© Jeannie Gust 2014
© Jeannie Gust 2014
Pigeon Point Lighthouse
Palace of Fine Arts
Into The Woods (Crockett Hills Regional Park, Ca)
Test Photos shot with the New (Lomography x Zenit) PETZVAL Lens
(photography by S.Gust)
I am very stoked and absolutely digging my husband’s new lens, the Lomography/Zenit New Petzval Portrait Lens, I love the “vintage” look it produces. These photos are the first few test shots he took. This is a great investment really, specially if you’re into portrait photography, and what I mean by portrait photography I do mean family portraits (spouse, children and pets) that looks very cool (with great unique swirly bokeh backgrounds) and timeless.
ps. 1st photo is not a real dog, it’s a statue dog from a cemetery, I know those chains looked offensive.
Purple Yam Fudge (Halayang Ube)
Purple yam fudge or more natively known as Halayang Ube (in the Philippines) is one of the decadent confections that is always made during the holiday season. And is always served during Christmas (Pasko), New Year’s Eve (Bagong Taon) and even Fiestas.
Halayang Ube is made by finely grating boiled purple yams, adding to it condensed milk, evaporated milk (other provinces even use fresh water buffalo’s (carabao) milk), sugar, butter and a bit of vanilla flavour. The mixture is then slowly cooked and constantly stirred for hours over medium heat until it gets thick and chewy. It is then moulded into serving platters or whatever serving vessel and is served in slices.
I stood for 3 1/2 hours in front of the stove cooking this until the sweet and milky purple puree turned into a chewy deep dark purple mass.
This confection is indeed a labour of love, and really, a test of one’s virtue of patience. But the end product is absolutely delicious!
These baked, cheesy potato wedges are flavoured with Spanish sweet smoked paprika, olive oil, cream cheese and manchego cheese, sprinkled with smoky hickory bacon bits and a dash more of pimenton dulce de la vera.
Goddess of Scrumptiousness Food Photography and Original Recipes by Jeannie Maristela are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.