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Easy Banana Bread Recipe

Easy Banana Bread Recipe

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 | 0 comments

banana bread recipe

This banana bread has simple flavors and has moist texture.  Perfect with tea or coffee in the morning or during snack.

banana bread recipe

I tried a couple of banana bread recipe but this one I say is the perfect recipe.

banana loaf recipe

Scroll down to see the recipe below.

Banana Bread Recipe

 

Ingredients:
2-3 very ripe bananas, peeled
1/3 cup melted butter
3/4 cup of red sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups of bread flour or you can also use all-purpose flour

1/4 cup walnuts (optional)

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C), and butter a loaf or bread pan.
In a mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until smooth. Stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas.
Mix in the baking soda and salt. Stir in the sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract. Mix in the flour.
Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
Slice and serve.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

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Photography 101: How Depth of Field in Photography Helps You Make Creative Shots?

Photography 101: How Depth of Field in Photography Helps You Make Creative Shots?

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 | 2 comments

Have you heard the term depth of field or DoF in photography?

Depth of field means, the sharp area surrounding the point of focus.

Look at this picture of our cat Monica.

depth of field

Photo Credit- Elise Gurtiza

 

Where do you think is the DoF?

EXACTLY, in her face, that’s the only part that is sharp everything that surrounds it including her ears are blurry.

 Making Creative Shot

One of the first steps toward taking more creative photos is learning how to control how much of your picture is in focus.

Now, look at this photos of my daughter Lily.  Almost same shot but different focus makes it tell a different tale.

depth of field

This shot was taken using a DSLR camera although, you can take shots like this effect using your point and shoot camera or your phone camera the only limitation I see is that you have to be very close to your subject.

Using your point in shoot, set your camera in Macro mode – find the flower icon.

Get to your subject really, really close, like 2-3 inches away, compose your subject and take the picture.   
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If you focus it properly, your picture should look like this:

depth of field

Notice that not everything are sharp, only the subject that I choose to focus on are sharp.  My subject stand out from its background making it look more interesting.

To achieve this using your camera phone, choose your subject, and tap the screen of your phone where you want your camera to focus then fire it away.

Pretty easy for point and shoot and camera phone.  If you are going to use your DSLR besides the depth of field we have to learn the aperture too.  I’ll discuss more about the aperture in my next post.

I hope this post is helpful.  If you have questions please use the comment box and I will reply after 3 years… I meant 3 days max. :)

Thanks for reading ladies!

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Simple Potato Salad Recipe

Simple Potato Salad Recipe

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 | 2 comments

potato salad recipe

A simple and classic potato salad with less than 5 ingredients to make your day!

simple potato salad

Although you can throw in a little extra to your liking like bacon, maybe? Yum-yum!

classic potato salad

To make this simple potato salad you need the following:

Ingredients:

4 medium size potatoes

4-8 Tbsp of mayonnaise – I used Jolly Real Mayonnaise (adjust according to taste)

1/4 cup diced sweet pickle relish

1 tsp cider vinegar (if you don’t want to use cider vinegar or it’s not available, use the juice from your sweet pickle relish, use 2-3 tsp)

1/2 cup chopped onion- use white onions

eggs (optional)

mustard (optional)

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Directions:

1. Boil the potatoes in salted water. Drain and cool slightly.
2. Cut the potatoes into chunks combine it with Jolly Real Mayonnaise, vinegar, salt and pepper in large bowl. Add pickles, onion and vinegar and toss gently. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

 

How to do make potato salad? Do you have tips of your own? Share them in the comments below.

 

 

 

 

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