The drab photo of risotto yesterday inspired me to get Picasa and learn how to brighten photos, something I’ve needed to do for a while since the lighting in our kitchen just doesn’t do justice to most of the food I’ve posted about. I don’t think anything could save the risotto shot, but I brightened up all the photos that looked a little dull and yellow. As you can see from the curried tofu photo, the difference is enormous. I’m hoping it will do a lot to motivate readers to actually cook this great stuff!
I’ve made a few other improvements recently. I’ve added the “Contact Me!” page with some links where you can find me by email or on Facebook, Twitter, and StumbleUpon. Speaking of the social networking sites, you’ll now find “Share” buttons under each post and in the sidebar. If you roll your cursor over these, you’ll see a dropdown menu with options to print or bookmark posts and to share posts by email, Facebook, Twitter, and lots of other sites. If you are enjoying the content that I post every day and know a few others who could use it, I can’t tell you how much I’d appreciate it if you would use these links!
Many readers have requested the ability to receive emails when new comments are posted, so I’ve updated that feature. Now when you post a comment, there’s a box you can check in order to receive notification of followup comments by email.
If you discovered this blog by Twitter, then you’ll be interested to know about a new idea I have. I’m hoping to receive recipe submissions from fellow Twitter users, either as links or a string of tweets, and then I’ll choose one or two to make and feature on the blog each week. I’ll credit you for submitting it, of course, and post your Twitter name or website address on the blog for all my readers and Twitter followers to see. And if you’re not on Twitter, get on it! It’s the best part of Facebook and instant messaging, the “what are you doing now?” message, without everything else. The first recipe I’m going to do from a Twitter user is Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchiladas, which was given to me by @micaindetroit. I can’t wait to make it next week.
Thanks for reading and enjoy the end of your week!