My DIY $20 Lighting Kit for Food Photography

My DIY $20 Lighting Kit for Food Photography

It’s winter! And it’s dark! Thank goodness we’re finally past the shortest day of the year, and the days are finally starting to get longer. But it’s been harder and harder to get really good photos these last couple of months, because I rely pretty 

Tips For Taking Fabulous Food Photos

Tips For Taking Fabulous Food Photos

When I started this blog a few years back, the photos that accompanied the recipes were… horrible. I mean, really, really bad. Cel phone photos, mostly, which improved marginally when I moved from a BlackBerry to the iPhone 4. I went through a Hipstamatic phase 

A Love Letter to My Knife

A Love Letter to My Knife

I got interested in food somewhere in the early- to mid- nineties. I’d just graduated from University, and finally had a job and a place of my own. I had a fiance and, later, husband. I was an adult. I had a very close-knit group 

Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins

Every fall, my son and I have an annual tradition. We drive out to Richmond Country Farms and go to the pumpkin patch. We gear ourselves up with boots (it gets super mucky out there!), take the little hay ride (and sing songs) out to 

Cooking by Laptop

Cooking by Laptop

In my house growing up, pepper was considered exotic. I remember clearly the first time I got my dad to eat a Caesar salad. It was a huge victory. Suffice to say, I descend from very unadventurous palates. My mom left  her German/Russian Mennonite home