A New Routine for Photography plus a Recipe Idea

A new routine for photography and a recipe idea on Falcondale Life blog. Recipe ideas for smoothies and also announcing a new blog series on auto mode photography. Image description: a tall glass of pink smoothie on a garden table plus blog title.If you’ve visited my blog any time over the last 15 months you will know that I blog about photography every Sunday. I have decided to change my routine slightly. I will still join in with the My Sunday Photo every Sunday that I can. However my more wordy blog posts about the nuts, bolts, experience and art of photography are moving to a weekday (I’m aiming for Monday or Tuesday).

The New Routine

Today I have a bit of a teaser for you, as this photo will feature in my upcoming new blog series about auto mode photography. If you are a “stuck on auto mode” photographer, then I hope my next series will be a good first step to improvement.

If you are a keen photographer and are wondering why anyone in their right mind would write a blog series about auto mode, then I hope you are sufficiently wound up to come back and read it! To be fair, all my readers to date are not the irate type, and you’ve always seemed to understand me quite well and are encouraging. I do hope you will keep following for more, and enjoy the new routine.

A new routing - Pic of the week on Falcondale Life blog. Recipe ideas for smoothies and also announcing a new blog series on auto mode photography. Image description: a tall glass of pink smoothie on a garden table.About the photo

My daughter Fizz is taking GCSE photography this year and one of her photo shoots involved a trio of pineapples. She finished the shoot then we had three pineapples rapidly going off in the fruit bowl. I was quite pleased that my other daughter Belle asked if she could make smoothies. This smoothie was mainly pineapple but we also blended in some banana and a handful of raspberries.

We had a second go and we think cherries work better than raspberries because of the seeds. We added quite a big dash of lemon juice but it didn’t need anything else. Pineapple smoothie mix makes lovely homemade ice lollies. This could form part of my healthy new routine as well!

Recipe idea – Homemade Minimilks

You can turn smoothie mix into homemade minimilk lollies by adding 200ml of creme fraiche to one blended pineapple, along with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and a few heaped tablespoons of icing sugar. Try 3 tablespoons of icing sugar and then test the flavour. We used a bit more than that.

We now have reusable straws for drinks, but we still have a big packet of disposable straws in the cupboard. I know these are bad for the environment so if anyone has any tips on what to do with them, please let me know in the comments below.

This recipe forms part of my “No Waste Within” pledge to avoid food waste through this blog.

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6 Comments

  1. 25th April 2018 / 9:18 am

    That looks perfect for a warm summer’s day

    Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

  2. 23rd April 2018 / 8:29 pm

    lovely drink in the sunshine, great colour. Did it suck through the straw? #mysundayphoto

    • 8th May 2018 / 11:15 pm

      Oh yes, it did. It was not as thick as it looks.

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