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Fish tacos are the quintessential summer meal: light and bright with a touch of heat punctuated with a squeeze of fresh lime; they immediately conjure the carefree feeling of long days by the ocean.

A recent surf holiday in Costa Rica brought me to Playa Hermosa to surf and Santa Theresa to stay. At the end of a long and rather dusty dirt road we found a local fish market called Product C.  Just steps from the dock, it was hands down the best Fish Tacos this little lady has ever salivated over. During our eight days in Costa Rica we frequented Product C six days in a row – they were that SWOONY!

On this particular trip I vowed to not just take pictures for Instagram but to also actually print out images for a scrapbook so that we would have a tangible hard copy of our sweet memories. There is something really special about the physicality of printed photos that digital just can’t replace.

My resolution coincided perfectly with my recent partnership with Canon to promote the Canon PIXMA MG7120 Wireless Inkjet All-in-One Printer. After downloading the PIXMA Cloud App, I was able to send photos from my phone in Costa Rica directly to my home printer and have them waiting for me upon my return home! Magic.

Fast forward to this month in Amagansett…admittedly summer just doesn’t begin until I make the season’s first fish tacos. When Jivan went on a last minute summer sleepover with friends, my husband Victor and I decided to have a date night picnic at home – something we rarely get to do. I wanted to recreate the Product C tacos we enjoyed so much in Costa Rica for our special little dinner, putting my own local spin on the recipe. Amagansett has an abundance of fresh local produce and seafood.  I decided to take advantage of these amazing resources and put my PIXMA Cloud App to work, documenting my shopping trip to collect images that would serve as a reference point for the evening’s menu. I swung by my local fishmonger, Stewarts in Amagansett, to grab some fluke filets and then drove up the road to Balsam Farms (I frequent the farm so often that they all know my name – one of the truly wonderful aspects of country living) where I swooped up farm fresh cabbage, cilantro and a bevy of local veggies – all while snapping away, sending photo after photo to my Canon PIXMA MG7120 printer at home from my mobile device in transit, in real time.

The photos from my local curation in Amagansett along with the photos from those swooned after Costa Rican tacos – the inspiration for the evenings menu – were all so beautiful that I pinned them up, creating a visual mood board to adorn my wall, the perfect illustration of the evolution of the meal.

Our early evening dinner felt special from start to finish and deserved a unique menu. The Costa Rica sunset, along with beachy graphics, served as the backdrop to our fish taco menu – printed on my PIXMA! I’m so happy I captured the entire experience – from Costa Rica to Amagansett – with beautifully printed images now preserved in a meaningful scrapbook that will be forever treasured.

Photography by Winnie Au.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Canon PIXMA via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.

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