Sunday, April 13, 2008

Click: Au Naturel

I came across a tiny pineapple today. It was begging to be photographed. So, here we go for Click: The Photo Event: Au Naturel.



Young Pineapple


Camera: Canon
Model: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
ISO: 400
Exposure: 1/250 sec
Aperture: f/7.1
Focal Length: 117mm
Flash Used: No

24 comments:

Cara said...

Hi! I have been searching through your blog as well for T&C. I am excited to try something new and interesting. But I must ask, many of your recipes call for curry leaves - what is this? I know of curry powder and I understand that there are many kinds of curry powders with slightly different seasoning blends and levels of spice, but I have never heard of a curry leaf. Could curry powder be substituted in most recipes?

Arundathi said...

Hi Cara - wanted to respond about Curry Powder vs. Curry leaves. Its a bit detailed.

There is no Indian version of curry powder - its a concept of mixing several different Indian spices together. When one uses curry powder in Indian cooking, everything pretty much tastes the same. Whereas, in India, we use blends of different spices to make the food. We have no such thing as curry powder here!

Now the curry leaf is a seasoning that has nothing to do with curry powder. You cannot substitute it for curry powder, but you can omit it from recipes. It just contributes a mild flavor to the dish, which could easily be taken out. If you'd like to check it out, most Indian stores stock curry leaves. I've never seen them in the mainstream grocery stores. Sometimes, you could find a curry leaf powder in the Asian/International aisles of a natural foods store, maybe even a Whole Foods?

More about it here
http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/8-16-2004-57909.asp

Hope that helps!

Cinnamon said...

The pic looks lovely....
Thanks for stopping by!

Arundathi said...

Thank you! And you have a lovely blog!

Divya said...

Lovely pic ....

bee said...

never seen a pineapple like is. lovely entry. thank you. i believe the plant has pretty blue flowers.

Mansi Desai said...

aww!! that's so cute! very nicely captured girl!:)

ranji said...

thats a really lovely pic..soo cute:)nice entry....

Cilantro said...

Cute little Pineapple...Nice click!

KayKat said...

I love how the crown of the pineapple is lit up! This is a really cool pic.

Meera said...

Now that is really a cute little pineapple. Great entry!

Cham said...

I have never seen the pineapple like that, i know now. What a naturel and rare click!

Arundathi said...

Thank you all so much!

The flowers are actually a very pretty purple - and add so much color to the plant.

The light was lovely that afternoon and contributed a lot to the photograph.

It was very painful though - thats one prickly fruit!!

Saswati said...

That snap looks so cute....i love it Arundathi:)

Arundathi said...

Thanks Saswati!

Ayin said...

cute pineapple... nice shot :)

Arundathi said...

Thanks Ayin!

Madhuram said...

Wow Arundathi, such a wonderful, innovative click. I have also not seen a young pineapple before.

Arundathi said...

Thanks Madhuram!

Srivalli said...

Anu..where in the heaven did you come across a pineapple in here?...

and you have posted quite a few man..just going them all...goodQ

Arundathi said...

Ha ha Valli - found it of all places in my local flower shop! It was so lovely!

Lilandra said...

lord! i almost considered posting a picture of my little pineapple to click...thank goodness i didn't :-)

we went to a flower show and saw it and 3 days later saw it at a nursery and bought it...she told us it's a dwarf ornamental pineapple...but we can't eat it :-(

and it certainly did attack me alot while i was transporting it!

Arundathi said...

Thanks Lilandra - yes, it does definitely attack you! and yes, you can't eat it in its small taste, but you could let it mature and enjoy it! :)

Lilandra said...

mommy bought me one
i'm so happy
my very *first* plant!!
:-)