Apr 27, 2015

Macro view of a boring rainy day

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I remember my friend saying he loved a macro lens because he could spend the whole day in his own back yard getting great photos.

Here is what I found on a boring rainy day!


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ISO 500  f/3.2 1/160 sec  105mm


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ISO-800   f/4.5    1/60 sec   105mm


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ISO-800   f/5    1/60 sec   105mm


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ISO-800   f/5    1/60 sec   105mm


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ISO-800   f/5    1/60 sec   105mm


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ISO-800   f/5    1/60 sec   105mm


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ISO-800   f/5    1/60 sec   105mm



ISO-200   f/5    1/100 sec   105mm

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Apr 6, 2015

Mint & Cilantro Chutney

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I finally made Mint cilantro chutney! I first was introduced to this green sauce at an India fest last year. At first I was afraid it was too hot and spicy for me but I was bold and tried it anyway on the fried little somethings that I’ve forgotten the name of but are really good. Then I was at a party and Indian friends were putting this green chutney on their pepperoni pizza!

They all told me making mint cilantro chutney was easy and they were pretty much right.


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I started with a handful of mint,


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a green chili


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that I took the seeds out of because I was scared that it was going to be too hot.


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Into a food processor I put lemon juice,


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chilies chopped,


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red pepper,


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and cumin seeds.


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and blended it all up. Done. Easy.


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That’s it. Refrigerate up to a week.



Mint & Cilantro Chutney

  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint 
  • 1 hot green chili pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2-3 tablespoon water or as needed to make the chutney of a pesto consistency
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • salt to taste

lend/puree all ingredients above  until smooth.

Serve as condiment, salad dressing, dip or spread.

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