Project 52, week 1

I’ve decided to undertake a project 52 this year. I’m hoping that by aiming for one good photo a week instead of one photo a day this photography project will be less of a chore than a 365. I also hope to share other photos with you and enter other blog hops but p52 will be my main goal with anything else being a bonus. I’ll be joining in with Paint the moon: lets do 52 as Annie is offering 2 prompts each week to choose between (I need some inspiration for my weekly photo but I often struggle with prompts so I’m hoping that out of the two I’ll be able to think of something).

For week one the prompts were Sharing or All natural. I selected sharing. This is a photo of my husband and I sharing homemade focaccia (recipe to be published on purely food shortly) and a selection of anti-pasta. The photo of near enough straight out camera with a few tweaks in Adobe camera raw.

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Day 290

24th June 2011

My husband bought me some mini macarons on his way home from work. My first macarons, they were delicious (and pretty to photograph!). The flavours were English rose, lemon, black cherry, pistachio and  salted caramel (my favorite).

Day 287

21st June 2011

Day 286

20th June 2011

Day 285

19th June 2011

Delicious oven roasted tomatoes, perfect for making pasta sauce.

Day 283

17th June 2011

Aubergine with wholemeal pasta.

Day 281

15th June 2011A loaf of bread I baked. See my food blog for details.

Day 280

14th June 2011Whilst in Tuscany I picked up a bag of arrabiata seasoning (to use up euros at the airport). The packet says simply to cook a couple of teaspoons of the seasoning in oil and then stir through pasta. I decided to try it cooked with a tin of cherry tomatoes to make a pasta sauce. Very tasty but so hot! I’ll be using half the recommended amount next time!

Day 279

13th June 2011

Sweetcorn polenta with aubergine sauce. I saw this dish on masterchef UK and knew I had to try it. It’s a Ottolenghi recipe so I knew it would be good and packed with flavours. I adapted the recipe to use frozen corn as we couldn’t find fresh in our supermarket this week. You can find my version here on Purely food. It was delicious anyway, definitely one to make again. Oh and the polenta is feta and sweetcorn blended in to a ‘polenta’ (I assume names due to its similar texture and colour). Much nicer than ordinary polenta which I am not a fan of. Such a delicious balance of salty (feta) and sweet (the corn).

Day 278

12th June 2011

We ate vegetarian for almost two weeks after returning from Tuscany.