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Hummus on a Sunday afternoon

June 30, 2013 |

As I watch my husband wipe the bowl clean of hummus that I’ve just made, and judging by the noises of appreciation, I thought I’d share my hummus recipe that I’ve been honing over a number of years.  The big thing is that neither of us are real fans of tahini, too rich in taste [...]

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Deconstructed Egg?

April 20, 2011 | Deconstructed Egg_fine-food-photography-by-imaging-essence_5567

Being a keen viewer of “foodie” tv such as Great British Menu and Masterchef, “deconstructed” food seems to be very fashionable at the moment. During a shoot this week for a local food business in Aylesbury I snapped this whilst the food was being made, my take on a deconstructed egg!

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Artistic Integrity – to do or not to do?

April 05, 2011 | Screen-shot-2011-04-05-at-10.37.40

I’ve actually agonised quite a lot as to whether I should write this blog entry because the last thing I want to do is criticise how people make their living (particularly photographers and chefs!). Sponsorship is an accepted reality for anyone in the media spotlight, not just for celebrity chefs. However, some recently launched ad [...]

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The Welsh Cake – Childhood memories from an unpronounceable village

March 20, 2011 | WelshCake_by Imaging Essence_MG_0251

Troedyrhiw – go on, for all you non Welshie’s that is your pronunciation challenge of the day! Its significance? It’s the name of the village in a South Wales valley where my grandparents lived, and where I spent many a weekend, school holiday and new year. Today I suddenly had a desire to make some [...]

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A Very Exquisite Birthday Cake

February 13, 2011 | birthday_cake-8950

It is always a great treat when something surpasses your already very high expectations! The Vanilla Bakery is a company based in Suffolk run by a friend of mine Gemma and her husband Mike. Gemma and I actually went to junior school together and after a 25 year gap were reunited via Facebook a few [...]

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Some recent work…

February 10, 2011 | imagingessence-8749

It’s been crazy busy at Imaging Essence since the beginning of the year and I have so many blog entries stored up in my head, so expect a few to appear this month! We’ve been working both in our studio and on location and I thought I’d share some of the highlights from a recent [...]

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Thame Food Festival‚ September 25th 2010

September 29, 2010 | TFF2012_fine-food-photography-by-imaging-essence_3572

I was delighted to have been invited to be the official photographer for the third annual Thame Food Festival last Saturday, and spent the most fabulous day snapping lots of local food producers and suppliers, entertainment, cooking demonstrations and interesting food talks. Considering the weather had been pretty grim leading up to the Saturday, the [...]

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Growing our own

July 11, 2010 |

Imaging Essence is now growing our own

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Monster Mushroom Breakfast

April 03, 2010 |

So I blink and it’s Easter – seriously where is this year going?! Anyways we went out to shop at PE Meads Farm shop near Tring yesterday in order to stock up for the Easter weekend, main shopping purpose was for their home reared meat and fantastic chiltern rapeseed oil. Whilst there I picked up [...]

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So what is the perfect end to a valentine‚ dinner?

February 03, 2010 |

So you’ve made the effort, cooked a delicious valentine’s meal just for two, and want to wow with a great cheese course, you won’t get far wrong with one of these beauties from our friends at the West Country Cheese Co After I took the pictures I managed to bagsy myself one of these, but [...]

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