Sam’s First Haircut


Phat Sam is growing up. He went for his first haircut and his mom asked me to tag along to take a few pictures. He was such a good boy and only got cranky for a split second when Mr. Chill was trimming along his neckline.



Boudin & Beer Food

Cured meats at Boudin and Beer

The Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s Boudin and Beer 2012 featured both local New Orleans chef and celebrity chefs from around the country. had some pretty amazing food. one highlight was the boudin corn dog – meat, and carbs, deep fried. Mmmmmm. Here are some mouth watering food pix to convince you to attend next year.

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Boudin & Beer

Entry to Boudin and Beer Festival

The Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s Boudin & Beer Festival was a huge success this year. It doubled in size from it’s first year.

Boudin and Beer Festival CrowdsAnd this year they asked me to shoot some sponsor pictures for them.

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Next time, we’ll talk about the food.


Tuna Salad to the Rescue


The other night Geoff and I grilled up the loveliest tuna steaks. Just a simple rub of olive oil, salt, pepper and fresh rosemary from our garden. The problem was that I made way too many appetizy-tizers to grill as well – cebellitas and jalapeno poppers with more fresh garden fare. Since I can never reheat a perfectly black and blue tuna steak to my liking, I sliced it up cold into the best tuna salad I have ever made. Simple green salad with balsamic vinaigrette and that yummy, yummy tuna steak. Mmm.

Phat Sam


Have I posted pictures of my beautiful “nephew” Sam, yet? He is the cutest. He’s at a Cubs game this weekend. Could he be any more awesome!