FAQ

 

How can I contact you?

I’m always available via email. I try to respond to everyone.

 

May I use your recipes on my website?

If you’re interested in adapting one of my recipes you are free to do so, however adapting means that you rewrite the instructions, reference my site and link to the original post. You may not copy and paste my recipes onto your site. You are more than welcome to link to them!

 

May I use your photos in a recipe roundup?

If you’d like to use my photos in a recipe roundup, you may use the image on my site but please do not crop out the watermark. I cannot provide you with specific image dimensions or a high resolution photo.

 

Do you sell high resolution photos?

I do! Email me for pricing.

 

Would you be interested in contributing a recipe or writing an article for my magazine, newspaper, cookbook or website?

I’m always interested in new writing opportunities. Please email me with more details.

 

Would you be interested in promoting my event or book?

I do not use this blog for event or book promotions.

 

Would you be interested in reviewing my product?

I rarely review products but when I do there has to be recipe development and food photography involved. I make no promises about writing a positive review.

 

What camera equipment do you use?

My camera is a Nikon D7000 with a 40mm lens. I also use a Manfrotto 190XPROB 3-Section Aluminum Pro Tripod with a Basic Pan Tilt Head. I edit my photos with Adobe Photoshop.

 

Why are some of your recipes measure by weight instead of volume?

When baking, it’s important to measure by weight as often as possible for consistent results. It’s not as much of an issue with cooking, when you’re adjusting ingredients to taste. But a cup of flour will vary in weight depending on the brand and how densely it’s packed. I highly recommend investing in a digital scale. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy.

 

I’m a new blogger.  Do you have any advice?
  1. Post frequently.
  2. Learn to take good photos.
  3. Make your site easy to navigate.
  4. Be passionate.  Write about things you personally find interesting and exciting.

For a more in depth answer, read this article: My Top 20 Food Blogging Tips for Beginners. I also offer phone consultations.

  • foulmouthedkitchen

    I was just thinking, I wonder if she does her own photography? And you answered my question. Your pictures are beautiful. I’m thinking of investing in a light box to take mine as just like you my apartment light is not ideal by any stretch of the imagination. Your blog is really pretty and I want to eat all your food it looks so tasty!

    • http://www.savorysimple.net Savory Simple

      Thank you! I’m still learning and you can clearly see some pictures are better than others. I now have 2 Lowel lights plus their backdrop and it’s a great setup.

  • sandition

    Very beautiful blog!

    • http://www.savorysimple.net Savory Simple

      Thank you so much!

  • Cynthia

    I smiled as I read your FAQ above — because I, too, changed careers after 10 years in the corporate world, bailing out to be a writer. My other blog (Waltzing Australia) reflects the first step in that bailing out — going to Australia for six months. Today I’m a freelance writer and food historian. While it’s the food connection that created the initial link, it’s always fun to find someone else who took the leap and changed directions into something more creative. Hope the new career brings you joy for years to come.

    • http://www.savorysimple.net Savory Simple

      Thank you! The transition has been unnerving at times, but I’m so much happier than I was when I lived in the 9 to 5 business world. I have always wanted to visit Australia, I’m so envious of your extended trip!

      • Cynthia

        Well, if you want to get yourself ready for that dream trip, my book, Waltzing Australia, is great preparation. It offers more than the tour guides will tell you about Australia.

        • http://www.savorysimple.net Savory Simple

          I will definitely reference your book when the time comes!

  • Cynthia

    Oh — and as a P.S. — yes — it can be unnerving, but even when it’s tough, I don’t regret it. Just go out to lunch with some friends who are still doing 9 to 5,and in about an hour, you’ll be so glad you left, you’ll hardly be able to contain the joy. I do wish you great success in your new endeavors. Anything food related is fun!

  • http://veghotpot.wordpress.com veghotpot

    Hi, I love your blog. I am just starting off in my food blog adventure and I was given a camera so sort of play around with shots and try to make it all look pretty.
    I hadn’t thought of buying lights etc so this is something I will have to look into!
    I’m only 3 years into my 9-5 finance job but I sit at my desk thinking of cooking lol although I’m not sure I’m ready for the leap! Well done on being so brave and for your fantastic blog! xxx

  • http://ladolcevitavegan.wordpress.com Jillian-Elle

    Your photos are absolutely stunning!

  • kitkatlikereflexes

    Thanks for stopping by to look at my blog! I really enjoy perusing yours. I’m not much of a cook, or even that interested in improving, but I can certainly appreciate your passion for it. Especially with such beautiful photos!

