Foodie Tuesday- Kale & Smoked Turkey

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This week Foodie Tuesday Smarty Marty is discovering her Southern roots with this classic Kale & Smoked Turkey. Let's Begin by gathering up the necessary ingredients

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INGREDIENTS

 

  • 1–11/4-pound smoked turkey wing or fresh turkey wing

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 cups thinly sliced onions

  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • Fine sea salt, freshly ground pepper

  • 1 pound turnips, peeled, cut into 1' cubes

  • 6 garlic cloves, minced

  • 16 cups (firmly packed) coarsely torn kale leaves (from about 1 lb.; center stems removed)

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) unsalted butter

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RECIPE PREPARATION

  • Place turkey wing in a large pot. Add 12 cups water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until turkey is tender, about 1 hour. Drain, reserving 4 cups broth. Let wing cool. Coarsely shred meat, discarding skin and bones.

  • Heat oil in a large heavy pot over high heat. Add onions and pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper. Saut é until onions begin to soften, about 4 minutes. Add turnips, garlic, and 2 cups reserved turkey-wing broth. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Add kale. Cook, stirring often and adding broth by 1/4 cupfuls if dry, until turnips are tender and kale is wilted, about 10 minutes. Stir in reserved turkey meat. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle vinegar over; add butter and stir until butter melts.

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Food Styled and Prepared By Smarty Marty 

Recipe By - www.bonappetit.com

Atlanta Based Photography Elisha Akram (Kustom Kreation Photography) weekly food/recipe contributor Smarty Marty(My Older Sister) combines her love for cooking, photography and plating meals each and every Tuesday for this Segment entitled Foodie Tuesday. Join us each week for a variety of dishes prepared by Smarty Marty

40th Birthday Celebration in the Garden !

You've heard of a vegatable garden, a flower garden and even a secret garden. So with all that in mind earlier this year we were contacted by Ronda, she was putting together her birthday celebration and she decided to have an intimate dinner with friends in her private home. The theme of the dinner party was Garden. 


Friends How many of us have them? Well for Ronda, she has quite a few that joined her for a private chef table experience. It was a milestone birthday and she decided to celebrate with her closest friends over some delicious dinner paired up with the best-tasting wine for the entree. We were so happy to be apart of the beautiful celebration and we totally appreciate being able to take a delicious plate home. 
 

 A very welcoming table scape with customize menus fresh flowers and paired dinner wines for the meal. 

A very welcoming table scape with customize menus fresh flowers and paired dinner wines for the meal. 

 Appetizers and drinks were served as the guest awaited the time to be seated for dinner.

Appetizers and drinks were served as the guest awaited the time to be seated for dinner.

 Check out the private Chef Aleem in action to learn more about the chef and his services click   here!  

Check out the private Chef Aleem in action to learn more about the chef and his services click  here! 

 Great night with close friends over delicious dinner and wine. 

Great night with close friends over delicious dinner and wine. 

 your choice of drinks and champayne for birthday toast 

your choice of drinks and champayne for birthday toast 

 Happy Birthday Dear Ronda! This smile says it all as they closed out the night with the famous birthday song by friends. 

Happy Birthday Dear Ronda! This smile says it all as they closed out the night with the famous birthday song by friends. 

Elisha Akram (Kustom Kreation Photography) is an Atlanta Based Photographer Specialing in Social Events, Weddings, Families  High School Seniors & Business Headshots!

We also custom design party supplies for life's celebrated moments! Live Love Create Go Kustom! 

A Moment with Mother!

A moment with mother!

A flash back to the  Saturday before Mother's Day we travel approximately 60 miles to Serenbe Farms to capture a beautiful luncheon with daughters and their mothers. This event really had me feeling warm and fuzzy on the inside. Seeing the love between mothers and daughters. One delightful part of the luncheon was a video presentation that featured the daughters giving special Mother's Day messages. For me it warms my heart to be able to capture these timeless images that will be cherished for generations to come. 

 The beautiful setup for all the mothers and daughters 

The beautiful setup for all the mothers and daughters 

 The ladies were able to mix and mingle while we awaited the program to start.

The ladies were able to mix and mingle while we awaited the program to start.

 Captured Moments while they enjoyed refreshing drinks and home style muffins 

Captured Moments while they enjoyed refreshing drinks and home style muffins 

 Ladies enjoyed a beautiful video presentation of the daughters giving Mother's Day messages to their mothers. After the presentation they were gifted with beautiful charmed necklaces. 

