I didn’t wait long after the start of fall to make some zucchini bread. This recipe is a combination of recipes I’ve seen online and one that my mother-in-law gave to me a few weeks ago.
Ingredients – 3 cups all-purpose flour
– 1.75 cups of sugar (most recipes call for 2 cups, so you can add more if you’d like)
– 1 tsp. salt
– 2 tsp. cinnamon (sometimes I add 3 tsp if I want more of a cinnamon taste)
– 1 tsp. baking soda
– 1 tsp. baking powder
– 1 cup of oil (I used 1/2 cup of oil and 1/2 cup of applesauce to reduce calories)
– 3 eggs
– 2 tsp. vanilla
– 2 cups of grated zucchini
Pre-heat the oven to 350F. Mix together dry ingredients and add oil, eggs, vanilla, and grated zucchini and stir until combined. Pour batter (about 2.5 cups each) in to two greased bread pans and bake for 55-70 minutes. Bread is done when toothpick comes out clean. I leave mine in for 70 minutes.
This is a little embarrassing, but I just read about freelensing for the first time a few days ago. Freelens is when you disconnect your lens from your camera and then hold the lens up to your camera at an angle. It can create really interesting images. I still need a lot of practice, but here are the images I took around my yard.
If you’ve taken freelens pictures, what do you think of this technique? Do you have any tricks or tips?
On a side note, I’m really loving all these fall colors!
Hi Everyone! I wanted to share with you that I just opened an Etsy shop. Currently the items I have for sale are hand-made (by me) banners and cupcake toppers. I plan to add items that feature my photography such as calendars and post cards. I named the shop Sophe’s Selections after my late grandmother Sophe (pronounced like Sophie). Here’s a preview of my listings:
My husband bought me a new lens for our anniversary! I got a Canon EFS 60mm f/2.8 Macro! I’ve been wanting a macro for a while, so I am really excited! Here are some pictures I took earlier with absolutely no edits made. It’s going to take me a bit to get to the point where I’m as comfortable with it as I am with the others.
I took these pictures around 7 in the morning and I originally thought maybe it was too dark to capture anything good, but I like the way they turned out and I think the morning light created a peaceful looking scene.
While watering my plants today, I came across a large, white moth hanging from one of my flower baskets.
This is a Lunar Moth, found only in North America. Did you know that moths and butterflies have a lot in common? The main differences are the way their wings fold, their antennae (moth antennae are fuzzy), and the fact that moths tend to be nocturnal. They have so much in common that they are both in the same order of species called the Lepidoptera order. And there are so many more moths than butterflies that moths make up about 94% of the order while butterflies make up only 6%.