Friday Favorites – Episode 11

Happy Friday, everyone!

I am having difficulty focusing today because my new DSLR (Canon 50D) is scheduled to be delivered today! According to the UPS site, it was put on the truck for delivery at 7:08am this morning.

I am really excited to finally have an SLR again. I took photography in high school and used my dad’s SLR (with film, not digital).  I loved learning all of the techniques and having the ability to really control all of the settings on the camera.  It’s been a few years (OK – more than 10 years – I’m getting old!) so I think I am going to need a refresher, but I am really looking forward to it!  So, in the next week or two, you will probably be seeing more pictures from me.  In the meantime, though, here are my favorite blog posts of the week!

  • My first pick this week is this Spaghetti with Spicy Cauliflower and Pine Nuts from Local Lemons.  Don’t get me wrong, I like tomato sauces and cream sauces… but lately I have been interested in other types of pasta dishes.  The flavors in this dish sound absolutely wonderful, so I’m looking forward to giving it a try!
  • I have been trying to make a conscious effort to watch what I eat… I am a proponent of eating what you want in moderation.  Fortunately, this Mediterranean Chickpea Salad from Living in the Kitchen with Puppies is healthy and looks like it tastes great, too!  I think it would make a great dinner (and then I could eat dessert, too!).
  • I love this blog post about How to Grill Corn on the Cob from Savory Sweet Life.  I make corn on the grill all of the time, but I frequently scorch it a bit trying to get it to cook more quickly.  So, the next time I make corn on the grill, I will be giving this method a try!
  • Finally, this morning I came across these Whole Grain Banana-Chocolate Chip Squares from The Other Side of Fifty.  I incorporating whole grains into sweet treats, and these look great!  I just need to get some of the spelt flour used in the recipe – pretty sure I will find it in the organic section of my grocery store.

8 Responses to Friday Favorites – Episode 11

  1. Jen, I’m so honored to be on your Friday Favorites. Thanks for including me! Also, I’m quite jealous over you getting your new DSLR. I’ve been wanting one for awhile now but making do with my old camera for a bit longer. We’ll all have to live vicariously through you and your neat photos!


  2. Thanks so much for including me! And congrats on your camera. I just bought a 30D and love it. You can get so much more creative than with a point-and-shoot.

  3. Oh wow congrats on getting a new camera. I’m trying to save up so I can get a DSLR. I already have my dream camera picked out…as well as a nice 16G card to go along with it!

  4. The Spaghetti with Spicy Cauliflower and Pine Nuts from Local Lemons sounds fabulous! I’m going to give that one a try!

    Thanks for the tip.