Wednesday, August 31, 2011

My Life on an iPhone

Am I the only person who has jumping for joy when Verizon finally got the iPhone?  E and I usually purchase the same phone, but after my car accident I needed a new phone, so we negotiated a double upgrade and each of us ended up with an iPhone.  At least something good came out of a scary and inconvenient situation - I really like this phone.

Most of the time I take photos with my "real" camera, but sometimes I don't want to walk around looking like a tourist with the real deal around my neck.  Or I'm lazy.  Or it's hot and I don't want to carry anything extra.  On these days, I love using my mobile phone as a camera and my iPhone is the best camera phone I've owned.

I could go on and on (and on) about apps, but the Instagram app is one of my favorites.  Basically you can snap a quick photo, edit it on the spot and with two clicks share it on Facebook, Twitter or email (among other places).  It also saves a copy that you can use wherever else you'd like.  The photos come out square like old school Polaroids.

I'm realizing that (no surprise) I take a lot of photos of food!  Here are some of my favorites from this summer (with a few non-Instagram iPhone photos thrown in, too)...

View from our hotel room in Montreal...

Shrimp and Grits at The Stone Balloon Winehouse for E's birthday...

Chicken Kebabs with Rosemary and Red Pepper Couscous...

The Blue Parrot Bar & Grille for mom's birthday...

Jambalaya at The Blue Parrot... yes, that's a crawfish.  It tasted like shrimp to me.

Sushi (Sweet Potato Roll, Tuna Roll, Salmon Roll, and Philadelphia Roll) at Saketumi.

Ingredients for a good batch of fresh salsa (I swapped out canned tomatoes for fresh - it's summer!)...

Bruschetta... another summer favorite!

I'm loving being able to take halfway-decent photos on the go.  Sure, it's not DLSR, but the Instagram app is always with me, so I have yet another way to document the culinary milestones of everyday life.

Do you use the camera on your mobile phone?  Do you snap photos of your food before you eat it?  Are you sad that the summer growing season is coming to an end (at least around here) and that you won't have anymore fresh basil, tomatoes or watermelon?

I still have more summer travel and summer produce recipes to share!  Stay tuned!


  1. Just another reason why I need an iPhone! my iTouch has all the camera apps, but since it only runs on wi-fi, you don't have the ability to instantly share your photos. When our Sprint contracts are done, I'm treating us both to an iPhone :)

  2. I am in denial about the end of summer. And I totally love my camera on my phone, I try to remember to snap pics of my food and tweet it, since I've been so silent on the blog all summer, but I fail at that too, lol


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