I’ve been thinking a lot recently about what I want from this corner of the internet, whether I have something to say or whether to shut it down completely. Working in the food industry reminds me every day what a saturated market the food blog world has become. I am just so fed up of so many beautiful people telling you that you won’t even miss what they are touting you should give up (spoiler alert – I totally did – my body does not function without carbs).
I started this site to share my love on baking and photography at a time when I was surrounded by coworkers eager to demolish whatever treats I brought in from home. That was over 5 years ago and my interests have changed, and now I’m self employed the only greedy coworker is me and my trouser waistline just can’t handle the extra strain! I used to try and blog about whatever overly sweet fad (do you remember cake pops? They were disgusting!) I thought would bring in the most page views and not necessarily about what I actually wanted to eat.
The thing is, when I talked to my friends and to people I love about food it’s never about baking. I talk to them about the real food that I make in my kitchen after a busy day at work when the siren’s song of the local Turkish takeaway shop is calling my name. About how I am trying to reduce meat in my diet and which dishes make me forget that I have, or what I rustle up out of cupboard staples when I have spent too much money and it’s the end of the month. So that’s what I want to share, the meals I’m passionate about with a few bonus lifestyle posts thrown in for good measure.
On the topic of sharing things I love, yesterday I had the pleasure of working on a photoshoot with the extremely talented Polly Webster and here are a few of the beautiful shots she took and I food styled. As I have said many a time bread is basically my soul mate so working on a shoot focusing around sandwiches was my dream come true! I will be sharing one of the recipes from this shoot in the upcoming weeks.
photos by Polly Webster