I’m still out and about photographing commercial work for the Downtown Raleigh Alliance! I blog some of it here and there when I get the chance, but I always love blogging the opening day of the Downtown Raleigh Farmer’s Market because it’s always so colorful (even when it’s overcast like last week!) and happy. :) I love photographing this event for them, and I love it even more when I come home with some gluten-free chocolate cake and chipotle lime goat cheese. :D Oh, and when I see cute dogs. Can’t forget the cute dogs.

To learn more about the vendors and the Farmer’s Market, visit their website here. It’s open every Wednesday in City Plaza from 10am-2pm.

after a string of irritating incidents at wake med, i’m now taking my gluten problem to an allergist. i get sick when i eat anything with gluten in it…what don’t you understand about that, wake med? i can’t eat it. no, i don’t want you to test my pancreas. no, i don’t want you to see if my liver or gall bladder is failing. i have no symptoms of that, but i do have a history of being allergic to wheat. i feel fine…except when i eat wheat. geeeeeeez. (can you tell i’m leaving wake med yet?) :)

anyway, geoff and i made delicious delicious gluten-free chex mix this weekend if anyone out there is gluten-free and interested! you’d be surprised what things have gluten in them, so i listed the brands as well.

gluten free chex mix

Mix in a large microwave-safe bowl:

4 1/2 cups Corn Chex

4 1/2 cups Rice Chex

2 cups Glutino Gluten Free Pretzels


Melt & mix in small bowl:

6 tbsp butter

2 tbsp Lea + Perrins Worcestershire Sauce

1 1/2 tsp season salt

3/4 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder


Pour mixture from small bowl over the large bowl and microwave on high for 5-6 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes.

Spread evenly to cool.

Add back into a large bowl and add 2 cups Reese’s Pieces (M&Ms are traditionally used but they do contain gluten, so if you’re sensitive, use Reese’s).

Enjoy! :)

here’s to you… up late… sitting on your couch watching, well, whatever is on wednesday nights. i am here to satisfy your late night munchies. that is, of course, assuming that by “late night munchies” you mean “strong craving for lots of heavy german food.”

i don’t have a “commercial” section on my portfolio page because i simply don’t do commercial stuff that often. so i’ll be posting the stuff from the bavarian brathaus in my blog for the next couple of days. and you know, for all of the talk about how german food looks unappetizing, their chef does a fantastic job of making everything look spectacular. hats off to that guy.


and what’s the fun in eating german food without a little drinking?

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super place – more to come in the next few days.