Photographing Miniature Worlds: The Art of Jennifer Nichole Wells

Fine art photographer Jennifer Nichole Wells creates miniature worlds out of a variety of materials. Here, she talks about her creative process and fascination with small-scale scenes.

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Indian Themed Baby Shower

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Probably should have done this before Dark’s Birthday Post, but I wasn’t thinking that far back until after when I realized that this was one of my absolutely favorite cakes Vanilla House Bakery has ever made for me (although my wedding cake may beat it out, but that’s out of the running because wedding cakes are always amazing!).

This was the baby shower I had for my son. In my true fashion, I can NOT let anyone plan anything for me. So those throwing the shower paid for things, I just had full control and designed and planned it all myself. I’m too OCD to leave details to other people. I can not find my invitation, but it was more plain with an arrow that I embroidered the feathers on each invite in different colors. It was adorable and so much fun. We had cake, I sobbed when it…

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Chili Chicken – Dry

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Chilli Chicken

We had an Indo-Chinese party last weekend. Everyone had to cook one Indo-Chinese dish to bring to the party. Without much hesitation, I chose my favourite chilli chicken. Crispy fried chicken pieces coated with Chinese spices.

This chilli chicken is stupendously easy to make. I started by coating the chicken pieces in the marinade, then fried them until they were nicely browned. As for the sweet and spicy coating, I simply made a beautiful sauce that’s easy and delicious.

Let’s start cooking!!!

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Traditional Indian Curry

living for free

My 365 day no spending challenge has always been about discovering what matters and gaining a new sense of ‘community’ and what it means – this is my sole motivation every time I want to buy something which, surprisingly , isn’t very often.

So, when I realised a had a friend who has always been there for me(!) was now herself in need of lifting up it made me question the rational for my challenge. I wanted to do something nice for her. Something special. I thought about it a lot and what I could do and, in this instance, instead of not spending, I took her out for dinner at a lovely local Indian restaurant*and paid for us both.

On the one hand this is the opposite of the objective of my challenge.

On the other, however, it is everything my challenge stands for. In exchange for paying…

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Goan fish curry

Operation Food (and drink)


  • 200g firm white fish, cut into chunks (depending on what is available. I used cod)
  • 100g prawns
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 250ml coconut milk
  • 1 chilli, sliced
  • 100ml water
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 5 or 6 curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves
  • Juice of half a lime


  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 dried chillies
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 cm ginger
  • 1 tsp tamarind paste
  • 1 tsp coriander stalks

Begin by grinding the paste ingredients in a pestle and mortar or processor.

Splash a little oil in a pan and begin by frying off the paste. After a couple of minutes, add the onion and allow to soften for around 5 minutes. Then add the tomato and chilli, cooking until they begin to dry.

Add the coconut…

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Egg Biryani- The sumptuous Holiday Lunch :)


Well hello there everyone! After a lot of thought into it, finally I started my Food/Recipe/Cooking blog 🙂

Now when I finally took the step of bringing my thoughts to words, and sharing with all of you lovely people my journey of cooking, I thought it would be best to start with a dish that almost every Indian definitely likes. The age old, classic BIRYANI! Now, what better way to stick to the roots right?


Well, the preparation of this dish includes the use of most authentic Indian spices, the aroma of which can teleport you definitely to a different world. The preparation varies a bit here and there in different parts of India (Kolkata, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerela, Lucknow, etc.). Now I can’t really categorize my preparation, but its more or less a simple one.

Now again, the preparation also may differ a bit depending on whether you are…

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