You do 'eat' with your eyes as well as your mouth.
Well I do.
If you look at most food blogs the food is composed and looks fresh and good and if properly done, can make you drool a little, and rush to the kitchen to make that dish.
I'm not always as good at presentation as I could be, but I do try. One of the tricks I've learned is putting a sprig or two of fresh herbs on top of a dip.
Sun dried Tomato Bruschetta Jack Dip with a sprig of fresh basil.
|Sun Dried Tomato Bruschetta Jack Dip|
|Cream Cheese Grits|
Sometimes even a grind of fresh pepper can 'sparkle' on top of a dish of Cream Cheese Grits for instance.
Even if I'm just serving myself, I like my meal to be pretty.
After all, I'm important too.
Just for fun, I love to make and take Bologna Cakes to gatherings. For one thing, it's so much fun watching the double takes as I bring in this little 'cake', and you can decorate it so many ways. I'm still playing with ideas.
I made this for a party a few years back, and had such fun decorating it with celery leaves.
For Halloween I made a 'Spider Cake',
|Spider Cake (aka Bologna Cake)|
|Raspberry Chipotle Wings|
This was one of my tries at recreating some Sweet and Spicy wings I once enjoyed at a Chinese Buffet. I still don't have them right, but I'm enjoying eating all my attempts. And this particular day, I came pretty close. And even though I was the only one eating the wings, I still wanted the plate to look good.
I was 'plating' my food so that it looked good even before I started watching Food Network.
|Broiled Salmon with Mango Papaya Salsa|
I don't cook a lot of seafood, we live in an area where seafood restaurants are abundant, but every so often I'll make this dish. Broiled Salmon with Mango Papaya Salsa. And even if it is just for us, I like the plate to look good.
I think it looks good enough to eat?
What do you think?