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PHOTO FRIDAY

 

During the hot summer months here in the Methow Valley we make it a priority to carve out time at the end of the day, for a cooling dip in the river and seek out friends, who are never too far away,  to enjoy a relaxing evening where we share a meal and catch up.

Golden Hour

 

 

We were doing just that very thing when the light turned golden, a photographer’s dream time of day, and my husband E.A caught the glowing fence line a few feet away. A true sign of a dedicated photographer is that, they are willing to leave a cold beer and fresh appetizers for one and two that they have their camera at the ready, always. For that, I am grateful and I continue to learn.

We wish you a wonderful weekend full of fun and laughter especially to all those wonderful Dads out there!

 

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Can You Cook With Dry Ice?

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Dry Ice with a Green Laser

The 4 pints of ice cream that we received yesterday is almost gone. No, really. You may be thinking, “How can this be?” Sad though we are… there are only a few spoonfuls left, but our bellies are smiling. The dry ice the pint containers were shipped to us in has completely evaporated into thin air...poof!

Green Laser Light, Water & Dry Ice

The good news is, the magic of this May Day gift hasn’t dissipated into the either just yet. Thoughts about how much fun the dry ice was are still kicking around in our heads. Yes, we know it’s not a toy and every precaution needs to be adhered to, to be safe. But we are not the only ones who find the stuff FUN!

Dry ice-foggy, my memory begins to clear.  One of my favorite gifted recipe books (which I have yet to produce anything from, but adore drooling over the ideas within) is The Fat Duck Cookbook written by the British self taught kitchen wizard Heston Blumenthal. A mad scientist in his culinary circles, he’s pulling at the ears of the scientific world through his unrelenting curiosity (I think this is the wish that nearly every parent has; to keep curiosity alive through adulthood) he creates works of art such as his Radish Ravioli of Oyster (pg.340-341)…for those of you who don’t have this beautiful book you’ll need to close your eyes… no…tighter, so your thoughts are pitch black.

Now construct an image of a space aged glowing globe, with walls made of vellum thin sliced radishes. This glowing radish globe is suspended weightlessly against the black background. Envision a single ring of sliced radishes mimicking a Saturn-esque planet.  I have read that if this work of art radish dish were ordered in his restaurant The Fat Duck, it would be accompanied by a single iPod to further set the mood and complete the experience of the senses. I imagine this to be an encounter that memory never forgets.

Further research shows that Mr. Blumenthal also enjoys the use of liquid nitrogen when cooking. In an article from the Independent he offers a few recipes  to those of us less mad, home-cooks where he can extend his restaurant goal; to invoke the feeling of excitement in his patrons [The Fat Duck History pg 113]. I am sure one could create the mood of excitement in the kitchen if one were inclined to whip up fresh ice cream in 90 seconds!  I know I could (and possibly earn a few cool mom awards as well. 😉

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Dry Ice and Food Coloring!

Still curious? The list is long for dry ice uses, some I would never have thought of but one I might try is the method of flash freezing fresh fruit. I could see this speeding up my current process of freezing fruit overnight on a cookie sheet and allowing for more garden time!  I found this handy site if you would like to learn more.

Happy Weekend to you!

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It’s A Garden Work Day Today!

It's A Garden Work Day

It’s A Garden Work Day

We’ll be out in the garden working as hard as the ants do this weekend, our family is just a wee bit smaller than theirs. Happy weekend to you!

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Rachelle Weymuller @ Caramelize Life
Making Life A Little Sweeter Through Food, Travel and Community”

A Spring Morning Routine

Spring is here and my late morning routine begins again!

Favortie Morning Routine rachellekweymullerphotography.com

Carrot + Apple + Ginger

This week we’ve been busy behind the scenes planting, cooking, tasting, planning and working on the site. We are looking forward to sharing with you soon!

Wishing you a wonderful holiday weekend…

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  Rachelle @ Caramelize Life

“Making life a little sweeter through food, travel and community”

 

The Little Things In Life Are The Best

planet earth

What do these things have in common?

bubbles

Many thoughts come to mind…

Old Friend

A Dear Old Friend…

Mud Season tennis

Wishing you a wonderful weekend and maybe you’ll go on a walk with a dear old friend.

Rachelle@ Caramelize Life

“making life a little sweeter through, food, travel and community”

Spring Croci Have Sprung!

The beauty of spring is here. Spring Crocus Flower

Have a fantastic weekend!

Whistler me 2010  Rachelle Weymuller @ Caramelize Life

“Making life a little sweeter through food, travel and community”

History Question… Do You Know What This Structure Is?

We have a mystery, well not really because we know what this structure was used for, but we are wondering how many of you know its history?
Something fun to ponder over the weekend…

Photo Friday 3/8/13 History Question

leave a comment if you would like a hint…

Have a wonderful weekend!

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“Making life sweeter through food, travel and community”

Methow River Steelhead

It’s true, today March 1st is the opening day for anglers on the Methow River.

Weymuller Photography-fishing

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Head Shot Rachelle Rachelle @ Caramelize Life

“making life sweeter through food, travel and community”

 

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