How often do you post new recipes?

I try my best to post a new recipe 1-2 times a week.

Do you blog full-time?

Although I would absolutely love it, blogging is not my full-time job. By day, I am a developmental child psychologist focusing on education research.

Do you/can you post nutrition stats for all of your recipes?

My recipe card plug-in does automatically calculate nutrition info for all of my recipes. The plug-in does a very good job, however it is not always perfect. If you are unsure, I recommend calculating the nutrition yourself with your preferred calculation site/method.

Do you ever host any international giveaways?

I would love to host international giveaways. Unfortunately, I cannot set the terms for every giveaway. Since my giveaways are usually sponsored, the company gets to decide who the giveaway is open to so unless they tell me it’s okay, I have to limit giveaways to US residents only.

Tell me about your photos

I get a lot of questions regarding photography. First, let me just say that I am very flattered. I have no training in photography. Like many other bloggers, I am learning through lots of practice and I still have a long way to go! I have  written a mini food photography series. If you want to read more about that, click here!

The Camera

I am currently shooting with a Canon 60D. I always shoot in manual mode. Always. I like to have full control of my photos.

Lighting

Aside from having a good camera, having good light is extremely important if you want to take good photographs. I shoot on a small table set up next to a window. I always try to shoot when I can get the best natural light. Nothing beats natural light. Depending on your home and the window you may choose to shoot near, the time you get the best natural light will obviously vary. For me, the best time is the early afternoon, so I often try to make a lot of my recipes and take photos on the weekends when I am not at work.

 

Where did you get that…?

I get almost all of my props from the following stores: Pier 1, Target, World Market, Crate and Barrel, and Anthropologie. If you have a question about a specific prop, feel free to shoot me an email.