I believe you have not been formally introduced.
After 9 years, the NyonyaCelup has finally treated herself to a new camera.
The NyonyaCelup actually owns an antiquated Olympus µ[mju:] 400, which did a pretty decent job — back in the day where 4.0 MP was a BIG thing.
She then took over her brother’s old Canon PowerShot A630; which was great for about 4 months, then she had to learn how to stay still & hold her breath for long periods of time because the flash stopped working & it was stuck at an incredibly long shutter speed.
So, I was on a hunt for a new camera.
And since I wanted to take — or at least come close to taking — incredible food shots, I couldn’t settle another point & shoot. But I didn’t want to lug around almost 2 kg in camera, lenses, and equipment either. Which brings me to the world of hybrid system cameras —
And though the Nikon 1 J1 has pretty decent reviews, I think the real reason why I finally chose this over the Sony α NEX-5N is pretty clear from the picture. 😉
So, I’ve basically been trying my hand at taking artsy fartsy shots around the house and garden.
And I realised that one of my potato plants have died completely.
So, a month ago, I decided that instead of throwing out the potatoes that
I didn’t manage to cook before growing poisonous leaves started chitting (Yes, that IS the proper agricultural term.), I’d stick them in some soil and grow more potatoes!
Do I hear scoffing in the background?
Well, my potato plant(s) and I scoff back at you.
Growing them has not been without problems, though.
They are especially prone to the cursed mealybug. And I think the plant above (not the dead one, that one cannot save ade) looks like it might be picking up some fungal or viral infection. (=.=)”
Not forgetting, I had to cordon the whole area off from Vico because the leaves and young tubers pack a punch in cyanide, not unlike buah keluak.
Back to the uprooted potato plant.
It managed to spring forth some really small potatoes before kicking the bucket.
Anyways, I won’t be eating them anytime soon.
Though they’re not exactly green, I’m not taking any chances.
Besides, they’re sooooo cute!
Maybe I can paint them pink too…
The next time I write, I’ll share my favourite mashed potatoes recipe. 🙂
But before I sign off, I MUST brag a lil…
More about that on another day.
I must rush home to cook some awesome & kick-a$$ pasta with my basil. 😀