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Blood Orange Curd Brownies

Blood orange is the most vibrant of all citrus fruits, and the color of its flesh ranges from deep orange to bright red. The distinctive color comes from the presence of an antioxidant pigment called beta-cryptoxanthin, which gives the fruit its characteristic hue. In baking, the pigment adds a beautiful contrast to the brown color of the flour and sugar, resulting in the characteristic color of these fudgy brownies. The curd is made by cooking down sugar and butter until the former becomes a deep amber color and the flavor is reminiscent of butterscotch.

Taco-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

I’ve been sitting on this recipe for quite some time.

Well, not physically sitting on it (that would be a mess), but at a loss for how to photograph it (since it is also a mess).

Traveler’s Movie Stills

A road trip from Nevada to Arizona and California. The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the iniquities of the selfish and the tyranny

My 5-Minute Guide to Manhattan

Once my yoga teacher told me that the true mastery of yoga includes being able to relax in any pose — no matter how intense it is. I kept thinking about that

Chocolate Chai Cheesecake Bars

This series of photos was inspired by Occam’s famous saying that ‘Entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily’.

How I Mastered Color Grading in the Outskirts

Before digital photography has arrived, everybody was doing color grading no matter if they wanted it or not.

Sprinkle Party Blondies

My mom used to make blondies for us kids all the time. They were simple, cheap and reliably delicious. I’d come home from school and find a container of blondies on the kitchen counter. I remember being so excited because I knew I was in for a treat.

San Francisco Adventures

From Ocean beach to the clam chowder at Fisherman’s wharf, the whole city is filled with stories united by the salty wind from the ocean.

Blackberry Lavender Lemon Bars

If you like to gamble, I tell you I’m your man. You win some, lose some, it’s all the same to me. The pleasure is to play, makes no difference what you say.

Must-See Architectural Sites in Berlin

Although Berlin has been heavily destroyed during the WWII, it managed to rebuild into an architecture lover’s delight. A huge part in that was played by

What French Cinema Has Taught Me

Did you know Robert Mapplethorpe thought that ‘magic’ disappears from a photograph when you start talking about it? Sometimes I tend to agree with that.