I am late in posting this week and I apologize. The truth is I passed most of my weekend tracking down web sites that are stealing my food photographs to use on their own sites. I had written a post about this situation in 2016 ( http://www.mc2creativeliving.com/food-blog-copyright-infringement-and-content-theft/) and nothing has changed, if anything it’s gotten worst! It is really frustrating, seeing restaurants using some of my chicken wing pictures on their online menu. I even saw a food market in India selling frozen chicken wings using my picture.
All of this has discouraged me a little, but after a few days of wanting to quit it all, I realized that maybe it was the boost I needed, to get my blog to the next level. Colin figured out that If I make my pictures more staged with props (and less about just the food) my pictures would be unusable for menus.
And truth be told, my blog does not completely represent my whole personality. I like to think I am more artistic than what I have shown thus far. So in the next months, expect to see some changes. I will play around with pictures, redesign the blog and find my voice and hopefully you will enjoy it and embrace it even more. My recipes will always be the same though, simple, easy to prepare and affordable.
Just like these delicious sweet and spicy Jalapeño BBQ pork ribs. Tender ribs in a very simple Jalapeño BBQ sauce that is easy to make with common ingredients.
- 2 racks of pork ribs
- Salt and pepper
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
- 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
- 1 small onion (finely diced)
- 1 Jalapeño pepper (finely diced, seeds removed for less spiciness)
- 3/4 cup of ketchup
- 2 tbsp of brown sugar
- 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp of Sriracha sauce
- A few drops of liquid smoke (optional)
- Generously salt and pepper both sides of the pork ribs.
- Line a cookie sheet with aluminium foil then place a parchment paper over the foil.
- Place the pork ribs on the parchment paper and then seal the aluminum foil, over the pork ribs.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 350 F for 2 hours.
- While the pork ribs are cooking, prepare the bbq sauce.
- In a sauce pan, heat up 1 tbsp of olive oil.
- Add in the garlic, onion and Jalapeño pepper.
- Cook for about 5 minutes.
- Add in the ketchup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Sriracha sauce and the liquid smoke.
- Bring to a gentle boil stirring constantly.
- Simmer for about 10 minutes and reserve.
- After the ribs have cooked for 2 hours, brush the bbq sauce onto both sides of the ribs.
- Return to the oven uncovered for 10 minutes.