Artichoke and Feta tarts – DHSP challenge #7
This is a very quick post about me finally participating in Donna Hay Styling & Photography monthly Challenge. I wanted to take part last month but did not get chance at all. Although do have lottss of pictures to share. 🙂
So some information about the challenge and Dona Hay. Donna Hay is Australia’s leading food editor and best-selling cookbook author. You can read more about her here.
Simone of Junlefrog-cooking has been hosting this DHSP challenge where every month she provides a pictures from Donna Hays magazine and who ever wants to take part has to try to replicate the picture and then post it on their blog with all given credit. The purpose of this challenge is to help others learn better food photography and styling.
And this challenge seemed to be pretty easy in the beginning but as soon I started the procedure, I realized it’s not that easy. But I managed it somehow. Although it is not looking any closer to the original picture but I tried.
It looks like I dumped a full bowl of peas salad on one tart..but I made a mistake and I am not ashamed of sharing it. I mean not even proud of it either. hehe
Recipe and Procedure:
- Serves 4
- Prep time: 10 minutes
- Cook time: 15 minutes
From magazine: Donna Hay magazine
And about the tarts, they are DELICIOUS! Absolutely full of flavors and the magic ingredient in this is mint. So strongly recommended not to skip it. Also I used some substitutes like black balsamic vinegar instead of white and Extra virgin olive oil to brush up my pastries in place of egg. But I followed the recipe as it is and I give it 5 starts.
It is very quick to make but hard to shoot!!
Thank you guys and have a good weekend!
The pictures are lovely ! 🙂
Yeah! So happy you managed to sqeeuze it in for this month! And you’ve done really well too. The color of your pastry is a little different then the original but that could be a zillion different reasons and I love the vibrant green in your shots! Well done!
Yes, I am happy that I finally participated. Oh about the pastry, not sure. May be because I used EVOO instead of egg wash..not sure. But thank you for the opportunity. Looking forward to participate in many more. It’s actually fun!
Oooooh-la-la these look so fresh and amazingly delicious. I love everything Donna Hay..well done.
Thank you Teresa! It was fun trying to replicate her work…but as you can see I am wayyy far! 🙂
“It looks like I dumped a full bowl of peas salad on one tart” ..hehe…I know what you mean…I felt the same too when I looked at my pictures 🙂
Lovely pictures…I just love the shot with the two bowls stacked…very creative and the lighting is beautiful.
haha..I know right! While taking pictures I was so happy that I took a perfect shot and at the same time my camera battery was flashing red so 🙂 But it is not bad I would say 🙂 And thank you for appreciating other pictures 🙂
they look so colorful. I am sure it tasted amazing too 🙂
I can understand why you had difficulty shooting, but that looks amazing nonetheless! Bravo on the effort 🙂
grishma, i seriously dont know what ur unhappy about.. i loved the pics. the colours are just popping out of the screen. pic of the 2 bowls stacked together is lovely 🙂
I love all the colors in your photos. So vibrant!
The tarts are so pretty, and the green of the peas looks great on top. These Donna Hay challenges sound like so much fun. I always admire the photos and styling in her books and magazine.