I don't enjoy drinking beer (don't judge me!), but I do love cooking with it. I've used it in stews, mustards, cooking seafood, but this Beer Bread is the best! I got it from a food magazine years ago.
This Beer Bread is one of my favourite things because....
Here is the recipe:
3 cups flour
3 teaspoons salt
1 can beer (not low alcohol)
some grated cheese
Preheat oven to 200 degrees celcius
Mix flour, baking powder, salt and beer in a large bowl. Will be a batter like consistency.
Tip into a well greased loaf tin (mine is 21x12cm in size).
Sprinkle with grated cheese.
Bake for about 50 minutes until golden.
Month of May's Magnum Opus 2013
We are very excited to announce $50 photo sitting and Cd packages for the month of May. This deal won't be offered again, so the limited spaces won't last long. Start booking in now!
The package will include up to 30 minutes photo sitting with photographers, Jo or Synta, a Cd of at least 10 high resolution images .... but there is a twist!
Limited to 2 per day (first in, first booked)
Each day in May will have it's own family photo sitting theme which must be used.
The photo sittings can be done either in our studio or a location shoot in Rotorua.
The photo sitting themes and dates cannot be changed, so if you have booked and can't make it please let us know so others may claim the deal.
$50 to be paid at the time of photo sitting. Cd's will be posted out to you.
You choose the time of day, after hours can also be done.
Book online (form below), or email: email@example.com
Here are the themes:
MAY 1ST WEDNESDAY: In Daddy's / Mummy's Shoes
For the Kiddies. Bring Daddy's and Mummy's work uniforms / clothes or just any adult clothing for your kiddies to wear.
MAY 2ND THURSDAY: Bubbles Sorry this theme in now all booked out.
We have a supply, but you can also bring your own.
MAY 3RD FRIDAY: Nursery Rhymes Only one space left for this theme!
Basing a photo shoot on a nursery rhyme of your choice. Please contact us to see if we can help with props and ideas.
MAY 4TH SATURDAY: Pets Sorry this theme is now all booked out
Photo sitting with the family pets.
MAY 5TH SUNDAY: Family on the Couch Sorry this theme is now all booked out
These photos sittings are really fun and the bigger the family, the more fun it is. Everybody has to fit onto one 3 seater couch, all in different positions, each holding/wearing/using something that represents them. Singles can also be done at the photo sitting.
MAY 6TH MONDAY: Wallpaper Paste
Yep we'll provide you a bucket of wallpaper paste and we have lots of things you can stick on each other, or you may have your own things or a spare roll of wallpaper you want to wrap around yourselves.
MAY 7TH TUESDAY: Flower Power
Brings petals, artificial flowers, wear them in your hair, daisy chains, wild flowers. Plenty of scope here.
MAY 8TH WEDNESDAY: Dots
Everybody has to wear something dotty.
MAY 9TH THURSDAY: A few of my favourite things
A photo sitting based on individuals and their interests, can also be done as a family group.
MAY 10TH FRIDAY: Vintage Only one space left for this theme!
Dress up!! Would really suit a location shoot. Old suitcases, railway tracks, old cars, by the museum. We will be doing some vintage tinting and black and whites to your photos.
MAY 11TH SATURDAY: 1970'S
We have the record player, what can you bring? A fun fancy dress photo shoot. Only one space left for this theme!
MAY 12TH SUNDAY: 1980'S
Fluros, nets, teased hair, cassette tapes, walkmans. Get dressed up and bring it on!
MAY 13TH MONDAY: Fairy Lights
We can provide the fairy lights for this one. Would be a cutesy couple photo shoot or with the kiddies.
SORRY THIS THEME IS ALL NOW BOOKED OUT
MAY 14TH TUESDAY: Teddy Bears Picnic One spot left for this theme
For the kiddies and their favourite toys.
MAY 15TH WEDNESDAY: Stripes
Everyone wearing stripes.
MAY 16TH THURSDAY: ACTING OUT YOUR THEME SONG
You know you have one! Can be for singles, duos, friends or family groups.
MAY 17TH FRIDAY: Grease Lightning!!
Dress up like the movie. Hair gel, rock in roll. If you have a vintage car, Bonus!!
MAY 18TH SATURDAY: Generations SORRY THIS THEME IS NOW BOOKED OUT
Get the whole extended family together. If that's not possible, bring along their photos.
MAY 19TH SUNDAY: Living the Dream
If you could be whatever you wanted, what would it be. Dress up time!!
MAY 20TH MONDAY: Pillow Fight!! Only one space left for this theme!
We have a mattress you can jump around on, and pillows, and we can throw some feathers in there. Or we can come and trash your bedroom!
MAY 21ST TUESDAY: Cardboard Boxes
Kiddies and cardboard boxes are so cute. We can supply them.
MAY 22ND WEDNESDAY: Confetti
Rose petals, steamers, what ever you want to bring to the party!
MAY 23RD THURSDAY: Let's Dance
For all you hip hoppers, ballerinas, rock n rollers. Let's capture you and your dance moves.
MAY 24TH FRIDAY: Paint
Facepaint, bucket of paint, easels and berets, lots of scope here.
MAY 25TH SATURDAY: Wuv SORRY THIS THEME IS BOOKED OUT
For couples old and new.
MAY 26TH SUNDAY: My Wheels SORRY THIS THEME IS BOOKED OUT
Cars, skateboards, bikes, a photo sitting with your wheels.
MAY 27TH MONDAY: Framed SORRY THIS THEME IS BOOKED OUT
We have a variety of wooden frames that can be used to capture your family in some fun portraits.
MAY 28TH TUESDAY: Bubblegum
Everybody's blowing bubbles!
MAY 29TH WEDNESDAY: Balloons SORRY THIS THEME IS BOOKED OUT
Bring some balloons, we can help blow them up. We will have some available too at the studio.
MAY 30TH THURSDAY: Photo Booth, Funny Faces
We have plenty of dress up goofy costumes for a fun family photo sitting.
MAY 31ST FRIDAY: Music Jam
A photo shoot for the musical families.
So those are the themes. We can start taking bookings now. I'll let you know if a theme day is booked out. I'm going to see if a costume hire place will come on board to give some discounts if you want to hire a costume.
Our usual family photo sittings are also available during May at our normal prices.
Bookings will also be taken at this years Women's Lifestyle Expo in March.
Here a online form to book, or phone 0274506593, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beautiful Day, Beautiful Location
The Marriage Ceremony and Reception were at Charlemagne Lodge in Tauranga.
Loved the venue! Really pretty venue with many photo settings. The host was friendly and helpful, and the food was yummy.
This is their website: http://www.charlemagne.co.nz/
Here is a link to their MILK photo book of their wedding day.
Finishing Quote: A thing of beauty is a joy forever. It's loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.
- John Keats
Posted 11th December 2012 by Calico Jo's Photography
My love of mysteries began in my late teens when I spotted a Sherlock Holmes volume when browsing through my Uncles bookcase, and thought I'd give it a go..... or maybe it was earlier with Enid Blytons 'Secret Seven' series...
Anyway, I LOVE reading and watching a good old 'Who Dunnit' because.......
I'm actually collecting Agatha Christie stories for my library (ok little old dusty book shelf).
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Blog posts, notes and ideas from C.J's portrait sessions.