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When Friends Meet, Learn & Eat at Food Blog Forum, Asheville, NC

Once a year it’s like a reunion of old friends and a gathering of new. We’ve come to realize it’s more than just a gathering of food bloggers for a conference. Sure, Food Blog Forum is an annual conference where food bloggers gather from far and wide to learn, encourage and eat together. But its grown […]

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In search of pie in Julian, CA

In search of pie in Julian, CA

iphone images on Instagram. Follow Todd and Diane  We used to take for granted all the local gems that are within an arms reach from us. We would drive 5 or 6 hours to discover something new, which ultimately meant having to take a few days off to make the adventure worthwhile.   About five years ago […]

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Home, exhausted and appreciative. CreativeLive.

Home, exhausted and appreciative. CreativeLive.

Four and a half months of planning with Creativelive came down to three days. Those three days were so lightening fast, it was hard to remember what happened even ten minutes prior. And to think that we considered to not partake in teaching because we didn’t think we could share anything different that hasn’t already […]

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Fly Fishing Vacation and a Lesson in Patience

Fly Fishing Vacation and a Lesson in Patience

Hello from Colorado. Actually, from a non-flooded section of the state, in Edwards. Our thoughts have been with all the folks in the flooded communities to our East and the rain today seemed to add to more stress on the area. On this part of the Rockies, the rain this afternoon didn’t make for the […]

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Lamingtons: A Special Australian Sponge Cake & A Trip

When we first laid eyes on a lamington, it was like whoa. Double whoa. A sight for sore eyes. How is it that you can ignore a wonderfully tender sponge cake (sometimes butter or pound cake), dipped in chocolate and covered with shredded coconut? You can’t and you shouldn’t. If a lamington was filled with […]

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Doggie Vacation Up The California Coast

Doggie Vacation Up The California Coast

Instagram photo. Arroyo Burro Beach We needed fresh vacation air, lots of beach time and a chance to let Sierra and Lexi play in the crashing ocean waves. Well, at least we “hoped” to have them play in the water. It’s already an accomplishment that they’re not scared of the water anymore. Just a few […]

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Three cities through our iPhones & favorite editing apps

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

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

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

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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Stories of Friendship from Food Blog Forum Disney World

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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Back to back Videos in San Francisco: Bi-Rite Creamery & Charles Phan of Slanted Door

Hi Friends, how has your 2012 been treating you? We still can’t believe this month is coming to and end. Wasn’t it just yesterday that we were wishing a farewell t0 2011 with our Life Recipes video? Maybe that’s what being on the road and being buried in work does to ones grasp of time. […]

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Blog Her Food 2012 in Seattle, Submit your speaking ideas

Blog Her Food 2012 in Seattle, Submit your speaking ideas

We’re excited and honored to be a part of the advisory committee for Blog Her Food 2012 in Seattle, WA! It was a pleasure to be speakers at their 2009 & 2010 events and the new friends, inspiration, encouragement and community bonding we experienced was really wonderful. To share and learn with like minded, passionate […]

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Roasted Delicata Squash and Travel Induced Re-Awakening

Roasted Delicata Squash and Travel Induced Re-Awakening

Re-Awakened. That’s how I would describe the aftermath of traveling. Even as aware as we try to be at home, it is easy to fall into our routines. We tend to focus on the familiar and filter out the rest. There is comfort and warmth in the familiar. However sometimes something exceptional is right under […]

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Scenes from Cuba & preview of Photo Night

Hello Friends, thanks for bearing with our lack of posting during our absence as of late. As some of you know, we took a personal trip to Cuba. This was a much needed trip after a non-stop 8 months of work both in studio and on location. We were due for some personal time and […]

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Notes from the Air: Heading to Cuba

Notes from the Air: Heading to Cuba

Hello from 30,000 ft in the air everyone! We’re headed to Cuba as part of a personal project that’s been in the works for a long time. Can’t spill the beans just yet, but we’re very anxious to share with you the reason for our personal journey here soon. It feels as if we’ve been […]

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On the Road Again – Beautiful America

On the Road Again – Beautiful America

Mt. Shasta on the horizon – iPhone photo- Instagram @DianeCu We’re on the road again. Two weeks ago we shot in Austin, TX and in St. Paul and Minneapolis, MN and captured some terrific content. Can’t wait to share those projects with you all soon. This week we’re working on location again. and again. and […]

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iPhone Video #3- On Assignment with Penny- Barbacoa in East LA

iPhone Video #3- On Assignment with Penny- Barbacoa in East LA

On Assignment with Penny: Barbacoa Lady Reunion in East LA Video completely filmed on iPhone 4 Thank you for joining us on this  journey with friend and photographer Penny De Los Santos. Producing this On Assignment video series has been a visual awakening. To be able to collaborate together and celebrate the stories of special […]

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San Juan, Puerto Rico

cobblestones and colors of Old San Juan The best part of traveling is finding all the little hidden surprises that quietly sneak up on us around every corner. Each opportunity we embark on a journey into a new environment, we enter it with an open heart and excited eyes, always hoping to discover something satisfying […]

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Video: On Assigment with Penny: Austin Food Trailers

Episode #2: On Assignment with Penny: Austin Food Trailers Video completely shot on iPhone Sometimes we don’t have to travel far to find inspiration. Meaningful stories and moments happen in our own backyard. The story we’re sharing you today is a perfect example of this. Last week we premiered the first episode of On Assignment […]

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iPhone Video #1: On Assignment with Penny – Chef Joanne Chang, Boston

On Assignment with Penny: Chef Joanne Chang, Myers + Chang Video completely shot on iPhone A photographer often dreams of traveling the world to document stories like our friend, food and culture photographer Penny De Los Santos. Geared up with a  camera strapped to her shoulder, a seasoned passport and a heart open to seeing […]

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