- My name is Bridget.
- My husband’s name is Dave. The cats’ names are Daisy and Orange.
- I am thirty, but not in a mature, getting better with age kind of way. More in a “how can I be thirty and still not have a real job?” kind of way.
- Never mind, I have a real job now; something to do with nuclear waste disposal that’s hard to explain.
- I was born in Chicago, lived in Saudi Arabia for a while when I was too young to remember, grew up in New Mexico, then moved to Indiana where I met my husband who’s from Ohio, then we both lived in upstate New York for while, except for a few months when he lived in New Jersey. Then we moved to Philadelphia, and now we’re back in New Mexico.
- I like to cook, but I like to bake more.
- I’m not a vegetarian, a pescatarian, a carnivore, gluten-intolerant, lactose-intolerant, a clean eater, or any other eating label that you can come up with.I eat everything. I am anti-picky (except for green peppers, which don’t count because they’re gross).
- But I prefer to cook with natural ingredients. I don’t use mixes – why would I, when I enjoy the process of making things from scratch so much?
- I started cooking when I was in elementary school, assuming you consider boiling hot dogs and heating up canned soup while heavily supervised “cooking.”
- I’m so nerdy that I read Cooks Illustrated’s The New Best Recipe front to back. I credit that book with teaching me to understand cooking instead of blindly following recipes.
- My kitchen skills took another big leap forward when I started this blog, which continually encourages creativity and feedback and discussion.
- I was shocked to discover when I first started photographing food that just making sure the dish was in the frame and pushing a button didn’t generally result in flattering photos.
- But I learned how to adjust just a few basic features on my hand-me-down point-and-shoot camera, and my photos improved immeasurably.
- Then I started enjoying all sorts of photography, so I got the cheapest dSLR I could find, plus the cheapest lens. Both suit me fine.
- At BlogHer Food ’12, Brady and I gave a session on post processing food photos that included an explanation of the basic steps involved and a comparison of four free post processing software programs.
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