Saturday, March 18, 2006
Today I made brown bread for St. Patrick's day. I got the recipe from the March 2006 issue of Saveur Magazine. The recipe is for Doris Grant's Brown Bread. It turned out pretty good but very dense. I still haven't found recipe that tastes like the stuff we ate in Ireland with every meal. I was very tried of brown bread when we left after a week on th emerald isle, but after a few months I craved it again. I guess finding good brown bread is a good excuse to go back, huh. If I could only convince my husband that that was true. This recipe was good if you put some butter and maybe a little orange marmalade on it. I hope everyone enjoied their Guiness and Corned Beef and Cabbage.
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
I have found the best fried chicken around. Yes, the best. The best was at one time in my home town of Pensacola, Florida at Hopkin's House. But, alas, Hopkin's is no more and the chicken is gone. Then there is Babe's Fried Chicken in Burleson, Texas, 10 miles south of downtown Fort Worth. It's a family style restaurant where you get yummy fried chicken and unlimited sides and biscuits. I get to go to the mecca of chicken goodness once a year after the Southwestern Photojournalism Conference in Ft. Worth. It's a tradition for everyone to go after the conference and a good tradition at that. This year I showed a part of me that few people see and became a Babe's Hokey-Pokey superstar. I was honored. I cna't wait for next year.
Monday, March 06, 2006
Last week was fun. I went home for an extended weekend and photographed Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama with my dad and some friends. I then hung out in Mobile some with my friend Carisa it was a blast. I ate enough moonpies to last me a long while and as the photo shows they were everywhere. Carisa is a moonpie purest and says you should only eat the original Moonpies, but I just say as long as they're orange flavored then they're good. The other photo is of beaded nuns on Fat Tuesday in Mobile. I saw this and it made me smile, but I was chicken and Carisa had to kick me just to go shoot it. It's just a portrait but it makes me smile. I especially like the short nun on the right.
More to come soon of this weekend's photo conference and Babe's Fried Chicken in Ft. Worth.