Hi there, what is everyone up to? I feel like it has been a little while since I was present in this space, mostly because I have been shooting an enormous amount of recipes, washing endless dishes ( oh my have I washed some dishes this past month), editing and picking our hero shots for Primal Junction’s new book coming out in a about six weeks. Today marked the end of the recipe shoots, 65 recipes under the belt, however many thousand shots sorted through, picked and edited. It is a great feeling. I shot all sorts of Paleo goodies, from the tricky to the darn right simple and delicious. My favourite recipes were the chicken zoodles with kale pesto, apricot chicken, chilli con carne (with cacao – yum!), muesli with cashew nuts milk and a fabulous messy dessert with frozen raspberries and dark chocolate. Lizzy from Primal and I will be planning a few sneak peeks on here and on Instagram, as well as sharing a few favs.
The images for the book will be posted off on Monday and I will hardly know what to do with myself, for at least a few days anyway. I’ll get to have some time off, plan some posts for this space and for a new online community that is starting up called tête-à-tête & PLATE, hit out the Mud Australia seconds sale next week and shake off this cold that I have managed to pick up now that the weather has turned. Tonight we decided to celebrate with one of my favourite, (non Paleo – sorry Lizzy) recipes – homemade pizza. I simply love the feeling of the dough as it risen and is ready for rolling. Matt makes them to perfection and trust me I have tried and failed on all accounts. Well I’m to enjoy a slice or two, (who am I kidding, more like a pizza or two), if you miss my posts on here, I am ramping up my pics on Instagram so come and play!
I’ve had a few readers contact me about not being able to find the recipe for the pizza dough in this post, so I thought I would update the post as to why there isn’t one.
Remember that this is first and foremost a photography blog about my personal journey into the world of food photography and sharing my photographic art with my community, and as such there will be portfolio updates from time to time that do not contain recipes.
A few years back, Matt and I travelled around the Southern part of Australia. An organic olive and fig farmer shared his recipe with Matt, and he cooks it to perfection having been taught by Dan, the creator of the recipe. As this recipe is not mine and unique to Dan’s farm, I have chosen not to share it in this space as believe in respecting people’s wishes and property. I am super glad that the images have inspired people to make their own pizza, as that is what my journey into food photography is all about. I always appreciate people reaching out to me with comments and feedback, so thank you.