Ladies enjoyed a beautiful video presentation of the daughters giving Mother's Day messages to their mothers. After the presentation they were gifted with beautiful charmed necklaces. 

 A game was played of how much you know about your mother which brought lots of laughs 

A game was played of how much you know about your mother which brought lots of laughs 

 Mother and daughter images were captured to cherish this day. 

Mother and daughter images were captured to cherish this day. 

Elisha Akram (Kustom Kreation Photography) is an Atlanta Based Photographer Specialing in Social Events, Weddings, Families  High School Seniors & Business Headshots!

We also custom design party supplies for life's celebrated moments! Live Love Create Go Kustom! 

40 Years of Love... A Beautiful love Story ...

Way Back in 2016 (as though that was a lifetime ago :) we had the true pleasure to capture this beautiful love story of Mr. & Mrs. Palmer. 

So here goes the story... 

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A true Blessing indeed to be ab le to capture the lives of many everyday people who are doing wonderful things that can teach you lessons to carry on in your life. Today was a day I was blessed to capture a beautiful 40 year old love story and the off springs of that union 40 years ago . This date was filled with beautiful stories of the couple a skit of how they came to be and the beautiful offsprings from this union...

 This beautiful event was created by Rebecca Palmer the eldest daughter of the Palmers - Infinite Affairs 

This beautiful event was created by Rebecca Palmer the eldest daughter of the Palmers - Infinite Affairs 

 This stunning couple were waiting for the grand entrance .

This stunning couple were waiting for the grand entrance .

 The Palmer's made their grand entrance and was greeted by family & friends 

The Palmer's made their grand entrance and was greeted by family & friends 

 The children of the Palmer's entertained their parents and guest with playing tunes from the instruments they played in school. They children also acted a full skit for guest and parents giving the history of how they came to be. 

The children of the Palmer's entertained their parents and guest with playing tunes from the instruments they played in school. They children also acted a full skit for guest and parents giving the history of how they came to be. 

 The Beautiful Family including parents and offsprings grandchildren and extended family members.  

The Beautiful Family including parents and offsprings grandchildren and extended family members.  

40th Anniversary Celebration Skit of the Palmer's 

Celebration Planned & Styled By Rebecca Palmer - Infinite Affairs

Rebecca Palmer  is an Atlanta Based Event Consultant with over 10 years of experience planning memorable occasions for her clients. 

Elisha Akram (Kustom Kreation Photography) is an Atlanta Based Photographer Specialing in Social Events, Weddings, Families  High School Seniors & Business Headshots!

We also custom design party supplies for life's celebrated moments! Live Love Create Go Kustom! 

Christina's 9th Birthday Celebration- Hop Scotch & Jacks Tournament

One two buckle my shoe three four feet flat on the floor.... kiddie theme rhymes takes me back to times in the past when it seems like everything was so simple.  That brings me to this classic birthday celebration. Hop Scotch & Jacks Tournament! 

We were thrilled to captured moments of Christina's 9th Birthday Celebration. 

This unplugged celebration engaged the attendees in classic games. They played Hop Scotch, Bingo Toss, Tic Tac Toe and we even played Hangman. Below is a few video highlights of celebration! 

Party Created Styled & Planned By Helena Paschal -  CEP

Helena Paschal is a National Event Trainer & Personal Development Coach with over 15 years of experience in training professional event planners. Interested in Professional Event Training Learn more at correlationsllc.com

Elisha Akram (Kustom Kreation Photography) is an Atlanta Based Photographer Specialing in Social Events, Weddings, Families  High School Seniors & Business Headshots!

We also custom design party supplies for life's celebrated moments! Live Love Create Go Kustom! 

4th Grade Surprise Performance for Parents - Tomorrow by Telvin Campbell

During my son's elementary schools award banquet ceremony, the 4th-grade class surprise all the parents and guest with a surprise performance of Tomorrow by Tevin Campbell. This was so heartwarming to see them singing!!! 

4th Grade Class of Sims Elementary in Conyers, Georgia Surprises the Parents and Guest with a Performance of Tomorrow by Tevin Campbell

4th Grade Class of Sims Elementary in Conyers, Georgia Surprises the Parents and Guest with a Performance of Tomorrow by Tevin Campbell

Elisha Akram (Kustom Kreation Photography) is an Atlanta Based Photographer Specialing in Social Events, Weddings, Families  High School Seniors & Business Headshots!

We also custom design party supplies for life's celebrated moments! Live Love Create Go Kustom!