  • http://culinarycarnivore.wordpress.com Nyssa

    Your blog is so lovely! I adore the pictures your take! And the layout is fantastic. So easy to navigate. What made you decide on changing careers? I ask because I have been thinking the same thing.

    • http://www.savorysimple.net Savory Simple

      I was bored working a 9 to 5 job and sitting at a desk all day didn’t agree with my back. I considered different options and the one I always came back to was culinary school. Not an easy road to take but I’m glad I did it.

  • http://smilekiddo.wordpress.com/ Stef

    Your pictures are phenomenal! Wow! Color me very impressed. :)

  • Michelle

    Such a lovely blog you have! Your photos are beautiful. I look forward to checking in again.

  • http://sixtop.wordpress.com Tom C

    Love your blog! Beautifully presented and gorgeous photography! Glad I found it. :)

  • http://foodiejoanne.wordpress.com Foodie Joanie

    Beautiful blog, beautiful pictures. I “liked” your pumpkin ravioli. The presentation is delicious!

  • Scoop

    Your blog is fantastic! Layout, content, photography, everything! I only had a few minutes to flip through it but I can’t wait to check out some of your recipes and stories. Keep up the good work!

  • Danielle

    The Flavor Bible is one of my favorite cookbooks! Glad to see someone else who loves it just as much.

  • sweetsimplestuff

    Your photos are gorgeous! Your recipes sound wonderful! P.S. Can you come over to my house and take my photos … just kidding … unless you are in the neighborhood.

  • Chef Lee Brown

    Very nice blog and great pictures as well! I really need to learn to take better food pics. I am a chef of 25 years and a graduate of the CIA. I love the passion you exhibit in your writing and I commend you on your culinary knowledge as well. I wish you all the best!

  • http://projectlearntocook.wordpress.com Oyin LDN

    Just read through your tips for new bloggers! Really handy stuff, at the moment I’m trying to learn more about food and currently researching the right culinary school, if you have any tips around that, it would be great!

  • Emma

    You have a beautiful blog. Really inspirational. I can’t wait to try some of your recipes. I’m making lots of preserves at the moment so I think Apple Chutney will be the first one I try! Thanks for the ‘like’ on my post.

    Emmy

  • http://pastaprincessandmore.wordpress.com Pasta Princess

    Thank you for the “likes” on my postings! Your blog is beautiful. Your pictures are amazing … ahhhh if only I could take photos like that! I’m having a hard time taking food pictures – nature photography is what I excel at. Taking images of food is a real challenge and you have the gift for sure!

  • http://nutrispire.wordpress.com NutriSpire

    You have an amazing blog, the recipes and photography delicious. I am glad you decided to follow your passions of food and photography, what a great combination!

  • http://absolutehaven.wordpress.com Jenn Jennings

    Everything looks so delicious and your photography really makes your posts pop off the screen. Keep up the good work!

  • http://momwhearingloss.wordpress.com momwhearingloss

    I’ve nominated savorysimple for versatile blogger award – you can find the nomination@ momwhearingloss.wordpress.com – really enjoy your blog

  • inherchucks

    Happy New Year! I hope your celebration was filled with lots of love and yummy food :)

    I was just stopping by to let you know that I nominated you for the versatile blogger award. http://inherchucks.com/2012/01/01/another-blogging-milestone/. As silly and chain-mailish as this may seem, if nothing else it shows how much you have inspired me with your blog.

    Thank you for continuing to share your delicious recipes with us. I hope one day I can make food as fancy as you :) I look forward to more tasty treats in 2012!

  • http://swellkid.wordpress.com swellkid recipes

    I love your blog, so I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. If you’d like to participate, please click on the link for the rules.
    http://swellkid.wordpress.com/2012/01/20/the-versatile-blogger-award/

  • Food Follower

    Thank you so much for following my blog! I am so glad you did because it lead me to your blog which is truly exception. I am sure you have gotten this from a lot of commenters already, but I thought I would reiterate how exceptional all of your photos are.

  • http://sweetlyf.wordpress.com sweetlyf

    Your blog is sooo lovely! I love your photos! :) I’m currently in IT (10+ years now) but my interest is in cakes and just been planning to take some certification. I wish it turns out well soon. And I wish I can take photos like you! hehehe Great site :)

  • http://taikotari.wordpress.com Taikotari

    I think you need to try out for MasterChef!

    • http://www.savorysimple.net Savory Simple

      Too stressful!