Saturday, November 16, 2013

My Plain Blog

You've undoubtedly noticed that lack of pretty food pictures on this blog.  Sure, it would probably get more hits if I photographed what I make, but there are a few reasons I don't take a lot of pictures.

1. My kitchen.  My kitchen isn't fancy. It isn't perfectly spotless, either.  I clean and sanitize my work surfaces, but the dish drainer is always full of clean dishes.  The sink usually contains cooking vessels in various stages of soaking.  I don't have enough space for all of my appliances and non-perishable food items, so a lot of things kind of hang out on the counter. Permanently.  Yeah.

2. Do you REALLY need to see what a chopped stalk of celery looks like?  Really? You've never seen one before?  I don't think it's necessary to photograph every. single. step.  It clutters up a perfectly good blog post.  Case in point:  I was looking at a recipe blog tonight, and there were so many friggin' pictures that I nearly stopped before I got a chance to look at the actual recipe.    Yes, yes, I get it.   This is what a greased baking sheet looks like.  Oh, so that's raw dough.  Who knew?  Come ON!

3. I'm not a good photographer.  I don't totally suck, but I'm not all that talented.  I have a phone and a shitty digital camera.  The lighting isn't that great in the kitchen, either.  Lots of shadows.  Oh, and then there's that whole clutter thing, and the fact that I'd have to scrub the table again before I take the photos.  No one wants to see my work surface covered in flour and mixing bowls, right?  Do you want to see my cluttered counter and a cutting board covered in onion juice?  I didn't think so.

There you have it.  I really do want to take more pictures of the finished products, however.  I think that it is nice to see what the finished dish looks like.  Just don't ask me to plate it artfully.  Not happenin'.    However, the next time I make something delicious (tomorrow, hopefully), I will attempt to make room and take a nice snapshot of the results.  We'll see.

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