Hi everyone. I originally posted this over at my personal blog a few weeks ago, but I decided to post it here as well since there are a lot of food bloggers out there. This is just an easy way to lightly edit your photos before you post them. Hope it helps.
When it comes to my image processing I am really into a natural look so I do not do that much when it comes to editing. I do not have a lot of natural light in my house so I use a few actions to lighten my images. If I do not use my own images I use image stock from Shutterstock. Every now and again, I love a good black and white image or a little color applied, but usually I think natural images look the best and most realistic.
I use PhotoShop CS6 to edit my images. Over the years I have tried a lot of actions, but my three favorites are Totally Rad, Florabella and The Pioneer Womans. I take all of my pictures with a Canon EOS 550d. I have really loved this camera and wish that I was a better photographer. I am hoping the next place we live in has a lot of natural light so I can finally learn more.
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Okay, you all I promise this is the last hot drink, I will post about for awhile. Lately I have just been experimenting a lot and if I love it of course I have to share with you. During the school year I always wake up early (before 6am) and after everyone is gone, I usually enjoy a cup of tea while I browse Pinterest before going back to sleep for a bit.
So you already know around this time of year bloggers go crazy posting about pumpkin this and that. Truthfully, I am sick of it and I think the pumpkin trend has been played out even if I do love Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Speaking of PSL the Starbucks here will be carrying them this month and I had a gigantic one last night. This drink inspired this recipe actually. I thought if it tastes so good with coffee, then why not tea?
FALL SPICE COFFEE SYRUP:
1-1/2 cups water
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground clove
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1. In a saucepan on high heat add sugar and water. Bring to a full boil stirring and add cinnamon, clove and ginger. Reduce heat to low stirring every once in awhile and allow to simmer for 15 minutes.
2. Carefully strain syrup into a jar to remove large spice pieces, cool then add lid and place in the refrigerator.
Yields: 2 cups
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Lately I have been loving my little tea latte drinks I have been coming up with and today I thought I would try a green tea version. From there I thought the mint would be a great add in as well as some acacia honey. I was not sure how it would turn out since green tea is so light compared to other teas, but it was really great and a new favorite for sure. I plan to buy some matcha tea and make some lattes that way as well. To get the foam for my lattes I just use a hand frother wand and it works really well.
1 cup boiling water
1-1/2 teaspoon green tea (or two teabags)
Sprig of fresh mint
1/4 cup warmed milk
1 heaping teaspoon acacia honey
1. In a mug, add water and green tea. Allow to sit for 5 minutes, then strain. In a small pot (I use my Arabic coffee pot) add the milk and warm on low for a few minutes. Add honey in green tea and mix.
2. Carefully foam the milk and pour into tea. Srinkle extra tea on top.
Yields: 1 cup