I'm so glad you found me! I'm a San Francisco photographer, and this blog charts my journey in the ever-evolving world of photography. One of the things I love about photography is that it's a journey, not a destination. I'm constantly learning and meeting wonderful people. Please peruse the blog to your heart's content, then check out my website and feel free to contact me! (I love hearing from you.)

“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow." – Imogen Cunningham

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen

A New Obsession

Or, well, not that new. A few months old, maybe. Rancho Gordo beans are delicious, easy to cook, varied, and also gorgeous! These ones are Lila beans, and uncooked they are a soft pale purple. Cooked they turn a light tan color, unfortunately, but at least they're quite tasty then! Or maybe I speak too soon, as they're simmering on my stove at the moment, giving off a lovely odor. I'll let you know.

If you've ever tried to cook dried beans from scratch and then given up, I urge you to try again with Rancho Gordo beans if you can find them. These days they're practically all I cook - a pot can feed us for half a week, including taking some for lunches. And we don't get sick of beans because there are so many different kinds and so many ways to cook them! (Or at least, I don't get sick of them. And Evan knows better than to complain.) My two favorite kinds so far: Good Mother Stallard and Ojo de Cabra.

Full disclosure: Rancho Gordo has no idea who I am and doesn't even care! They sent me some beans because I ordered them online like any other customer.