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5 years 6 months ago - 5 years 6 months ago #620636 by GaryA
Buenas Tardes Fellow Photographytalkers,

Overcast and cool today, 66F presently, looks and feels like rain, but in California that's about all you get. Gary just finished kneading some rosemary, parsley, sweet & hot pepper bread.  It is set aside for its first rise. 

Gary is low on his vino and ordered a case from Nakedwines.com.  Naked Wines is an odd marketing group.  Gary believes they are a 501(c)(3) and they market smaller vineyards who normally would sell their grapes to the big boys.  Naked Wines fronts the smaller vintners monies for them make their own wines. Recently, Naked Wines took all the profits from a promotional deal and donated the proceeds to help victims from the California Wildfires, (not just fire affected vineyards, but to organizations helping all the people caught up in the fires). If anybody likes wine, check out Nakedwines.com.

Gary is scheduled to hit the Temecula Wine County on Tuesday.


Leftover Pepper's from the backyard. 

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5 years 6 months ago #620652 by GaryA
Fresh from the oven, Gary’s herbal bread. 

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5 years 6 months ago #620657 by Kenta
That bread look super tasty.  Did you make yourself?  

I've been wanting to try and make bread.  That and pickles!  


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5 years 6 months ago #620666 by Overread
Fresh bread is nothing to discount. :drool:


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5 years 6 months ago #620789 by GaryA

Kenta wrote: That bread look super tasty.  Did you make yourself?  

I've been wanting to try and make bread.  That and pickles!  


And it is tasty.  Yes, I made it from scratch. Bread is pretty simple.  I have a few books on bread making for recipes and such, but there are a ton of recipes online. I make a lot of flat bread in the Ninja, no wait for it to rise.  Maybe 20-30 minutes tops for the flat bread, most of that time is spend harvesting and chopping herbs and peppers and stuff.  I use the flat bread as pizza crust. Haven't made any pickles. I make a lot of stuff, like BBQ sauce and roast coffee beans. 

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5 years 6 months ago #620790 by GaryA

Overread wrote: Fresh bread is nothing to discount. :drool:


And that is the problem ... it goes fast and ends up on the waistline. We've already eaten about half the loaf and there's only two of us.

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5 years 6 months ago - 5 years 6 months ago #621011 by GaryA


Yesterday Gary made some Turkey Meatloaf.  Ground turkey is pretty bland, consequently Gary herbs and spices the hell out of it.  Above is the chopped parsley, basil and peppers Gary tossed into the turkey meatloaf.It is delish!

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5 years 6 months ago - 5 years 6 months ago #621572 by GaryA

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A glass of Curvee Rouge and Sweet Angel’s Waltz. A grand way to start the afternoon. 

Buenas Tardes Fellow Photographytalkers:

Mary Lou, Maggie and Gary have arrived in Temecula for an afternoon of wine tasting and eats. 

Our first stop is always Thornton's for exceptional sparkling wines and absolutely great food. 

There are photographs everywhere. It is the call of photographers to see and capture those images.
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5 years 5 months ago - 5 years 5 months ago #621946 by GaryA

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The last grapes at Doffo Winery. 

Yesterday was sooooooo nice.  It was 74F in Temecula, blue skies, rolling hills filled with miles and miles of undulating lines of vineyards.  We hit the three wineries where we are members filling up on free sparkling wines, picking up our orders, relaxing on the patios and chatting with other wine lovers. 

A lovely day.

There are photographs everywhere. It is the call of photographers to see and capture those images.
www: garyayala.com

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5 years 5 months ago #621953 by Evan Westwood
Finally able to relax, my wife dragged me around all day today doing last minute holiday shopping.  To happy to be out of these shoes! 

Anyone else have shopping left? 


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5 years 5 months ago #621959 by Alexander M
Not here, we finished up our shopping 3 days ago.  Happy to say, now we have guest arriving tomorrow.  


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5 years 5 months ago #621961 by GaryA

Evan Westwood wrote: Finally able to relax, my wife dragged me around all day today doing last minute holiday shopping.  To happy to be out of these shoes! 

Anyone else have shopping left? 


Started shopping at Costco ... the huge parking lot was filled up ... had to wait for a space to open up.  Then down to Hawaiian Gardens to pick up our holiday tamales (six dozen).  After the tamales to a mall where I ended up stalking a guy walking out of the mall in order to snag a parking spot.  Amazon is my best friend.  

There are photographs everywhere. It is the call of photographers to see and capture those images.
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5 years 5 months ago - 5 years 5 months ago #621963 by GaryA

Alexander M wrote: Not here, we finished up our shopping 3 days ago.  Happy to say, now we have guest arriving tomorrow.  


Interesting enough, we also have guests coming in tomorrow. I have a large stock of vino which I give out as gifts.  Makes life easy. 

There are photographs everywhere. It is the call of photographers to see and capture those images.
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5 years 5 months ago #621964 by Joe Vertz
I have at least a good 4-6 hours of shopping with my better half tomorrow and I'm not looking forward to it.  


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5 years 5 months ago - 5 years 5 months ago #622028 by GaryA

Joe Vertz wrote: I have at least a good 4-6 hours of shopping with my better half tomorrow and I'm not looking forward to it.  


The pain of it all. :(   (It's tough being a guy.  ;) )

Buenas Dias Fellow Photographytalkers. It is 49F presently, but should warm up and break 70F today.  The sun is out, guests coming in so more cleaning and some wrapping.  Gary does have to design and print a collage of his stepdaughter's play ... but it isn't the last minute yet.

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