Friday Finds ~ Thanks to A Texture Tuesday Member

A comment on my blog from Texture Tuesday is my Friday Find.  It was from the Donna Hopkins at  She commented on my roasted vegetables image and told me about roasting tomatoes and gave me a recipe.  So this week that's what I did. Thanks Donna, I loved the roasted tomatoes. 

It was easy peasy, simply cut cherry tomatoes and toss with olive oil and kosher salt, lay out on parchment paper and roast at 300 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.  Afterwards I cut fresh Mozzarella, the roasted tomatoes, basil and drips of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

While I was at it with the cooking I made a soup of cauliflower, carrots, onions, garlic, chicken broth, small potatoes, salt and pepper and any other seasoning such as thyme, cook until tender and then process in Vita Mixer.  Add some roasted tomatoes to the pot, didn't measure how many.  As you can see this is just a soup that  you can make to your taste which I did it was perfect  The top right photo shows the result. 

All taken with the Lensbaby Sweet 35.  I have a lot of optics and want to learn how to fully used them all.  I am determined to learn these lens and so you will probably see me using these lens more and more for still life.  I found a book that has helped me so much in learning these lens and I mentioned it in the Be Still Connect but I don't know if some heard me or not on the chat side so I will mention it here.  The book is called Mastering the Lensbaby by Doug Sahlin.  It is a Kindle e-book and is $6.99.  Best money I have spent.