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Humble beginnings

I thought I ought to start by introducing you to my humble kitchen:

 I would much prefer my kitchen to look like this:

But alas, living in London is expensive and that dream is a long way off. So I make do with what I’ve got and have learned to adjust reasonably well (so long as no one gets in my way when I’m cooking).


Next let me introduce you to my camera:

Canon IXUS 75. Straight forward. No nonsense. Point and shoot.

Great for taking photos like this:

But not so great for photos like this:

Why am I explaining all this? Because I want you to see what I am working with and in doing so see that you can make the dishes I make too, it does not take the flashy equipment and the latest gadgets. And yes, because I am a perfectionist and feel the need to pre-empt any comparisons you might make to other bloggers who are better equipped than I.

There are a lot of great food blogs out there, some of my favourites include The Wednesday Chef, La Tartine Gourmande and Cannelle et Vanille. They have amazing photos, all but one having worked as a food stylist and photographer.  Aran from Cannelle et Vanille even admits to a “tableware and prop addiction, hence the beautiful styling in all of her photos. One day I hope to be able to afford such items, but for now I just want to start blogging. I hope you won’t mind my humble beginnings. 

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Reader Comments (2)

Can't wait for the recipes to come through! What is the prawn dish??? It looks completely delicious... good luck with your humble beginnings - I'll be visiting regularly for inspiration! JTHC

Thanks for your comment, Jane. The prawns dish is the sauce for prawn spaghetti. I will put the recipe up soon, but it is proving a difficult one to write because I change it every time I make it (see my new post measuring up). I am trying to work out the basic recipe and will then provide some variations, but need to test the measurements before putting it up. Watch this space!

July 10, 2010 | Registered CommenterVix

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