Random Things We Did This Weekend

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DIY Light Box!

So something you may have noticed over the past few weeks is that the pictures on the blog have become increasingly better. Part of that is due to a new DSLR that helps me take fantastic photos, but most of it has been due to my investment in Adobe Lightroom and this little light box. The most important component that helps drive traffic to a food blog is undoubtedly the pictures. And with photography, it’s all about the lighting. If you don’t have a good light source (i.e. the sun), then you’re going to have to make some adjustments to simulate it as best as you can. In comes this DIY Light Box!

Since I have a full time day job, all of my cooking and picture taking happens in the evenings. But because I only have the ugly yellow overhead kitchen lights to work with, all of my pictures have been coming out yellow and unappetizing. So after doing a little bit of research, I stumbled upon the Lowel EGO Digital Imaging Tabletop Fluorescent Light Unit from Amazon. I simply had to have it! The only problem is that it’s $125! While this might not seem like a huge investment in the world of photography where a single lens can set you back 1-2K, it seemed like something I could easily make myself for a fraction of the cost. So with that, I did a quick google search and sure enough, there were tons of guides out there for a DIY version of this light box. And with an order to Amazon and a visit to the hardware and craft store, I built my own for ~$25! Be on the lookout for the full DIY instructional post later this week!

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Went to Church for Brunch

For Easter Brunch, we headed to a restaurant near Fenway (ironically called Church) for a delicious brunch with friends. Since we’re moving soon, Selma and I are trying to venture away from our usual spots to try out new places we’ve never been to before. Needless to say, Church did not disappoint.

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I ordered the Sausage Benedictine – andouille crab cake, english muffin, and old day hollandasie

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And Selma got the Buttermilk Flapjacks – apple chutney, candied pecans, and whipped cream.

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A friend of ours also ordered the “Toad in a Hole” French Toast – Iggy’s brioche, poached egg, maple syrup, and crispy bacon!

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If you are ever in the area, we would highly recommend stopping by Church for brunch. It’s a little off the beaten path but the restaurant has a great vibe and an amazing menu!

Made Deviled Eggs for the first time

While perusing the interwebs this weekend, I stumbled across a bunch of recipes for Deviled Eggs. I haven’t had Deviled Eggs since I was a kid so something in me was telling me that I should make these immediately. If you missed the post on my Smokey Chipotle Bacon Deviled Eggs this past Saturday, you can head on over to get the full recipe. They are honestly to die for!

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Made Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

For Easter, Selma wanted to make a recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs that she found on Pinterest. If you love Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, then you’re going to love this recipe!

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And with that, stay tuned for some awesome posts and recipes this week! Happy Monday and have a great week!

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