Fresh produce is always the best way to start off preparing for a delicious meal. You now hear lots of chefs talking about a "farm to table" approach. Look around in your neighborhoods and cities to find local farmers and farmers markets where you can meet the person who planted and picked what you will eat.
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surrounding areas, and travel across the world.
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Happy 4th of July! Hot dogs, watermelon, and fireworks ring in my head as I think of the upcoming holiday. It really represents what being an American is all about. We thankfully gather around kitchen tables, grills, and picnic blankets to celebrate our nations independence.
On Saturday June 29th Houma, Louisiana gathered at the Houma Civic Center and watched an amazing fireworks show. My son and I were fortunate to have a front row seats on the 9th fairway of the Southern Oaks Golf Club , less than 100 yards from the launch site. Below is an image created that special night.
Last month I had the opportunity to do some aerial photography for the Terrebonne Tourism Board. Living in the area I hadn't viewed my home town from above and it turned out to be spectacular! We even took off the doors the helicopter. The trip started out by circling downtown Houma, La and then heading out toward the Gulf of Mexico. The whole time I kept thinking that I can't believe I get to do this for a living. A couple of the photos are below. You can find out more about tourism in the area at houmatravel.com
I was on an assignment for the Terrebonne Parish Tourism Board videoing and photographing a Mardi Gras float den. This is where they prep the floats for their parade. Sharron Pontiff was kind enough to spend some time on camera explaining what goes on behind the scenes. The video follows.