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Stir up Sunday!

Stir up Sunday!

The last Sunday before advent is the traditional date in the UK to get the family together and take turns with the sticky, messy & fun task of mixing up the Christmas pudding ingredients. ‘Stir up Sunday’ is a perfect way to bring some festive tradition to the family home and start the excitement of Christmas in November (If your kids need further encouragement!)

Wild Rabbit Ragu

Wild Rabbit Ragu

Available all year round, wild rabbit is leaner and tastier than the farmed variety although much less gamey than Hare. It’s rarely found in supermarkets, but most good butchers will be able to easily obtain one or two for you. Ask them to joint them. This recipe is a classic Italian slow braised stew, served here with pappardelle but you could also use this ragu as a base for lasagne or a rich rabbit ‘shepherd’s’ pie

Another 'in the studios' post with some top tips for painting with spray paint!

Another 'in the studios' post with some top tips for painting with spray paint!

Want to make your own hand painted backgrounds for food photography? I'm going to make a series of videos explaining some of the simple techniques I use at Woodrow Studios!
How I make my rust surfaces!

How I make my rust surfaces!

Want to know some tricks and tips for making awesome food photography backgrounds? I'll be sharing various 'how to' videos on this blog so you can see the processes involved in making detailed textured backdrops at Woodrow Studios.

 

Duck Egg Crème Brule

Duck Egg Crème Brule

Duck Egg Creme Brule

This is a recipe created for the summer 2020 edition of Gravitas Magazine. Photographed on Canon 6D /35MM Lens using or Rosa and Beton food photography backgrounds.

Tandoori Chicken Kebabs

Tandoori Chicken Kebabs

  Making your own Tandoori marinade is really easy and you can play around with the spices to your own taste. I love the use of chopped bay leaves ...
Gazpacho Recipe

Gazpacho Recipe

    A super simple classic chilled soup originating in Andalucia, summertime is the only time to make this, when tomatoes are at their best. Roma ...
Carry on creating...

Carry on creating...

    How’s everyone doing?  So far, I’ve been feeling pretty lucky. It’s been nice catching up with friends online, many of whom I’d probably n...
Alia Hand Painted Food Photography Background

Black & White Crackle Cookie recipe

We used to make these cookies to serve with coffee at my restaurant, although I’m pretty sure just as many were troffed by the waiting staff when I wasn’t looking! I love the way the sugar coating ceases up and crackles as the cookies start to bake. This photo is on our Alia food photography background.
Nettle Soup Recipe on a Woodrow Studios Photography Background

Nettle Soup Recipe

It's certainly true that stinging nettles are rich in Iron and many other useful minerals and vitamins, there are claims of many other health benefits too, but that’s beyond my expertise, they are abundant, tasty and free! Springtime is the best time to pick the young tips before they grow too fiberous, from long lived experience it’s the tiny ones that give the meanest sting so make sure your gloves are a decent thickness.

I’ve added spinach here to enhance the colour of the soup, when picking nettles you’ll more than likely come across hedge garlic and ground elder growing alongside them in the hedgrows, by all means add these to the mix too  if you know what to look for.   

Baked Orange Cheesecake Recipe

Baked Orange Cheesecake Recipe

 So I thought I'd share a few more recipes commissioned for a quarterly lifestyle magazine. It's always a challenge working to a seasonal brief in advance- I'd hoped to be able to pick up some early season blood oranges that would continue through the magazine's spring run, but instead used these (also in season navel oranges which are just as tasty, not so zingy or pretty, but proper flavourful citrus nonetheless. I used our Haze and Alia food photography backgrounds in these photographs.
Slow roast lamb shoulder on our 'Jove' food photography background

Slow Roast Lamb Shoulder

A delicious spiced lamb roast with a tangy and herby relish