When and why did you start The Domestic Blonde?
I started this blog on August 5th, 2010 after I experienced an epic disaster in the kitchen. To read my first post (and how the blog came to be), click here.
How did you come up with the blog’s name?
The Domestic Blonde is my tongue-in-cheek way of describing myself. I love everything to do with my home, household and family, but I’m also a blonde, meaning I can be really silly, absent-minded and definitely make mistakes. Basically, the name of the blog indicates I don’t take myself too seriously!
Who is My Other Half and why do you call him that?
My Other Half is my terrific husband (whose real name is Jason). I can’t remember how I started referring to him as My Other Half, but it stuck (at least on the blog – at home I call him Jase). He is my number one supporter, helper and critic. I don’t think I’d have this blog without him!
Do you do all the cooking at home?
Nope! My Other Half is a very talented cook and every now and then I hand over the reins. He has a different style than I do – I concentrate on casual “home cookin’” (for lack of a better term) and he’s into “fine dining” and more complex recipes.
Do you have any formal culinary training?
Not at all. Everything I know about cooking and baking is self-taught, from my Mama or from my first job at the Rose & Kettle Tearoom.
Can I use your recipes/photos on my blog?
Absolutely, as long as you give me credit and link back to where you got it from!
What type of camera do you use?
As of December 2013, I am shooting with a Canon Rebel T3 and a 50 mm 1.8 lens. Before that, I was mostly using my iPhone 4S or my Canon point & shoot. My food photography is a work in progress and will hopefully improve with practice!
Can I guest post on your blog?
I only accept guest posts from my close friends and family at this time. Sorry!
Will you endorse my product/charity/organization on your blog?
If it’s relevant to my blog audience and content, I will consider it! Contact me and describe the offer and I will provide you with a quote.
(I don’t have any for 2010 because I wasn’t blogging for a full year).
Where can I find chipotle peppers in adobo sauce?
This is definitely my most frequently asked question! There is a Mexican brand called La Costeña which can typically be found in the ethnic food aisle. The chipolte peppers are inexpensive and last a long time – a recipe doesn’t typically use many peppers because of their intensity, so I store leftovers in a Tupperware in the fridge or freezer for up to a month.