Overwhelmed by today’s loss. We watched, listened and joined the world in grief, full of tears. Our day was silent and numbing.

We’re at loss for words. But this poem helped convey much of how we were feeling. Through this video we made, we remember the lost and hold tightly to those that are dear to us.

Peace.

Diane and Todd

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The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee Cookbook Video & Vanilla Saffron “Snickerdoodles”

by White on Rice Couple December 3, 2012

Nearly anyone familiar with the San Fransisco coffee scene knows of Blue Bottle Coffee. It began as a minuscule operation by self-confessed coffee lunatic James Freeman, and then after the word started spreading it quickly turned into a cult favorite.  Now nestled throughout unique crannies in California and New York, Blue Bottle has roasted and […]

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Thinking out loud- almost dead shoes

by White on Rice Couple November 30, 2012
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It’s my fault. I’m the one to blame for being so forgetful that we have a teething puppy in the house. I know this. But sometimes I’m exhausted at the end of the day and when I plop myself on to the couch to exhale in rest relief, I just drop my flip flops by […]

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On Turning 40 and Celebrating Happy Finds (Bakerella Cake Pop Holidays Video)

by White on Rice Couple October 25, 2012

I turned 40 years old this month. Gosh, that feels like such a significant number when heard in the context of “over the hill”. In my teens, the big 40 felt like such a far distance away. I had my vision of where I wanted my life to go and what I’d be doing. The […]

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I made an iphone video and so can you.

by White on Rice Couple September 28, 2012

“Making videos are so hard. I want to save memories of my kids and family on video, but I can’t do it”. “I don’t have the money to invest in expensive camera and editing equipment to make videos. “ “I wish I was more technical and more creative to make good videos”. “There’s only one […]

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It’s like giving birth, they say. Sharing news of our very own cookbook.

by White on Rice Couple September 16, 2012
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Update: Our cookbook, Bountiful, is now available for pre-order on Amazon here. It’s our 300 page baby with over 100 fruit and vegetable inspired recipes. You can blame our garden for that. And also, some puppy pictures because our work would never complete without Sierra and Lexi! Hello Friends. We’ve said this many times in […]

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My, How Puppies Grow!

by White on Rice Couple September 14, 2012
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It’s hard to believe it was just over a month ago we brought our little Lexi home. My, oh my.  How quickly things change. There is the obvious change, Lexi is a weed. Every day she gets noticeably bigger and we have begun counting the days until when we’ll no longer be able to pick […]

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Labor of Love. Have a great weekend everyone.

by White on Rice Couple August 31, 2012
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Pinch me to remind me that this weekend has finally arrived. Summer is officially ending on the calender, but by looking at all the wonderful produce around me, Summer still wants to hang around for a few more weeks. I’m still loving the tomatoes that keep ripening on the vines and oh our watermelons are […]

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iphone love: Snapseed photo app and puppy pictures

by White on Rice Couple August 16, 2012

Warning: this post is part proud puppy papa wanting to show everyone pictures of his new baby girl, and part iphoneography geek sharing. – Todd Over the last couple years, like thousands of people, both Diane and I have grown to love photographing with our iphones. But between the two of us, she is the […]

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Meet our new joy! Baby girl puppy Lexi “Peanut” !!

by White on Rice Couple August 7, 2012
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Lexi says “Hello Friends!!!”. She’s probably going to be a little confused at all this blogging world, but hopefully you all can re-assure here that you’re all a group of super nice folks who will welcome her to the blog with open arms! Meet Lexi, our itsy-bity-tiny cute-sy Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy, aka “Peanut”. Her nickname […]

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Three cities through our iPhones & favorite editing apps

by White on Rice Couple June 17, 2012

Our bags are unpacked for a bit, laundry is almost caught up on and we’re happy to be back to Sierra and her garden bubbles. You know your pup missed you when they don’t want to leave your side, even when you’re in the shower! Though we were away from Sierra, she was certainly mentioned […]

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Video: Vietnamese Home Cooking by Charles Phan of The Slanted Door

by White on Rice Couple May 23, 2012
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To be able to work with people who love what they do is why we always feel so lucky to be doing what we do. Being able to photograph and film someone immersed in their work is truly inspiring. Chef Charles Phan is the perfect example of dedication, passion and love of one’s craft. So […]

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Strawberries and Cream Video – An unwritten recipe

by White on Rice Couple May 3, 2012

Some dishes don’t require a written recipe. Many home cooks we know grew up cooking without the guidance of the written word. Their kitchen lessons and “recipes” were passed down from generation to generation by watching, touching, tasting, testing and cooking from the heart. Do you know of anyone who cooks like this? We know […]

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Video- Eggs Poached & appreciating life details

by White on Rice Couple April 29, 2012
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** At the request of those who have seen it, we’re finally sharing this private poached egg video we produced back in December 2011. We’ve only shared it at our Cuba photo night event, KitchenAid Luncheon and Food Blog Forum Orlando. Hope you enjoy it! It’s the little details in life that always fascinate us. […]

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Tomatillo Salsa Recipe and Food & Wine Festival Ixtapa/Zihua, Mexico

by White on Rice Couple April 19, 2012

Mexican breakfasts are something we love to treat ourselves to on occasion and we always consider it such a treat. The flavor, textures and exciting spices of a plate of chilaquiles or breakfast tacos is a champion breakfast that fuels us for the long days. And when we have the opportunity to feast on such […]

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Minted Sangria Recipe from our Food Photography , Food Styling Workshop

by White on Rice Couple April 1, 2012
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Update: we have added new dates for our workshops!  If you’re interested, you can sign up here. It’s funny how this recipe came to mind. We were in teaching our food photography/food styling workshop this weekend and the students were tackling the subject of photographing drinks. Drinks can often be challenging, especially when it comes […]

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Stories of Friendship from Food Blog Forum Disney World

by White on Rice Couple March 25, 2012

iPhone instagram photo of the Magic Kingdom @DianeCu  Magic happens in different ways. Often times it happens in special life moments that are un-expected, yet full of meaning. Or magic can be a random act of kindness, like a hug or a kiss. Last week magic happened for us at Food Blog Forum in the […]

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New Workshop Dates for Food Photography-Food Styling & Hello from Mexico!

by White on Rice Couple March 21, 2012
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Hello Friends, thank you so much for the amazing response to our workshops. Our first release date sold out quickly and we’re thrilled to be hosting small groups of students at our studio. The experience of sharing and learning as a group will be phenomenal & we’re so excited to meet and be creative with […]

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Kitchen Aid Luncheon at our Studio & Swiss Meringue Frosting Recipe

by White on Rice Couple March 13, 2012

For the last 16 years that we’ve been together, there are a few items that still have made it through the entire decade and half relationship. Our photo albums documenting our mischievous younger days still exist in the back corner of our bookshelf. Two fruit trees in pots that started off on our apartment patio […]

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Announcing Food, styling & craft photography workshops at our studio

by White on Rice Couple March 12, 2012
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We finally did it! We’re happy to be announcing new photography workshops at our studio.  Thank you to all our readers and supporters who encouraged us over the last few years to have photography workshops in our home town in Orange County, CA. For the last few years, we’ve traveled across the country and around […]

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