What’s with the title? I see recipes everywhere!
I can see how this might be confusing, but to clear it up, I make almost everything I post without a recipe. I think cooking is most fun and innovative when you just wing it. I do recognize that not everyone is as adventurous as me, so I post the ingredients and method to give you a starting point. It’s my hope that by telling the backstory of a dish and teaching you basic techniques, I’ll arm you with the know-how and give you the inspiration and confidence to come up with your own dishes sans recipe.
I represent Company X. Can I send you Product Y to try?
I’m happy to try out your new product, however I provide no guarantees that I’ll ever write about it. Here’s a couple things you should know before you send me anything:
- This isn’t really a review blog, so I rarely write about products I get. I will only write about something I genuinely love, or find useful.
- If I do end up writing about it, I will disclose that I received it as a gift from you
- If I don’t write about it, feel free to ask me for feedback. You took the time to send it to me, so I will take the time to let you know what I really think about it. The good, the bad, and the ugly.
If you still want to send us your product, please contact us
What kind of equipment/software are you using for your photos?
I’m using a Sony Alpha a550 digital SLR with either a 50mm f/1.4, or a 24-70 f/2.8. The camera does pretty well in low light and both lenses are very bright, so I’m able to hand hold the shots (i.e. no tripod).
As far as lighting goes, I’m not big on flashes (especially the ones in the cameras), so I just use a $10 Ikea table lamp that has a rice paper shade on it (diffuses the light), along with a 40W Satco fluorescent 5000K bulb.
I shoot everything in RAW then the “magic” happens in Adobe Lightroom where I crop the photos, and adjust exposure, white-balance, etc.
Check out the Kitchen Shop to see all the equipment/software I use.
What theme are you using for your blog?
I use the Thesis theme by DIY Themes It’s not a free theme but it’s worth the price as it’s extremely flexile allowing you to make it look the way you want through CSS. It’s also future-proofed because the core functions of the theme are separate from all the styling elements, so when there’s an update to the theme (to support a new version of WordPress), you don’t have to go an reapply all your customizations to the theme.