July 2, 2012
I can't believe that it's already the 2nd blogiversary of Sprinkled With Flour! I started this blog purely as a hobby for myself. I wanted a place where I could play around with recipes, experiment on my family, and maybe make a friend or two.
Well, I've definitely made more than a friend or two!
I love all of my awesome readers. You guys really make my day and I love reading your comments. As for the experimenting on my family? I'm pretty sure my guys have felt like lab rats on occasion! One of those experiments was this recipe for Peach Glazed Pork Chops that I sprung on them last year. It was so well received that I thought it would be perfect for our Blogiversary dinner tonight. :) This is still probably my favorite grilled recipe to date.
Try it people....just trust me.
Before I give you the goods, I thought I might post a few FAQ in honor of my blog journey so far.
1. What camera do you use?
I started with a very modest point and shoot, and upgraded to a Canon Rebel XS in 2010. This was a great starter DSLR, and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to learn to shoot with a DSLR. I currently shoot with a Canon 5D Mark II. I use my 50 1.8 on 99% of my food photos.
2. How can I improve my food photography?
Practice. Practice....and oh yeah, practice some more! You don't have to have a fancy camera, because it's not really about the camera. It's how you use it that counts. I plan to write a post soon for Food Photography Tips, so keep an eye out for that if you need help in that area.
3. Where did you have your blog designed? Do I need a custom designed blog?
My designer is no longer in business, but it was definitely money well spent. If you're serious about growing your blog, you really need to invest a little bit of money to make it pleasing to look at. A well laid out blog that's easy to navigate and looks nice, makes your readers want to sit back and stay awhile. It's just human nature - people like to look at pretty things. :) You don't have to have a custom designed blog. There are plenty of pre-made templates that look great, and will work for almost any budget.
4. Where do you find your cute dishes?
I love TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and I'm finally near a Home Goods now! These are great places to pick up fun dishes. If you're lucky you can catch some great finds in the clearance section too. Target is always good, and don't pass up the thrift store.
I have a lot of fun new things planned for Sprinkled With Flour, so get ready! :)
Perfect Peachy Pork Chops
serves: 4 printable recipe
5 fresh peaches (sliced & skin removed)
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup honey
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 clove garlic
1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
4 bone-in pork chops
Place sliced peaches, garlic...
honey, soy sauce, and brown sugar....
and the toasted sesame seeds.
Blend until smooth. (Yes, it looks a bit gross right now, but go with it.)
Season both sides of pork chops with salt and fresh ground pepper.
Grill pork chops over indirect heat for 10 minutes each side. Then baste both sides with the peach glaze and cook each side for another 10 minutes, or until juices run clear and pork chops are done.