Strawberry Cream Cheese Scones II

Strawberry Cream Cheese Scones II

If you've been around here a while, you'll know that I posted about these scones two years and some months ago

And... I haven't made them since then. Not because they are horrible but because I get on these waves of making new foods that are often using up other foods that I forget about some really great recipes I have already written about. This recipe is still solid but the photos needed a major refresh. I'm at the point now where I can tell how my food styling and photography has changed as I've started to develop my style. I'm still figuring that out but I think these photos are 100% better than the ones I took two and a half years ago. You can find the original recipe here

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Scones

Strawberry Cream Cheese Scones

These scones are long overdue but are also now currently appropriate because strawberries are in season. 

When this idea first came into my mind, strawberries were far from being in their prime. I was at work and strawberries were due to be on the ad cover as they quite frequently are—just wait for April 20th. It was one of those rare moments where the words just flowed so I jotted this down...

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Caramel Apple Scones

Caramel Apple Scones

For once, fall crept up on me this year.

It surprises me even more because I work in an industry where the mindset is always a few weeks ahead of the present. Oh remember that ad I designed two weeks ago with all of the fall produce? Well it came out today. Apples in the store already? Right, because it is now October.

Perhaps it's because summer always feels like it is never ending. Day after day is filled with sweltering heat and burning for several minutes in my car before the AC kicks in. There's the guilt whenever I bring my dog, Gus, in the car with me and I start to hear him panting. The trips to the grocery store where I berate myself for forgetting the cooler bag and hope my groceries survive the journey home. 

Or maybe it's because my August was already filled with an elaborate Thanksgiving photo shoot for work, my dad giving me an abundance of apples from his tree, and the leaves already beginning to change color and fall from the trees. Or that all hopes of September cooling down were crushed by days of 100 degree weather, followed by that one crisp, cool, rainy day and back to the 100 degree weather again. This is also the first year since I was 5 that I didn't anticipate going back to school and what a relief that was. I did have the urge to get brand new school supplies but really what for?

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