Is everyone feeling sentimental yet? Is the Christmas music and glittering lights making your heart melt a little because of the sentimentality? I know you are, so don’t even try to lie to me. Christmas does that to people, it’s the one time of year where I fell 12 again. We have the tree up, and of course the holiday music blasting 24-7. These are so simple to make, and an explosion of complex flavors. It literally takes a matter of minutes to make a few of these little medallions as I like to call them. I used a semi sweet chocolate, though dark, or even milk chocolate would be fine here. Continue reading
An important aspect of food photography, or any kind of photography, is camera angle. With food though you have to think about what will show off the element of the dish. Does the dish have a glossy top that you want to show off? Or neat layering that you want to be in the spotlight? These are things you need to consider when bringing up the camera to snap the shot.
Here are three of the best camera angles: from above, straight on, and three-quarters. Continue reading
Update: Laurel West is the winner of this giveaway! Thanks for playing!
I’m super excited to be givingaway a beautiful set of mugs from the Etsy shop Carnevale Clay. They hand make the most unique and wonderful clay items for the kitchen.
Carnevale Clay is giving this set of red cafe mugs to one lucky reader! Thanks so much to Carnevale Clay for doing this giveaway with us, it’s so fun. And trust me lucky winner, these mugs are even better in person.
Just visit their store, and leave a comment below!
A winner will be chosen at random Thursday, December 5th at 5:00PM Pacific time.
Set includes two handmade clay mugs.
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I look forward to Thanksgiving mostly because I officially get to bust out the Christmas music the day after. And get to say “merry Christmas!!” to everyone I encounter without getting weird looks. So let’s kick off the season with chocolate! And mint! And merriment!
This is one of those deceiving desserts that looks way way harder then it is. The hardest part is making sure you remember to use pie weights when baking the crust, as I did not remember. And I ended up with a sunken deformed crust. Oh well, It’s beautiful in it’s imperfections. You can probably actually make a crust that looks good, don’t rub it in, one day I will do it too.
Backdrops are some of the most important elements in taking a photograph. A messy and distracting background compared to a clear and simple backdrops is one of the main components to taking a professional looking photograph. Here are some thing I have learned when it comes to selecting a backdrop for food photography.
- Heat your mug. Fill your mug with boiling water before while your coffee is brewing. This helps keep the quality of the coffee, as well as keeps your coffee warmer much longer.
- Buy whole beans to grind right before brewing.
- Keep your coffee beans in a sealed container
- Try using honey as a sweetener
- Use a French press
- Commonly a French press is brewed for 4 minutes, I like a 3 minute French press
- Keep a collection of mugs you really like
- NEVER add butter to coffee, trust me, don’t do it
- Use the appropriate grind for the method of brewing that you’re using (always coarse for French press)
- Always drink coffee over tea
I seriously do not know how I have had this blog for so long and never blogged this recipe. Every year I have the intention of blogging the multiple pies I make, but never get the chance to photograph it before it’s consumed. Oh and I busted out the Christmas music while I made this, and confession, I am listening to it while I type this. Dang it! I can’t help it! It’s about that time and I am more excited about the holidays this year then I have been in years.
You want to know the secrete to the best pumpkin pie? Homemade pumpkin puree, and whole cream. My pies are never perfect looking, my crust is made with 100% butter so it’s normally a little deformed (as you can tell in the picture). But the imperfections are worth it, the taste makes up for that by ten fold.
Update: Especially Eli was the random winner of this giveaway! Thanks for everyone who entered! It was so fun to hear from all of you. I have some more giveaways in the making so stay tuned!
Guys! I brought you back something from my trip! Chocolate from Switzerland, a classic reindeer cookie cutter from Salzburg as well as a awesome giant wooden spoon from Austria! This is the first giveaway that I have done on the blog and I am so excited to share some sweet stuff from the places I visited.
Here are the details:
Includes, an awesome giant wooden spoon, reindeer cookie cutter (about 3 inches), and two dark chocolate (72% coco) bars!
To enter, just leave a comment! (Keeping it simple this first time around!) Deadline to enter is November 14th by 5pm Pacific time. Winner will be chosen by random.
So excited to share with you!