Besides being an awesome creative outlet, blogging has enabled me to meet people from all over the world. Even though it’s a virtual world where we connect with each other sitting behind the computer screen, I am glad we have that because otherwise I would have never met our blogger of the week, Sadaf @ Chef in Frame who blogs all the way from Pakistan! She blogs about food with a pinch of life. Sadaf graduated in Business Studies and is looking forward to enrolling in graphic design but in the meanwhile she is enjoying her time sipping tea, designing, and talking about food/photography/social media.
Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla, but both marry together happily in my dairy when combined in a chocolate cake or any chocolate dessert.
Since you are a tea-devotee, I’d love to know your secret tea recipe? Mostly with milk, unless I’m out of it. I prepare ‘Doodh Pati’ style tea by boiling 1 cup of milk with 1 tsp sugar then adding 2 tsp tea leaves, then again boiling for 4-5 minutes on low flame till thick. Then I strain and enjoy my time!
Any tips for increasing your readership via these channels? For increasing readership you have to be loyal and funky at the same time, no matter which channel you’re promoting your recipe or blog post on. Social medias are all about building readership as well as relationship with your followers and other bloggers which can be done by being social, consistence, interacting and helping each others. These all factor can help you in promoting at the end.
How did you get into blogging? After graduation, I decided to take break from studies and that time I had nothing productive to do. I already was reading few food blogs and this stuck with me to make my own and to document my recipe experience. From that day on, I’m doing it as passion and for ever growing love for baking and sometime cooking.
What is the most popular recipe on your blog? Baked Puff Potato Paties are the most popular, it is something I had in my childhood in Hyderabad (Pakistan). They are potato mash mixture wrap into puff pastries, which I used to have in Hyderabad but it is rare in Karachi.If you could eat just one fruit for the rest of your life, what would that be? Water Melon
What are some important ingredients or MUST have in a Pakistani kitchen? Well, there’s All Spice (that gram masalah) which I hate the most and is always found in every kitchen here in Pakistan. My Mom prepare it at home by blending cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, mace, black pepper, coriander seeds, turmeric, cumin together and use it in every Salan (gravy) she cook. It’s Hot!
Any New Year Resolutions or Goals for 2015? Resolution! It’s sound dramatic, isn’t it? I never set one for the new year rather I’ll assume it as my never ending TO-DO list that grows and shrink ever now and then. As you’re asking my resolution for THIS year, I have to do certain stuffs to make it more successful than 2014 and that includes setting up my design shop (which is in progress), getting back to studies, improving my culinary skills, starting a bake shop.. these all are swing here and there in my head. I’m just hoping high. Finger crossed!
If were having tea right now, what would you tell me? I will definitely share a cup of tea with you and talk all about blogging, social medias and a pinch of life of course. 🙂
Thank you Sadaf, all the best for your goals this year. Hopefully we get to share a cup of tea someday!