Sunday, December 5, 2010

Winter Renovation

Things look a little different around here, but don't worry, you're in the right place. As the seasons have changed, you may have noticed that my food has changed. As well it should; it's called eating "seasonally" for a reason. And suddenly, the earthy browns, reds, and deep greens of my plate seemed out of place next to my summery photo, and tasteful lime background. If you know me in real life, you'll know that my wardrobe shifts at this time of year as well, from vibrant blues, pinks, and yellows to chocolate brown, clean black, and gray with just a hint of ruby.

This time of year makes me relish earthy lentils, chewy grains, and greens boasting with all their color. While I couldn't get enough peaches and plums and cherries four months ago, I have almost eliminated fruit from my life, relying instead on slow roasted carrots and onions, cauliflower, and squash. In the winter, I long for richness, substance, and depth; flavors that take a long time to grow. The joy I derive from my food comes as much from its appearance as its taste; this is the reason that I started photographing my food to begin with. And as an aesthetically minded person, it seemed important to me that the appearance of my blog reflect this shift in my heart, and in my diet.

Bear with me as I tweak things over the next few days. I am also open to feedback; never fear, nothing is irreversible.

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