Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Foodie blogs.... how clean do they *really* keep their counters???

One of the reasons I don't post more pix of my own cooking exploits.... I read some foodie blogs. And they always have these fantastic pics of everything.

I actually cleared off my counter this weekend as it became hard to even fit a cutting board on there with all the unopened bottles and jars and things I had just not found a place for (and most of them found a place in the "jar' cabinet, shoved in as best as I could to prevent a canned food avalanche). C'mon. I still have yet to open the Jalepeno mustard that made a guest appearance around here when I posted some pics.

I know Rosie Hawthorne keeps a neat prep and cooking surface, but I can't. Or don't. Or just am not doing lately. I don't have it in me.

I know Rosie isn't.... but are the rest just shoving things out of camera view, or relocating them to another room for the photo shoot...... or am I that bad of a hausfrau that I let that stuff pile up some times??


Rosie Hawthorne said...

Appearances can be deceiving.

It's called judicious cropping of one's photographs, dear.

Now I'd love to have beautiful, glossy, pristine counter tops with absolutely no clutter whatsoever, but it just ain't gonna happen.

That Word Guy said...

Depends on what you want out of your pictures. If you want them pretty, you have to look at it as a photot shoot. Clear an area just before you shoot the pic, or take the dish to the dining table before you shoot it.

It's just like taking a pic of a product for a doc. A photo shoot is a photo shoot regardless of the subject matter, imho.

That Word Guy said...

p.s. Clutter drives me nuts. Being in a little house, I have lots of clutter. That pretty much explains it all.

MrsVJW said...

That's my problem... I'm much more a "photojournalist style" fan... catch it as it happens.

Maybe I just need to take some absolutely clean shots and then use my Photoshopping skills to make it look like I have un-cluttered counters...

Rosie Hawthorne said...
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Rosie Hawthorne said...

I hate the damn clutter.

And I deleted my last post because of a little problem with syntax. I just wish blogger would delete everything.