Technology Behind the Blog

by Lana Stuart on March 27, 2015 · 34 comments

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I’m into my sixth year (can you believe it!) of blogging here on Never Enough Thyme and still enjoying sharing favorite recipes with you every week, but I’ve never shared what really goes into creating a post and the technology behind the blog. It’s a lot more than just typing up a recipe and pressing “publish.”

A post starts first with a recipe idea, then shopping for ingredients, followed by cooking and testing the recipe. All the time I’m cooking, I’m also photographing important steps that I think you might find helpful and thinking about how I want to plate and style the finished dish. I choose all the props (dishes, flatware, and linens) that I want to include in the photo and get that all set up. I also set up my camera and lighting equipment. When the recipe is finished, I then photograph the final result. You might think that was the end, but oh no, that’s just the beginning.

Keep reading…

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Banana Split Icebox Cake

March 25, 2015
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You know about “icebox cakes,” right? Old-fashioned, no bake desserts that have been around for decades. They’re layers and layers of crispy cookies with either pudding or whipped cream and sometimes fruit. You layer it all up, put it in the “icebox” overnight and the crispy cookies turn into moist cake-like layers. Yum. One of […]

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Carrot and Dried Cranberry Salad

March 18, 2015
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One of my favorite old-fashioned salads is the classic carrot and raisin. I love the crunchy carrots with the chewy raisins and tangy-sweet mayonnaise dressing of that well-known standard. It’s a dependable recipe that is enjoyed by adults and children alike. I was thinking recently about how I might change that recipe to make it […]

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Dublin Coddle

March 13, 2015
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Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? If you do, what do you usually serve? I always choose something true to Irish cuisine. Or as nearly authentic a recipe as I can manage in a southern American kitchen. This year, we’re going to be enjoying Dublin Coddle, which is a stew of onions, potatoes, sausages, and bacon. […]

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Tomato Gravy

March 11, 2015
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I’m doing my most favorite kind of post today. A good, old-fashioned recipe. As you all know, I post all kinds of things here on Never Enough Thyme – southern, traditional, vintage, even classic recipes. Even though the main theme of the blog is southern traditional, I basically post whatever I feel like cooking and sounds good […]

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Pane Bianco Filled with Tomato, Basil, and Garlic #TwelveLoaves

March 3, 2015
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First Tuesday of the month and it’s time for another installment of Twelve Loaves, our monthly bread baking party! This month’s theme is Italian Breads and although there are loads of beautiful, traditional Italian breads, I’ve always wanted to try my hand at a shaped loaf. Something like a braided or knotted bread. I knew I’d found […]

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Creole Black Eyed Pea Soup

February 24, 2015
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Today is the last Tuesday of the month and you know what that means, right? Yep, it’s time for Progressive Eats, our group’s monthly virtual dinner party. The theme for February is “Soup’s On!” and is being hosted by Lauren Keating who blogs at Healthy. Delicious. If you need some warming up, we can help! We’ve […]

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