Did I ever tell you guys about how photographically challenged I am? Before I started this blog I knew less than nothing (seriously) about ISOs and apertures and white balances. I mean come on, how do you balance white? Isn't it just one color? Shoulder shrug. And until I went through B's super intensive photography crash course, that's the way my brain worked. Fortunately for me and my blog, I'm surrounded by some very talented, knowledgeable and most importantly patient people that are always coming to save my day.
Lately I had been on cruise control and pretty darn proud of myself for being all independent. Why is it that disaster always strikes when you're least suspecting? So the sequence of events goes something like this... Take pictures. Look at pictures on camera display. OK we're good to go. Food goes in the belly. Next day, load photos onto computer from CF card. Oh wait. No food photos. POOF they've disappered! Lots of muttering and expletives. @#$%! *&^()! There were only pictures of my friend's adorable puppy. Definitely not food... in my book anyway. ;)
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This is where the story comes full circle. The "parents" of Kiba, who I was dogsitting, live out in Monterey Park. So while I was out on that side of town, I scored these gorgeous, live spot prawn from 99 Ranch - my favorite place to buy all things Asian. The prawns were so sweet that a simple broil with salt, pepper and olive oil was perfect. To accompany them, I sauteed some pea shoots with tons of garlic, sesame oil, soy sauce and a splash of Shaoxing rice wine. Yay to easy meals, magical programs and great friends.