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Happy Thanksgiving

 

Well the holidays are once again upon us.  We’d like to send a warm Happy Thanksgiving to all of our patrons.  Thanks for your support.

The picture above is an example of a faux lomographic effect.  It uses a vignette type oval style to highlight the middle of the picture while the edges are slightly blurred.  In lomography the main idea is to bring out Fall Yellow Treethe contrast of colors or shapes found in the picture. We hope you enjoy it and have a  safe holiday.

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Gray is the New Sexy

When people think of the pumpkin, the color gray is not the first thing that comes to mind.  Instead, most Americans quickly point at the traditional orange and green pumpkin as the pumpkin of choice for decorating and pie making needs.  But there is a new look in town.  It’s slim, smooth and gray, and it’s here to dominate the pumpkin patch.  While the red and orange pumpkins all scream look at me! The gray pumpkin is that cool customer that blends in with the locals and radiates style.

 

Brought all the way from Australia comes the Jarrahdale heirloom pumpkin. They are available in sizes from 10 to 120 lbs. and keep well outdoors.  This makes them a perfect decorator pumpkin.  You could make a Jack-o-lantern out of it or even paint yours a decorative holiday theme.  But, from what I’ve seen you would miss out on the best part of this pumpkin variety.

 

These sexy gray pumpkins obviously sport a nice smooth exterior that ranges blue to gray in color.  It’s the orange to yellow-green interior that commands the attention.  The flesh from this pumpkin tends to be thick, dry, sweet and contain no stringy fibers.    Bakers will immediately recognize the potential for an awesome version of pumpkin pies and breads. The Jarrahdale are popular for their ability to be candied, baked, and purée like any of the edible pumpkins.

 

Here is a quick 3-4 min video on what these beautiful pumpkins look like on the inside.  Check it out.  http://youtu.be/qWjLOMc72yY

 

 

Of course, they also make a rather dashing autumn inspired work of fine art!  A print of this seasonal fruit would look great in a kitchen or breakfast room being decorated for the fall.

 

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Pumpkins are Popular!

Pumpkins are popular!  Well, it is fall, or autumn.   Grocery stores and pumpkin patches stock up with the latest and greatest varieties of pumpkin available.  To be fair to the pumpkin, not all pumpkins are the traditional orange and green.  Over the centuries, the breeding and cross breeding of varieties of this fall fruit has resulted in different shapes, sizes, colors, and textures.

 

Fruit?  According to scientific rules,  pumpkins are fruit.  They share the same family tree as different types of squash like zucchini, yellow, acorn and butternut squashes. They are even related to the cucumber.

 

The real confusion begins when you consider that the pumpkin is a vegetable in the culinary world.  Often, the cooking instructions read very similar to root vegetables.   Pumpkins are boiled, steamed, mashed and roasted.   Of course, classifying pumpkin is not extremely important outside of Botany or Culinary class.  What matters is the processing of this versatile gourd/berry/vegetable/fruit of the vine into so many items, both decorative and edible, that let’s us celebrate the season of Fall.

 

Best of all, I can make works of beautiful photographic art and then make a pie.  You can’t do that with cucumbers….

 

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