My first photo makeover of the month is for my Pork & Apple Fajitas, a recipe that I absolutely loved and just had to share, despite the crappy picture. You see, it was the recipe I posted when I announced that I had finally and officially scored a full-time job, the job that I'm still learning & enjoying right now. Like most people, I like to celebrate special occasions with food, and this was the perfect mix of savory, sweet and fun that I needed in a new dish.
Sadly, it was the dead of winter, we had about 2.5 seconds of sunlight a day, and I was forced to deal with the horrid fluorescent lighting in my kitchen. Without a professional lighting set-up, there was no way I could possibly make these sizzling, succulent fajitas look as good as they tasted. I did what I could in the editing department, but I was always sorely disappointed in the photo.
Luckily, I recently found myself with some lovely pork chops & crisp apples again, as well as a major hankering for these unconventional fajitas, so it was the perfect opportunity to redeem myself photographically. I think I did alright. A vast improvement in lighting (nothing better than natural light for food photos) and some handy little props, including a new sangria recipe, at last convey the true deliciousness of these fajitas.