It is December and there are parties, and evenings at restaurants with friends. It is a tough time to try to lose weight. But if I am going to be eating it, I might as well be photographing it. That way my hands are busy at least part of the time.

This is a work of art in progress, a bowl of Thai Soup I learned how to cook. The mushrooms cooked down, but the spice you see floating on the top, remainssoup-fixiings