Monday, September 1, 2014

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OFF TO BOULDER, COLORADO
FOR A WEDDING

Taking a week's break,
  to the mountains of Colorado . . .

to shoot a wedding,
a very special wedding!

My daughter, Annabel,
is getting married.

And guess who's shooting the wedding!
(Returning 9/8, with lots of pictures.)

No blog until then.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

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FLAME ROASTED PEPPER SALAD

A delicious summer pepper salad
is so delicious, so flavorful, so easy.

Flame roast fresh bell peppers
(on your grill, or over a gas flame).
Char the skins for extra flavor.

Place roasted peppers in a paper bag.
Roll it closed; peppers will steam and
release the burnt skins in 10-minutes.

Discard skins, and slice peppers into strips.
Marinate in good olive oil for 20-minutes.
Thinly slice fresh basil and toss with 
finely minced garlic.

You have the most delicious fresh pepper salad.
(The flame roasting really brings out the flavor.)

Yum!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

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CHESS CHAMPIONS
COMPETE IN ST. LOUIS

The six top ranked chess players in the world
are competing in the Sinquefield Cup
world championship here in St. Louis.

The two week tournament will decide
top world rankings for the "game of kings."
Chess players from around the world
have traveled to St. Louis this month
to attend this championship . . .  not to play,
but just to watch these Grand Masters compete.

Friday's most advertised match
featured reigning World Chess Champion,
Magnus Carlsen (Norway) -- seated at left --
 who is currently the #1 ranked player in the world . . .
playing Fabiano Caruana (Italy) -- at right --
the #3 player in the world.

Carlsen (23) has the youth and coolness
of a young Bobby Fisher,
and is attracting many youngsters
to hang out at the St. Louis Chess Club
in the central west end.

Friday, August 29, 2014

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ROGUE UNDERGROUND DINING
41st EVENT

It was 5 years ago,
passionate and talented chefs
created the Rogue Underground Dining Society.

Dedicated to creating memorable cuisine
from the freshest ingredients,
for 20 first-come, first-serve "foodies"
at surprise locations around the St. Louis area,
the Rogue invitation list has grown to
over 400 interested waiting list members.

Last evening, 20 lucky attendees enjoyed
an amazing 7-course menu
at the 41st Rogue event.

Rogue chefs and volunteer staff
dazzled lucky attendees
in a secret location.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

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PICKING A GUITAR

Shopping for a guitar 
is a complicated ordeal.

Vintage . . . modern . . .
factory made . . . hand made . . .
acoustic . . . electric . . .
dreadnought . . . dobro . . .
Martin . . . Gibson . . . Fender . . .
so much to dazzle the eye . . .
from $200 to $20,000,
and everything in between.

But when you get right down to it,
you pick a guitar
by the sweet sounds it makes.

Picking a guitar
is all about
PICKING and listening!