Pasta & Photography (& Bad Ice Cream)

More stuff I made:

Yesterday I made vanilla ice cream (again). I used half & half instead of the heavy whipping cream I normally use, because it’s lower in fat and calories and I felt like experimenting. Don’t ever do this. It tastes fine, but the texture is all wrong. It’s more — I don’t know, crunchy? — than creamy like ice cream should be. I’m glad I tried but lesson learned. Ice cream needs lots of fat, and that’s cool because ice cream should just be what it is. I don’t always eat sweets but when I do, I want them to be fat fat fatty ice cream. Or maybe some dark chocolate on occasion. Or bread pudding, which is my favorite dessert of all time but I never have it. What’s up with that. Or brownies. Or oatmeal-choco-Heath-bar cookies. Okay I love sweets.

Today I made bread (again, so sorry so boring but now that I’m in this groove with making ice cream and bread I guess I’m all about it) and spinach artichoke pasta, which is delicious if I do say so (Soren’s words: “This is yummy!!”).

In other news, for the past few weeks, I’ve been making a half-assed effort to marginally improve my indoor photography. I figured out that my main problem is lighting, so I got one of those fancy-pants Lowel Ego lights, you know how fancy-pants food bloggers do. Wait. Wale time.

I’ll be honest. Most of the time even if I use the light, I’m lazy and in a hurry and I end up taking pictures with my iPhone, so you probably don’t even notice a difference. But today I got out my regular camera and yeah, I have a long way to go but I do think my indoor photography is ever-so-slightly improving.

Exhibit A: spinach artichoke pasta from February:

cheesy spinach and artichoke pasta

Exhibit B: spinach artichoke pizza from today:

spinach artichoke pasta

Yeah I know, I won’t quit my day job or anything, but now I hope it maybe looks like something you’d like to eat one day.