Let me re-introduce myself!

THE WHAT

  • The Blog
  • The Food
  • The Opinions
  • The Photographs
  • The Comments
  • The Restaurants
  • The Cocktails
  • The Moments
  • The Recipes

THE WHO

NJP.Married.Divorced.Mother.Photographer.Aries
Extrovert.Determined.PassportStamped.Stern.
CreaterOfTheTallAlbum.GrannySipper.Qualified.
Classified.46.FoodAficionado.KitKatSnacker

THE WHY

I live, eat, think and breathe food.  But not just any food, the type of cuisine that makes me wanna photograph it and share it with the world.  About 15 years ago, I began photographing  all things food.  You name it; crab cakes, desserts, cocktails, vegetables.

Anything that could be captured and developed into a beautiful piece of artwork.  I have accumulated hundreds of memorable food moments over the years.  Now it’s time to contribute my  food moments. Don’t talk about it; Blog about it!

THE WHERE

Because I dine at various restaurants, I also appreciate the finer cuisine’s as well as the simple meals prepared in a tiny unsophisticated kitchen in the hood.  My food journey takes me to grocery stores, the Farmer’s Market, new restaurants, familiar places as well as my warm and inviting kitchen.  Sometimes it’s about the ambiance. Sometimes it’s about the food. Sometimes WHERE you are doesn’t really matter.

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Cupcakes and Things

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Sweet Retreat is part of the eclectic 50th & France neighborhood located in Edina, MN. Surrounded by boutique’s, restaurant’s, salon’s and cafe’s; the name alone will make you want to make a pit stop. Saturday was my 1st time visiting the cupcake boutique. There was a small collection of cupcakes and cake bites so I opted for the Mocha Chocolate. The frosting was savory, sweet, and finger licking but the actual cupcake was very very dry.  I despise dry anything … dry skin, dry weather, dry chicken, and especially dry cupcakes! Not sure if it was a bad day for the #1 Voted Cupcake joint in the Twin Cities or if the City Pages made a huge mistake.  Either way, the next time I am in the area I will make it a point to stop by again … If I can find a parking spot!