Tidbits (not to be confused with Timbits…mmmmm)
New Jersey, 2006: I was newly married, living in Sopranos-land and despising my long daily commute into NYC when I struck upon an idea to start a blog. Surely two hours on the bus each day would afford me plenty of time to dream up fodder for a website, right? And from such humble beginnings Minimally Invasive was born. It started as a general purpose sort of thing, but the focus quickly narrowed to food, as you’d expect it to if you’ve ever met me.
Take a look around; I hope you like what you see!
Who am I?
The blog’s tagline, “One little bite won’t kill you” comes directly from my mom. Whenever my sister and I turned up our noses at something she cooked, we’d hear that familiar refrain. I guess I have her to thank for my now-adventurous palate.
Five years ago Gil and I rescued our first greyhound, Rufus T. Firefly Roth. A year later, fearing Ru was getting weird and would be happier with a little brother, we adopted Otis B. Driftwood Roth. Turns out Ru’s never forgiven us for dividing our attention between them, but it’s a happy little family unit nonetheless.
I also care strongly about animal welfare, which may sound silly for someone who very willingly eats meat, but I’m strict about buying from farms where the animals are raised and slaughtered humanely and aren’t fed a diet of corn and hormones.
But really, I try to stick to Michael Pollan’s advice: Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.
I shoot with a Nikon D700 and usually a 50mm f/1.4 or 60mm f/2.8 lens. And the light? Mostly natural, though I play with a studio setup from time to time.
I’m a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Through this program, I earn a few cents on every order placed when someone clicks through a link to a product on amazon.com. This comes at no cost to you and I promise you I’ll never endorse a product simply to make money; it’s much more important to me to share what I love with you.