Saturday, June 6, 2015

home-made baby food

This is my baby's food at the moment; frozen pureed vegetables; purple yam, carrots, yellow/red lentils are frozen. Avocado and bananas are no-brainer, ready to eat any-time, anywhere in already pureed form. Sorry, there is no green in the picture because we finished them. Asparagus, collard greens etc.

This book 'The amazing make-ahead baby food book' I borrowed from library inspired me to make these frozen pureed foods. I picked it up just because the beautiful food pictures in the book caught my attention. I love this book. I'm not reading it at all. I just flipped it now and then when I ran out of ideas for what to feed my baby.

If you are not into food and cooking like me, don't read the book in all details. It has some serious weekly meal planning and recipes and stuff that stress me out. I just looked at food photos to get the idea. :D

I was all pro-table-food because I started feeding her because our pediatrician made it sound so simple and easy. "You just over-boil an asparagus, she will pick it up and eat it herself. No need to puree, no spoon-feeding etc". Well, I tried so hard to make that asparagus work. And carrot. Finally feeding puree is easier and quicker for now. And I can't boil asparagus every time I need to feed her. So taking the inspiration from the book, I (actually my mom) made lots of puree and freeze them. Before each meal time, just microwave a few cubes. Easy peasy.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015


I need to revamp my personal photography. Things have changed after my baby. Luckily, my dedicated dear clients kept me on my toes with baby photography, and made sure I kept up with my photography business.
On personal photography, I haven't taken out my camera since the baby arrived. Wait wait. I haven't taken myself and the baby out much, let alone with the big-girl camera with us too.

Waimea Canyon outlook
Even on our last trip to Kauai, Hawaii, I ended up taking most of the photos with my iPhone rather than my big camera :-(  I definitely miss my big camera, but with my hands so full with the baby, it's too much to handle. 

Now that I think about it, I miss it. I miss good pictures from my big camera. iPhone can only go so far. :-(  

Before Kauai trip, I didn't even think hard on which lens to bring along. I just grab my camera bag with portrait lens I use for client shoots. Guess what, I miss all those good shots of Waimea canyon, and all scenic lookouts because my portrait lens is just not wide enough obviously. I kept blaming myself for how careless I was! I  gave it a couple seconds of thought though, but it was too difficult to think, so I just winged it. LOL. And got just a handful of photos on it.

Cave on north side of Kauai

Poipu, Kauai
So, I'll try to keep up with my blog again.