November 8, 2011
Every year on Halloween, our community host an event called the Halloween Treat Trail. This is to provide a safe environment for kids and families to go trick-or-treating in Downtown Davis. Businesses participate in the “Trail” and pass out treats. We always love seeing the little ones in their awesome costumes. They are just so cute! Also many families are very creative with their costumes too!
This year, our company Ipomoea Films decided to participate and give back to the community by having free photos for our trick-or-treaters. What a better a way to remember such a fun event than with a kick-ass photo of yourself dressed up from head to toe! This was our very first time creating a photo booth in a public event. Lots of planning went into it and we are so glad that it was such a great turn out! Many people gave us positive comments and that is very encouraging. Thank you! We are very happy with the outcome and hope to do it again next year!
Big thanks to Indigo Architects for letting us use their creative space.
See more Halloween pictures at Ipomoea Films Facebook
July 7, 2011
Last week, I talked about my favorite fruit to pick, cherries. Well, I’m not done yet because there are so much more fruits at my local u-pickin’ farm, Impossible Acres. They are open for picking all summer long!
Let me explain how it works: when you arrive, there is a front stand where you ask for boxes to put your fruits in. Then you may go ahead and pick any fruits and veggies you like. When you are done having fun, bring your crops back to the front stand and just pay for what you pick! The average price is $2-3 per pound, depending on the type of fruits. There is no admission fee or time limit. It is really a fun activity for family and fruit lovers, without spending a whole lot of money.
Don’t forget to wear a hat and protect yourself from the beaming sun. Even though there are lots of trees, they are not tall enough to provide enough shade.
I love the smell of peaches. White peaches are one of my favorite fruits!
Apricots trees are so pretty!
Look at all the cute name signs!
Berries are delicious!
We meet some friendly animals nearby:)
So many fruits to pick: raspberry, strawberry, and plum.
Late in the summer and fall, there are apples available for picking!
Our colorful fruits and vegetables, hand picked fresh! They are such great inspirations for cooking and baking:)
July 3, 2011
Sometimes I feel so lucky to be surrounded by farms. Especially this time every year, it is super convenient to pick fresh fruits. Minutes away is a fruit orchard called Impossible Acres, U-Pickin’ farm. They are a family owned farm growing a variety of fruits like cherries, peaches, apricots, plums, raspberries, blackberries. I go every year, ever since I found out there was such a place. It’s like candy theme park for me. I pick some and eat some:P
Two weeks ago, I made it just in time for cherry season. Cherries are my favorite fruit to pick and eat. Of course, not everyone is a fan of cherries, especially if you think about the artificial cherry flavored cough syrup you had when you were a kid. These cherries are absolutely the best! Fresh, sweet, and juicy! A wonderful summer fruit:) This is the last week to pick them, so go get some or pick them:)
A slice of Wendy’s delicious homemade cherry pie! Plus cherry topping vanilla ice cream :9
Happy 4th of July!
April 4, 2011
Recently, I have an obsession with pigs due to my local farmer’s market celebration of National Pig Day. Every year in March, Davis Farmer’s Market throws a pig theme party. There are pig shaped bake goods such as sweet bread and cookies. Also plenty of pig relates food for sale like bbq ribs, pigs in a blanket, pulled-pork sandwiches, and mmm mmm BACON. For children, there are craft tables where they can make themselves pink pig noses and girls can get their hair braided in cute pigtails. Oh and I can’t forget, the little piggy petting zoo:) It’s a fun activity for family and friends to meet up for a picnic in the park.
Taking a pig balloon back home to enjoy. Stay tuned for my recipe for sweet pig shaped buns.