As I’ve mentioned before we are moving one household and then merging it with another. That means purging and sorting in two places and then we start figuring out where everything goes. Then there is the part about installing a new office in the midst of all of that. All this resulted in me not having a proper Internet connection and going dark for a number days. As a side note, I’m using my hotspot to create this post.
So what does that have to do with my food posts? My kitchen is not in good enough order to work on or test a recipe. So what is a blogger to do? I’ve received a number of requests asking that I provide the steps I take in writing a food post and also a list of recipes that are in the works.
Writing Food Articles
So here goes: This is what I do when writing food articles for my blog. It goes something like this:
- Research various recipes
- Test a group of selected recipes, making note of necessary changes or issues.
- Rework a recipe using the knowledge I’ve learned from the others.
- Test the newly designed reworked recipe two to three times, note any adjustments as needed.
- Cook the final recipe one last time, taking photographs of the process along the way.
- Photograph end product in it various forms.
- Write the final version of the recipe.
- Select the images for use on the blog and create a collage of the process. If applicable, create a YouTube video.
- Create the post for the blog and schedule the post.
If it sounds like a lot of work, it is. Why do I do it? If I’m posting any recipe, I want it to be homemade or semi-homemade, easy or as easy as possible, fun and delicious. That means I need to make sure that it is. I also want to make sure that the directions are simple and easy to follow to ensure the best possible success for anyone who wants to give the recipes I post a try.
So what do I have in the works?
- Homemade Graham Crackers.
- Easy homemade bread for the everyday cook.
- Yummy Homemade Hummus.
- More marshmallow critters.
- How to temper chocolate at home.
- Homemade candies for gifts from your kitchen.
- Summer and picnic salads.
- Pancakes that are easy and no fail.
- 3 to 4 recipes from some of my readers and friends.
When the dust settles and all is semi back to normal, you have a lot to look forward to.
Time to eat…