Archive | October, 2009

30 by 30 Goal #8 – CHECK!

Yes, this is my goal #8. Make a challah bread (pronounced “hall-uh”). I have a slight fascination with all things Jewish. A challah bread is a special braided bread eaten on the Sabbath and on holidays. Wikipedia says, “According to Jewish tradition, the three Sabbath meals (Friday night, Saturday morning, and Saturday afternoon) and two holiday meals (one at night and one in the morning) each begin with two complete loaves of bread. This “double loaf” commemorates the manna that fell from the heavens when the Israelites wandered in the desert for forty years after the Exodus from Egypt. The manna did not fall on the Sabbath or holidays; instead, a double portion fell before the Sabbath and holidays. (There are two loaves of bread in my picture. They cooked up big and ended up right next to each other) I used a fairly basic challah bread recipe from Amy Cox Jones’s World of Wisdom cookbook (she calls for wheat, I used white flour – gasp!) and learned how to do the braid here. It’s really quite easy!

Are you salivating yet?


Updating Your Facebook Profile

While we did this girl’s family portrait, she asked for a single shot of herself. We joked that she would use it to update her Facebook. I have previously thought to post something liked this and now have an image to go with it. 🙂

Since I am so lovely and include a disc with your session, don’t you forget your manners! If you post my pictures on Facebook, on your blog, email them to your friends, hang them on the walls in your house, etc, etc, don’t forget to give credit where credit is due. I really appreciate a link from your blog to mine, and I know there are quite a few of you who have already been wonderful enough to take care of this on your own. But I felt like I needed to give a gentle reminder just in case 🙂 So, yes please, credit me when you post my photos, a link to my blog is even better. I know there are people who read my blog whom I’ve never met, but are a friend of a friend or have found me because of a link on someone else’s blog and I really enjoy that. And hey, always feel free to leave a friendly comment even if I don’t know you.