I am going to be honest.
Blogging is not really my thing. I have that lack of commitment and that “I will do it later” attitude that really doesn’t suit a food blogger, or a blogger in general. I don’t even particularly like writing about food, and I don’t particularly like reading about food either.
I don’t excessively enjoy reading other people life stories and adventures or those long posts that never end that tell you the story of a recipe.
This implies that I am not the best food writer out there as well. I actually don’t like writing long posts before my recipe, because what it counts is the actual recipe. If it would be a thing on food blogs I would just post the recipe with a brief description of it and that would be it. But I manage a food blog, so I kind of have to deal with what comes with it, even if I will bore you to death with my writing (considering that English is not even my mother language, I feel for you >.<)
I am an Instagram lover.
Not a fan of Facebook.
Definitely not a fan or twitter.
Not really sure about Pinterest since they got rid of the “like option”.
I just love how immediate is the message that images send, how I don’t even have to read the description to get the mood, the feeling or feel inspired. It is amazing how pictures can say it all and move me, more that a good writing can do. Pictures, to me, tell a story that goes straight to my heart more than a book does. It is, I suppose, one of the reasons why even growing up I kept loving mangas so much.
Now my focus is on food photography. I love still life and lifestyle photography as well, but since cooking is my passion, of course taking photos of food got connected to it. I am still work in progress here, my pictures are nothing as I would like them to be, but I am making progresses, slowly.
Take the one that I am proposing here today for example. It is not crisp at all, it has that out of focus feeling to it that upsets me, even though it was taken with a tripod. I really wanted a clean, close-up shot of the salad, since it is not that pretty looking, and add some freshness keeping the background white. It is a pretty shot, but just that, pretty.
As I wrote everything is working in progress here, and even if you don’t appreciate my writing, or my pictures, I hope you will appreciate my recipes, It is, after all, what counts the most.
Today’s recipe is a Mika’s version of a famous Mexican creamy corn salad called Esquites. I never had that salad and for that reason I am not really trying to replicate it. I just love corn, and I needed to find a new recipe to prep it when I stumbled upon this Mexican salad, and I thought it was going to taste amazing with feta. And it does. It has become one of my favoutire ways to eat corn. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.
- 160 g corn (can)
- 50 g crumbled feta
- 1 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp chopped coriander
- 3 slices jalapeno finely chopped (fresh if you can get it, I used a pickled one)
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp red onions finely chopped
- salt to taste
- Mix everything together and let it rest for few hours before serving.