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10 Easy, Inexpensive Party Snacks to Make at the Last Minute

Parties and celebrations help keep the winter blues at bay, whether for New Year’s eve or day, Super Bowl (aka the big game), Oscar-watching. Or any impromptu gathering for whatever reason helps to allay the post-holiday let-down. For your next gathering, whether hosting or attending, it’s handy to have a list of healthy, yummy snack […]

Photography

Tips for Creative Plant Photography

In this article, we’ll discuss the whys and hows of photographing plants. Don’t worry if you’re not a nature nerd, if your fingers are distinctly non-green or if you find plants generally dull. Plants can offer great photographic opportunities to any photographer. Give plants a chance! If you start thinking about plants and the role […]

Food

Kale and spinach patties

Ingredients 400g frozen chopped spinach 150g fresh wholegrain breadcrumbs 60g kale, finely chopped 60g onion, finely chopped 60g Italian hard cheese, grated (optional) 5 large eggs, beaten 1⁄2tsp fine sea salt pinch cayenne pepper 2tbsp extra virgin olive oil Method In a large bowl, add the spinach, breadcrumbs, kale, onion, cheese, if using, eggs, salt […]

Photography

5 Great Ways to Learn Photography

If you’re just starting out as a photographer, congratulations! There’s never been a more exciting, or easier time to learn the art of photography. Today’s market is flooded with tertiary courses, books, workshops, websites, podcasts and online courses that didn’t exist as little as ten years ago. When I began my career 25 years ago, […]

Drink Recipes

Fresh Mint and Ginger Lemonade

1/2 cup (packed) chopped fresh mint leaves 1/3 cup chopped fresh ginger 1/3 cup honey 2 cups boiling water 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice 1 1/2 cups (about) cold water Ice cubes Fresh mint leaves Lemon slices Combine chopped mint, ginger, and honey in medium bowl. Add boiling water. Let steep 30 minutes. Strain into […]

Drink Recipes

Frozen Hot Chocolate

Ingredients 3 cups of ice. 2 cups of whole milk (skim, 2 percent, and dairy-free milks can also be substituted). 1 tablespoon chocolate syrup. 3 hot cocoa packets. Whipped cream. Chocolate shavings. Garnish: chocolate syrup. Steps to Make It Gather the ingredients. Create the chocolate shavings ahead of time. Use whatever kind of chocolate you […]

Photography

One Shot: Commercial Street

Joe McNally lights and photographs an idyllic street scene It was picture perfect: Main Street in the village of Tarrytown, New York, on a summer night in August with local folks out doing whatever local folks do on a summer night in Tarrytown, and wouldn’t you know it—a photographer who happened to be out and […]