Merry Christmas Cookies and Cheer!

Cookies for neighbors
Cookies for neighbors

It’s been a busy and hectic couple of months for the Schmautzhaus and Yes!Chef! and I have not had much time to attend to this poor little blog.  I apologize and promise to do better in the new year.

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Pork: it’s what’s for supper…Pork Tenderloin Salad

Pork Loin Roast with Spinach and Mandarin Oranges Salad
Pork Loin Roast with Spinach and Mandarin Oranges Salad

“Lisa: I’m going to become a vegetarian

Homer:  Does that mean you’re not going to eat any pork?

Lisa: Yes.

Homer:  Bacon?

Lisa: Yes, dad.

Homer: Ham?

Lisa:  All those meats come from the same animal

Homer: Right, Lisa.  Some wonderful, magical animal.”

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New Logo for Yes!Chef! and Food Photography Bloopers

New Yes!Chef! Logo
New Yes!Chef! Logo

I was stalking some of the food blog community sites and a discussion came up about watermarking photos.  I don’t usually mark mine, but I have found so many photos of mine used without my permission or even attribution, that I decided that I would add a small watermark to them so hopefully somebody viewing them would know where they came from.  So, after spending a good deal of time thinking about it and trying out different things, I came up with the above.

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Food Photography is Still Hard but then along came “Learn Food Photography”

Cheese and Crackers and Pickles
Cheese and Crackers and Pickles

There’s certainly a ton of food blogs out in the blog-o-sphere and our blog, We Call Him Yes!Chef!,  is one amongst millions.  People are always interested in good recipes that they can try at home or with guests.  And then they want to share their recipes or restaurant experiences with their friends on the blog.  The best way to do that is with a photo.  However, in some cases, it might not be the best way to share your food if the photo is all dark and blurry and weirdly colored.

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Shrimp Scampi, Cigars and Sous Chefs

Shrimp Scampi
Shrimp Scampi

I know there are people in the world who do not like shrimp.  I am hoping that they are few and far between because, what’s not to like about shrimp?  They are pretty.  They are a nice color.  They taste like the sea.  They are a little sweet.  They are a little crunchy.  They go with lots of things…pasta, rice, risotto, steak, sour dough bread, spicy sauce, butter, garlic, and, of course, wine.  And they are good all by themselves.  You can also eat them hot or cold.  They are truly versatile while being delicious .  You can even eat them “cooked” in lime juice (ceviche), without any heat.  Amazing little creatures.

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No More Wimpy Yam Fries or I Yam What I Yam

I love the idea of Yam/Sweet Potato Fries.  I just don’t like many of the recipes that I have found.  Reason:  Wimpiness.

I can’t think of any good reason anything or anybody should be wimpy.

Wimpy is not a good quality and is definitely not a good quality when it comes to food.  Name me one food that is described as wimpy and is something you would cook?  I can’t think of any.

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