Rustic Apple Tart With Hemp Seed Crumb Topping
First morning with a clear crisp chilled air . Not the first weekend with apple pie on my mind. Oh yes, it's definitely apple season. And pumpkins, squash and long simmered dishes . Well, being in the South, we have to make pretend it is Fall because hot days and short skirts are lingering on. It
Grilled Baby Artichokes With Chimichurri
With the last days of summer right around the corner, there have been dinners on the patio after dinners on the patio. Friends, neighbors, just us. It's been lovely. Truly. A balm for the soul. Summers are a bit harder on me than any times of the year. Summer is the time when we have entire months
Roasted Carrots With Creme Fraiche & Za'atar & Roasted Plums With Honey & Whipped Cream
It's been a while since I visited my own blog, let alone write anything on this page. What can I say? I gave myself an unintentional break by enjoying the most of summer off line. There has been much cooking and photographing but not much free time to sit down and blog about it all. With longer ...
Strawberries & Honeydew Melon With Lemon Sugar & Mint
Feels like Summer is officially here in the South. Don't let the calendar fool you! I spent my birthday last week in the company of the guy I call my surrogate brother, chef John Ondo, and a group of complete strangers on the beach while doing a food photography and cooking workshop. Well, we were
Fresh Tomato Tart & A Radish & Pea Salad
I admit, I had some reservations about moving to Alabama in spite of the amazing opportunity to challenge my creativity and eye every day with like minded people. My husband was ready for a change, I was ready for a new adventure, both professionally and personally. Charleston was my home, where I
Two Favorite Spring Salads: Marinated Tomato Salad With Panko Crusted Haloumi & Tomato Salad With Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette
It's full on Spring here in the South and I am absolutely smitten with it. Unlike in Charleston where we seem to get barely 10 days of this wonderful season, Alabama is downright gorgeous this time of year. Lush landscapes, fields upon fields of dogwoods and wild flowers. And lots and lots of ...
Announcing 3 Workshops in New Zealand - March 2014!
I am so thrilled to be able to share with you a project that has been in the works for a little while now. I will be teaching three workshops in New Zealand at the end of March. I have never been there but always daydreamed about the possibility of traveling to this gorgeous part of the world one
Announcing a Four Day Gourmet Cooking - Food Styling and Photography May 13th-May 17th In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina!
I am really excited to announce that I am teaming up again with my dear friend John Ondo, Chef at Lana restaurant in Charleston, South Carolina for a 4 day workshop in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, May 13th-17th 2014 , combining cooking classes and photo/styling....! We were able to open ...
Blood Orange Margarita Granita
Update: While the one day workshops in Auckland, New Zealand are SOLD OUT, there are still spots available for the 2 day workshops I am teaching in Rotorua, New Zealand. (more information HERE ) This winter in Alabama has been quite different than all other winters I have spent in the South so far.
Finding Comfort...Poached Pears With Sumac And Creme Fraiche
We had a rough week and an even rougher weekend. Our 17 year old coolie-sheltie got really sick one night and was diagnosed with a terribly fast spreading tumor on his liver. Within two days, it had taken over him almost entirely and we had to say goodbye this past Saturday. We had hoped to spend a