Wednesday, June 9, 2010

RIP Canon Powershot

Well, I just got a new camera - so I'm putting the old one to bed.  It took great pictures and was really easy to use, but somehow a piece of dust or something got into the lens, and there is a big dark spot in the middle of all of my pictures. There are a few pictures still on my memory card, so I decided to make a post dedicated to my Canon Powershot SD1000 - these are the last dinners I have to blog from my old camera.

You've been good to me old friend.  Thanks for the memories!

Breakfast Pizza:
I have seen a lot of these 'breakfast' pizzas on the Internet (meaning pizza's with eggs baked on top) - my favorites being Elina's and Deb's.
The crust is a whole wheat crust from Trader Joe's.... The greens are kale sauteed in a little olive oil with onions, garlic, and crushed red pepper and the pizza is topped with a little bit of mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

I started by blind-baking the crust for a few minutes - I like my crust really crispy and almost charred.  I then topped the crust with the greens and cheeses.  I made 2 little wells in the toppings, and cracked an egg in each of them.  I seasoned the eggs with a little salt and pepper (the same way I do when I make myself a sunny-side up egg.

In true Clean Plate Club tradition, this 'breakfast' was actually for dinner....and again for lunch the next day.  It was YUMMY.
Vichyssoise, or Potato Leek Soup:
Wow, I made this a long time ago.  I had gotten leeks, potatoes, and parsnips in my Boston Organics Box and it was early spring.  I wanted to make a soup that could be served hot or cold, since the weather was (and still is) being a little non-committal. 

I started by cleaning and chopping my leeks, and then sweating them in a pot with a little oil. Once they were soft, I added 4 cups of chicken broth and 2 cups of water....and a now undetermined number of potatoes and parsnips....I cooked until the tubers were soft.  Then blended the mix.

I topped the soup with black forest bacon from whole foods, and some chives.  Yum!
So I believe that is that last of the canon pictures. It was a great camera, and I did use it nearly every day, so I certainly got my money's worth!  My next posts will be with my new Nikon Coolpix 8000.  I'm really happy with my purchase so far....!

Nikon Coolpix S8000 14.2 MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD (Black)

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