Still Life

 roasted pork loin
 Orange Julius and little girl drinking Orange Julius
 roasted green beans
 She is not such a big fan of food, but she loves chocolate!
 Happy Boy excited to eat his mommy's cooking!

Have you ever seen the movie Mona Lisa Smiles with Julia Roberts?  If you have then you will remember the scene where Julia is in the classroom and she asks her students " What is art?"  The students give her some text book answer of what are is, but she challenges them to look beyond what was once defined as art and to consider a new style of painting art.  Now don't get me wrong, I am not saying my photographs are art, but I think photos of food are beautiful!  I love looking at cookbooks and magazines.  I love food, but it is more than that.  In collage and high school I took art history classes.  I always loved the still life paintings of food.  Did you know some of the earliest still life paintings of food go back as far as 70 A.D.  and are found in Pompeii, Rome?  Cooking is my canvas.  I love combining different colors and textures to create a master piece.  I may not be able to paint, but I can cook and I love looking at pictures of food. 

Sunny Day Orange Julius
16 oz fresh squeezed orange juice
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp vanilla pudding powder
1/4 sugar (depending on the sweetness of your oranges, we've added more or less)

Place all ingredients in the blender and blend.  Simple!  Easy Peasy!  Enjoy!

My heart and prayers go out to the families affected by the bombings at yesterdays Boston Marathon.


Anonymous said…
It was a terrible, terrible thing what happened in Boston. :-(

Lovely post; cute kids and eatable things - could not go wrong! :-)
Anonymous said…
are you on Pinterest? for interesting and inspiring photos of food, I like the boards of these japanese designers:
Unknown said…
Yum! All that food looks delicious! And adorable photos of the kids, as always. :)
I so agree with you...I adore food photography and wish I would take the time to do more on my of my favorite things to capture. Nice meeting you.
Awesome shots and dinner looks delicious!
Dana said…
It all looks so good! I've noticed a difference in your photos lately. I've been around here but haven't taken the time to comment much. I think it's bc I'm usually reading on my phone now & it's such a pain to comment with.
I am awaiting the good news of the new addition to your family & enjoy seeing the beautiful babes who already have so much love.
Company EIGHT said…
You've always been such a good cook, Kelleyn!! I'm so glad you share your recipes!! :)
marie said…
I haven't seen that movie but I adore Julia Roberts, her laugh gets me every time.

I'd recognize those rolls anywhere :) Glad they turned out so beautifully for you.
Shauna said…
Hey, I know those rolls from anywhere. You did great! They look just like Marie's!!!

The pork loin looks so good!!!! And I adore the pictures of baby girl. So precious.

Shauna xo
Le monde dÖ said…
Angels in Paradise ;))))
Menthe Blanche said…
Oh, this soup looks soooooo goooood :) I'm hungry now :(
shayndel said…
BEautiful way to put your passions together!
Your still lives do just what your words describe, at the same time in their stillness they are full of Life!!
The Italian Wedding Soup photo takes the cake!!
(my favorite expression lately, a little corny but somehow maybe living in Japan and away from English, some of the old time expressions have a fun and fresh quality!!) ♡
Your world is beautiful and the food delicious!!!

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