Janet

I met Janet on the set of a short film I was DPing. I truly love doing photo shoots with actresses. Their comfort in front of the camera and remarkable ability to convey so many emotions makes them delightful to work with.  Especially this one! Janet has an awesome look and is up for anything. Love her!

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Flora + Ted

Flora and Ted had such a beautiful wedding. I feel so lucky to have been able to photograph it. It is obvious that these are two very creative people with exceptional taste. –Just look at that dress! <3

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Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho & Pineapple Cucumber Gazpacho

I love, love, love gazpacho. I especially love Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho & Pineapple Cucumber Gazpacho. It is way to hot to use my stove in the summer so I find myself making these for dinner quite a bit. Yummy.

Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho & Pineapple Cucumber Gazpacho, vkrees photography

Pineapple Cucumber Gazpacho Inspired by VeganJoy

1 pineapple, skinned, cored, and roughly chopped
2 cucumbers, chopped
1 jalapeno, chopped, seeds removed
5 green onions, white parts only (reserve the green stalks for garnish)
juice of two limes
1 cup water
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ cup packed cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
cilantro for garnish
reserved chopped green onions, for garnish
handful of chopped, raw macadamia nuts, for garnish

In a food processor, process half of the pineapple, half of the cucumber, jalapeno, green onion, lime juice, and water until smooth. Taste, and and more lime, jalapeno, or salt if you would like. Add remaining pineapple, cucumber, and cilantro, to the food processor and pulse a few time; the soup will be quite chunky.

Chill for a few hours and garnish with cilantro and macadamia nuts.

Watermelon Tomato Gazpacho

3 cups watermelon chunks, seeded and pureed in a blender
1 cup seeded watermelon, coarsely chopped
2 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1/2 English cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1/2 cup red or green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 small handful cilantro leaves
1 teaspoon chopped fresh ginger
1/2 small jalapeno, seeded and chopped
1 scallion (white and 1-inch of green), chopped
1 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
Black pepper, to taste

In a large glass bowl, combine the watermelon puree, chunks, tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, lime juice, cilantro, ginger, jalapeno, scallion, and salt. Stir well, add pepper and more salt, if you like. Serve chilled.

Roberta - Wow interesting post! I am addicted to gazpacho, have you ever tried cucumber + avocado gazpacho?
Have to try your recipes!
kiss Roberta

Roy - This recipe tastes great!! :)