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I like to help launch small businesses and  Tia Maka’s Tamales was a fun project. Sandra Jimenez has always made tamales for friends and wanted to start a new business. I helped her with photography by emphasizing the homemade quality of her food, the ingredients, the sauces and the deliciousness. I’d like one now, please.

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peerless coffee, photo by Lori Eanes, advertising, poster,

Peerless Coffee is one of Oakland’s oldest coffee roasting company, a family run business started by John Vukasin in 1920. Besides making incredible coffee, the company has a collection of museum quality coffee artifacts, many still in use. It’s always interesting to have authentic artisan elements to work with and to see one of the photos made into a modern poster is pretty cool too!

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peerless coffee, photo by Lori Eanes, coffee beans, roaster,

peerless coffee, photo by Lori Eanes, coffee,

SierraCover_20150212_0034Sierra Magazine featured four urban farmers from my book Backyard Roots for their annual Food issue! Above, Jonathan Chen,  became the director of the Danny Woo Community Garden in Seattle after surviving cancer as a college student. He worked with immigrants in the terraced downtown garden and introduced a kids program and chickens. Other urban farmers included Alex Winstead, an organic mushroom farmer who began his career as a hobby growing mushrooms in his basement, Rachel Hoff and Tom Ferguson who lived for a year without setting foot in a grocery store and Lee Kindell who introduced kids to aquaponics at his downtown hostel. Check it out at the sierra club.org.

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I love to photo cocktails (and drink them) and I’ve been lately I’ve been doing both for Oakland Magazine’s cocktail column. In every issue the writer finds a delicious drink and gets the recipe from the bartender. I also photo cocktails for Oakland Magazine restaurant reviews too. Between the two, I thought I’d share some favorites…

Tabi Musselwhite makes the Corpse Reviver #2 at Haven Restaurant, 44 Webster St, Oakland CA, Photo by Lori Eanes.

Tabi Musselwhite makes the Corpse Reviver #2 at Haven Restaurant, 44 Webster St, Oakland CA. Photo: Lori Eanes

The "scratch" Pim's Cup cocktail at East End Restaurant and Bar, Alameda Marketplace, 1650 Park St, Alameda CA 94501 510. 263.9630

The “scratch” Pimm’s Cup cocktail at East End Restaurant and Bar, Alameda Marketplace, 1650 Park St, Alameda CA 94501 510. 263.9630. Photo: Lori Eanes

Of all the cocktails photographed here my favorite was the Pimm’s Cup. It’s made from Pimm’s No. 1, a spirit from Great Britain. You can get a recipe from  www.foodandwine.com, but it’s so dangerously easy  why even bother. Just mix Pimm’s with ginger ale or lemon-lime soda one to one. Add fruit— apples, oranges, cucumber, mint and ice and you’ve got a great way to end the day. Or, for the best version, stop by East End Restaurant and Bar in Alameda.

The Featherweight a cocktail (with flowers frozen in the ice cubes) by Jessica Moncada and Zoe Carrasco bartenders of Doble Bar at Geoffrey's, 410 14th Street. Photo by Lori Eanes

The Featherweight a cocktail (with flowers frozen in the ice cubes) by Jessica Moncada and Zoe Carrasco bartenders of Doble Bar at Geoffrey’s, 410 14th Street. Photo by Lori Eanes

Check out the recipe for the Featherweight from Oakland Magazine here. It’s perfect for a summer evening.

The Bee's Knees Cocktail made with meyer lemon juice by Andrew Adams of Adesso Bar.

The Bee’s Knees Cocktail made with meyer lemon juice by Andrew Adams of Adesso Bar.