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'CHLOS-UPS' STARTED AS A PLACE TO COMPILE INSPIRATION, HOWEVER DEVELOPED INTO SOLELY MY OWN WORKSPACE.
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  1. Antelope Canyon is the most-visited and most-photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest. And for good reason. The canyon’s smooth wave-like walls paired with it’s delectable pastel color pallet, was almost like exploring another planet. Antelope Canyon was formed by erosion of Navajo Sandstone, primarily due to flash flooding, which still occurs each year.

    A heads up: The only way to see the canyon is to reserve a tour through a Navajo tour group. However, don’t worry about scheduling too far in advance, we scheduled our reservation the morning of our visit and there were plenty of spaces open.

  2. Castle Rock Falls. Santa Cruz, CA.

    Castle Rock Falls. Santa Cruz, CA.

  3. Getting in the Tulip Festival spirit here in San Francisco!
*taken with iPhone

    Getting in the Tulip Festival spirit here in San Francisco!
    *taken with iPhone

  4. The past 5 months I’ve been working non-stop in preparation for San Francisco’s Disposable Film Festival, an event celebrating the democratization of film on non-professional equipment. I’m happy to say it went off without a hitch, selling out our Premiere Night at the Castro Theatre (1,400 seats) and having a full house at all our other events.

    As a filmmaker myself, I know the joy a festival can bring to filmmakers…They’re something magical about watching your hard work displayed on a 30x70 foot screen with hundreds of strangers surrounding you. To the filmmakers who attended this year’s festival, I hope I was able to contribute to this joy.

    I’m truly delighted I was able to be apart of this amazing festival and look forward to the continuation of celebrating everyday filmmaking.

    Now, it’s time for some sleep.

  5. It’s the little things that matter.

    It’s the little things that matter.

  6. Twin Peaks, San Francisco. Blanket of fog over the city tonight.

    Twin Peaks, San Francisco. Blanket of fog over the city tonight.

  7. Bedlington Terrier.

    Bedlington Terrier.

  8. Spicy Pumpkin Soup
This recipe was adapted from Simply Recipes. Serves 8.
INGREDIENTS
4 Tbsp unsalted butter
2 medium yellow onions, chopped
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 teaspoons curry powder
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
Pinch ground cayenne pepper (optional)
7 cups of 100% pumpkin puree
5 cups of chicken broth (or vegetable broth for vegetarian option)
2 cups of almond milk (or any other milk-like variation)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup heavy cream (optional)
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt

METHOD
1 Melt butter in a 8-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic and cook, stirring often, until softened. Add  spices and stir for a few more minutes to let the spices soak in.
2 Add pumpkin puree and 5 cups of chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer for about 10 minutes.
3 Transfer soup to a blender or food processor. Cover tightly and blend until smooth and no onion bits are visible. Return soup to saucepan.
4 With the soup on low heat, add brown sugar and mix. Slowly add almond milk while stirring. Add cream and greek yogurt and continue stirring. Adjust seasonings to your liking. If a little too spicy, add more greek yogurt to cool it down. Add salt if needed.
Serve warm with a large dollop of greek yogurt and fresh rosemary for garnish.

    Spicy Pumpkin Soup

    This recipe was adapted from Simply Recipes. Serves 8.

    INGREDIENTS

    • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
    • 2 medium yellow onions, chopped
    • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
    • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
    • 2 teaspoons curry powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
    • Pinch ground cayenne pepper (optional)
    • 7 cups of 100% pumpkin puree
    • 5 cups of chicken broth (or vegetable broth for vegetarian option)
    • 2 cups of almond milk (or any other milk-like variation)
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup heavy cream (optional)
    • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt

    METHOD

    1 Melt butter in a 8-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic and cook, stirring often, until softened. Add  spices and stir for a few more minutes to let the spices soak in.

    2 Add pumpkin puree and 5 cups of chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer for about 10 minutes.

    3 Transfer soup to a blender or food processor. Cover tightly and blend until smooth and no onion bits are visible. Return soup to saucepan.

    4 With the soup on low heat, add brown sugar and mix. Slowly add almond milk while stirring. Add cream and greek yogurt and continue stirring. Adjust seasonings to your liking. If a little too spicy, add more greek yogurt to cool it down. Add salt if needed.

    Serve warm with a large dollop of greek yogurt and fresh rosemary for garnish.

  9. 100 posts!

    100 posts!

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