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Que Calendar 2013 - My Year in Pictures

jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 962
edited October 2012 in EggHead Forum
I take lots of pictures for use on my website. Every year I use Apple's iPhoto to create a calendar of my cooks in the previous 12 months-in this case from 11/2011 thru 10/2012. The first year I did it just for me and I never expected it to be of interest to anyone else. The calendar is uploaded via iPhoto to Apple where it gets printed on glossy stock and is spiral bound. It looks just like a calendar you'd buy at Barnes & Noble. After the first year several people who saw my 2006 calendar liked it and asked me about getting a copy the second year. At first it was family, then friends and finally even some co-workers. Frankly I was quite surprised, but evidently there are more food porn addicts than I suspected. This year is looking to be a run of 10 calendars that I know of now. 

I just finished building the calendar in iPhoto and exported a copy to print out & proof before uploading to Apple. Since I know there are a lot of food porn addicts around here, I figured I'd post the pictures for each month here. As always you can see more pictures in the photo galleries on my website.

Grillin' & Smokin' 2013 Cue Calendar

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JANUARY
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FEBRUARY
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March
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APRIL
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MAY
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JUNE
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JULY
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AUGUST
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SEPTEMBER
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OCTOBER
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NOVEMBER
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DECEMBER
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Jim
Website: www.grillinsmokin.net
3 LBGE & More Eggcessories than I care to think about.
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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 7,938
    Awesome thread!  Very happy to have you part of our board Jim.  

    Great looking food all throughout the year! :D
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  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,280
    Amazing, love how each dish is season appropriate and each month is an amazing cook. Well done.
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,926
    Wow!! Its been a year already since the last one? Time sure does fly. I always have enjoyed checking out your year in review calendars.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,418

    That is outstanding.

    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • MJGMJG Posts: 211
    You, Sir, are an artist.  Bravo. 
    Large Big Green Egg in a nest. North Shore of Boston.
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  • Great idea !

    Whew !  When I saw you on the cover, I was afraid you were going to be the "model" in all of the months - kinda like the firemen do.
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

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  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 848
    Fantastic! 
    *******
    Owner of a large and a beloved mini in Philadelphia
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  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 962
    Thanks for your kind words guys.

    @Griffin: Yes time does fly. I used to pick out potential cooks to use  only to find they'd happened 2 or 3 years ago. Now before I start picking I just set a filter for the last 365 days.

    @Village Idiot: ROTFL. I can guarantee you that the only Boston Butt, pulled pork, breasts etc. you will see in one of my calendars will come from a pig or a chicken. Oh and to nip a potential comeback in the bud: I am not a pig no matter what you may have heard.

    Jim
    Website: www.grillinsmokin.net
    3 LBGE & More Eggcessories than I care to think about.
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  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,518
    Great stuff. I think lots of Eggers must think so, too, because when I tried to get more than 1 close-up view I received an error. For 'Q, if you're lookin', its not cooking. But for Q' pics, looking means the server is cookin'.
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,560
    edited October 2012
    ^:)^ ^:)^ ^:)^


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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  • 1 of 2 perfect posts.  (The other one is the one with so many eggs on the custom porch)
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  • BRush00BRush00 Posts: 335
    JFM - Wow - everything looks great!

    I've gotta say it though before somebody else does....  October's New York Strip looks awefully... umm.... phallic.

    Excellent looking cooks, and a Calendar that I'd gladly put up in my garage.
    [Insert clever signature line here]
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  • ParallelParallel Posts: 415
    Very cool.

    Every time my elbow bends my mouth flies open.
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  • Mighty fine year you had!  Here's to the next one.  Keep us posted.

    GEAUX TIGERS!!!!!!!!!

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  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 962
    edited October 2012
    Thanks again, you guys are way  too kind.

    @Village Idiot: I forgot to mention this when I made my original reply. If you think about how calendars are used....My picture on the cover is facing the wall and is invisible the whole time the calendar is in use. That wasn't by accident. People were telling me to put my picture on the calendar so this was how I made them happy and made me happy.

