|Stripy squid ink pasta with homemade pesto, grated beetroot & fresh basil|
Its been a while since my last post, and I haven't truthfully been regularly posting on the blog for most of this year so far. Perhaps its the inevitable direction that most personal blogs take - you start your blog in the midst of bordeom/a quiet/unbusy period of your life, and then eventually you become busy again and life takes over.
Busyness is definitely and obviously the reason here, but I've also found that I want to post more original recipes now, rather than how this blog started out in the beginning - recreating recipes from other blogs and cookbooks. Its still fun for me to try out the numerous recipes pinned on my Pinterest board, but I save these for practicing my photography skills on, and I'm glad to say I think it has its benefits.
|Breakfast yoghurt bowl with papaya, assorted berries & almonds|
I'm quite proud and happy with how my photography has developed over the past year and a half. I still have days where I feel like I have no idea what I am doing when it comes to setting up and shooting, but for the most part I have a good idea of how I want it to turn out. I am still definitely trying out different styles, but I enjoy the process of trying to create a 'professional' food photograph look.
So although I haven't been posting much on the blog, I do like to post these 'practice shots' regularly on my Instagram account. In fact I would go as far as to say I have become pretty addicted to Instagram! In the absence of recipe posts, I thought it would be fun to show you what kind of things I've been sharing on my account (and yes, hopefully try and get you to follow!).
|Rose cupcakes with rose buttercream frosting|
|Breakfast yogurt granola bowl|
|Roasted cauliflower & lemon relish salad|
|Baked banana oatmeal|
|Orange blossom cake with Persian fairy floss|
|Avocado, yogurt, honey, mango & strawberry smoothie|
|Strawberry chocolate dipped cherries|