Cooking at your own risk
Cooking involves sharp tools, hot stoves, and a certain leap of faith. Sometimes bad things happen — burns, cuts, food poisoning. I write about my own experiences, and assume no responsibility or liability for any damages you may experience as a result of following recipes, instruction or advice on this website. Where I believe it to be useful, I’ve indicated that recipes are dairy free, gluten-free, vegetarian, etc. I do not claim to be a nutrition expert. It is your responsibility to ensure that the recipe meets your particular dietary needs. Furthermore, you should follow all standard food safety recommendations and practices. The consumption of certain foods including raw eggs, meats, poultry, or fish cooked rare or less than the FDA recommended guidelines, or raw milk dairy products may be hazardous to your health, particularly if you are pregnant, elderly or otherwise immuno-compromised, and you assume any and all risk in consuming those foods.
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Q. Why didn’t my recipe turn out like yours?
A. I don’t know. Cooking is an art, not a science. I try to write reasonably clear directions, but things that affect your outcome include the weather (living in a desert, I always have to add more water to my pastry than the recipe calls for), the ingredients (FTR, I do the vast bulk of my shopping at Trader Joe’s), your tools (I have a convection oven and a gas stove. My favorite measuring cups are antique copper ones I interited from my mother), and your technique (I dip and shake my flour to make it level. A cup of flour typically weighs just under 5 oz.)
Q. Why don’t you have more vegetarian/gluten-free/low-fat/easy/chicken/kohlrabi recipes on your site?
A. I cook what I eat and my family has fairly varied eating habits. If there’s something you’d like to see more of, send me an email and let me know!
Q. Is this your job?
A. Although many people think when I say “working mom” I am referring to this website, I do in fact have another full-time job as a corporate attorney.
Q. But do you get paid?
A. I do receive a small revenue from the ads you see on the blog. It helps defray my expenses in maintaining my blog. I will also occasionally do compensated posts, which I disclose. I’m certainly not getting rich off this, or even, frankly, covering my grocery budget.
Q. What photography equipment do you use?
A. Most of the photographs on this site are shot with a Canon Digital Rebel XT (which is no longer available, but is similar to this one), with a few different lenses, most often this Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Lens . I also have a Canon Speedlite 430EX II Flash and a Lowel EGO Light, but I prefer to shoot in daylight whenever possible.
Q. Where did you learn to cook?
A. From my mother, from cookbooks, by messing around in a kitchen. The only formal culinary training I’ve had is a couple of cooking classes for networking events.