Why the name A Cedar Spoon?
Have you ever heard of the Cedars of Lebanon? My Mom’s side of the family is from Lebanon and one of my dreams has always been to visit and see the cedars in person. It is on my bucket list and I am determined to visit one day. In the meantime I have my families’ Lebanese recipes, which I am learning to cook with a cedar spoon in hand. I try to mix Mediterranean flavor into my cooking as much as I can–not only is it healthy, but it is in my blood!
How do you find time to blog when you work full-time?
This is a very good question that I sometimes ask myself! Life can get really crazy between working 40 hours a week, taking care of my 17 month old son, laundry, working out, grocery shopping and then getting some “me” time..oh wait, and then cooking and writing about it!? The thing about cooking and this blog is that it fun and therapeutic for me. That might sound weird but it lets me just focus on cooking, food and doing something I enjoy. I love trying out recipes and discovering new ways to use a food.
So back to how I find the time–when my son goes to bed at night I do a lot of my blog posts, social networking, reading other blogs and just learning the ropes. When he naps on weekends (usually a good 2-3 hours) I cook and take pictures. Writing this blog is a lot like watching my son take his first steps–slow at first, but eventually you are off running.
Do you eat all of the food you make?
Yes, I eat the food, but I also have two other helpers in my house! For the recipes that make large portions I use the leftovers for lunches and/or dinners throughout the week and then freeze the rest for those days when I have no time to cook. Of course I eat some of the sweets I make but also share them with coworkers, daycare and friends because let’s be honest my husband and I can’t have 30 cookies sitting around our house, or they would be gone (my metabolism isn’t that forgiving)!
What type of camera do you use?
We have a Nikon DSLR that got for our honeymoon but
someone me left the strap hanging off the counter and our curious son wanted to take pictures play with it and broke the camera. This actually happened back in August when I started the blog and we just got the camera back. In the meantime I have been using my I-phone for pictures. I am now transitioning back to the Nikon and am learning how to use it to take food pictures. I find this to be a big learning curve (photographing food is hard stuff) and am hopeful that in my “free” time I can figure it out.
I recently bought Pinch of Yum’s e-book called Tasty Photography which has been very helpful as I start to do more food photography. If you are trying to learn and grow with food photography I highly suggest this e-book.
Can I use your photos on my site?
Of course, just please link back to my site. I believe in giving credit where credit is due.
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