Delicious fun! with FoodographyPEC at Thyme Again Gardens



photo Laura Berman

Small groups are such a luxurious way to share skills, network and explore. On Sept 20 2015, we met, we ate well, and made new friends. A big thanks goes out to talented & generous photographer Laura Berman of Greenfuse Photography, and hosts Lorraine and Lori at Thyme Again Gardens in Carrying Place, PEC. The weather was PERFECT for lingering large in the garden; grateful for participants traveling from TO, Barrie, Brockville, Ottawa, and Milford, bringing collective skills as tea sommelier, blogger/recipe writers/photographers, a budding food stylist. More workshops on the horizan…stay posted by adding your name to our mailing list by contacting me at       ruth@foodographypec dot com

photo Laura Berman

Breakfast Frittata with Tomatilla and Sweet Pepper Salsa/photo Laura Berman


Whole-grain Pancakes with Blueberry Syrup, Coconut Creme, and Apple Compote/ photo Laura Berman


Chia Parfaits with Peaches, Plums, Coconut Cream & Blueberry Syrup/photo Laura Berman



Farm-raised Pork Sausages, Squash stuffed with Quinoa Cranberry Almond Salad,Beet and Goat Cheese Salad with Wild Arugala/photo Laura Berman

photo Ruth Gangbar

Andrea Alden (food blogger for Napolean Products)takes a shot she styled photo Ruth Gangbar

photo Ruth Gangbar

Laura and blogger Anne Waters get focussed/ photo Ruth Gangbar

photo Ruth Gangbar

Erin Johnston styles and shoots using her own antique bowl from the Milford Emporium/photo Ruth Gangbar

Even the cat was awesome. Thanks all, cheers Ruth

FoodographyPEC Summer 2015

Scroll down below poster for workshop details! we’re registering now, for session #8 FoodographyPEC.

Foodography Poster Session 8

We’re happily launching registrations now, for the 8th FoodographyPEC food styling & photography workshop.

Food Stylist Ruth Gangbar (me! and photographer Laura Berman of Green Fuse Photography (

will be sharing tips and techniques with a small group ( 8 participants maximum), as demonstrated in a real-time photoshoot using natural lighting, continuing throughout the day with personalized tutorials as YOU build your on shots (with foods and props provided).

This session will be hosted by Thyme Again Gardens B & B ( and (“Down to Earth” Health and Wellness), with its antique-filled heritage farmhouse, and of course {weather permitting}…outdoors… at this certified organic, mixed farm located in PEC. It’s an incredibly picturesque setting with a rustic farm stand, bee hives, apple orchard, mixed livestock (including chickens, sheep, cows, pigs), herb and vegetable gardens.

Date: Sunday Sept 20

Fee: $375 per person plus HST , including breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments. {Accommodations are additional}

Time: 9 am- 4.30 pm

Place: Thyme Again Gardens and B & B      403 Smokes Point Road , Carrying Place ON K0K 1L0    613-394-1139

What to bring:  a tripod and digital (preferably SLR) camera; laptop optional.

Theme:  Fall Harvest Feasting

{Allergies and special diets are enthusiastically catered too. Our meals will be mostly Gluten free and vegetarian.}

Contact me here for registration and details

Please include your name, telephone number, level of photography skill, any food allergies or special diet, specific areas of interest.   

Interested in accommodations?

Inquire about rates and availabilities directly here:   onsite B & B          gorgeous nearby waterfront cottage

or call Lori and Lorraine at 613-394-1139

Fall Harvest Feasting Menu: 

(some minor changes may apply)

Breakfast  9 am

herb teas & coffee

Chocolate Banana Chia Pudding Parfaits layered with fresh fruit

Grain-free Muffins

Pancakes with Apple Coconut Cream and Blueberry Maple Syrup sauces

Harvest Vegetable Frittata

Lunch  1 pm

Squash Soup

Stuffed Zucchini with Quinoa Almond Cranberry Salad

Grilled Farm-raised Lamb or Pork Sausages with Honey Tarragon Mustard

Beet and Feta Salad with Late Harvest Greens

Afternoon Refresher  3 pm

“Down to Earth”  Green Tonic Smoothie

Smart Cookies

It’s going to be delicious fun!

Cheers, Ruth  416-779-6513   c





Side Dish

Occasionally we get together to work on projects that aren’t necessarily food related. Such was the case November 25th, 2014, when Ruth Gangbar, Christopher Gentile and myself (Tim Snyder) gathered together for a full day Winter Survival Workshop, hosted by PELA CFDC, the Small Business Centre and the County’s Community Development Department.

The workshop had about 25 participants from a wide variety of businesses all around Prince Edward County, who’s wares included: baked goods, glassware and medals, soaps and creams, lip balms and lotions, antiques, makeup bags, etc. Participants were treated to demonstrations of camera set-ups, staging, lighting, use of background props and layout & design. They were then split into small groups to get their hands dirty and practice new techniques.

Images below are works-in-progress and behind the scenes shots of this workshop.