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Monday, November 22, 2010

The Starving Artist is Gettin` Paid! ;

Can you believe im working for a magazine?!
i recently got hired at "Hobby Farms" magazine co.
as their freelance photographer!
basically, im sent a list of their recipes, i cook the food, & then take pictures of it~
how great is this? im getting paid for a hobby that im already doing!
Special Thanks to Peter Lam, for hookin` it up !
I had a free day today,
so i decided to get a few of their easier recipes done with.
Here they are :
"Fresh Peach Preserves";
its basically like a peach jam. it was pretty simple to make,
but my only problem with this recipe, was that it required
"fresh" peaches in WINTER; so theyre no longer in season!
its fine tho, i used canned ones.
shh dont tell!
"Fresh Peach Preserves" (Hobby Farms recipe edited)
Heres the peach preserves on some toast; quite yummy
Recipe ;
- 4-5 ripe peaches
- 1.5 tbs of lemon juice
- 3/4 of a cup of sugar
Peel & pit peaches,  remove any bruises on the fruit,
& discard.  Coarsely mash the peaches and stir in the
lemon juice.  Pour the mixture into a large skillet(not cast iron)
add sugar and cover the pan. Bring it to a boil in high heat,
for a minute. Remove the lid & reduce the heat so that the
peaches continue to bubble, but dont boil over.
Cook & stir the mixture until it reduces to half.
(do not over cook, preserves thicken as they cool)
skim off any foam, immediately ladle it into a heat proof 
container , and let it cool in room temperature for an hour.
Cover and store in the fridge (can store for a week.)
*makes 2 cups.
"Farmer Fuel Trail-Mix"
yet another simple recipe; all i had to do was buy
assorted nuts, fruits, and a few pretzel bites & tada!
a quick & easy snack
"Farmer Fuel Trail-Mix"
i thought i`d get creative, by using a small paper bag &
crumpling it until it was soft enough to fold into a little
 pocket pouch. over flowing with
sweet, nutty, crunchy, salty goodness ~

"Blueberry Kiwi Smoothie"
not only does it have blueberries & kiwis,
but it also has a generous pinch of cinnamon
& dizzle of honey. yumm
"Blueberry Kiwi Smoothie" (Hobby Farms)
in a tall, frosted glass~
Recipe ;
- 2 cups of ice
- 1 cup of your favorite flavored yogurt
- 1 cup of blueberries
- 1 cup of peeled kiwis
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 2 tbs of honey
- generous pinch of cinnamon
Blend the ingredients togther, and serve
right away.
* makes 2 large servings
"Maple Roasted Parsnips" (Hobby Farms)
i never knew what parsnips were until today.
it looks like a giant, white carrot.
and has a very strong smell of it as well.
Although these were baked in maple syrup
until they turned golden, sweet, and crispy,
i can say with confidence,
that i personally, do not like parsnips.
Recipe ;
- 2 1/2 pounds of parsnips
- 1/5 cup veggie oil
- salt & pepper
- 1/2 cup of pure maple syrup.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Peel & cut the parsnips (french fry style),
should be about an inch wide & 1/2 thick.
Place the parsnips into a roasting pan, &
pour oil over the parsnips & mix them well,
coating each parsnip. Pour the maple syrup
over the parsnips & bake until tender
(about 35 mins) or until crispy & golden.
*serve as a side dish for a meaty main course
   ex; roast beef.


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