Have your recipes ever been featured?
Sometimes my recipes get online and print coverage. You can check out my Media page for that info.
What camera do you use?
I am lucky to have a husband who likes photography, as he helps me take the delicious food photos that you see on the website. We use a Canon 5D Mark III
Canon Rebel XSi with a 24-105mm f/4 lens and 100mm macro for the close-up food shots. Most of the photos are taken indoors so there isn’t much natural light, so we use an inexpensive but amazing set of lights called Lowel EGO. We strive to have our food photography style to be clean and simple with the focus on showcasing the beauty of the food without overloading the shots with too many props.
What do you use to edit your photos?
I use Adobe Photoshop. Everything you see is real. There are no food photography tricks like using Elmer’s glue to mimic milk, or spraying food with certain chemicals to make them look shiny. Jason and I know we’re not professionals so we don’t feel the need to compensate for the lack of experience. Everything you see I make in our home kitchen and we’ve perfected the 5-minute photo-shoot drill. After I plate up the dish and style the presentation in our little studio, Jason takes the photos and when he’s done the dinner table is set and we’re ready to eat! I often post our photos to Food Gawker or Tastespotting if I think we have a chance at getting featured. I hope you enjoy viewing my creations as much as I love making them!
How do you make your nutrition labels?
As a food scientist, I love information. We use the WP Ultimate Recipe plugin which allows us the ability to enter the ingredients and serving size. The plugin uses the FastSecret Platform to pull nutritional data from brands around the world. We still have to make manual modifications as we don’t feel this information is 100% correct, so please use this feature as more of a guide or approximation.
How do I Start a Food Blog?
Well, there is basically two directions you can go. Option One – pay a developer/designer for a custom website, however, that will set you back several thousand dollars. Option Two – you can read my How to Start a Food Blog tutorial and do most of the work yourself saving you lots of money. It’s safe to say that if you are just starting out, option two is the way to go. Create yourself a WordPress site and see if you even enjoy blogging first before you go ahead and invest significant amounts money.
Are you on social media?
Yes! You can find me at the following locations: