To be perfectly honest, I’m not in the mood for blogging this week. The end of winter has me feeling a little bit blah. One of my kids is sick, I’m a bit sleep deprived and, well, feeling blah. Blah blah blah. Rather than writing this post, I’d much prefer to be curled up on the sofa watching old episodes of ER (you know, the ones with Dr Ross, Dr Green, Dr Carter …).
So I thought I’d do a super-quick post looking back at the first recipe I ever posted on this blog, unbelievably almost 3 years ago.
They’re cheesy corn fritters. The photo above is a reshoot of the original, using a DSLR camera, and the recipe is now available in my eCookbook. Take a look the photos below – I had no clue how to shoot food, no clue about light and alternating between an old point and press digital camera, a camcorder and my iPhone4. Here’s my first attempt:
Yowzers! It’s a mash-up of yellow! Then I tried again:
Marginally better but still not looking too fetching. If you ever wondered how much difference a DSLR camera and some photography lessons really make, the proof is in these pictures. At the very least, you can see what the fritters are actually meant to look like!
This recipe remains a firm family favourite – in the warmer months, they are great for a light meal. I cook up a double batch, serve with a salad, and then send the cold leftovers in the next day’s lunchbox. They also make a great finger food option or even for when you need a plate of nibbles to share.
You’ve come a long way Kate!
Has it really been three years? Look where you’ve been and where you’ve gone. That is amazing in of itself. Well done, Kathryn. Very well done.