Author Archives: Joe Winn

The unwelcome widow

The hot summer is upon us and since our recent (rare) storm, there’s been a stronger presence of bugs around the home.  I’m usually not phased by the usual insects and spiders, but this kind is a bit unsettling when … Continue reading

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Staging Platforms from the Thrift Store

For purposes of photographing food, I’ve been in search of some bowls and plates to use instead of our daily Target white glazed stone or matte blue IKEA pieces, for cheap..since is a low-budget operation. A visit to the … Continue reading

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Algorithms of closet management

A forward to maintain relevance to this site: Photos featured in this post were annotated using The GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) Most everyone has a clothing storage facility, such as a closet, wardrobe furniture or plain rack.  The clothing … Continue reading

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A young couple has built a nest within ours…

A young couple has closed escrow and immediately started expansion construction on their new love nest, in one of the recesses above our suburban home garage.  This is the family shot from yesterday. They’ve left to run errands this afternoon.  … Continue reading

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Cookies are Delicious Delicacies

Best snack while working!

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You won’t believe its gluten free!

Nothing warms up our home better than Mrs. PTvAvM’s baking.  Our senses have been indulged by the aroma, texture, and hearty taste of bread rolls. If you hadn’t read the title header, and we put away all the ingredients, I’m … Continue reading

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Fish Fry (cá chiên)

Tonight’s meal is a throw-back to the family culture brought over from the old country where fish is plentiful and rice abounds.  With the hot/humid culture, a fry means less time with yet another heat source. The aroma of fish … Continue reading

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Easy Baked Salmon Dinner

With Mrs. PTvAvM’s suggestion on adding more fish for the family menu, we obtained some salmon from the local warehouse shop and turned half of it into tonight’s dinner.  (the other half of the salmon is in the freezer). This … Continue reading

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Museum with a View

In the spirit of exploring the (somewhat) backyard, we made it out to The Getty Museum, or as my son was calling it, the “spaghetti” museum. The Getty features a wide collection of historical and/or artistic artifacts, as well as … Continue reading

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Desserts Staging

Nothing like ending the day with a slice of satisfaction topped with more creamery and fresh berries. Staging this shot reminded me that I’m definitely not an expert at food plating (I can hear family in the pastry business screaming … Continue reading

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