat until it thickens up a little

Then:

– Chop up your baguette into slices
– Put a little strip of steak onto each slice and top with a little bit of the spinach (don’t go too wild with the sauce)
– Use any left over bread to mop up excess creamy sauce from the saucer

Easy as anything! Enjoy!

Uninvited Collaborations with Nature

Artist Nina Katchadourian has create a series of ingenious ’collaborations with nature’ which play with the idea of introducing modern human elements to the natural world.  From DIY cobweb repair kits to a birdhouse with built in Occupied/Vacant indicators the humourous collection of artistic silliness can be found on her website.

 Go look!