    @BRush00: Never noticed that. The recipe is called N.Y. Strip Steaks with Horseradish Sauce. Kinda makes me glad I put the big dab of horseradish sauce at the bottom of the plate and that it blends in with the potatoes. In fact due to the shape of it's picture well on the calendar, it is cropped somewhat.

    Website: www.grillinsmokin.net
    3 LBGE & More Eggcessories than I care to think about.
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  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    Looks great and what a great idea, That Sausage and Mushroom quiche in September looks fantastic, would love that recipe!
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
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  • Very nice pictures
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  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 962
    Looks great and what a great idea, That Sausage and Mushroom quiche in September looks fantastic, would love that recipe!
    Thanks DAWG. This one is out of the BGE Cookbook. I don't post recipes that aren't freely available on the internet and I couldn't find this one on the BGE website. But I believe if you go to Amazon.com and search for the BGE Cookbook you may just be able to use the "look inside" link and search for "quiche". The recipe came up for me when I did this.

    Website: www.grillinsmokin.net
    3 LBGE & More Eggcessories than I care to think about.
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  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    Thanks, I have the book so I'll be trying this one soon!
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
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  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,342
    edited October 2012
    Way cool. Thanks for the idea.  I usually use far side calendars to log my company car milage, but Larson is not doing them any more, might try my hand at this.  

    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
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  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 962
    This reminds me, I will throw out a tip to Mac Aperture users wanting to use these calendars from iPhoto. I started using Apple's Aperture several years ago for my photo management needs and one thing Aperture DIDN'T do was calendars. The last couple years I exported photos out of Aperture and imported them into a new iPhoto library. 

    Recent versions of iPhoto & Aperture use a shared library format. So all you have to do is launch iPhoto and there is a command to View the Aperture library. I simply made a new album in iPhoto and dragged in photos from the Aperture library browser. Saved several steps and was easier.
    Website: www.grillinsmokin.net
    3 LBGE & More Eggcessories than I care to think about.
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  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    jfm They should put your quiche picture with the recipe in the book (they don't have one) if it had been in there I would have tried it by now! Thanks
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
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  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 962
    Thanks DAWG. That was actually my first ever piecrust, and I used a slightly larger pie plate than the recipe suggested (9 1/2 vs. 9 oz.). As a result between the two of us I wasn't real happy with the results of the piecrust. Before we submit that picture I'd like to take another crack at the piecrust. Thanks for your kind words.

    Jim
    Website: www.grillinsmokin.net
    3 LBGE & More Eggcessories than I care to think about.
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  • You, Sir, are an inspiration.  Excellent photos!
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 3,200
    Not the best gift for constantly-dieting Aunt Millie...  :D
     
    I've not made a calendar, but I did use Apple to make a photo book (nature photography) for my Mom and sister; soon everyone in the extended family wanted one.  (got a bit expensive!)  
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    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
     
    Ogden, Utard.  
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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,658
    cool stuff, thanks for sharing.
    Seattle, WA
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  • Awesome, thanks for sharing
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,256
    We made a cool book about one of our cats that got printed and delivered to us via some web application.  Got it free from Coke rewards points (don't ask - SWMBO has many complex agendas)  I think you blew our cat adulation experiment away with that calendar, Jim. I'm jealous.
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    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • Wow, what a project and reflection of your fine work.

     

    Kudos to the chef!

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

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  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 962
    edited October 2012
    Once again thanks to all! 

    It occurred to me that some of you might like to see more. While I am not going to post them here, they are available in the Calendars section on my site. There are calendars going back to 2007. Click on the thumbnail for the year you are interested in and it will bring up a photo entry page with thumbnails of the 12 months and the cover. Clicking on a thumbnail will bring up a slideshow. You can use the left & right arrow keys to manually move through the pictures or click on the play button to start the slideshow. Here is the link:


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    Enjoy!
    Jim
    Website: www.grillinsmokin.net
    3 LBGE & More Eggcessories than I care to think about.
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